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The goal of the Music Education Division is to educate students to be critically aware, community oriented and reflective persons who are professionally prepared to be transformative leaders in the education of a musical society. To accomplish this:

  • we seek to be teachers who exemplify this goal
  • we select students who identify with this goal and have potential to achieve it
  • we develop safe, caring, and nurturing relationships with our students
  • we create and encourage educative experiences that contribute to and require evidence of this goal
  • we lead students to actively engage contemporary issues and trends in music education locally, nationally, and internationally

Our curriculum provides a comprehensive foundation in music skills and understandings and allows for the development of specialised ability. The comprehensive foundation consists of courses in music history, music theory, and arts & science courses; instrumental skills in brass, woodwind, and strings; choral music and conducting; and the philosophy of music education. Specialisation can be developed in choral music,instrumental music, elementary or secondary music education, and other combinations.

The 4-year Mus. Bac. program in Music Education is designed for students planning to become music teachers at the primary, junior, intermediate or senior levels of the school system, or to teach music in the community. Following the 4-year Mus. Bac. degree, graduates who plan to work in the school system may apply for a B.Ed. program at a Faculty of Education.

Degrees Offered

        Bachelor of Music (Mus.Bac.) Admissions; Program requirements
        MA in Music Education: Admissions • Program requirements 
        PhD in Music Education: Admissions • Program requirements


Canadian Music Education Research Centre

The Canadian Music Education Research Centre (CMERC)  at the Faculty of Music facilitates collaborative research within the University of Toronto and among researchers nationally and internationally on topics related to music teaching and learning in all contexts and the dissemination of that research to researchers and practitioners.

Music Education Links

 Music Education Online

Ontario Music Educators Association 

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