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What will I learn?

The School of Music offers the Master of Music (MMus) and the MA in Music. There are two streams: one in performance, the other being musical research.

Performance studies are offered in piano, voice, orchestral instruments, and guitar.

The School of Music participates in collaborative programs in Women’s Studies and in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the master's level (MA only).

The School also offers two graduate diplomas, one in piano pedagogy research and another in orchestral studies.

3 course units from:

Proseminar in Music Theory and Analysis

Proseminar in Musicology

Research Methodologies in Music Pedagogy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,719.09 (US$ 19,967) per year
CAN $8,573.03 per term. This fee is for 2021-2022.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 September 2022, 9 January 2023


University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Avenue East,


Ontario (ON),

K1N 6N5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hold an honours bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%, or B (calculated using your last 20 courses). TOEFL (paper-based) 550, TOEFL (Internet-based) 79, IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual skills 5.0.

For international students

Candidates are required to have one of the following:

A BMus

A four-year honors BA in music.

A four-year BA with a major in music.

Or an equivalent degree or diploma.

A 75 percent (B+) average is required for the undergraduate degree or diploma. If the degree is from a conservatory, it is deemed equivalent if so indicated on the transcript, or if the total course work is equivalent, to a four-year BA, and includes the equivalent of 6 units in music history and 6 units in music theory. In addition, applicants must perform an audition or submit an example of writing from undergraduate work in music history or music theory.

TOEFL Paper-based - 550; Computer-based - 213; Internet-based - 92-93

IELTS - 6.5

CAEL - 60

MELAB - 80


*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Ottawa

The university ranks within the top 1 per cent of universities globally, and the top 10 research-intensive institutions in Canada.

  • CAD 42 million in scholarships and bursaries on offer
  • 14 international student mentors to help students succeed
  • Ottawa is one of the safest cities in Canada
  • One of the world’s top 10 countries to live in

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