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Pursue your Bachelor of Music or B.A. in Music at King's

Cultivate your talents in performance, musicology, aural skills, and more. At King's, you will study the physical aspects of music—including theory and performance techniques—and its aesthetic qualities, as well as answer philosophical questions concerning its nature, origin, and development.

King's Music program guides you to a richer understanding of the role music plays in a well-lived life and engages in the beauty, drama, intellectual rigour, and healing power of western classical music. An equal emphasis is placed on classroom learning and private instrument instruction and you will find countless performance opportunities to hone your craft and do what you love—making music! 

Music Program Highlights

  • Perform in numerous concerts and recitals throughout the course of your program.
  • Familiarize yourself with the physical aspects of the art including theory, performance techniques, and music's aesthetic qualities.
  • Seek answers to philosophical questions concerning the nature of music, it's origin, and development.
  • Take part in choral and instrumental ensemble opportunities.
  • Engage in classes consisting of discussions, presentations, and analysis of songs, sounds, and ideas.
  • Explore Christianity's influence on the development of music and examine the beauty of music through an informed Christian perspective.

Private Music Instruction

King's offers private musical instruction in a variety of instruments. The university also offers courses in choral conducting, pedagogy, and collaborative piano, all of which are taught by excellent instructors ready to adapt to your unique learning needs.

Private music instruction is available to all Music majors and minors as well as any King's student looking to fulfill a Fine Arts course requirement for their program.

For any inquiries related to registering for a private music instruction course as part of your program, please contact the Music Department.

Music Facilities

Nicholas B. Knoppers Hall

King's recital hall seats an audience of 200 and features excellent acoustic and recording facilities. The hall’s instrumental inventory includes the following:

  • Yamaha nine-foot concert grand piano, once owned by renowned pianist Glenn Gould
  • Hailun seven-foot grand piano
  • Letourneau 12-stop, two manual mechanical pipe organ
  • Hubbard one-manual, Flemish-style harpsichord
  • Sabathil two-manual pedal harpsichord

Organ students have weekly lessons at West End Christian Reformed Church, which boasts a beautiful 36-stop, two manual mechanical Letourneau organ. This venue is an excellent alternative resource for recitals.

Practice rooms

  • Eight practice rooms that are bright, naturally-lit and very spacious.
  • Practice time is scheduled for each term according to availability and student needs. 
  • Many of our eight practice rooms house grand pianos.

Additional music facilities

Take a look at our vocal studio, practice rooms, most prized instruments, and other fine arts spaces using King's campus map.

Program Profiles

Allan Nelson

Allan Nelson, B.Mus. Performer's Certificate

I was a little hesitant about attending a Christian institution, but quickly learned that King’s isn’t what I expected. The professors are inclusive and open-minded; It’s a place where…

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Dr. Charles Stolte

Dr. Charles Stolte, Four Blake Seasons

On March 18, 2017, I was privileged enough to premier Four Blake Seasons in The King’s University Knoppers Hall. The origins of this composition start with a student and a bit of poetry. In…

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Carla Stolte

Carla Stolte, Art Specialist and Community Activist

Author and Theologian Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have…

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Dr. Joachim Segger

Dr. Joachim Segger, Le Passage du Temps

January 2017, saw the world premiere of Le Passage du Temps composed by Jacobus Kloppers, emeritus professor of music and founder of King's music program. The event also celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary.…

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    Careers & Graduate Programs

  • Arts Administration
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Education
  • Music Composition
  • Music Teaching
  • Music Technology
  • Music Therapy
  • Musicology
  • Performance
  • Professional Performing
  • Worship Leadership
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