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Study Music at King's

Cultivate your talents in performance, aural skills, and music theory. King's classical music courses not only familiarize students with the physical aspects of the art—including theory and performance techniques—and its aesthetic qualities, but also seek answers to philosophical questions concerning the nature, origin, and development of music.

With an equal emphasis on academic and private music instruction, you'll always have plenty of performance opportunities to hone your craft and do what you love: making music! Discover amazing performance and concert opportunities at King's.

Students who have applied and received a letter of admission into a bachelor of music, bachelor of arts in music, or music minor program need to complete a couple extra steps before beginning their program.

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Music alumni employed two years after graduating

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Types of instruments available for individual lessons

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Students who are satisfied with their overall education

Music Program Highlights

  • Familiarize yourself with the physical aspects of the art (including theory and performance techniques) and its aesthetic qualities.
  • Seek answers to philosophical questions concerning the nature of music, it's origin, and development.
  • Participate in a variety of amazing performance opportunities and spend your time in university doing what you love—playing music!
  • Take part in private music instruction opportunities.
  • Engage in classes consisting of discussions, presentations, and analyses of songs, sounds, and ideas.
  • Study music from an informed Christian perspective.

Private Music Instruction

Interested in studying an instrument? 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 our excellent instructors.

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 Assistant.

Music Facilities

Nicholas B. Knoppers Hall

Our performance hall seats an audience of 200 and features excellent acoustics, instruments, 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

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

Practice rooms

  • All practice rooms 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.

Music Program Options

Available as a major:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Music
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a concentration:

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a minor:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a diploma and certificate:

  • 2-Year Diploma in Church Music
  • 1-Year Performer's Certificate
  • 1-Year Artist’s Diploma

Fall Program start date
September 8, 2020

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2020

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2020

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our Music grads get jobs as:

  • Arts Administrators
  • Composers
  • Conductors
  • Music Teachers
  • Professional Performers
  • Worship Leaders

    Our Music grads go on to study:

  • Arts Administration and Leadership
  • Education
  • Music Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Music Therapy
  • Musicology
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