Thunder Bay • Orillia

Music Programs Information

Chair of the Department of Music    A. Carastathis
Professors: A. Carastathis
  G. Colton
 Assistant Professor: E. Chugunov
Contract Lecturers: M. Blanchet
  J. Breton
  D. Chepil Reid
  J. Co Manary
  P. Cosbey
  K. Erickson
  G. Holborn
  E. Hongisto
  E. Hsu
  C. Jillings
  C. Kennedy
  S. Kim
  S. Korstanje
  M. Lee
  H. Morrison
  R. Krawczuk
  O. Medvedeva
  D. Pepe
  J. Roy
  G. Sadler
  D. Oger
  T. Vaillant
  J. Wiebe


The Department of Music's two Honours programs provide students with a musical background the opportunity to develop their performance skills, while deepening their awareness and understanding of music history and literature, theory and analysis, and related topics. Instruction is available in voice, all standard orchestral instruments, saxophone, classical guitar, piano, and organ. Studies in conducting, composition and orchestration, participation in ensembles, plus elective courses, contribute to the study of music as an intellectual discipline and creative and performing art.

The Department of Music was founded in 1988 and in the spring of 1992 moved into a new facility on the LU main campus. The Music and Visual Arts Centre includes a rehearsal hall, music library, practice modules, classrooms, teaching studios and faculty offices. Digital recording equipment, two concert grand pianos, a collection of orchestral instruments, computers and music software, and a library of compact discs and musical scores are readily available to fullĀ­time and partĀ­time students.

The Department sponsors many concerts including a series of chamber music concerts on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Music students are advised to keep this slot in their timetables open and are strongly urged to attend all concerts. Master classes, lectures and workshops occur throughout the year.

Graduates of the Department of Music may engage in a wide variety of professional activities, including teaching and performing, enter into the rapidly expanding field of arts administration, or pursue graduate work in areas such as musicology, composition, music theory, music librarianship, conducting or performance.

The Department of Music offers programs leading to Honours Bachelor of Music and Honours Bachelor of Arts (Music) Degrees. Music programs are also offered concurrently with a BEd from the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education.

The following Music programs are offered:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Honours BMus (TB)
Honours BA (Music Major) (TB)
Honours BA, BEd (Music Major) P/J(TB)
Honours BA, BEd (Music Major) I/S(TB)
Artist Certificate in Performance and Pedagogy (TB)
Minor in Music (TB)