B.Mus. Ensemble Requirements

Ensemble courses require an audition and cannot be added using SOLUS during the course selection period.


Membership in all ensembles is by audition. Students may register and participate in a maximum of two ensembles per academic session.  All students participate in at least one vocal ensemble, as per Core Requirement 1 G, above.  Furthermore, students enrolled in Applied Study courses (MUSC #20/6.0; MUSC #21/6.0) must participate in the following ensembles every year in which they do not fulfill the mandatory vocal ensemble requirement:

  • Voice students: any Vocal Music Ensemble;
  • String students: any Symphony Orchestra Ensemble;
  • Woodwind, Brass and Percussion students: any Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble;
  • Piano students: must take MUSC 261/1.5 and any Piano Accompaniment, Vocal, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Wind or Unspecified Chamber Ensemble;
  • Guitar students: any Vocal, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Wind or Unspecified Chamber Ensemble.

NOTE Students should register in the ensemble level that corresponds to the number of years the student has participated in that particular ensemble, NOT the ensemble level that corresponds to the number of years the student has been in the B.Mus. program.