Music Performance
Program Intro

What does music tell us about the nature and character of God?

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Be captivated by music as you cultivate your talent and develop your skills. Music plays an important role in our worship and service to God and his church. Redeemer's Music Performance program provides the biblical, historical, and theoretical context of music through composition, performance, theory, and history under the guidance of experienced, practicing musicians.

Music Performance is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, your classes and dedicated faculty help you build a strong foundation in theory and aural skills. Opportunities for group discussion, in-class practice, and access to space and instruments help you gain confidence and deepen your appreciation for music.

Between applied music lessons, ensemble, performance, written compositions, and classroom lectures, you are putting everything you're learning into practice.

Music Performance The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Worship leaders have a deeper sense of beauty when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.
  • Musicians who understand marketing trends and are effective collaborators are more successful in their business ventures.
  • Composers can communicate with poignancy when they understand the psyche of their audience.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

Learning spaces are designed with the unique needs of the music program in mind such as sound-proofing, acoustics, staged seating, instruments and other equipment. This provides a conducive learning environment for courses like Conducting, Music in Culture, and World Music.

Beyond Campus

The Redeemer Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 35-40 singers from various majors who perform a repertoire spanning five centuries of choral music treasures. The choir periocally does tours throughout Canada and the United States.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s music performance program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Micah Van Dijk '05

is a venue manager, as well as a gifted public speaker on popular music and culture.

Kristin Serrick '10

is an assistant director and music teacher at a large performing arts academy. She runs the department and teaches 70+ private music students a week.

Find out where a degree in Music Performance takes you!
Redeemer’s Music Performance Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Adjudicator
  • Composer/lyricist
  • DJ
  • Film composer
  • Instrument builder/designer/service specialist
  • Music director (church, band, choir)
  • Music teacher
  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Summer camp music director/staff
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Broadcaster
  • Artistic director
  • Audio producer/editor
  • Audiologist
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Event producer, manager or planner
  • Music critic
  • Music therapist
  • Professor of music
  • Publicist
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Arts administrator
  • Camp director
  • Copyright consultant
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/event promoter
  • Production assistant
  • Programme researcher
  • Television production assistant
Technical skills:
  • Developing and implementing effective practice regimes
  • Interacting with a range of audiences
  • Music interpretation
  • Reading music
  • Understanding of specific instruments
Transferable skills:
  • Concept visualization
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Following written/oral instructions
  • Performing
  • Presenting
  • Responding appropriately to constructive criticism
  • Strong organization and memory
  • Time management
  • Working under pressure
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Music field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Canadian Association for Music Therapy
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians
  • Canadian Independent Music Association
  • Canadian Music Centre
  • Canadian Music Educators Association
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA)
  • Music Canada
  • Music Industries Association of Canada
  • Music Library Association
  • Music Ontario
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
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Music Performance
Redeemer’s Music Performance Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Venue managers
  • Composers/arrangers
  • Festival/event coordinators
  • Music teachers
  • Music therapists
  • Recording musicians
  • Worship coordinators
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • MA in Music and Culture
  • MA in Music Composition
  • MA in Music Theory
  • MA in Popular Music
  • MM in Music Education
Want to know more about Redeemer’s Music Performance program?
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