Music is a Bachelor of Arts degree program within the Music Department. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

Be captivated by music as you cultivate your talent and develop your skills. Study composition, performance, theory, and history under the guidance of experienced, practicing musicians. Excel in the classroom and share your talents with others on the stage with access to soundproof keyboard labs, recording studio, auditorium, and practice studios. Gain confidence and deepen your appreciation for music, putting everything into practice through lessons, practice, performance, written compositions.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.


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Experiential Learning Opportunities

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 occasionally does tours throughout Canada and the United States.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Have access to and practice with a baby grand piano, 26-stop Baroque organ and a harpsichord.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Play or sing in the keyboard lab, theatre, auditorium and several practice studios.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Participate in musical ensembles, from choirs to orchestral groups to jazz.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Collaborate with the Theatre Arts Department on musical productions.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen Professor of Music

Student Story

Kristin Serrick
Music student ‘10


Kristin Serrick
Music student ‘10

" Music has always been a major part of my life, but I wasn’t sure if choosing it as a career was right for me. Enter Redeemer. I transferred in after my first year of feeling overwhelmed at a much larger university. The moment I stepped on campus, I was instantly welcomed. It was such a different vibe. Redeemer’s small class sizes and close-knit community allowed me to explore and express my creativity without feeling overwhelmed or lost. The caliber of staff in the music department was outstanding. They pushed me further and gave me the foundation I needed to succeed. I was also a part of the Concert Choir, one of the experiences I remember most. We performed beautiful works like Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Tavener’s Song for Athene, all alongside some of my best friends who loved what they were doing. I remember watching one of the faculty concerts. The cello teacher performed the Bach Cello Suites, centre stage. In the dark. With his eyes closed. You could hear a pin drop. It was a simple, but a profound moment for me as a musician. Simplicity mixed with hard work and strong technique. Redeemer’s added bonus of being able to discover who I was as a Christian and a person really made the experience unique. One of the most influential parts of my time there was getting to work along side Syd Hielema and the chapel planning and worship team. He helped facilitate a safe environment and a place that felt like home. I’m now the assistant director and music teacher at a large performing arts academy. I run the music department and teach 70-80 private music students a week. There isn’t one specific experience that prepared me for this career. It was the whole package. The education mixed with the opportunities gave me the foundation and confidence I needed. I only hope I can do the same for my students. "


  • Church Music Director
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Instrument Service Specialist
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Professional Recording Musician
  • Worship Coordinator

Graduate Programs

  • DMA in Performance
  • MA in Music and Culture
  • MA in Music Composition
  • MA in Music Theory
  • MA in Popular Music
  • MA in Choral Conducting
  • MM in Music Education
  • PhD in Musicology

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