Department of Music

The Department of Music is the leading destination for music study in the Maritimes, enabling students to develop into well-rounded musicians with experience in performance, theory, music history, and music education, as well as a sound basis in the liberal arts. The Department offers a Bachelor of Music degree, as well as a Major in Music (Bachelor of Arts) and Minor in Music.

Learn more about Music at Mount Allison!


Apply now for admission to the Bachelor of Music program for Fall 2024.

Upcoming Events

SEPT. 27

Colloquium Musicum: “Unveiling the ‘Klop’ Continuo Organ: The Italianate Style and a Historically-Informed Performance Practice.”  Members of Juno-award winning ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons will introduce Mount Allison’s new Klop continuo organ, discussing and demonstrating key elements of historical performance practice in the Italianate style. Julia Wedman (violin)Matthew Jennejohn (cornetto)Mélisande Corriveau (cello, recorder, treble viol)Eric Milnes (organ). Brunton, 4:00 p.m. 

SEPT. 29 

Concert: Ensemble L'Harmonie des saisons (Mélisande Corriveau & Eric Milnes, directors) performs music from their recent recording “Bach Concertos.” Performers include Eric Milnes (harpsichord)Julia Wedman and Jessy Dubé (solo violins)Matthew Jennejohn (oboe d'amore and baroque oboe)Guillaume Villeneuve and Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (violins)Hélène Plouffe (viola)Mélisande Corriveau (cello), and Pierre Cartier (double bass). For details and tickets, visit or call (506) 878-3786. Brunton, 7:30 p.m. 

SEPT. 30

Concert: Ensemble Constantinople (Kiya Tabassian, director) presents a program of early Indigenous musics appropriate to reflection on the Day of Truth and Reconciliation. "Breathings" is a celebration of our intimate relationship with nature, a concert that places the breath at the centre of the musical act. Performers include Darlene Gijuminag (Mi’kmaq singer and drummer), Celina Kalluk (throat singer), Kiya Tabassian (director; setar), Kianoush Khalilian (ney), Patrick Graham (percussion), Didem Basar (kanun), Etienne Lafrance (double bass). For details and tickets, visit or call (506) 878-3786. Brunton, 7:30 p.m. 

Welcome to the Department of Music.

Music has been an important part of the curriculum and community at Mount Allison since the first Certificate in Music was awarded in 1874, more than 140 years ago.

The Music department offers programs and courses for every level of interest, from the Bachelor of Music degree to the BA major in music and the minor in music.

We welcome students in other programs to take music elective courses and to join in our ensembles, and more information about all of these opportunities can be found on this site. Whatever your level of experience, we hope you will become a part of our vibrant musical and scholarly community on campus!

Contact Us and Keep in Touch

We invite members of the community to stay in touch with us by joining our e-mail list. Please write to to be added to our mailing list, or to inquire about anything related to the Department. The Music Administrative Office can also be reached by phone at (506) 364-2374.


Mount Allison researchers receive SSHRC funding
Studies look at the convergence of humanities and sciences within museum contexts, music transmission as conversion tools, and Canadian place names
Learning a new side of music with Amelia Hurst: Summer Student Internship   
Music and psychology student Amelia Hurst is the CHMA Independent Media Intern at campus and community media outlet CHMA through the Experiential Learning & Career Development Internship Program at Mount Allison. 
Mount Allison hosted the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) on campus
NBYO preparing for upcoming performance at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City 

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