Department of Music | Mount Allison

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 2023.

Upcoming Events

OCT. 5


Colloquium Musicum“Liberatory Praxis in Music Education” presented by Tio’tia:ke (Montréal) musician, music teacher, music teacher educator, and workshop facilitator Gabrielle SmithRESCHEDULED FROM SEPT 21, Brunton, 4:00 p.m.

OCT. 12

Collegium Musicum: Performances by students in the Bachelor of Music program. Brunton, 4:00 p.m.

OCT. 13

Matinee Pops Concert: “Water!” A celebration of the music and songs inspired by our most precious natural resource. Mount Allison Symphonic Band, directed by Prof. James Kalyn, Mount Allison Chamber Orchestra, directed by Prof. Mark Kleyn, and Elliott Chorale, directed by Dr. Kiera Galway. Convocation Hall, 10:30 a.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.


Music enthusiast donates harpsichord to Mount Allison University 

Instrument will provide new opportunities for Music students, premiere at Sept. 25 recital in Brunton Auditorium 
Shifting Conversations 
Mount Allison professor, 3M National Teaching Fellow launches podcast series around higher ed 
Mount Allison faculty members honoured with 2022 Paul Pare Awards 
Six professors across disciplines recognized for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities 

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