At Providence University College, you’ll receive a Christian Music education that’s unique to you and your abilities. Whether you’re looking for a degree that offers you an overview of music in general or one that is specific to music performance, composition, ethnomusicology, theory and musicology, you’ll receive an education that’s tailored to you. You’ll learn from Music faculty who are highly regarded in their fields. They work in the larger music community of Manitoba and Canada and belong to a variety of professional organizations. You’ll benefit from access to large practice rooms and a magnificent Bösendorfer piano—one of the best in southern Manitoba. By studying in a Christian environment, you’ll get to the heart of music and faith and learn how music can bring people together, including those from different faith backgrounds. You’ll be prepared to go into the world confident in your abilities and prepared for a variety of music careers, from teacher to conductor and worship leader to professional musician.
Students will receive training in three core areas of music study - Music Theory, Music History and Music Performance.
The prerequisite for entry to the Music Major, Advanced Music Major or Advanced Ethnomusicology Major is a grade of "C" or better in any music course. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses. For entry to the Music Honours Major students must have 45 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Music including Music History Survey I & II, Music Theory I and Musicianship I and a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students will be required to choose a concentration: Performance or Composition.
Students getting a Bachelor of Arts in Music Honours Major may choose from the following concentrations:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
David Sawatzky, D.M.A. (Program Coordinator)Associate Professor of Music
Michalis Andronikou, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
Tracey Sawatzky, B.Mus. Instructor of Piano, Performing Arts School Assistant
David Klassen, M.A. Instructor of Music and Theatre
Bill Derksen, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Music Studies
Laurelle Froese Instructor of Voice
Willie Wiebe, B.Mus. Instructor of Guitar, Director of Guitar Ensemble
Nicholas Mullin, B.Mus. Director of Worship Bands
Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A. Assistant Professor of TESOL; Director, MLI
Graduates build careers in education, composition, church music, performance and music business. Others pursue graduate studies throughout the country.