Music Education Area

Music research student

The concurrent Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education program is a comprehensive music teacher training program that allows students to complete both degrees simultaneously. The program provides hands-on experience and prepares students to teach at all levels (elementary & secondary) and in all areas (band, choral, & general music) of music education. Our graduates have been sought out and employed in schools all around the world.

Graduate studies in music education (M.A. and Ph.D) offer students the opportunity to explore current issues in music education. An in-depth examination of pertinent research literature forms the basis for these programs. Experienced and supportive faculty who are regularly published in the field’s leading journals make this an ideal environment in which to study.

The Music Education staff includes prominent researchers in areas such as musical development, music perception, conducting, performance techniques, philosophical issues in music education, music performance adjudication, and music technology.

The Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education is an integrated 5-year, 157-credit program that leads to a brevet (certification) as a teacher in the province of Quebec. This concurrent program combines academic studies in Music, professional studies, and field experience in each year and offers students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Education degree in addition to teaching certification. The program also offers graduate training at the Masters and Doctoral levels. 

Music Education Area Chair:
Lisa Lorenzino

See Global TV Interview - 'How to become a Music Teacher' with Dr. Lorenzino

Isabelle Cossette, D.Mus (Université de Montréal)
Lisa Lorenzino

Patricia Abbott:  Choral Conducting
Garry Antonio:  Guitar Techniques
Hélène Boucher:  Music for Children;  Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction
Alain Cazes: Instrumental Conducting; Basic Conducting
Trevor Dix:  Brass Techniques; Advanced Wind Techniques
irene.feher [at] (Irene Feher):  Vocal Techniques
Peter Freeman:  Woodwind Techniques;  Advanced Wind Techniques
Shawn Mativetsky: Percussion Techniques and World Drumming
jkeiser_2 [at] (Kari Keiser):  String Techniques

The McGill Music Education Area is represented by the Music Education Undergraduate Student's Association (MEdUSA). You can view their webpage for more information.