Community Music (BMus)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Community Music student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Navigating the Music Industry Ecosystem certificate
  • Entrepreneurship core
  • Social Entrepreneurship option
  • Applied Digital option
  • Christian Studies and Global Song option
  • Film Production option
  • Music and Cultural History option
  • Education minor
  • Human Relationships minor

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Create, edit, arrange, stage and present music for a variety of media and purposes.
  • Gain an awareness of how ideas, emotions and culture are expressed through music, art and performance.
  • Gain an awareness of culture/societal change as expressed and represented through music and performance arts.
  • Use music and sound to provide information and create mood or atmosphere.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of musical techniques and history, and the value of music and performance.
  • Analyze, interpret and appropriately convey musical background/theories to others.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

47 Music respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Musicology, Social Justice and Community Engagement, Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Education

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • arts educator
  • child and youth worker
  • music teacher
  • project coordinator
  • research assistant

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • elementary school teacher
  • ensemble assistant director
  • instructional designer
  • project coordinator
  • singer-songwriter
  • social worker
  • student life and experience coordinator
  • vocal instructor

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • advertising/marketing
  • arts administration
  • choirs and musical groups
  • community development/outreach
  • cultural heritage
  • entertainment
  • entrepreneurship
  • event planning/fesitvals
  • film/TV
  • health and wellness
  • journalism/media
  • library/archives/museum
  • production
  • program development
  • radio
  • recording
  • social service

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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