Ambrose University Undergraduate Viewbook
Build a firm foundation in music theory while studying a variety of musical styles -- from classical to jazz -- in the Ambrose Music Program. Enjoy frequent opportunities to perform and develop a professional network as part of a close community of musicians who are learning from accomplished teachers and performers.

So here's the deal:

Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Music degree
[courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

This degree is available as a BMus [4 years], BA [4 years], or BA Concentration [3 years].

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Your Future

This is your career

Prepare for a career of note in music performance, education, therapy or ministry.

This is where you can go

Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:

  • Performance musician
  • Orchestra director
  • Private lesson instructor
  • Music therapist
  • Music teacher


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Beyond the Classroom

Become a confident performer by engaging in masterclasses, recitals, and concerts.

Staff and Faculty

Edwin Gnandt Associate Professor of Music

Edwin Gnandt, MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 5903
Associate Professor of Music
Alyssa Michaud Music Lecturer at Ambrose

Alyssa Michaud, PhD, MA, BA, AA

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6920
Lecturer, Music

Barrett Hileman, MFA

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6901
Chair, Arts
Director of Theatre
Lecturer, Theatre

Mark Bartel , DMA, MMus, MSMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 5906
Position Associate Professor of Music
Pat Belliveau Jazz Saxophone

Pat Belliveau, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Saxophone, Improvisation and Jazz Ensemble Director

Joan Barrett, MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000
Sessional Instructor - Violin and String Ensemble
Arnold Choi Sessional Faculty at Ambrose University

Arnold Choi, DMA, MMus, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Cello, String Ensemble
Rachel Goldenberg Sessional Faculty Voice

Rachel B. Goldenberg, DMA, RMT

Sessional Faculty - Voice

Jason Erhardt, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Orchestra
Ambrose Sessional Faculty - Viola

Heather Heron-Mykyte, MMus, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Viola
Michelle Gregoire Sessional Faculty Jazz Piano

Michelle Gregoire, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Jazz Piano
Sessional Faculty Flute

Christine Kim, DMA

Sessional Faculty - Flute
Sessional Faculty Jazz Percussion

Tyler Hornby, MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 975-2882
Sessional Faculty - Jazz Drum Set, Jazz Combo, Jazz History

Neil McVey

Sessional Faculty - Jazz Guitar

Rod T. Squance, DMA

Sessional Faculty - Percussion, World Music

Leila Linton, MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000
Collaborative Artist

Murray Visscher, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Classical Guitar
sessional faculty jazz bass stephano valdo

Stefano Valdo, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Standup bass or bass guitar, Jazz
Andre Wickenheiser Sessional Faculty Trumpet

Andre Wickenheiser, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Trumpet

Michalis Andronikou, PhD, PhD (ABD), MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000
Sessional Instructor - Theory and Composition

Linda Schwartz, PhD, PhD (ABD), MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 3998
Dean of Arts & Science
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Karri Quan, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000
Sessional Faculty - Violin