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. Hone your teaching skills at our Ambrose Academy. Travel to Europe to see the performance halls of Mozart and sing in medieval cathedrals.

Faculty & Staff

Edwin Gnandt Associate Professor of Music

Edwin Gnandt, MMus, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 5903
Associate Professor of Music
Ian Charter Ambrose Arts Music

Ian R. Charter, MMus, BEd, BRE

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 4900
Associate Professor of Music
Alyssa Michaud Music Lecturer at Ambrose

Alyssa Michaud, PhD (ABD), MA, BA, AA

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

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

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 3998
Dean of Arts & Science
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Rachel Baljou Sessional Faculty Accompanist

Rachel Baljeu, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Accompanist
Pat Belliveau Jazz Saxophone

Pat Belliveau, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Saxophone, Improvisation and Jazz Ensemble Director
Michael Eastep Sessional Faculty Low Brass

Michael Eastep, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Low Brass
ambrose sessional faculty jason erhardt

Jason Erhardt, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Orchestra
Rachel Goldenberg Sessional Faculty Voice

Rachel B. Goldenberg, DMA, RMT

Sessional Faculty - Voice
Michelle Gregoire Sessional Faculty Jazz Piano

Michelle Gregoire, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Jazz Piano
Sessional Faculty Jazz Percussion

Tyler Hornby, MMus, BMus

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

Christine Kim, DMA

Sessional Faculty - Flute
Sessional Faculty Percussion and World Music

Rod T. Squance, PhD

Sessional Faculty - Percussion, World Music
sessional faculty jazz bass stephano valdo

Stefano Valdo, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Standup bass or bass guitar, Jazz
Sessional Faculty Guitar

Murray Visscher, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Classical Guitar
Andre Wickenheiser Sessional Faculty Trumpet

Andre Wickenheiser, MMus

Sessional Faculty - Trumpet
Sessional Faculty Violin

James Desautels, MMus, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Violin
Arnold Choi Sessional Faculty at Ambrose University

Arnold Choi, DMA, MMus, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Cello, String Ensemble
Ambrose Sessional Faculty - Viola

Heather Heron-Mykyte, MMus, BMus

Sessional Faculty - Viola