Location: 6101 University Avenue
Room 514
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-1465
Fax: (902) 494-2801


The Fountain School of Performing Arts welcomes students interested in the study of musicology at the graduate level, leading to the MA degree. Students in the MA in Musicology program will have the opportunity to investigate music's role and meaning in various social and historical contexts, through text-based analysis informed by cultural studies. Our faculty members pursue research in genres ranging from medieval chant to contemporary experimental composition, canonic orchestral repertoire, film music, and diverse styles understood to be popular music. We foster a vibrant intellectual climate that encourages innovative approaches and non-traditional thinking about music as a social text, and the small size of our program guarantees a great deal of specialized attention and the possibility of tailoring courses of study to suit individual interests. The MA in Musicology is suitable preparation for doctoral studies in musicology and some other humanities disciplines, as well as work in the fields of journalism, music education, editing, and arts administration.