Music at Mohawk

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Orchestrate your musical future with solid practical and theoretical training in both classical and jazz genres. Build a strong foundation for an exciting professional career in a dynamic program that combines private instruction and performance with language, academic and music business skills.

New Program Streams

We now offer the opportunity to apply on your preferred instrument/voice to our Applied Music Program. Please select your choice of instrument/voice below to learn more.

Applicants may apply to only one Music Stream (contemporary or classical) on the OCAS application. However, any applicants that are unsure to what stream they align can select the contemporary AND classical streams on the supplementary Music Questionnaire. Applications are for one instrument major only. During your audition, you may mention that you play an additional instrument and you may be given further instruction at that time. There may be opportunities to play additional instruments during your studies in ensemble classes.

Program # Program Stream
976 Applied Music (Classical Strings + Guitar)
977 Applied Music (Classical Winds + Brass)
978 Applied Music (Drums and Percussion)
979 Applied Music (Contemporary Brass + Winds)
980 Applied Music (Contemporary Guitar)
981 Applied Music (Classical Piano)
982 Applied Music (Contemporary Piano)
983 Applied Music (Classical Voice)
984 Applied Music (Contemporary Voice)
985 Applied Music (Other)
986 Applied Music (Bass)

Applied Music Preparatory

The preparatory music program is designed to provide the foundation for successful advanced studies in music.


Learn more about Applied Music Preparatory



Our Faculty

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Why Mohawk?

  • Be inspired by passionate, performing professional musicians providing personalized instruction
  • Practice in thirty studios with either pianos, drums or percussion
  • Synthesizer-computer laboratory
  • Join the 70 voice college-community choir
  • Perform for 1000 fans in the McIntyre Theatre
  • Utilize Library and Resource Centre including listening facilities, collection of CDs, books and scores

Mohawk College Student Playing Drum

Behind the Scenes

This video is a behind the scenes look at Mohawk Music Students creating the annual Mohawk College Holiday Christmas Card at the Grant Avenue Recording Studio.

Music Video

Check out this music video featuring one of Mohawk’s music student ensembles - Bump City; directed and produced by Mohawk Broadcasting Television student’s.

Music Studies

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Music Lessons

Mohawk College Music Faculty and Students host a Tuesday Night Music program, where PRIVATE LESSONS are taught by senior Music students.

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Jury Requirements for Drum Majors

Your jury requirements can be found below, please be prepared to perform the following pieces:

1st Year Drum Requirements (opens PDF, 1.5mb)

2nd Year Drum Requirements (opens PDF, 1.3mb)

3rd Year Drum Requirements (opens PDF, 1.7mb)