Program Description Music is one of the most important forces in our lives. It is a vital aspect of the human experience, which involves us in a physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual way. Learning to play music stimulates more areas of the brain than almost any other human activity. It fosters discipline and analytical skills, as well as creativity and imagination, and it demands commitment to personal expression that is engaging and very rewarding. At Algoma University, we celebrate music. Our three-year Bachelor of Arts degree provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to explore music as a career by developing the fundamentals of performance, theory, and musicianship. We offer courses in performance, audio arts, conducting and a variety of music theory courses. We also provide an extensive variety of jazz-based courses. Performance courses are offered in the following areas: piano, organ, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, jazz piano, and jazz guitar.