The uniquely inclusive Music programs at Carleton University provide rich opportunities to study a wide variety of musical traditions. While developing a strong background in performance, composition, and analysis, students can choose between a range of musical styles including jazz, classical music, singer-songwriter, electronic and computer music, Celtic and world musics, and popular music, among others. Even as you specialize in one area, you benefit from an overall environment of diversity. Students also have the opportunity to develop strong critical thinking skills through the exploration of intellectual and applied perspectives such as community music practice, ethnomusicology, Canadian music studies, improvisation studies, disability studies, indigenous studies, critical theory (including areas such as gender, ethnicity, and class), and historical musicology. Learn more.