As in our diploma program, a diverse cross-section of musical styles is offered allowing students to explore the best that each genre has to offer from rock and blues, to jazz, folk and world music.
The Selkirk College Music Program has been preparing students for the commercial music and entertainment industry for over 25 years. It’s the only program in Canada based on the world renowned Berklee College of Music curriculum and its guiding principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
The Contemporary Music & Technology program trains musician performers for the commercial music industry. The curriculum includes individual instruction on guitar, voice, bass, drums, saxophone, violin, and keyboards, as well as a solid grounding in music theory and ear training. Individual and ensemble instruction and practice is offered throughout both years of the program. Rock, blues, jazz, folk and world music are the primary instructional styles.
Professional studios, high-end labs, and private practice rooms are available all in beautiful Nelson. We have a total of 18 Digital Audio Workstations on campus all running the industry standard Pro Tools software and hardware and Sibelius music notation software. There are also laptops loaded with Ableton Live Suite for student use.
Graduates go on to become performers, recording engineers, composers, songwriters and teach private lessons.