Follow Your Musical Passion

Choose Music at The University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, you have the freedom to study music as a major or minor, to sample courses, or combine studies in music with almost any program. Waterloo’s diverse selection of courses, choirs, and instrumental ensembles will help you fulfill your musical dreams. Be part of a supportive academic community with flexible programs, inspiring classes, excellent teaching, and extraordinary musical experiences. You’ll receive a University of Waterloo degree and have access to all the resources of a world-class university.

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Explore the many ways that music is meaningful in today's world

Conrad Grebel University College is home to the University of Waterloo's Department of Music and offers instruction in more than 20 instruments as well as vocal lessons.

The flexible Bachelor of Arts program will allow you to:

  • Pursue a major or minor in music.
  • Combine music courses and ensembles with most other areas of study.
  • Study performance, music history, and theory while discovering the ways music relates to technology, film, gender, and global culture.
  • Be a part of small class sizes to provide opportunity to get to know classmates and professors.


Saturday, February 4, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

2023 Concerto & Aria Competition

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  Both singers and instrumentalists are welcome to enter. The Finalists concert will be held at 4pm on February 4th, 2023.  Entry forms are required by October 28th, 2022.