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.
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.
An adaption of the Illiad in song, written and performed by Joe Goodkin. This is a sequel to his performance of the Odyssey, also by Homer.
The trio of Annette Barbara Vogel (violin), Tom Landshoot (cello) and Mehdi Ghazi (piano) will perform Schoenfield's Cafe Music (hence the title) and Mendelssohn's Trio No. 1 in D minor.
The KW Wind Quintet will present a concert for all ages.
Ever since he attended Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at age 12, Conrad Grebel University College student Joel Woods has entrenched himself within Grebel’s music community. Through joining numerous clubs, he has connected with others sharing that same passion for music while also finding an outlet to express himself in an artistic fashion. For these reasons, Grebel is excited to congratulate Joel as the recipient of the Abner Martin Award, a scholarship awarded annually to a full-time student in a graduate or undergraduate music program who is also affiliated with a congregation in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.
Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at Conrad Grebel University College is a small camp with a big impact! With a focus on communal music-making, campers receive exceptional instruction in voice or a variety of instruments, learn new musical techniques, and explore church music and worship. Campers stretch their comfort zone and learn to be leaders in a congregational setting, starting with a daily chapel service. During this two-week overnight camp in Waterloo, Ontario, campers also prepare a church service with readings and music and then share it with a local congregation. OMMC takes place this year August 11-23, 2024, and registration is open on the Grebel website. Subsidies are available for campers who demonstrate financial need.
On Wednesday, February 28, Chicago-based musician and Classics degree holder Joe Goodkin will be bringing the awe-inspiring tales of Ancient Greece to Conrad Grebel University College’s Noon Hour Concert Series. Performing as a modern-day Bard, Joe has previously toured the United States, performing his unique one-man folk opera retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. Now, Joe has moved his sights to Homer’s other epic: Iliad. Joe will perform a 17-song adaptation of the classic tale and transport his audience to the Ancient Greek battlefields filled with the horror, grief, and love of the Trojan War.