Music

Explore the many ways that music is meaningful in today’s world through a flexible program combining theory, studio, performance and history. Investigate the "edges" of music including relationships between music and technology, film, gender, or psychology. Travel to England or Bali to experience and study music.

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.  As well, the orchestra@uwaterloo is an extracurricular ensemble open to students, staff, faculty and alumni.  This 60 member ensemble also supports a concerto & aria contest biyearly.

Find a supportive environment for majoring in music or pursue a variety of different program options that combine music with other subjects. As a Waterloo student, you are invited to take a music course, sing in a choir, play in an instrumental ensemble, or sign up for a studio lesson - no matter what program you are in.

Graduates excel in a variety of careers including public, private, and post-secondary school teaching, performance, music ministry, and business. Many have pursued masters and PhD degrees in music. Learn more about what our graduates are doing now!

Laura GrayHear about Professor Laura Gray's favourite parts of Music at Grebel!

Music poster 2016Visit the music department at Conrad Grebel University College. Home of music at the University of Waterloo!

A new song album coverThe Chamber Choir's new CD (2016), A New Song, is now available.

  1. Jan. 17, 2017Set up your Early Entrance Audition for Scholarships. Study music at UWaterloo!

    Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

  2. Dec. 15, 2016Music Prof Wins Prestigious Choral Conducting AwardMark Vuorinen pic

    Recognized for his talents as a gifted, emerging choral conductor, Professor Mark Vuorinen was awarded the prestigious Leslie Bell Prize on December 11, 2016. Vuorinen is Assistant Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, where he oversees the choral program, conducts the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir, and teaches courses in conducting.

  3. Dec. 15, 2016Ensemble Auditions for Winter 2017 are open for registration

    If you are interested in one of our 3 choral ensembles, or 3 instrumental ensembles, see the Ensemble page.  These groups are open to all UWaterloo students and staff.   

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  1. Mar. 8, 2017Noon Hour Concert: Cello & Piano, Russian Style

    Chiharu Iinuma is a highly accomplished pianist and teacher from Vancouver. Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. Chiharu has also collaborated at the world's most prestigious music competitions, including the Tchaikovsky

  2. Mar. 15, 2017Noon Hour Concert: Birdwatching

    Drawing from the nickname for the clarinet - the "licorice stick" - and the fact that they play "all sorts" of music, the Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet have been delighting audiences of all ages with entertaining and informative programs since 1980.  

  3. Mar. 18, 2017UWaterloo March Break Open House

    Are you thinking about which university is best for you?  Whether you are waiting for an offier or already received an offer, we want to meet you!

    Come to the University of Waterloo March Open House on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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