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Travel to Estonia, Latvia and Berlin for musical-rich cultural experience this spring!

Winter 2019 courses!

We've got many Music courses to choose from this winter for majors and non-majors!

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

With our flexible program combining theory, studio, performance and history, also investigate the "edges" of music including relationships between music and technology, film, gender, or psychology. Travel to England, Estonia 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.

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Small class sizes means you get to know your classmates and your Prof.

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Our Grads are in a variety of careers. Check them out!

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Hear about Professor Laura Gray's favourite parts of
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Visit the music department at Conrad Grebel University College. Home of music at the University of Waterloo!

Prof. Kate Steiner

Musicologist Dr. Katherine
 has joined the Music faculty as Assistant Professor of Music.

  1. Dec. 13, 2018Winter 2019 Auditions are open

    Is music an essential part of your life?  Join one of our three choral ensembles or four instrumental ensembles in Winter 2019.  Auditions start January 7, but you can sign up for an audition slot now.  See for details.

  2. Nov. 21, 2018Music & Culture travel course: The Balticsbaltics pic

    Info. Session will take place on:
    Wednesday, Nov 21 @ 1:30 Rm 1301, CGR.
    Can't attend?  Contact:

  3. Nov. 9, 2018Considering Matthew Shepard a work of "great hope, compassion, and love."Considering Matthew Shepard

    Twenty years ago, a gay university student in Laramie, Wyoming, was driven to the outskirts of town. He was beaten, robbed, tied to a fence, and left to die. For 18 hours, Matthew Shepard hung bleeding, in near-freezing temperatures. The passing cyclist who found him thought at first that he was a scarecrow. He spent several days in a coma in hospital before dying.

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  1. Jan. 7 to 19, 20192019 Winter Music Ensemble Auditions

    The seven Music Ensembles are open to all UWaterloo students, for credit or as a extracurricular activity.  Please see for details.  

  2. Jan. 16, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Wie Melodien

    Soprano Bethany Hörst and pianist Mary Castello perform a selection of German lieder.  Exploring themes of birth, love and death, this concert features works by Brahms, Wolf and Schumann.

  3. Jan. 23, 2019Noon Hour Concert: French Connected

    Cellist Tom Wiebe and pianist Chiharu Iinuma will perform pieces by Chopin, Debussy and Takemitsu.  Thomas Wiebe is Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London.

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