Music

studio Why not take lessons for credit?

Non-majors can take Music 226 & 227 as an elective too.
  voice | piano | instrumental

Fall 2019 courses!

Music courses to choose from this fall 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.

Find a supportive environment

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

What sets us apart?

Community | Liberal arts | Flexibility | Faculty & teaching | Resources

Our Graduates excel

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

Laura Gray

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

Fuel Your Passion piano

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

Prof. Kate Steiner

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

  1. May 23, 2019Music 226: Studio (individual lessons for credit)
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    Did you know any Waterloo student can take a studio course (individual lessons: voice|piano|instrumental), Music 226, for a full credit elective?

  2. Apr. 18, 2019Spring Ensemble Auditions open for registration
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     The Balinese Gamelan, Instrumental Chamber groups, orchestra@uwaterloo, and the University Choir are open for audition registration.  Please see our Ensemble Page for details.  Auditions start on May 6th.

  3. Apr. 4, 20192020 Aria & Concerto Competition: Open for entries

    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.

    2020 Concerto and Aria Competition: February 1, 2020.

    Deadline for application: October 25, 2019.  See orchestra website for entry forms.

    Competition sponsored by Professor David Taylor

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  1. Oct. 2, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Touring Europe
    Borys Medicky

    Playing on period instruments, violinist Joseph Lanza and harpsichordist Borys Medicky will play a selection of classical music from Europe.  Lanza is a professor at Western University, and the concertmaster of the London Symphonium.  Medicky is an internationally known harpsichordist, who also does repairs and builds instruments as a side line.  

  2. Oct. 9, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Treasures of the German Baroque
    Christopher Bagan

    Christopher Bagan is harpsichordist for the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Atelier, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in the piano music of Arnold Schönberg. 

  3. Oct. 23, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Indulgences
    Elizabeth Lepock, soprano


    Soprano Elizabeth Lepock and collaborative pianist Simone Luti will present musical indulgences on the topic of food, poetry, love, and more… Arranged as a meal, this recital will include a few “meatier” songs sets, by such composers as Liszt and Rachmaninoff, interspersed with shorter tidbits, by Canadian composer David MacIntyre, setting appetizer and dessert food descriptions.

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