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 South Africa 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 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 to 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. Jan. 27, 2017Noon Hour Concert: From Vienna With Love

    The well-known Ménage à Six String Sextet from Toronto will be playing the Korngold String Sextet.  Although primarily known as a film composer, Erich Korngold also wrote many classical pieces.  

    The Ménage à Six String Sextet consists of
    Yehonatan Berick & Csaba Koczo - violin
    Theresa Rudolph & Caitlin Boyle - viola
    Racher Mercer & Rachel Desoer - cello

  2. Feb. 1, 2017Noon Hour Concert: Russian Songs & Sonatas

    Pianist Heidi Wall and soprano Natasha Campbell will be featured in this concert.  Program includes a piano sonata by Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff's Op 21.
    Websites:  Natasha Campbell
                  Heidi Wall

  3. Feb. 8, 2017Noon Hour Concert: Full House Brass

    Well known local brass group, the Full House Brass, will be performing both classical and modern favourites.  Group includes:

    Debra Lacoste & Dave Manning - trumpet
    Carolyn Culp and Susan Follows - trombone
    Randi Paterson - French horn

    Full House Brass website

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