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Follow Your Musical Passion

Choose Music at The University of Waterloo

You can be part of a supportive academic community with flexible programs, inspiring classes, excellent teaching, extraordinary musical experiences and have all the resources of a great university! 

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

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.

Our Graduates excel

Stephanie sits at a piano at the grebel chapel

Stephanie Collings (Joint Honours Music and Arts & Business, 2020) Talented pianist, digitial operations coordinator for a tech company and composer.

Mary-catherine stands in front of a window

Mary-Catherine McNinch-Pazzano (Joint Honours Music and Drama, 2010) Accomplished Jazz performer and music teacher.

Nicholas plays the piano in the grebel chapel

Nicholas Wong (Honours Music and Statistics, 2020) International school music teacher, freelance piano instructor, with a dream of being a conductor.

  1. June 29, 2022Concert Highlights Indigenous-Mennonite Relationships
    IME hosts on stage

    Last month, the Theatre of the Arts at the University of Waterloo was brimming with thrumming beats, haunting voices, layered melodies, and a unique blend of electronic cello and traditional Indigenous music. As part of the Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters conference organized by Conrad Grebel University College, Indigenous and Mennonite musicians offered a concert that addressed relationships, beauty, nature, hope, and betrayal.

  2. June 22, 20222023 Concerto & Aria Competition
    Ashley Yip & Anna Ronai

    Are you passionate about classical music?  Enter the 2023 orchestra Concerto & Aria competition, which will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Conrad Grebel University College.

  3. May 26, 2022Faculty of Arts Departmental Award Winner
    jacquelyn morely grad pic headshot

    Congratulations to Jacquelyn Morley (Honours Music) on being this year’s recipient of the Departmental Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Music for the graduating class of 2020.

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  1. Aug. 22, 2022OMMC Community Orchestra
    OMMC Community orchestra event

    We will meet on the Grebel patio.  Please register here

  2. Sep. 21, 2022Noon Hour Concert: Curlicue
    Karen Sunabacka and Darryl Friesen

    Curlicue features solo piano works composed by Karen Sunabacka, and performed by pianist Darryl Reimer.  this concert is a celebration in preparation for the cd release.

  3. Sep. 28, 2022Noon Hour Concert: To Our Great Joy
    Cardinal Consort of Viols

    ‘To our great joy, the town fills apace, and shops begin to be open again. Pray God continue the plague’s decrease!’ 

    ~Samuel Pepys, Sunday 31 December 1665

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