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!

Karen Sunabacha Beginning July 1, 2017, Dr. Karen Sunabacka will be Associate Professor of Music, teaching music theory, composition, and continue her active work as a composer, performer, and scholar.

  1. Aug. 3, 2017Music Builds Community at UW

  2. July 24, 2017Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2017 are open for registration

    If you are interested in one of our 3 choral ensembles, or 4 instrumental ensembles, see the Ensemble page.  (New this year, orchestra@uwaterloo is joining the music department at Conrad Grebel)

    These groups are open to all UWaterloo students and staff and can be taken for credit or for extra curricular.  

  3. July 5, 2017orchestra@uwaterloo Concerto & Aria Competition entries now being acceptedConcerto and Aria Competition

    For further information see orchestra website

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  1. Sep. 20, 2017Noon Hour Concert: A Journey to the Romantic Vienna

    Presenting Lieder written by composers who lived and worked throughout the Romantic period of the Imperial city of Vienna. Sarah Marie Kramer, soprano and pianist Carl Philippe Gionet present works for the dramatic soprano. Brahms, R. Strauss, Wagner, and Dvorak.

    Carl Philippe Gionet

  2. Sep. 29, 2017Anna Magdalena Kokits - Coast to Coast TourAnna Magdalena Kokits

    Award-winning Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits will play a selection of modern and classical pieces as part of her coast-to-coast tour during Canada 150.

  3. Oct. 4, 2017Noon Hour Concert: Duo Percussion

    Nominated in 2014 for “Best Percussion Ensemble” by DRUM! Magazine, Duo Percussion is a professional percussion pairing known for their eclectic and high-energy performances. Founded by Brennan Connolly and Dave Robilliard, Duo Percussion is dedicated to expanding the percussion duo repertoire and attracting new audiences by performing diverse and entertaining programs of classical and contemporary percussion music.

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