Follow Your Passion

Winter 2020 courses!

Music courses to choose from for majors and non-majors!

studio Why not take lessons for credit?

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

              See Info on this year's Travel course bali

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. Nov. 18, 2019Witnessing Passion Lecture by Prof. Mark Vuorinen
  2. Oct. 31, 2019Set up your Early Audition for Scholarships. Study music at UWaterloo!
    passion for music

    Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

    We want to get to know you and see if Music at UWaterloo is the right fit for you.

  3. Oct. 7, 2019Music Professor Premiering Three Original Compositions this Month
    Karen Sunabacka

    The students, staff, and faculty of Conrad Grebel University College are fortunate to have Karen Sunabacka as an Associate Professor in the Music Department. Along with teaching music theory and composition, Karen is an internationally renowned composer. Her compositions have been performed across Canada and the U.S., as well as in South America and Europe.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019Noon Hour Concert: The Birds & the Bees
    Eviole Ensemble

    Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful.

  2. Nov. 21, 2019Student Recitals
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    Students participating in the fall term Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. 

    Everyone welcome to come and hear these talented students!

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Fancy a Cuppa? Music from the Glorious Isles : orchestra@uwaterloo

    The orchestra@uwaterloo is a group of approximately 60 students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the University of Waterloo.  Directed by noted local conductor Daniel Warren, the orchestra will be playing the following pieces:
    Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
    Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”

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