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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.

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

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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
    brass section of orchestra

     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. Apr. 24 to Sep. 6, 2019Auditions for Music 226: Studio (Individual Lessons for credit)

    Did you know any Waterloo student can take a studio course (Music 226) for a full credit?

  2. Sep. 6, 2019Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Demo in Rock Garden
    Gamelan in Rock Garden

    Join us for a University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble mini-concert and demonstration on Friday, September 6th at noon.  The Peter Russell Rock Garden is a lovely place to enjoy even a few minutes of music.  Stay after the concert and try a few instruments yourself.  

  3. Sep. 18, 2019Noon Hour Concert: A Veiled Symphony
    Heidi Wall, pianist

    Johannes Brahms composed Piano Sonata No.

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