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


baliSee info on this year's Travel course


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. Jan. 21, 2020Winter 2020 Noon Hour Concerts Offer Variety and Enrichment
    Mary-Catherine Pazzano

    The Noon Hour Concert Series at Conrad Grebel University College includes a range of both local and international musical talent. The performances consist of classical, jazz, world music, and contemporary works and are presented throughout the fall and winter terms. These free events take place on most Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20pm in the Grebel Chapel. This season introduces eight unique concerts, presenting multi-faceted talent.

  2. Jan. 21, 2020Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Position in Studio Piano

    The Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in Studio Piano to begin May 2020. The successful candidate will teach in Fall, Winter and Spring term for approximately 10-15 hours/week as part of our interdisciplinary and innovative department at the University of Waterloo. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

  3. Jan. 15, 2020Visiting the Prairies Through Compositions
    Karen Sunabaka and Darryl Friesen

    From the Prairies: The Solo Piano Music of Karen Sunabacka received warm applause from the full audience at the first Noon Hour Concert of Conrad Grebel University College's season on January 15. Grebel Music Prof.

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  1. Feb. 7, 2020UWaterloo Applicants: Auditions for Entrance Scholarships
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    Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

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

  2. Jan. 29, 2020Noon Hour Concert: Duets with Anna, Dan, & James
    Daniel Lichti & James McLean

    Dan Lichti, James McLean, and pianist Anna Ronai are well known to local audiences.  Their program includes duets by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Balfe and Rossini.  

  3. Feb. 1, 2020orchestra@uwaterloo Concerto & Aria competition

    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.  The winner(s) perform in an end of term concert with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  This concert helps to determine the winners.  Out of 17 competitors (5 pi

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