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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.

Fall 2018 Courses

We've got many Music courses to choose from this fall! See the whole list. 

Orchestration and Arranging

Worship and its Music

Music in Cultural Contexts


 

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!

Music poster 2016

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. Aug. 13, 2018Ensemble auditions for Fall 2018 are open for registration

    The University of Waterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join most of the eight ensembles that it sponsors and organizes.

    Instrumental: Instrumental Chamber Ensemble; Jazz Ensemble; Orchestra; World Music Ensemble (Balinese Gamelan)

    Choral:  Chapel Choir; Chamber Choir; University Choir; Vocal Techniques. 

    See webpage for details. 

  2. June 29, 2018New Artistic Director for the Elora Festival and Elora Singers

    Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel & University of Waterloo and Artistic Director of the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Mark Vuorinen has been appointed the new Artistic Director for the Elora Festival and the Elora Festival Singers, Inc.

    Congratulations Mark! 

  3. May 30, 2018Helen Martens: Grebel Trailblazer

    The first in a distinguished legacy of long-serving musical visionaries, Helen Martens was hired as a music professor at Grebel in 1965. Illustrating the College’s interdisciplinary focus from the beginning, the initial classes Helen taught were Music and the Fine Arts, as well as Music and Literature.

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  1. Sep. 6 to 21, 2018Ensemble auditions for Fall 2018 are open for registrationGamelan in Waterloo Town Square

    The University of Waterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join most of the eight ensembles that it sponsors and organizes.

  2. Sep. 7, 2018Jazz on the Rocks

    Please join us for an impromptu jazz concert in the beautiful UWaterloo Rock Garden.  The concert will start at noon and go for approximately an hour, weather permitting.  Bring your lunch and stay a while.

    The musicians are renowned vibist Michael Wood and two students from the UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble.

  3. Sep. 19, 2018Noon Hour Concert: "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Mason"

    The Op. 39 quintet by Prokofiev is based on his ballet, Trapeze, which was written during his time in Paris. The strange, virtuosic, and sometimes grotesque music perfectly represents circus performers and carnival sights. 
    Centred around the Prokofiev, our quirky program explores light and dark music by these four swell composers. 

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