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Travel to Estonia, Latvia and Berlin for musical-rich cultural experience this spring!

Winter 2019 courses!

We've got many Music courses to choose from this winter 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.

Find a supportive environment

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

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Our Grads are in a variety of careers. Check them out!

Laura Gray

Hear about Professor Laura Gray's favourite parts of
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Visit the music department at Conrad Grebel University College. Home of music at the University of Waterloo!

Prof. Kate Steiner

Musicologist Dr. Katherine
 has joined the Music faculty as Assistant Professor of Music.

  1. Mar. 1, 2019Renowned Vocalist Ysaÿe Barnwell to Visit Grebelbarnwell

    Music builds community! In an effort to strengthen relationships and connections between individuals and groups in academic and local settings, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo is privileged to welcome an extraordinary musician as the 2019 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, Ph.D.

  2. Jan. 28, 2019Music 226: Studio (individual lessons for credit)

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

  3. Dec. 13, 2018Winter 2019 Ensemble Auditions are open

    Is music an essential part of your life?  Join one of our three choral ensembles or four instrumental ensembles in Winter 2019.  Auditions start January 7, but you can sign up for an audition slot now.  See audition details. 

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Songs for My Mother - ReturnCarol Ann Weaver

    Well known local composer and retired Grebel professor Carol Ann Weaver will launch her Songs for my Mother CD, playing a selection of songs along with soprano Mary Catherine Pazzano and Willem Moolenbeek on sax.

  2. Mar. 23, 2019Connected and Human: University Choir ConcertUW Choir

    With music as a guide, this concert will examine what it means to be human in a world of remarkable technological advances. Composers include A. Vivaldi, K. Smith, and Z. R. Stroope.

  3. Mar. 24, 2019My Spirit Sang All Day: Chamber ChoirDr. Mark Vuorinen

    Inspiring music by Tallis, Britten, Finzi, Gjeilo, Barnum and others to fill the soul. This 25 voice choir is directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

    Tickets available at the door.

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