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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.

Winter 2019 courses!

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


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Laura Gray

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Prof. Kate Steiner

Musicologist Dr. Katherine
 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. Oct. 24, 2018Noon Hour Concert: Like Minds

    This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

  2. Oct. 25, 2018Sing For WaterSing for Water event

  3. Oct. 31, 2018Noon Hour Concert: Harp & Song

    Harpist Lori Gemmell and tenor James McLean will perform a selection of classical music.  This concert features French songs by Debussy, Faure and Tournier, British Folk songs by Benjamin Britten, and Glen Buhr's setting of Tolkien's epic Tale of Tinuviel.

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