Music

studio Why not take lessons for credit?

Non-majors can take Music 226 & 227 as an elective too.
  voice | piano | instrumental

Fall 2019 courses!

Music courses to choose from this spring 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.

What sets us apart?

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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!

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. May 23, 2019Music 226: Studio (individual lessons for credit)studio ad2

    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 registrationbrass 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. June 14, 2019Balinese Gamelan Ensemble ConcertBalinese Gamelan Ensemble

    The Balinese Gamelan is meant to be heard outdoors, so please join us at Waterloo Town Square for a terrific evening concert.  Free admission.  This UWaterloo Ensemble is directed by prominent gamelan composer I Dewa Made Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum.  Stay after the concert and try an instrument or two.

  3. July 20, 2019Voicescapes: University Choir ConcertUniversity Choir

    The human voice is an incredible instrument, not only capable of carrying text, but also showcasing many different sounds to convey emotion or create atmosphere.

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