Future students

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The Music program at University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College is the next step in furthering your musical experience and preparing for careers such as music teaching, performance, music therapy, and recording. You can also customize your degree by focusing on Music and Peace, Music in a Global Context, or Church Music and Worship.

Instruction in over 20 instruments, including voice, is available to both majors and non-majors. Taking music as an Arts degree, allows you to benefit from UWaterloo’s world class co-op program and study the relationship between music and other disciplines such as psychology, technology, peace, and film. A joint-honours degree means that music can be combined with any other faculty, providing even more study options.

From the living-learning community to engaging professors, our community sets us apart. Join the students and alumni who have found Music at UWaterloo and Grebel to be the right environment to fuel their passion for music.



Studio course pre-approval auditions take place in February and March. Attending these early auditions also allows you to be eligible for an entrance scholarship. 



Study Abroad

The Music & Culture travel course invites you to experience international music and culture.  Also, as an Arts student you have the opportunity to go on exchange destinations in 25 countries!

Living and Learning program logoLiving Learning Community

The Department of Music together with Conrad Grebel University College residence program is part of a Living-Learning community for Music Students and for Math International Students interested in Music coursesFind out how this is a super support for 1st year students in their academic and social life.  


Students across all faculties and programs may audition for any of the eight music ensembles for credit or as an extracurricular activity. 
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Read Student profiles to see what they love about music at UW and Graduate profiles to find out what some of our grad are doing now!

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