Future students

Maisie's class with students playing drums

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.

Programs in Music 

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.

Music Specializations 

You can also customize your degree by focusing on Music and Peace, Music in a Global Context, or Church Music and Worship.

Our community 

Join the students and alumni who have found Music at UWaterloo and Grebel to be the right environment to fuel their passion for music.

Entrance Scholarship

Several Entrance Scholarships are available only for UWaterloo applicants who intend to do a Music Major.  An audition is required in February/March. Successful students receive $2500 per year, renewable for total of 4 years.

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Recruitment Events

Come and see us at any of our upcoming recruitment events.

Royal Conservatory Music College & University Fair - Sept 14, 2024.

Music Faculty will be available at this fair to answer your questions about Music at the University of Waterloo. This is held right at the Conservatory from 10am-3pm.

Ontario Universities Fair - Toronto Convention Centre, October 5-6, 2024.

The Fair will be an in-person event this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year’s event is over two days from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.OUF UW booth

After the Ontario Universities Fair, there are also options to see our virtual presentation.

Join us for the virtual Information Sessions events:

  • Dates TBA

Each event is divided into 4 sessions, where you can learn about the universities of your choice and ask questions.

UWaterloo Fall Open House - University of Waterloo, Sat in Nov 2024. Date TBA.

UWaterloo March Break Open House - University of Waterloo, Sat in March 22, 2025.