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Monday, April 12, 2021

Orchestra@UWaterloo Concerto & Aria Competition 2022

Winner Ashley playing with accompanist Anna Ronai

We regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the February 2022 Concerto & Aria Competition to February 2023.  The first Covid shutdown occurred shortly after the 2020 competition, so we have not had a chance for the winners from that competition to perform with the orchestra.  Given the uncertainty surrounding the current

Monday, March 1, 2021

Big Fish Musical

Big Fish Musical

If you want to see a Grebel musical like no other, this is definitely your chance to do so. So many members of the community have come together to put together a show that will exceed what many would think possible during a pandemic.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Winter 2021 Ensembles are virtual

Virtual ensemble

Virtual ensembles give students a unique opportunity to closely examine their own performance through recordings, and to learn to work with others online.   Five available ensembles will emphasize collaboration, team-work, and instrumental and vocal technique.  Guest artists and speakers will give presentations, and there will be small group instruction as well. D

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Winter Noon Hour Concerts to Focus on Songs and Stories

Music @Home logo

Music plays an important role in the Conrad Grebel University College community, allowing audiences and musicians to share and experience stories told through song and the hearts of passionate artists. After a successful Noon Hour Concert Series@Home in the fall, Grebel’s concerts will continue in the same format this winter 2021 term. Grebel is very thankful to Staebler Insurance for sponsoring this series.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The power of music on emotions, stress, and mental health

Cameron Slipp playing piano

Good mental health is achieved through many habits like a healthy diet, exercise, connecting with others, expressing emotions in constructive ways, and the list goes on. Many of these habits can involve creating or listening to music. Of the many benefits music has on mental health, the most noticeable is the release of stress and emotions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Noon Hour Concerts at Home

Noon Hour Concerts at Home. Enjoy weekly noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home.

Gathering to create, share, and experience music together is an important part of the Conrad Grebel University College community. In an effort to stay connected and fulfill musical wishes, Grebel’s Noon Hour Concert series will go virtual for the fall 2020 term.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Inspirational Music Instructor Catherine Robertson Retires

Catherine Robertson picture

Inspirational Music Instructor Catherine Robertson Retires

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Music Professor Inspires Learning Inside the Classroom and Out

The high value Laura Gray places on her students is obvious inside the classroom and out. Laura is associate professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, serving as chair of the Music Department for nine of her 22 years at Grebel.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Student Composition to be performed at Noval Scotia Choral Festival

Cameron Slipp conducting pic

We are excited to share that the Nova Scotia Choral Festival (NSCF) 4th Young Composer's Competition jury selected an honourable mention for the competition; Peregrina by composer Cameron Slipp, a fourth year music major.

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