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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Music & Culture travel course: The Baltics

baltics pic

Info. Session will take place on:
Wednesday, Nov 21 @ 1:30 Rm 1301, CGR.

Approx. date of trip: June 28 - July 8, 2019.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Considering Matthew Shepard a work of "great hope, compassion, and love."

Considering Matthew Shepard

Twenty years ago, a gay university student in Laramie, Wyoming, was driven to the outskirts of town. He was beaten, robbed, tied to a fence, and left to die. For 18 hours, Matthew Shepard hung bleeding, in near-freezing temperatures. The passing cyclist who found him thought at first that he was a scarecrow. He spent several days in a coma in hospital before dying.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ensemble 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. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

New 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! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Helen 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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Music and Healing

Pursuing Music’s Healing Effects

The Music program at Grebel and the University of Waterloo consistently appeals to students who are looking for a balanced and broad music education. When searching for a program that fit him best, student Tyler Reidy immediately felt comfortable when he arrived at Grebel for his pre-enrolment studio audition. “The faculty was incredibly welcoming, the students were encouraging and excited to get to know me during my audition process, and Grebel was small enough that I was immediately drawn to the community.” Tyler maintained a strong link to the department through all four years of his university career, and he is now set to graduate this spring with a Major in Music and an Intensive Music Specialization.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Music Department: Forty Years Strong

Grebel Band circ 1978

BY Laura Gray, Music Department Chair and Associate Professor of Music

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Transitions in Choral Directors

The Music Department wishes to express profound gratitude to two ensemble directors for their extraordinary work with Grebel choirs: Catherine Robertson (pictured at piano), who has directed the Chapel Choir since 2015, and Gerard Yun (pictured below), director of the University Choir since 2009.

Monday, April 16, 2018

New Grebel Professor to Focus on Early Music and Community

Kate Steiner

Musicologist Dr. Katherine Kennedy Steiner will join Conrad Grebel University College’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Music, starting July 1, 2018. Teaching a range of courses from broad musicology surveys, to music of the Renaissance and medieval eras, to church music and worship, Steiner will engage with diverse groups of students across the University of Waterloo campus. She will also direct the College’s Chapel Choir.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Liska Jetchick is new conductor of the University Choir

The UW Department of Music welcomes Canadian conductor Liska Jetchick to conduct the University Choir for Spring term 2018.  Liska holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.  While at Westminster Liska was Assistant Graduate Conductor of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and Westminster Kantorei.  Closer to home Liska has been conductor of London’s Conspirato Chamber Singers. Welcome, Liska! 

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