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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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Visit Grebel at our Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House

Due to Covid resistrictions, we are now offering virtual tours of our residence and learning facilities. 

Did you miss our first Virtual Open House? We had so much fun that we want to do it again on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm EST (check for more dates to come). Attend this live virtual event for a tour of Grebel's residence life and academic programs, online! Register here to receive your webinar link. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Grebel’s First Music Professor Left Lasting Legacy

Helen Martens plays piano

Helen Martens, Conrad Grebel University College’s first music faculty member, passed away on Thursday, April 9 at the age of 92, surrounded by family in Winnipeg. She last visited Grebel in 2013 during the College’s 50th anniversary.

Grebel staff and faculty remember Helen Martens for her extensive contributions to the Music Department and the College community.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Music Ensembles cancelled for Spring term

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the University's suspension of all in-person courses for Spring term 2020, we regret that ensembles are cancelled for the term. This is a disappointment for students who look forward to participating in ensembles, as it is for ensemble directors and all of us in the Music Department. We hope that ensembles can resume in fall term but we will update the website once we hear from the University.

Friday, March 13, 2020

March Break Open House

march break

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Waterloo has decided to CANCEL March Break Open House on March 21, 2020.

This decision was made in consultation with university leadership and public health officials in order to best protect our guests and the many staff and volunteers who support this eve

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