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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Position in Studio Piano

The Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in Studio Piano to begin May 2020. The successful candidate will teach in Fall, Winter and Spring term for approximately 10-15 hours/week as part of our interdisciplinary and innovative department at the University of Waterloo. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

orchestra@uwaterloo’s 2020 concerto and aria competition presents musical excellence

Concerto and Aria Competition finalists joined by Professor Emeritus David Taylor

Concerto and Aria Competition finalists joined by Professor Emeritus David Taylor

The orchestra@uwaterloo held its 2020 Concerto and Aria Competition on February 1 at Conrad Grebel University College. Any student or recent graduate of the University of Waterloo is eligible to compete in this biennial competition hosted by the orchestra. The Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is grateful to Professor Emeritus David Taylor, whose generous and ongoing support of the orchestra has made these competitions possible.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Worship Apprentices: A Resource for the Church

Students singing in chapel

Every Tuesday, a diverse team of UWaterloo students gathers for prayer, small group discussion, song teaching, and worship service planning. These students are part of the Worship Apprentice Program offered by Grebel’s Music Department as a skill-building opportunity within the Church Music and Worship Program. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Learning from unique music traditions

Students engaged in speaker learning workshop

The founder and artistic director of Waterloo Region Mass Choir led a dynamic gospel music workshop for students at Conrad Grebel University College on Monday, January 27. Darren Hamilton is an accomplished musician and is experienced as a vocalist, arranger, songwriter, and music educator. He joined students from the Chapel Choir and Grebel’s Worship Practicum course to discuss the African American gospel tradition.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Winter 2020 Noon Hour Concerts Offer Variety and Enrichment

Mary-Catherine Pazzano

The Noon Hour Concert Series at Conrad Grebel University College includes a range of both local and international musical talent. The performances consist of classical, jazz, world music, and contemporary works and are presented throughout the fall and winter terms. These free events take place on most Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20pm in the Grebel Chapel. This season introduces eight unique concerts, presenting multi-faceted talent.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Visiting the Prairies Through Compositions

Karen Sunabaka and Darryl Friesen

From the Prairies: The Solo Piano Music of Karen Sunabacka received warm applause from the full audience at the first Noon Hour Concert of Conrad Grebel University College's season on January 15. Grebel Music Prof.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Music and Math is a balanced combination

Music Theory at UWaterloo

Music and Mathematics have been connected disciplines in the minds of psychologists and neuroscientists for years. An increasing number of studies have been carried out to link the effects of music on mathematical skills and vice versa. Many of these studies have found correlations between above-average musical abilities and above-average math performance.

Friday, December 20, 2019

It's not too late: Set up your Early Audition for Scholarships. Study music at UWaterloo!

passion for music

Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

We want to get to know you and see if Music at UWaterloo is the right fit for you.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Music Professor Premiering Three Original Compositions this Month

Karen Sunabacka

The students, staff, and faculty of Conrad Grebel University College are fortunate to have Karen Sunabacka as an Associate Professor in the Music Department. Along with teaching music theory and composition, Karen is an internationally renowned composer. Her compositions have been performed across Canada and the U.S., as well as in South America and Europe.

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