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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Music 226: Studio (individual lessons for credit)

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Did you know any Waterloo student can take a studio course (individual lessons: voice|piano|instrumental), Music 226, for a full credit elective?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring Ensemble Auditions open for registration

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 The Balinese Gamelan, Instrumental Chamber groups, orchestra@uwaterloo, and the University Choir are open for audition registration.  Please see our Ensemble Page for details.  Auditions start on May 6th.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2020 Aria & Concerto Competition: Open for entries

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.

2020 Concerto and Aria Competition: February 1, 2020.

Deadline for application: October 25, 2019.  See orchestra website for entry forms.

Competition sponsored by Professor David Taylor

Friday, March 1, 2019

Renowned Vocalist Ysaÿe Barnwell to Visit Grebel

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Music builds community! In an effort to strengthen relationships and connections between individuals and groups in academic and local settings, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo is privileged to welcome an extraordinary musician as the 2019 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, Ph.D.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Winter 2019 Ensemble Auditions are open

Is music an essential part of your life?  Join one of our three choral ensembles or four instrumental ensembles in Winter 2019.  Auditions start January 7, but you can sign up for an audition slot now.  See audition details. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Music & Culture travel course: The Baltics

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Info. Session will take place on:
Wednesday, Nov 21 @ 1:30 Rm 1301, CGR.
Can't attend?  Contact: mark.vuorinen@uwaterloo.ca

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.

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