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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

Friday, March 6, 2020

Music Alumna’s Versatile Voice Returns to Grebel

Mary-Catherine Pazzano sings while Paul Stouffer plays piano

The powerful voice of Mary-Catherine Pazzano delivered a captivating rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s musical works, both well-loved and little-known. On February 26, she was accompanied by accomplished pianist Paul Stouffer as part of Conrad Grebel University College’s Noon Hour Concert Series. A University of Waterloo and Grebel alumna herself, Mary-Catherine remarked that “it’s always good to be back!”

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

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.

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.

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