Welcome to the School of Music
The University of Victoria’s School of Music offers a professional education for students who wish to pursue careers in music. Its graduates have gone on to work in the music industry, receive prestigious awards, pursue advanced studies in North America and Europe, and enter the teaching profession.
The faculty includes performers of international reputation, along with composers, musicologists, theorists, and educators who are actively engaged in scholarly and creative activity. Enrollment is limited, ensuring that our 200 undergraduate and 35 graduate students fully benefit from careful guidance and world-class training in a nurturing learning environment.
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Summer Music Courses Rock!
Summer Music Courses Rock!
Want a fresh soundtrack for the summer semester? Check out these special courses offered through the School of Music on Artsy Type.
May 25-Jun 2 — SALT: New Music Festival & Symposium
Bringing experts in the field of contemporary music to Victoria, BC, the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium aims to create a new international framework for the study, research and performance of contemporary and electronic music. Created, organized and hosted by the Tsilumos Ensemble (Dániel Péter Biró, guitar, Kristofer Covlin, saxophones, Ajtony Csaba, piano/harpsichord/conductor, and Joanna Hood, viola), this weeklong event features concerts, masterclasses, lectures and private lessons with composers and interpreters of contemporary music from around the world. All lectures, colloquia, reading sessions and masterclasses are free of charge and open to the general public.
Guest Artists of the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium include recent winners of the Darmstadt Summer Course Kranichstein Prize, Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago, USA), the world-renowned members of the Experimentalstudio (Freiburg, Germany), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montreal, Canada) and tuba soloist Max Murray (Berlin/Victoria). Invited composers include Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Dániel Péter Biró, Wolf Edwards, Gianluca Ullivelli, Detlef Heusinger and Steven KazuoTakasugi.
Events will take place at Open Space (510 Fort Street) and the University of Victoria School of Music (MacLaurin Building, B-wing).
For more information, visit the Tsilumos Ensemble website.
Jun 6-9 — Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) Annual Meeting
Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) Annual Meeting
In coordination with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) annual meeting will take place at The University of Victoria on June 6-9. The event features a Gala Concert on June 6 with members of the School of Music performance faculty in a program of works by Brahms, Schumann, Schafer, Kulesha and Grimm. Session topics range from Music, Landscape and the Environment to Modernism in Quebec and include lecture-recitals, mini concerts, round table discussions, as well as a contemporary music concert featuring prize winners from the CUMS 2013 Student Composer Competition.
Job & Volunteer Postions
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.