School of Music students have many opportunities to play in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.

Student training is at the heart of the performing arts. Training the next generation of musicians in a supportive and nurturing environment with state-of-the-art equipment is essential.

  • The School of Music is located in the MacLaurin Building. The Building houses the 220 seat Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, two large rehearsal rooms, forty practice rooms (equipped with upright or small grand pianos), faculty offices and teaching studios.

  • UVic is now Canada’s first All-Steinway school, which means that Steinway-designed pianos are available in all practice rooms, studios and concert halls.

  • The School's large ensembles - the Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Chorus - rehearse and perform in the 1300-seat Farquhar Auditorium in the University Centre, acclaimed for its fine acoustics. The concert piano in the Auditorium is a Steinway.

  • Both the Recital Hall and the Auditorium contain professional-quality recording facilities and all faculty and student performances are recorded. The Digital Music/Recording Studios are equipped with an impressive array of vintage and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • The University's McPherson Library has one of the major music collections in Canada with approximately 61,000 volumes of scores, books, and periodicals. Also included in the library is the newly renovated Music & Media Commons. In addition to the music collection in the McPherson Library, the School maintains its own smaller library of ensemble scores and parts.


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