The composition section has a reputation for experimentation and innovation. The School attracts composition students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world.
Our faculty consists of accomplished composers involved in both the creation and research of music composition. Their works are performed at major festivals and concert venues both nationally and internationally.
Programs & Courses
We offer Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs in Music Composition.
In addition to private instruction, students can take advantage of a variety of courses in the areas of composition, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and computer music.
As a student composer at UVic, your music will be performed at events such as composer concerts, colloquia, computer music workshops, and the annual University of Victoria Orchestra Reading Session. We invite guest speakers and ensembles from around the world to perform and teach.
Michael Berger (BMus, UVic)
DMA candidate, Stanford University
Christoph Both (PhD SPAR)
David Cecchetto (MMus/PhD, UVic)
Associate Professor (Critical Digital Theory) in the Department of Humanities at York University
Robert Coburn (PhD SPAR)
University of the Pacific
MMus, Uvic, PhD, University of Alberta
Georgui Harizanov (MMus, UVic) PhD, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Anna Hostman (BMus/MMus UVic) DMA, University of Toronto
Hollas Longton (BMus, UVic), MA, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, NL
Darren Miller (MMus, PhD, UVic)
Program Officer, Canada Council for the Arts
Max Murray (BMus, UVic) Hans Eisler Hochschule Berlin,
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Nick Piper (MMus, UVic)
SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, 2010
Felipe Ribeiro (MMus, UVic)
Professor, Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, Brazil
Fuhong Shi (MMus, UVic)
Karen Kieser Prize Winner, 2007, PhD University of Toronto, 2010
Faculty Member,Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing
Christopher Reiche (MMus, UVic)
President, Canadian League of Composers
Heymin Suk (MMus, UVic)
SOCAN Pierre Mercure Award, 2008
Sabrina Schroeder (BMus, UVic) PhD, Harvard University
Andrea Young (BMus, UVic) PhD, CalArts