Why UVic School of Music?

Study with World-Class Faculty
We have an amazing faculty of performers, scholars, and composers  who are recognized leaders in their fields. They perform on stages around the world, publish books and scholarly articles, and compose for some of the nation’s most prominent musicians. As a Bachelor of Music student, you will study privately with world-renowned faculty  who have active performance careers and connections―mentors with valuable advice who will help you grow as a musician and guide your career.

Get Professional Training in a Nurturing Environment
We have tremendous success in placing students in careers in the arts. There’s a myth going around that you can’t find work with a degree in music —our experience shows otherwise. Our alumni perform in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria Symphony and the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. They work as professors at colleges and universities in Canada, the United States, and as far away as Finland , and are teachers in classrooms across British Columbia. They are high profile and active composers , successful studio teachers, arts administrators, and performers in chamber groups, bands, and choirs.

Live in Victoria with its Thriving Arts Community
UVic is situated in a beautiful part of the city within a short walk of beaches and hiking trails. Victoria attracts artists, writers, and musicians from around the world. There is a wealth of festivals and concerts in which to participate and enjoy. Students can also take advantage of working with high-profile local groups such as Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony.

Study at a Top-Ranked University
As a student in the School of Music, you are part of an amazing learning environment. UVic ranks in the top 20 universities in the world under the age of 50 and first in Canada in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings  and is emerging as a powerhouse in higher education. It is consistently ranked by students and external surveys as one of Canada’s leading universities for teaching, scholarship, and artistic performance. UVic is truly an inspiring place to work, live, and study.

Experience State of the Art Facilities
The School of Music is committed to inspiring excellence in its students, faculty, and programs. In 2008 we made a commitment to excellence as the first and only all-Steinway School in Canada —which means a ll performance spaces, piano teaching studios, and practice rooms are equipped with Steinway pianos. This puts us—and our students—at a tremendous advantage. Steinways are known for their outstanding acoustical and performance properties , but w hat’s remarkable is that we’ve seen the “Steinway effect” well beyond the piano studio. The beautiful tone of a Steinway and the control it gives pianists over the sound impacts all of our students in chamber groups and ensembles.

At UVic you get world-class professors, life-changing opportunities, great degree programs, and possibly the most attractive and vibrant location that any university has to offer.



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