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Welcome to Music

Music at the University of Calgary is home to extraordinary opportunities for learning about music through performance, research and creative activity. Academic preparation is at the heart of our programs, and is translated into performances, publications and compositions that engage both tradition and innovation. The world-class acoustics of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital Hall and a focus on the growing realm of digital media offer students and faculty exciting opportunities to hear, create and perform music.

Unique to the University of Calgary experience is the annual RBC Concerto Competition, where Music students are given the opportunity to perform concertos with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, the Graduate Student Conference regularly brings graduate students from across Canada and beyond together for two days of simulating conversation and sharing of research. And our award-winning Jazz Orchestra has received critical acclaim for their performances at festivals in the United States and with visiting artists. Whether it is in ensemble rehearsals, private lessons or academic classrooms, our faculty and staff are dedicated to the students and deeply committed to their success and growth as musicians. We strive for excellence in all our activities and for the creation of a vibrant musical world within our classrooms, halls and our city.

As you explore our new website and learn about our many program offerings, successes, events, faculty members and community partnerships, we hope you are inspired to become engaged as a student, audience member or supporter.


Music Undergraduate
Music Graduate


Faculty Research
UCalgary String Quartet
Sonic Arts

Music Events

Faculty Series
Alumni and Friends Series
Monday Night Jazz
Student Recitals
Master Classes
Killam Scholar Classes


Ensemble Information
Ensemble Concerts

Performance Opportunities

Music Theatre

Community Partnerships

NEW 2017 Courses for non-majors

The School of Creative and Performing Arts has a wide variety of courses in all of our disciplines that are available to all undergraduate students on campus. They are a great way to enrich your current program and can be used to fulfill your Open Option requirements. See our latest offerings coming May-August 2017!

Upcoming Events for Music