The School of Music of the Faculty of Arts provides the rigorous training needed for a vibrant and successful career in music. The programs include options in performance, musicology, theory, composition, music education, piano pedagogy, and arts administration. Ensembles include the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, University of Ottawa Choir, Calixa-Lavallée Choir, Opera Workshop and several smaller ensembles.
Our School of Music is one of the country’s leading music schools. Whether you want to perfect your instrumental skills with a Bachelor of Music (BMus) or pursue a deeper knowledge of music with a BA in Music, it is the ideal place to nurture your passion for all things musical and to pursue the rigorous training needed for an active and successful career in the field. We maintain close ties with renowned institutions such as the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. You will have access to our state-of-the-art music facilities and internationally recognized professors, who perform around the globe and publish in leading academic journals. We are a full-service music school offering programs in performance, composition, music education, piano pedagogy, theory and musicology.
Events at the School of Music
Concerts and Recitals
Masterclasses and Lectures
“Upheld by a community of intellectual rigor and warm collegiality, the PhD program lets students connect across disciplines while building on – and challenging – traditional musicological approaches.”
Anneli Loepp Thiessen
— MMus 2020; PhD candidate
“My time at uOttawa was challenging, engaging, and artistically formative. The School of Music is a hub of young musicians bursting with camaraderie and a faculty that demands the highest from them.”
— MMus 2021; Grad. Dipl. 2022
We welcome Christopher Moore to his new role of Director
Beginning his mandate on July 1, 2022, Professor Moore looks forward to serving the School of Music and to help rebuild a sense of community that was put under significant pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Faculty of Arts appoints a Special Advisor on the Francophonie
The Faculty of Arts is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Joël Beddows as Special Advisor on the Francophonie.
School of Music
Pérez Hall, room 103
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)
Simard Hall, room 128
Desmarais Hall, 8th floor
613 562-5800 ext. 5439