Orchestra march 2019 - 2 violins

School of Music

The School of Music at the University of Ottawa is one of the country's leading music schools. It’s 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.

Welcome

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.

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Pérez Hall
Pérez Hall

Programs

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.

Piano pedagogy

Promote multidisciplinary research in the field of piano pedagogy in order to establish a better understanding of piano learning and piano teaching.

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Stephen Eckert

“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.”

Stephen Eckert

— MMus 2021; Grad. Dipl. 2022

Anneli Loepp Thiessen

“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

Contact us

School of Music

Pérez Hall, room 103
50 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5
Map

Tel.: 613-562-5733
Fax: 613-562-5140
[email protected]

 

 

Office hours

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.)

Academic assistants

Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
613-562-5134 
[email protected]

Graduate studies 
Desmarais Hall, 8th floor
613 562-5800 ext. 5439
[email protected]