Faculty of Music
Laurier’s Faculty of Music offers students with a passion for music the opportunity to develop as performers, composers, musicologists, educators and music therapy specialists. This program is a vibrant part of the musical community in Waterloo Region and its graduates are respected around the world.
The faculty offers internationally recognized instrumental, voice and composition programs, with the focus on one-to-one instruction with accomplished professionals and exposure to renowned performers through master classes and performances. Musicology and music education programs, along with an active music-in-the-community program, prepare students to become academics and educators. The Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research is the centrepiece of a highly respected music therapy program at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Faculty’s funding priorities seek to advance Laurier as a place of creative development, practical and theoretical learning, and community outreach.
Facility Enhancement - Support a state-of-the-art practice facility in which music students can hone their skills as they become the accomplished performers of tomorrow.
Instrument Replacement Program - Support student practice and performance skills development through a program to acquire new instruments and refurbish existing ones.
Music in the Community - Support the Faculty’s community outreach, including concerts and workshops, through the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LcMc).
Music Therapy Research - Support innovative music therapy research to moderate the effects of disease, aging and trauma.
Student Assistance - Support academic excellence or provide students with financial support.