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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Music Open House

Register now and join us on Friday, March 10, 2017 for our Music Open House.

Why Friday? By hosting during the week our Open House lets you attend current student classes to experience what it’s like to be a Laurier music student.

In addition to attending classes, our instructors will be on hand to answer your questions, current students will perform and tours of the building and campus (including residence) will be available.

Our Open House schedule will be updated periodically until March and a final schedule will be circulated to those who have registered.

9 a.m.: Start Your Day

Our Program Overview will introduce you to the options you have for studying music at Laurier followed by our talented students performing some of their best pieces.


Take courses in areas like Composition, Music Therapy and Music History in your first year to help you decide which concentration to pursue.

Building Tours

Tours leave every 15 minutes from the Faculty of Music Recital Hall foyer. Our current students will walk you through the music building showing you classrooms, practice spaces and our faculty offices.

Academic Advising

Meet with our Academic Advisor Kathy Gauci who can help show you how to personalize our program to your goals. Kathy will be available for drop-in conversations between the times listed below:

  • 10 a.m. – noon
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Academic Sessions

Intro to Music Therapy Presentation

  • Recital Hall
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Community Music Presentation

  • Theatre Auditorium
  • TBA

Music Education Overview with Lee Willingham

  • TBA

Composition Q&A

  • TBA

Perform in a Prospective Student Masterclass

Want to perform in a masterclass? Fill in the info below. Students will be contacted if chosen to participate.

Attend Current Student Masterclasses

Saxophone Masterclass with Dave Wiffen

  • A221
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

French Horn Masterclass with Derek Conrod

  • TBA

Piano Masterclass with Marnie Van Weelden

  • A431
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Percussion Masterclass with Dave Campion

  • A318
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon

Voice Family Masterclass with Brett Polegato

  • Senate and Board Chamber
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Clarinet Masterclass with Peter Shackleton

  • A224
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Voice Masterclass with Michael Donovan

  • A318
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Attend Current Student Lessons

Piano Studio Lessons with Terrence Kroetsch

  • A419
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Piano Studio Lessons with Heather Taves

  • TBA

Voice Studio Lessons with James McLean

  • A433
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Voice Studio Lessons with Michael Donovan

  • A414
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Current Student/Faculty Performances

Flute Chamber Music Rehearsal

  • Recital Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal for Flute Ensemble / Chamber Music concert

  • Recital Hall
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Penderecki String Quartet Rehearsal and Q&A

  • A106
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Guitar in the Library Concert

  • Laurier Library
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Question and Answer Sessions

Casual Q&A drop-in sessions will be available with faculty and/or students in the following instrument areas:

  • bassoon
  • cello
  • clarinet
  • double bass
  • euphonium/tuba
  • French horn
  • guitar
  • oboe
  • percussion
  • saxophone
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • viola/violin


Email, call 519.884.1970 x2492 or text 519.807.0472.

Campus Tours

If you can't make it to our open house, you can book a campus tour. Our tours take about 1.5 hours and covers many areas of campus, including:

  • Academic and faculty buildings
  • Residence rooms (both dormitory and apartment style)
  • Food outlets
  • The Athletic Complex
  • The Laurier Library

Tours depart from the Welcome Centre, located in the Bricker Academic Building. One of our Laurier Student Ambassador tour guides will meet you in the Welcome Centre before the tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the tour. Directions to our Waterloo campus will be sent to you via email (some online map directions are not accurate).

Tours scheduled Monday-Friday can be accompanied with a Faculty of Music building tour and advising session with Faculty of Music staff. Contact for further details.

Parking on campus is strictly enforced, so please ensure you park in designated visitor parking only.

Register for a tour.

Can't Visit Us in Person?

We’d love to meet you in person, but we understand that might not be feasible for everyone. If you can’t make it to us, why not take a look at our virtual tours? Check out the Waterloo campus.


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