With a faculty of distinguished composers, scholars and performers, the School of Music produces graduates who work in all aspect of the music industry. Learn more 








From UBC to the Junos

After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, Cris Derksen ('07) went from student to world-travelling performer. She’s toured with Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq, written music for the CBC, and been nominated for a Juno Award. 

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WATCH: UBC Symphonic Winds perform Leonard Bernstein's "Overture To Candide"  



The Wearable Interface

UBC Music's digital performance ensemble SUBCLASS is generating interest for its ambitious and innovative work. Ensemble director Dr. Bob Pritchard and collaborator Kiran Bhumber (B.Mus. '14) talked recently about their latest project: a wearable instrument.

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WATCH: Dancer Danielle Lee demonstrates a responsive body suit that uses conductive fabric to make music



WATCH: Kallie Clayton (Master's student), Sheldon Baxter (BMus'14, MMus'15), and Alireza Mojibian (BMus'15, Master's student) describe the amazing opportunities afforded to students in the UBC Opera Program


Lukas Kawabata/Instagram

Lukas Kawabata/Instagram

Student performers

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Dr. Dorothy Chang

Composer Dorothy Chang's music has been described as “evocative and kaleidoscopic” and praised for its colourful scoring and range of dramatic expression. Read more



Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Sekaha Gong Gita Asmara was formed in 1996 to explore and present Balinese arts in Vancouver, British Columbia. Watch them perform in the clip above. Read more  



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