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From wearable instruments to 3D printed violins

Created eight years ago as a laboratory where music meets technology, the Sonic UBC Laptop Sounds and Sensors Class has become a hothouse of innovation.

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Student Daniel Tsui demonstrates his Force Touch Gesturally Activated Augmented Violin



WATCH: UBC Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor


Image: Shutterfly

Image: Shutterfly

Inside the brain of an opera singer

UBC Opera and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health embark on the Wall Opera Project, an exciting interdisciplinary study of how opera training sculpts the brain.

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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

Planning an event? Hire a UBC Music student! Choose from a variety of chamber groups and individual musical offerings. You’re giving our students a great opportunity to practice their profession.





Terence Dawson

Pianist Terence Dawson has appeared as concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, Curio Ensemble, and he is the collaborator of choice for numerous artists and ensembles.

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African Music and Dance

The UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble focuses on music and dances from Africa and specializes in repertoire from West Africa region. Directed by Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo, the ensemble combines music, dance, drama, and visual arts. 

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