Canada's most exciting music program

One of the oldest and largest music schools in the country, the UBC School of Music offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree training in composition, performance, and scholarship. Whether you're an aspiring musician or musicologist, studio producer or teacher, we have a program for you. 


Study with leading musicians and scholars

Our faculty include internationally renowned composers, conductors, and soloists. Learn more


Join award-winning student ensembles

Audition for our student opera company, symphony orchestra, and many more. Learn more


Build your career while you learn

Gain valuable professional experience in performance, teaching, and technology. Learn more


A place for creators

Our faculty and students are performers, composers, and scholars. We produce important research, perform exciting interpretations of canonical music, develop cutting-edge music technologies, and record critically acclaimed new music.

You can, too. Learn more about our degree programs and non-degree education.


INNOVATION: Dr. Bob Pritchard and his SUBCLASS students test out a wearable instrument.


A community of collaborators

At the School of Music you will study, perform, and collaborate with some of the country's best and brightest young student musicians and scholars. You'll have the opportunity to make lifelong friendships and establish exciting musical partnerships.

Learn more about our award-winning student ensembles.


WATCH: UBC Symphony Orchestra performs Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D Minor at Chan Centre. 


Enter stage right

Our music students rehearse and perform in UBC's world-class concert halls and performance spaces. From the state-of-the-art Chan Centre for Performing Arts, one of North America's premier musical venues, to the historic Old Auditorium and intimate Roy Barnett Recital Hall, you will have the opportunity to train and grow as a professional musician in front of diverse audiences.

Learn more about our concert halls and performance spaces.  


WATCH: Opera students and recent alumni Kallie Clayton (Master's student), Sheldon Baxter (BMus'14, MMus'15), and Alireza Mojibian (BMus'15, Master's student) talk about what it's like to study at UBC.


Your future in music awaits

UBC School of Music produces graduates who work in all aspect of the music industry. Our alumni include high-profile artists such as opera star Ben Heppner and composer John Estacio, orchestral and chamber musicians at companies as diverse as the Metropolitan Opera and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as academics, producers, broadcasters, and music educators.

Learn more about our distinguished alumni and the career development opportunities available to you during and after your studies.

Ready to apply?

Visit our undergraduate and graduate pages for step-by-step guidelines, and be sure to check out our new Admissions Blog for news and tips to help you on your way.



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