Canada’s most exciting music program

The UBC School of Music programs nurture agile, collaborative, thoughtful, informed, and innovative musicians through exploration of a range of musical practices and ideas that are crucial in the interconnected global environment of the twenty-first century. We see studies in music as a lifelong process of discovery and creative expression. In everything we do we demonstrate music’s broader connections to culture, identities, social justice, health and the environment.

We recognize that sharing all sorts of music brings meaning, inspiration, and creativity to us and others. Our programs foster local and global musical citizenship through coursework, performance, personal mentoring. We prioritize a student-centred approach while building a school community that respects all musics—that of Indigenous and settler traditions, as well as the musical cultures that resonate with our diverse student body and the varied communities we belong to.