How you can make a difference

At the UBC School of Music, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of artistic talent. With the help of our generous donors, we nurture talented young musicians and scholars, stage inspiring performances, make connections between students and top professionals, and enrich the wider community on campus and beyond. You can make a difference! Here are some of our programs you can support:

 
 
 

Scholarships & Support

Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

UBC School of Music attracts brilliant young musicians and scholars from across Canada and around the world. Scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, prizes and service awards empower them to reach higher and achieve more.

Support Music Scholarships

 

 
Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & EQUIPMENT

The School of Music provides students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform on top quality pianos and heritage instruments, record and edit music in a studio setting and more, as part of their professional training.

Help Purchase Instruments & Equipment

 

 
Photo courtesy UBC Opera

Photo courtesy UBC Opera

MASTERCLASSES & VISITING ARTISTS

As part of our program of musical and academic enrichment, the School of Music strives to offer private lessons, symposiums, masterclasses, and more. Distinguished guest faculty from across North America have include opera superstar Ben Heppner to Oscar- and Pulitzer-winning composer John Corigliano.

Support Masterclasses & Visiting Artists

 

 
Photo: Don Erhardt

Photo: Don Erhardt

SCHOOL OF MUSIC TRUST FUND

A donation to the School of Music Trust Fund gives us the flexibility to grow and improve our many different programs as part of our mission to  create an outstanding learning environment for our students. 

Support the School of Music Trust Fund

 
 

 
 

"When you make a gift, you are helping future musicians to pursue their dreams and share their talents."

– Dr. Richard Kurth, Director of the School of Music

 
 

Ensembles

Photo: Brian Hawkes

Photo: Brian Hawkes

UBC BANDS

Students in the UBC Bands perform outstanding wind repertoire, from traditional masterworks to new music for groups varying in size from chamber ensemble to full band. The UBC Bands produce and perform at least six concerts per year.

Support Bands

 

 
Photo: Vincent L. Chan

Photo: Vincent L. Chan

UBC CHOIRS

UBC Choirs comprises five student choirs of different sizes and ability, from the powerful 200-member Choral Union to the exciting and dynamic University Singers.

Support Choirs

 
 

 
Photo: Tim Matheson

Photo: Tim Matheson

UBC OPERA

Canada's most ambitious student opera ensemble, UBC Opera educates and promotes gifted young opera singers while preparing them for international careers. The ensemble presents three opera productions on campus each year, plus two more each summer in the Czech Republic, and numerous other opera-repertoire concerts on and off campus.

Support UBC Opera

 

 
Photo: Don Erhardt

Photo: Don Erhardt

UBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The UBC Symphony Orchestra (UBCSO) is one of the finest student orchestras in North America, preparing many young musicians for professional careers. The 110-member ensemble performs symphonic works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, giving several concerts during the year, often featuring soloists.

Support UBC Symphony Orchestra

 

 
Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC

CHAMBER MUSIC & SMALL ENSEMBLES

The UBC School of Music is home to nine different small ensembles. They play in dozens of traditions and styles, from Bach to Balinese Gamelan, Early Music to Korean drumming, and everything in between.

Support Chamber Music and Small Ensembles

 
 

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