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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Music Open Houses

Mark your calendars for our Music Open Houses on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 and Friday, March 9, 2018.

Our Music Open Houses give you the chance to sit in on current student classes to get a feel for what it is like to be a Laurier student. You'll also be able to meet and mingle with our students and faculty plus hear them perform in a showcase concert. On top of attending real student classes we'll host a number of academic presentations on our programs and will also help prepare you for the audition process.

Fall Open House Registration

Please note we will constantly be updating our schedule until November 3rd. Physical schedules will be emailed to all who register.

Our tentative schedule includes:

Program Overview, Dean's Welcome and Concert

Start your day with us in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. to learn more about our program offerings, meet our dean and hear our current students perform.

Information Sessions

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Bachelor of Music in Community Music Overview, Paul Martin Centre
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Music Therapy Overview with Colin Lee, Paul Martin Centre
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Composition at Laurier Presentation, A510
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Audition Information Session, Recital Hall

Student Associations Fair

10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Recital Hall Foyer

Connect with current Laurier music students who are members of the FAculty of Music Students' Association, Music Therapy Students' Association, Student Association for Music Educators, Composers and Improvisers Association and the Community Music Students Association.

Faculty of Music Tours

10:15 - 3:00 p.m., Recital Hall Foyer

Leaving every 15 minutes, join us for a guided tour of the Faculty of Music buliding. Our last tour will leave at 3 p.m.

Full campus tours are also available. Please register in advance here for the time that fits your day best. Tours of campus are roughly 1.5 hours.

Current Student Masterclasses

During these classes, current students will perform for their peers and receive constructive feedback from their instructors.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Piano Masterclass with Heather Taves, Recital Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Flute Masterclass with Amy Hamilton, A431
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Percussion Masterclass with Dave Campion, A318
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Voice Masterclass with Jennie Such, A220
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Piano Masterclass with Marnie Van Weelden, A221
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., French Horn Masterclass with Nina Brickman, A223
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Student led Clarinet Masterclass, TBA

Prospective Student Masterclasses

Participants for these sessions must be pre-approved to perform from the Faculty of Music. Contact

  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Prospective Student Voice Masterclass, Recital Hall
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Prospective Student Piano Masterclass, TBA

Instrument Q&A's

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Trumpet Q&A with Guy Few, A314
  • 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Harp Studio Lessons and Q&A with Lori Gemmell, A304
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m, Double Bass Student Q&A, A319
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Trombone Student Q&A, A325
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., French Horn Q&A with Nina Brickman, A302
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., String Instrument Q&A with the Penderecki String Quartet, A106
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Saxophone Student Q&A, A324
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Oboe Student Q&A, A309
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Tuba Student Q&A, TBA
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Basson Student Q&A, A421

Details TBA

  • Community Music Student Q&A
  • Piano Student Q&A
  • Voice Student Q&A

Open Ensemble Rehearsals

  • 10:30 – 12:20 p.m., Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal, A318
  • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Guitar Ensemble Rehearsal, A106


On November 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. you'll have the chance to have your questions answered in real-time by our Faculty of Music staff. We will talk about admission requirements to our Faculty of Music programs including audition processes, theory test questions and suggestions for interview preparation.

At the same time, we will focus on what our Music programs can offer you as a student including double majoring, minoring, performance experiences, Residence Learning Communities and how to get involved on campus. Not sure what questions to ask? Listen in to what other prospective students and their families are asking

Register now

Campus Tours

If you can't make it to our open house, you can book a campus tour. Our tours take about 1.5 hours and covers many areas of campus, including:

  • Academic and faculty buildings
  • Residence rooms (both dormitory and apartment style)
  • Food outlets
  • The Athletic Complex
  • The Laurier Library

Tours depart from the Welcome Centre, located in the Bricker Academic Building. One of our Laurier Student Ambassador tour guides will meet you in the Welcome Centre before the tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the tour. Directions to our Waterloo campus will be sent to you via email (some online map directions are not accurate).

Tours scheduled Monday-Friday can be accompanied with a Faculty of Music building tour and advising session with Faculty of Music staff. Contact for further details.

Parking on campus is strictly enforced, so please ensure you park in designated visitor parking only.

Register for a tour.

Can't Visit Us in Person?

We’d love to meet you in person, but we understand that might not be feasible for everyone. If you can’t make it to us, why not take a look at our virtual tours? Check out the Waterloo campus.

Upcoming Events

Faculty of Music Open House

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
  • Friday, March 9, 2018

Faculty of Music Webinar

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 2017


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