Faculty of Music

About the Faculty

Laurier’s renowned Faculty of Music is dedicated to fostering artistic and scholarly development of the highest calibre and to providing a creative environment for student success. Our students, faculty and outside artists present upwards of 100 concerts and events a year to the public. 


We offer two undergraduate programs: a Bachelor of Music and Ontario’s only Bachelor of Music Therapy. The Bachelor of Music offers many concentrations including Canada’s first in community music, composition, music education, integrated musical arts, music history, theory and critical analysis, performance and self-directed studies. 

Our graduate programs include a Master of Music Therapy and a Master of Arts in Community Music. We also offer two diploma programs: a Chamber Music Diploma and an Opera Diploma.


We are home to the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community research centres.

Events at the Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music is host to a variety of events, including more than 100 publicly available concerts, recitals, guest workshops, and other community events. Home to the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, and the Theatre Auditorium, our performance halls host thousands of guests each year.

Our Events Calendar is a one-stop shop for tickets, events, upcoming performances and even information about our performance halls.

You can also engage with our ensembles and faculty performances from the comfort of your home by streaming past concerts on our Faculty of Music YouTube channel.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, or need additional assistance, email us at concerts@wlu.ca.

We look forward to sharing our music with you.


We provide a variety of service and engagement opportunities for the community. You can hire a student musician or group to perform, book a student-led music therapy session, or participate in the Arts Express Summer Camp. For additional services or if you have questions, contact choosemusic@wlu.ca.

Join the Family

At Laurier’s Faculty of Music, you’re part of a family of faculty, students and staff who are passionate about your success.

Note: Our audition process has now been moved to video submission only. For audition questions, contact musicauditions@wlu.ca.

Laurier Conservatory

The Laurier Conservatory houses our non-curricular and community-based programming, such as music lessons or specialized workshops. For upcoming concerts of these programs, check out our concerts and events page.


Making Space for Music

The Making Space for Music campaign will transform our current facilities into vastly improved spaces for practicing, rehearsing and performing – providing more opportunities for music students to develop their craft and enabling the public to play a greater part in Laurier’s music programming.