Faculty of Music

About the Faculty of Music

At Laurier’s renowned Faculty of Music we are dedicated to fostering artistic and scholarly development of the highest calibre and to providing a creative environment for student success.

As global innovators in community music and music education, we offer opportunities to enhance student creativity and choice with partnerships at schools like Metalworks Institute and Randolph College For The Performing Arts. Laurier will connect you to the future of music.

As leaders in performance and collaborative music-making, our students and faculty present upwards of 100 concerts and events a year to the community and beyond.


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. 

For 2023, we are launching the sector-leading Navigating the Music Industry Ecosystem Certificate which offers fully online courses open to any interested student.

Our graduate programs include a Master of Music Therapy, Master of Arts in Community Music and PhD in Music with fields in Community Music and Music Therapy. 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.

An Innovative Partnership

Laurier's Faculty of Music has created a unique articulation agreement with Mississauga-based Metalworks Institute.

Students can now blend a Laurier Bachelor of Music degree and a Metalworks Audio Production and Engineering Diploma in as little as four years. 

Tour Our Future

View the new Savvas Chamberlain Music Building in 360°.

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.

General Contact

Faculty of Music, John Aird Centre
75 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3C5


General inquiries - 519.884.1970 x2432

Prospective student questions - 519.884.1970 x2492


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.

Laurier Academy of Music and Arts

The Laurier Academy of Music and Arts (LAMA) houses all non-curricular programming and community arts education for the broader Kitchener-Waterloo community. LAMA offers music and arts instruction for all ages and abilities; including private instruction, group classes, summer camps, adult programming, Early Childhood Music, and Music Therapy. LAMA also houses Quartetfest and the Piano Lab.


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.