School of Music

Percussion student Brandon Chow

Learn from the best

Percussion student Brandon Chow says the integration and collaboration between performers, researchers and composers is what makes studying music at UVic unique.

Become a student
Jilaine Orton reading a music book with instruments in the background

Careers in music

Discover the many careers that a degree in music can lead to: Jilaine Orton chose to pursue a music education career to facilitate music learning for students from all types of backgrounds.

Career possibilities
Female student playing a piano in a classroom

Nurture your passion

With countless performance opportunities and exceptional facilities, our courses and faculty mentorship help you to grow as an artist.

Course offerings
Band plays for sports event

Not just for music students

If you're not a music student, we have electives that will support any program, regardless of your music experience.

Unique in Canada

Unique in Canada

Mexico’s Cuarteto Chroma were the first to earn their Master’s in Music Performance (Emphasis on String Quartet) at UVic
—a program unique in Canada

Graduate programs

Distinguished Alumni

CBC Saturday Afternoon at the Opera host Marion Newman is one of UVic’s Distinguished Alumni. “Telling Indigenous story through opera and art song gives me a chance to share Indigenous perspective that has been denied most people in Canada,” she says.

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We celebrate the role of music in daily life

Immerse yourself in the study of music with our expert faculty and dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs. Whether music is your passion or your pleasure, our supportive classes and individual studio lessons will give you the chance to collaborate with fellow musicians and grow as an artist and performer.

Join us and discover your edge at UVic’s School of Music!

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.