Music is the ultimate expression of hand, heart, and mind. The UBC School of Music is recognized as one of the top three music schools in Canada. In all your creative and academic pursuits, you will be guided by faculty who perform and compose at an international level, and who are featured in award-winning recordings.

There are two undergraduate music programs at UBC:


Admission to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) program requires an audition.

To apply to the major or minor program, contact Dr. John Roeder.


Grace Ma: Finding her Rhythm

Grace Ma is someone who likes to get an early start. She began her music career at the age of four, and as a third-year music student, presented her original research at the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference for university students around the world.

Paul Hung: YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Paul Hung brings a new meaning to “YouTube famous”. A 3rd year flute student at the UBC School of Music studying with Lorna McGhee, Paul is one of five Canadians selected to perform in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 in Australia from March 14 to 20.

Dr. Gage Averill: Part Detective, Part Ethnomusicologist

Haitian scholar and UBC Dean of Arts Gage Averill didn’t receive his recent Grammy nomination from singing Bad Romance alongside Lady Gaga. He’s being recognized for a mammoth project unearthing the extensive recordings of Alan Lomax, a famed folklorist and ethnomusicologist.

Something old is new again

Walking the halls of the School of Music, you can actually hear the sound of learning taking place. That sound just became a whole lot louder with the stunning $22 million renovation of both the School of Music’s Old Auditorium and the Roy Barnett Recital Hall.

Peter Wall Institute announces 2010 Arts award winners

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has announced its 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholars in Residence award winners and three are prominent Faculty of Arts academics.


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