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A Message from our Dean, Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner

As Dean of Laurier’s Faculty of Music, I am excited to invite you to discover the innovation happening at Laurier and to join us to discover your full potential. Our faculty offers a wide range of programs that can help students discover their full potential. We are committed to providing students with a comprehensive education that will prepare them for a successful career in music.

With our focus on creativity and innovation, Laurier’s Faculty of Music is the perfect place for students who want to explore their passion for music and discover their full potential. With career-ready micro credentials, innovative future-facing programs and partnerships, outstanding faculty, and facilities, I assure you that Laurier’s Faculty of Music stands with the best.

Dean Turner

About our Faculty

At Laurier’s Faculty of Music, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, we nurture your artistic and scholarly potential and provide a creative environment for you to thrive. Our faculty is known for its excellence in performance and collaborative music-making and is a global leader in community music and music education. You can enjoy and participate in more than 100 concerts and events a year, featuring students, faculty, and guest artists.

We are also home to two cutting-edge research centres: the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community. These centres are dedicated to advancing knowledge in music therapy and community music respectively.

We offer you opportunities to enhance your creativity and choice with partnerships at schools. You can combine a Laurier Bachelor of Music degree with a Metalworks Audio Production and Engineering Diploma in as little as four years, thanks to our unique articulation agreement with Mississauga-based Metalworks Institute.

About our Programming

Our Navigating the Music Industry Ecosystem Certificate, launched in 2023, is a sector-leading program that gives you the essential skills and knowledge to succeed in the dynamic music business scene. You will learn about royalties, licensing, sync licensing, production, publishing, touring, networking, law and marketing. This program is designed to help composers and all music graduates achieve their goals.

Our faculty offers a wide range of programs to suit your interests and aspirations, including:

We are committed to providing you with an exceptional education that prepares you for successful careers in music. Join us today and discover your musical potential!