Music

Message from the Chair

William Street Chair University of Alberta Department of Music

William H. Street

Chair, Department of Music
University of Alberta

I am pleased to introduce you to the University of Alberta Department of Music. We are a community of musicians and scholars devoted to supporting the talented students that come to us from the city of Edmonton, the Province of Alberta, across the country and around the world.

The Department is pleased to host 100+ concerts and events each year, ranging from orientation and convocation activities, to concerts and recitals, conferences, engaging speakers’ series and workshops in all musical genres. The skill, talent and dedication of our award-winning faculty, instructors and staff provide students with an unmatched pool of resources.

Through collaborative learning and performance opportunities, our students are fully engaged ‘musical citizens’ and are able to network and develop connections to the greater musical community, both on and off campus. We are continually exploring and discovering ways to engage students in professional activity.

Our students are also regular competitors and recipients of research and performance scholarships and awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both locally and nationally, resulting in them gaining valuable recognition and support in the early stages of their careers.

All students benefit from masterclasses with guest artists and renowned lecturers; many are open to the community. The Department consistently showcases and supports emerging talent with a variety of creative and collaborative events throughout the year.

If you have a strong interest in music as a scholarly pursuit or as a performer, I invite you to harness your passion, explore your possibilities and apply to one of our programs.