Perhaps it's the sound of West African drumming that caught your ear, or the sound of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble during a walk through the Fine Arts Building. Whatever your inspiration, we invite you to explore your passion for music with us!

The Department of Music offers courses in instrumental and vocal performance, rudiments, theory and harmony, history, musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and more. Many of our courses are open to students from across campus, regardless of department, faculty or discipline.

  • Detailed Course Descriptions Document
    This document provides additional descriptive information on courses offered in the Department of Music. Students should refer to the official Catalogue or Bear Tracks for up to date information on course availability, scheduling, and instructors.

  • Online Course Catalogue - Music
    UAlberta's comprehensive course catalogue highlights upcoming course timetables, credit information, and pre-requisites. 

  • Ensembles
    Restring your bow and fine-tune your musicianship skills in one of UAlberta's excellent ensembles-a great way to gain academic credit while building your brainpower and having fun!
  • Courses for Non-Music Students
    Explore a variety of 100-level offerings in rudiments, musicology, history, and instrumental and vocal performance.

  • Graduate Courses
    View current special topics at the undergraduate or graduate level in musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and harmony, instrumental literature, composition, music technology, and popular music.