School of Music

One of the oldest and largest music schools in the country, the UBC School of Music offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree training in composition, performance, and scholarship. Whether you're an aspiring musician or musicologist, studio producer or teacher, we have a program for you. 

The School of Music offers graduate programs and degrees in three broad fields of specialization: performance, composition, and music scholarship.

The Master of Music (M.Mus.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) are offered in performance and composition; the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Music with emphases on Music Theory, Historical Musicology, and Ethnomusicology. We also offer Master's and doctoral degrees in Music Education.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Anderson, L. Mark Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Carrabre, T. Patrick Music; construction of identity; creation of shared musical spaces with indigenous and non-western musicians; decolonization; use of interactive electronics
Chang, Dorothy Composition
Fisher, Alexander Music, n.e.c.; musicology; music; Sound Studies; History; religious history
Franch Ballester, Jose Spanish clarinetist
Fung, David
Gillham, David violin
Girard, Jonathan conducting, orchestra, opera, new music, conducting pedagogy, orchestral repertoire, symphonic music, orchestral music, orchestration, Berlioz, Stravinsky
Hamel, Keith Music composition; Composition; Interactive Computer Music
Hamm, Corey Piano and Chamber music
Hermiston, Nancy Jane Performing arts, n.e.c.; Other medical sciences; opera, voice, theatre, interdisciplinary work with a diversity of fields and opera; Opera training and its effect on sculpting the brain - Wall Opera Project, Hermiston/L/Boyd/J Werker
Hesselink, Nathan Music; ethnomusicology; music analysis; entrainment; rhythmic play and social meaning; Anglo-American rock music; African American popular music
Jun, Hyejung Music; choral
Langager, Graeme choral conducting
Law, Hedy Opera; eighteenth-century French music; opera; pantomime; dance; gesture; sign; the Enlightenment; Cantonese music; Cantonese opera; Cantonese songs; tone language; global Cantonese music; global music history; gender and sexuality; music and race
Maler, Anabel music and disability studies; music in Deaf culture; music perception; embodiment and gesture; post-tonal form; intersections of music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology
Metzer, David Popular Music, Classical Music, Popular Culture, Musicology, Jazz Studies
Poudrier, Eve Music theory; Theories of rhythm and meter, with a special emphasis on temporal multiplicity and twentieth-century music; Music cognition, especially rhythm, expertise, and cross-cultural issues; Schenkerian analysis
Pritchard, Robert Music composition; Linguistics; Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Composition; Interactive performance; Gesture tracking; Interdisciplinary performance; Hardware/software sensing
Raftery, James opera; baritone; tenor
Robinson, Dylan Indigenous Arts
Sharon, Rena chamber music and conflict resolution, art song / lieder, young artist experience summer camp
Szabo, Krisztina
Taylor, Robert Music, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Music Education, Conducting, Instrumental conducting, brass instruments
Tenzer, Michael Music Cultures of the World,  Rhythm,  Music and Human Evolution,  Music and Cultural Critique,  Jazz,  Indonesian Music,  Contemporary Art Music, Performance, composition, promoting interest in the world's finest musics
Van Handel, Leigh
Vellutini, Claudio Music; Critical Musicology; Cultural and reception history of nineteenth-century Italian opera; Early 19th century music (opera); Habsburg cultural policies; Historiography; Italian opera in the Habsburg Empire; Performance and staging practices; Vienna opera (first half of 19th century)
Whitney, Valerie Music; French Horn
Wilson, Eric Cello
Wood, Jasper Violin, chamber music


Kirk King

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

Jason Winikoff

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

Aram Bajakian

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

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