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, Leonard Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Carrabre, Thomas
Chang Bortolussi, Dorothy Composition
Chatman, Stephen Composition
Dodson, David Chromatic harmony, voice leading, musical forms, music theory
Fisher, Alexander John Renaissance and Baroque Studies
Franch Ballester, Jose Spanish clarinetist
Gillham, David violin
Girard, Jonathan conducting, orchestra, opera, new music, conducting pedagogy, orchestral repertoire, symphonic music, orchestral music, orchestration, Berlioz, Stravinsky
Hamel, Keith Composition, Computer Music Studio
Hamm, Corey Piano and Chamber music
Hermiston, Nancy Jane Voice and Opera
Hesselink, Nathan ethnomusicology, world music, Japanese music, Korean music, popular music, Ethnomusicology
Kurth, Richard 20th-19th centuries music, theories of tonal, atonal, 12-tone music, connections between analysis and performance
Langager, Graeme choral conducting
Law, Sin Yan Hedy Music History and Theory
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, interactive music, computer music, electronic music, computer applications in music, interdisciplinary studies, laptop orchestra, interactive video
Raftery, James opera; baritone; tenor
Roeder, John Barlow Computer applications related to music, rhythm and form in music of other times and cultures
Sharon, Rena chamber music and conflict resolution, art song / lieder, young artist experience summer camp
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
Thibeault, Marina
Vellutini, Claudio
Whitney, Valerie
Wilson, Eric Cello
Wood, Jasper Violin, chamber music


Julia Ulehla

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

Curtis Andrews

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

Kirk King

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)

Eshantha Peiris

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)