Music - Season 2017-2018
Timeless music on campus: orchestra, opera and so much more!
Four concerts featuring the uOttawa Orchestra, a pre-professional training ensemble conducted by David Currie. Over 80 student musicians play in the orchestra, many of whom also perform in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO).
The uOttawa Opera Company presents three performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro this season, accompanied by chamber orchestra with Alain Trudel conducting. Music and stage direction by Sandra Graham.
The University of Ottawa Wind Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Gress performs four concerts a year with a wide range of repertoire encompassing a variety of styles and eras. Original works for concert band are emphasized, but repertoire includes outstanding arrangements and transcriptions as well.
We present a wide array of other concerts which have free admission: alumni recitals, chamber music ensembles, choirs, art song, brass choir, guitar ensembles, piano duos, music by new composers, jazz ensemble, student concerts at the National Arts Centre and more!
A master class is a one-on-one music lesson in which a master musician teaches selected students on stage in front of fellow students and members of the public, allowing the audience to learn along with the featured student.
Each year, the School of Music holds a colloquium series where leading music scholars in the fields of composition, musicology, music theory, and piano pedagogy are invited to present their current
research. These events are free to the public.
Students in the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs are required to perform solo recitals as a requisite for their degrees. Held mostly in March, April and May, there will be 100 free concerts featuring up and coming musical talents in the whole gamut of instruments: brass, winds, strings, piano, voice, guitar, and percussion.