Music - Season 2019-2020
Timeless music on campus: orchestra, opera and so much more!
A series of concerts featuring the uOttawa Orchestra, a pre-professional training ensemble. Over 80 student musicians play in the orchestra, many of whom also perform in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO).
This coming season, the uOttawa Opera Company presents two performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, accompanied by chamber orchestra with Jean-Philippe Tremblay conducting. Music and stage direction by Sandra Graham.
Our Wind Ensemble performs four concerts a year with a wide range of repertoire encompassing a variety of styles and eras. Original works for concert band are featured, but repertoire also includes outstanding arrangements and transcriptions.
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 perform solo recitals as a requisite for their degrees. Held mostly in March, April and May, there are about 100 free concerts featuring up and coming musical talents in the field of composition and the whole gamut of instruments: brass, winds, strings, piano, voice, guitar, and percussion.