Student life

Undergraduate Music Students’ Association

The Undergraduate Music Students’ Association (ADEMSA) comprises an elected body of students from any of the three programs in Music. It promotes student activities such as performance opportunities, social gatherings, and peer mentoring. The Association also acts as a liaison between students, professors, and administrative staff and appoints student representatives to various committees of the School of Music and of the Faculty of Arts.


203 Pérez Hall, School of Music


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Graduate Music Students’ Association (GMSA-AÉDM)

The Graduate Music Students’ Association (GMSA) is an elected council of peers that represents students in the Master of Music Performance, Master of Arts in Music, and in the Graduate Diplomas within the School of Music. Throughout the year, the association organises various social events for the graduate student body, and represents students’ interests on various academic committees at the administrative level. Furthermore, GMSA organizes an annual colloquium in the winter semester featuring a respected keynote speaker, and presentations by both uOttawa students and outside applicants.


Room 213 (The Graduate Lounge), Pérez Hall, School of Music

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Academic Questions

For undergraduate students

Undergraduate Studies – Faculty of Arts
Simard Hall, Room 128
Tel.: 613-562-5134

For graduate students

Graduate Studies - Faculty of Arts
Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East, 8th Floor 
Tel.: 613-562-5439

University of Ottawa Course Timetable

General Information for Music Students

Practice Spaces: Students must have an access card to use practice space in the Perez Building, and must read the ADEMSA guides available at the reception before using these spaces. These spaces include cubicles in the basement of the Perez Building and studios on the fourth floor.

Access Cards: Registered music students may apply for an access card by filling out a form available at the reception. A $20 fee and a valid student card will be required to activate the card. This card is activated for a limited duration and gives access to the cubicles, studios, and/or the locker room depending on the student’s programme of study and specific needs.  

Lockers: Students must have an access card to gain access to the locker room in the basement of the Perez Building. Registered music students may reserve a shared locker for their instruments after June 1st by filling out a form available at the reception. Both students must present themselves at the reception to reserve a locker. Each student must pay a $20 fee and present a valid student card at the time of locker assignment. Students must use their own locks and are responsible to remove the contents of the locker by May 15th of each year. Otherwise, the locker will be reassigned.

Keys: Registered music students may be allowed to sign out keys on a case-by-case basis with the written permission of a professor. A detailed e-mail request (reason, room number, name of student) must be sent by the professor to the reception. The School will contact the professor or the student when the keys are ready to be picked up.

Cubicles: Registered music students who are expected to practice an instrument as part of their degree requirements have access to the cubicles in the basement of the Perez Building.

Studios: Students registered in the BMus and the MMus programmes may reserve a practice room on the fourth floor of the Perez Building by booking a time and room for the following week in the binder available at the reception on Friday afternoons at 1 pm. Students may also reserve a chamber music practice room at the reception desk.

Rooms on the First and Second Floors of Perez: These rooms are reserved only by professors for teaching purposes.

Student Lounge: The access code for the student lounge is available at the reception. Students must show a valid student card to receive the code. 

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