Graduate Studies in Musicology or Ethnomusicology | College of Arts

Graduate Studies in Musicology or Ethnomusicology

University of Guelph and Graduate School:

University of Guelph students have been tremendously successful when applying to graduate programs in academic subjects such as musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Our students have been accepted with competitive funding packages into programs at the University of Ottawa, the University of Chicago, the University of British Columbia, Western University, York University, McGill University, and Concordia University among many others…


Krisandra Ivings


Krisandra Ivings 

Master’s of Musicology and Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa, Class of 2014

I feel very fortunate to have studied music at the University of Guelph. The large variety of classes offered provided me with a solid base of musical knowledge with which I can pursue further study. Additionally, the small class sizes allowed me to develop strong working relationships with my professors, who were all extremely kind and knowledgeable in their respective fields. The University of Guelph's music program, professors, and ensembles have truly enriched my musical training and given me the confidence and ability to pursue graduate work.


andrew sproul


Andrew Sproule

Master’s of Music and Culture, Carleton University, Class of 2014

The dynamic music program at the University of Guelph facilitated by a faculty dedicated to an enriched, comprehensive musical education shaped my development as an academic. The program’s unique structure offers students the opportunity to shape their own degree by pursuing their specific musical interests, all the while obtaining a well-rounded musical education. This multidisciplinary approach equips students with the tools to succeed as musicologists, ethnomusicologists, performers, composers, and producers…

I’m very fortunate to have spent four years studying music at the University of Guelph. I grew as a performer, improviser, scholar, and as a leader. Thanks to the guidance of an incredible music faculty, I now have the opportunity to earn an MA in Music and Culture at Carleton University and pursue a career as an academic. The music program opened a number of doors for me. I’d recommend anyone interested in studying music to enrol at the University of Guelph.