Department of Music


As of June 2015, the Department of Music will be located in the new School of Fine and Performing Arts building in downtown St. Catharines. Facilities in the Department of Music include Smart classrooms, Applied Music studios, choral and instrumental ensemble libraries, and a digital music lab. There are individual soundproofed practice rooms with pianos for use by music students. One of these rooms is equipped with virtual acoustic technology and the capability for digital recording.

Rehearsals and live performances will take place in the Cairns Recital Hall, in the adjacent Performing Arts Centre building. Additional performances will also take place in Partridge Hall and in Concordia Lutheran Seminary.

An extensive selection of recordings as well as substantial holdings of music literature, collected editions, scores, and special collections are housed in the James A. Gibson Library. Additionally, students have access to numerous online resources including Classical Music Library, Naxos Music Library, Oxford Music Online, and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.


New home of the MIWSFPA (Artist's rendering)
Music Facilities

Future home of the MIWSFPA (Artist's rendering)

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