Fellowships and Graduate Awards: University of Victoria Music Composition Program

The School of Music at the University of Victoria is pleased to invite applications and expressions of interest in its graduate programs in Music Composition.

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada just 70 miles north of Seattle and a ferry ride from Vancouver, UVic offers students a beautiful working environment with an emphasis on interactive and interdisciplinary learning, low student-to-faculty ratios, and a strong record of professional placement throughout Canada and internationally.

About Graduate Programs in Composition
The composition section of the School of Music has a longstanding reputation for experimentation and innovation. The faculty consists of accomplished composers, involved in both creation and research, whose works are performed throughout the world. Our students have received awards and have attained national and international recognition. In addition to individual instruction, students can take a variety of course offerings in the areas of composition, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and electronic music. The School of Music also sponsors numerous composition events, including composer concerts, colloquia, electronic and computer music workshops, the annual West Coast Student Composers Symposium, and the annual University of Victoria Orchestra Reading Session, as well as performances by internationally acclaimed guests.

In addition, the University of Victoria supports Interdisciplinary Program combining specialists in Music Composition and other departments and faculties for degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. This innovative program allows students with a variety of specialized interests, including composition, music technology, the sociology of music, etc., to pursue Masters and PhD degrees with the mentorship of diverse, interdisciplinary advisory committees. Please see the following for more information about the INTD program:


A number of fellowships and graduate awards (including teaching assistantships) are available to most highly qualified students, adding to the already high affordability of UVic for both foreign and domestic students. Applicants who meet the academic criteria will automatically be considered for fellowship support; in addition, students admitted to the program are invited to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships upon receiving their notice of acceptance. Domestic and international applications should be made by February 28, 2016.

For more information, please visit the following webpages:
Interdisciplinary programs:

If you would like more information, don't hesitate to contact me or the members of the faculty (see http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/contacts/faculty/ for contact information).

With thanks and best regards,

Dániel Péter Biró
Dr. Dániel Péter Biró
Head of Music Composition Program
Associate Professor for Composition and Music Theory
School of Music, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
Office Tel. - (1) (250) 721-7930

28 Feb 2017
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