* It’s back!  CU Jazz Camp, featuring an amazing group of instructors, and a nightly concert series for the campers and the public.

* Some of the unique offerings from Carleton Music include: the Certificate in Carillon Studies and our Celtic Instruments Studies (Fiddle, Voice, Pipes) and Singer-Songwriter streams.

* New! MA in Music and Culture with a concentration in Digital Humanities, details on the Graduate Studies page.

* Stream it Live! Listen to the weekly CKCU-FM radio program “Carleton Music Showcase” featuring our Music students every Tuesday afternoon, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Click on the red radio! Podcast archives of past shows are here.

The Music programs at Carleton provide a solid grounding in the practice, analysis and history of European classical music from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, they focus on more recently developed areas such as Canadian music, American music, computer music, composition, ethnomusicology, jazz, popular music, the sociology of music, and gender studies. It is possible to undertake performance in popular and traditional musics, and to study the theory and analysis of jazz and popular styles. Learn more.

All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level  (for more information about the Music and Culture MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.

Music News

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Carleton student to kickoff the Ottawa Bluesfest Bluesprint Series!

Carleton Music student Spencer Scharf will perform on Thursday, June 26 on the Bluesfest School of Music Festival House stage. The Bluesfest Bluesprint Series has 10 concerts with 2 acts each night. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm, tickets are $5.00.... More

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Carleton guitar instructor playing at Ottawa Jazz Festival

trio \ DEF featuring  Marc-Andre Drouin (bass), Wayne Eagles (guitar) and Ian Froman (drums). All Ottawa-born players, w/ Marc-Andre now in Montreal & Ian a long-time resident of NYC. More

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Ian Tamblyn named 2014-15 Artist in Residence

SSAC’s Artist in Residence program continues with Juno Award winner Ian Tamblyn. Read the full article in the latest edition of: Carleton Now... More

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Matuto to present a workshop at Carleton!

Thursday, February 13, Studio A, 6:00 pm: Jazz / Brazilian Folk Music Workshop with Matuto from NYC! With an honest love for roots music, genuine Brazilian styles, and improvisational experimentation, Matuto creates a unique and inspired sound from the heart of New York City’s diverse musical... More

Friday, January 31st, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Artist in Residence, radio program

Enjoy an episode of the classical music show hosted by Carleton’s Artist in Residence, Mauro Bertoli on CHIN Radio. Mauro’s guest on this episode is Carleton University Music Professor Jesse Stewart.... More

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


West African Rhythm Ensemble in performance

Carleton SSAC Music Department presents: WARE The West African Rhythm Ensemble in performance. Directed by Kathy Armstrong Monday December 9, 1pm FREE Studio A, 9th Floor Loeb... More

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