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

* 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.

* 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


Masterclass with Moldover

This Friday, September 25, at 3:00 pm in the Kailash Mital Theatre: Music presents a special Masterclass with Moldover. Hailed by over 1,000,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism,” Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a... More

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Ian Tamblyn and Friends

The School for Studies in Art & Culture cordially invites you to attend a celebration of our 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence “Ian Tamblyn & Friends” with Fred Guignion, Jillian Kerr, MacKenzie DiMillo, Hans Vivian Wenzel and Leigha & Michael Magennis. Friday, March 6, 2015, at 4:00... More

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“organ-ic” atmosphere at Ravens Hockey home games

Read the CarletonNow article featuring Music’s own Spencer Scharf! More

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Marketing Your Music: A panel discussion

January 30: from Noon to 12:55 p.m., Patrick Cardy Studio (9th floor, Loeb). Admission is free. Facilitator: Danielle Allard: Singer-songwriter currently recording an album with Dean Watson, Carleton University graduate, Algonquin College Communications professor, music networking facilitator,... More

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Grad student looks back at first term

Music and Culture grad student Kathy Armstrong’s blog entry about the fall term of 2014.... More

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Music Grad Releases New Video

Lora Bidner (B.Mus 2014) has released a new live music video “Author” – available at: This release is in support of Lora’s upcoming full length album, “To the North.” Pre-order the new album at:... More

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