* 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.

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CU Artist in Residence, Ian Tamblyn, wins Folk Music Ontario award!

Folk Music Ontario announced the grand prize and sub-category winners of the 20th annual Folk Music Ontario ‘Songs From the Heart’ songwriting competition, at The Folk Music Ontario Conference which took place at the Westin Bristol Place in Toronto, October 16-19, 2014. The 2014 grand... More

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New Songs

Join baritone GARY DAHL in a recital of new compositions by three contemporary Canadian composers Ager, Wright and Larkin. 7:30 p.m., October 17, 2014 Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. All Welcome. Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa, 613-236-9149 (x12)... More

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MA in Music and Culture Graduate Colloquium

“The Carleton Music and Culture Faculty” with talks by James Deaville, William Echard, Alexis Luko, Carolyn Ramzy,  Jesse Stewart, Paul Théberge, and  James Wright. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2014, 100 St. Patrick’s Building. Reception to follow.... More

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Two Views on the Postcolonial

featuring three workshops and a keynote lecture presented by FASS Distinguished Visiting Professors Francoise Lionnet (UCLA) and Shu-mei Shih (UCLA and Univ. of Hong Kong). October 14 and 15. Full details in the attached PDF:  Lionnet Shih poster... More

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Denis Lanctôt Wins Canadian GrandMasters Fiddling Lifetime Achievement Award

Associate Performance Instructor (Music) in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, Denis Lanctôt has been awarded the prestigious Canadian GrandMasters Fiddling Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014… Read more... More

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Musik Ottawa 2014 coming soon!

MusikOttawa 2014 NAC 4th Stage, September 15, 2014, 7:30 pm, General admission: $25 Students: $15 Read a recent article in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences newsletter This Week @ FASS: And for more information: More

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