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In celebration of 50 years of Music at Carleton University.

Carleton University Music Department has existed since 1967, and its performance program was introduced in 1975.  In 1991, the School for Studies in Art and Culture – of which Music is a division, together with Art History and Film Studies – was formed.  SSAC/Music currently offers a wide range of innovative courses and programs, including the Honours Bachelor of Music, Honours B.A. (Music) and B.A. General (Music) degrees, the Certificate in Carillon Studies, and the M.A. in Music and Culture.  Carleton’s Bachelor of Music Program was one of the first on the continent to offer performance degrees to students studying a broad range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, Celtic, pop, rock, folk, carillon, singer-songwriter and world musics.

Read the extensive article on our 50th anniversary as published on the Carleton homepage, December 2017.


November 19:
MusikOttawa 2017 and “Carleton Collective” CD Launch

2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Rainbow Bistro, 75 Murray Street (Byward Market)


November 24:
Carleton University Choir Recital

Join us for the Carleton University Choir’s end of term recital; 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper St. More details available on the Events page.


November 24 and 25:
A Symposium in Honour of John Shepherd
The Social and Cultural Study of Music: Then and Now


November 25:
Kellylee Evans & Carleton Performers Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art & Culture (Music) is proud to host this gala concert in celebration of its 50th anniversary (1967-2017). The program, featuring Carleton Alumna and Artist-in-Residence Kellylee Evans and the launch of her newest CD (“COME ON!”), will be opened by an all-star lineup of Carleton’s jazz students, alumni and Carleton-affiliated jazz artists, including Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias, John Geggie, MacKenzie and Ben Di Millo, Lucia Villeneuve, Garrett Warner, Kelsey Hayes, The Chocolate Hot Pockets, The Dennis Bass Quartet, Jenny and the Jazzmen and Funktion Avenue. Join us for the celebration!

Full details including on-line ticket purchasing available on the Event info page

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