Welcome to the 2022-23 Academic Year!

8 September 2022

A message from Dean Hisama

Greetings to all Faculty of Music students,

I am happy to welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year. Over the past few years, the pandemic has deeply affected our modes of course delivery; we fervently hope that the coming year will allow us to return fully to in person music teaching and learning; practicing, rehearsing, and performing; researching and writing. Please reach out to the Registrar’s Office with any questions.

We are excited to have you undertake the many activities that underpin our student-centred learning community at the Faculty of Music. We offer many opportunities to engage with new ideas and repertories that will expand your knowledge of the rich range of musics across the world as we strive to strengthen inclusion and belonging at the Faculty. We invite you to explore our fantastic courses in composition, music education, ethnomusicology, music history, and music theory; classical music and jazz performance, music and health, music technology, and popular music studies. There is something for every student at the Faculty, and you may be eager to learn more about an area you’re unfamiliar with.

We are delighted that you have chosen to study music at U of T. Our enormously dedicated staff and faculty work extremely hard to offer you the finest education possible. The Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association (FMUA) and Music Graduate Students’ Association (MGSA) provide a channel for communication with the leadership at U of T Music, as well as a supportive community and exciting activities throughout the year; we encourage you to get to know your fellow students outside the classroom and to explore the amazing cultural offerings in the Greater Toronto Area.

Sending you all our warmest wishes for a wonderful year ahead.


Ellie Hisama
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Music

Photo credit: Johnny Guatto


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The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto brings together creative and motivated students with outstanding educators. With extensive curricula in fields such as classical and jazz performance, music education, composition, music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology, the Faculty of Music also offers courses that explore music’s intersections with health sciences, technology, and humanities.

Our commitment to artistic and academic achievement, the vast possibilities of the University of Toronto campus, and the vibrant and diverse cultural life of Toronto provide an exciting and inspiring learning environment. 

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