Musicology @ UofT

Musicology at the University of Toronto comprises a community of scholars and teachers known for strengths in an impressive range of subject areas including medieval studies, opera studies, dance, eighteenth and nineteenth-century music studies, popular music, discourses of music with science and health, and music technology and sound studies. The Faculty of Music is also home to the Institute for Music in Canada and the Centre for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Music. A combination of scholarly excellence, close ties to Ethnomusicology and Music Theory, extraordinary library facilities, and exceptional cross-disciplinary connectivity with the Humanities at North America’s most culturally diverse university make for a vibrant, friendly, and intellectually engaging environment that attracts top-level students pursuing the course-intensive MA or the research-oriented PhD and direct-entry PhD in musicology. Graduate students benefit from our faculty’s special dedication to mentorship and professional development, and from the regular presence of guest scholars, whether through the internationally-focused colloquium series of renowned speakers, graduate student roundtables, or special events within the Faculty of Music and other institutions across the campus at Canada’s preeminent research university.


On Saturday, March 4, 2023, we will hold a memorial symposium, reception, and concert to celebrate our dearly departed colleague Ken McLeod. For more information, including the full schedule, click here: “Popular Music, Health, and the Posthuman: A Symposium in Memory of Ken McLeod.”

Celebrating recent accomplishments

Maria Virginia Acuña (PhD, 2016) was appointed as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Victoria in January 2021. Her article “‘May she who was once beautiful be transformed into a monster:’ Magic and Witchcraft in Envy is the Poison of Love (Madrid, 1711),” appears in Early Music 48.3 (2020): 377–90.
Jessica Lovett (PhD, 2020) was named Director of Recruitment and Admissions at OISE in the fall term of 2021.
Sadie Menicanin (PhD in progress) is a Chancellor Jackman graduate fellow of the Jackman Humanities Research Institute (2021–22)
Patrick Nickleson (PhD, 2017) is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College, Dublin (2021–23).
Stefan Udell (PhD, 2019) began teaching at Corpus Christi College in Vancouver in the fall term of 2021.