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.

Students at an after-colloquium reception
Students at an after-colloquium reception
Students at an after-colloquium reception
Students at an after-colloquium reception
Students at an after-colloquium reception
Students socializing at Graduate Colloquium Series

Celebrating recent accomplishments

  • Virginia Acuña currently holds a SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University.
  • Katelyn Clark has a three-year post-doctoral fellowship from the FRQSC and is now at UBC.
  • Laura McLaren recently published:
    “Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’: The Lyric Video as Genre” inThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis, Lori Burns and Stan Hawkins, eds. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019.
  • Patrick Nickleson currently holds a Post-Doctoral Researcher position at Queen’s University.
  • Jeremy Strachan currently holds a SSHRC Banting post-doctoral fellowship at Queen’s University (2019–2021).
  • Stephan Udell successful defended his dissertation and will graduate in November 2019.