School of Music

At Memorial University’s School of Music, we are committed to YOUR development. Through our diverse program offerings and rich community-based programs you will have the freedom and opportunity to explore your passions. In our close-knit and supportive community, you will build life-long friendships as you develop the skills and confidence to express yourself - as a musician, as a scholar, and as a global citizen. Our world-class faculty, dedicated staff, and outstanding facilities are committed to helping you create the future you imagine.


Mar 31, 2023

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Apr 2, 2023



Congratulations to our Jazz Studies Professor, Florian Hoefner, on his Trio winning the 2023 JUNO Award for Jazz Album of the Year (Group) for the album Desert Bloom.

Well deserved! Congratulations, Florian, from all of your students & colleagues at the School of Music! 

#MusicAtMemorial alumna Bekah Simms also took home the JUNO for Classical Composition of the Year! Bravo, Bekah! 

Congratulations are in order for several members of the Music at Memorial community who have been nominated for JUNO Awards, which will be presented in ceremonies on March 11 & 13, 2023 in Edmonton, AB!
The Florian Hoefner Trio, led by faculty member Florian Hoefner, is nominated for the second time for Jazz Album of the Year: Group for their album Desert Bloom. In addition, composer and Music at Memorial alumna Bekah Simms is nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for her composition “Bestiary I & II,” marking her third nomination in this category. Music at Memorial alumna Susan Evoy has also been nominated for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, which will be presented at the 2023 JUNO Awards Ceremony.
We have our fingers crossed, and we will be rooting for you all! 

Congrats to all the 2023 ECMA Nominees

Congratulations to all the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees including those in the School of Music community!

Our jazz professor Florian Hoefner is nominated for Instrumental Recording of the Year and Jazz Recording of the Year.

Our composition professor Andrew Staniland is nominated for Classical Composer of the Year and Classical Recording of the Year.

Duo Concertante, made of up faculty members Timothy Steeves and Nancy Dahn, is nominated for Classical Recording of the Year.

Alumna Jing Xia (PhD Ethnomusicology 2022) is nominated for Global Recording of the Year and Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year.

The Kubasonics, featuring alumni Maria Cherwick (MMus 2017) and Matthew Hender (BMus 2008), are nominated for Global Recording of the Year and Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year.

Alumnus Duane Andrews (MMus 2017) is nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year.

Alumna Michelle LaCour (BMus 2013) is nominated for Live Sound Engineer of the Year.

Alumna Mary Beth Waldram (BMus 2011) is nominated for Artist Management of The Year.

The School of Music's Marketing Advisor Danielle Hamel and her project It Could Be Franky is nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year.


Congratulations to all of the talented musicians, composers, and industry professionals in our community!