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.




Introducing the first class of students graduating with a joint Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memorial University!

Four MUBU grads with instructor Dr. Gillian Morrissey

Left to right: Erin Lee, Clare Follett, Matthew Fillier, Stephen Flynn, and professor Dr. Gillian Morrissey. Missing from photo: Hugh Hunt.

This five-year joint Music and Business degree program began accepting students in the 2019-20 academic year and the inaugural graduates of this program presented their capstone project last week in the course Music Business in Practice.

Music Business in Practice is a course taken by students in the final year of the joint Music and Business program. It allows students to develop and explore business pathways and opportunities in the music industry through project based, experiential learning.




Dr. Harry Berger - Gazette Article

In a recent funding announcement by the Government of Canada, Dr. Harris Berger was renewed for another five-year term as a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in ethnomusicology, one of Canada’s highest academic honours. Congratulations, Dr. Berger!

“The renewal of Dr. Berger’s position is a crescendo in the realm of ethnomusicology and folklore studies within Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Without the CRC’s support, many of my projects would have been difficult or impossible to pursue. It also supports graduate students here at Memorial. It will allow the university to continue to recruit and retain the very best young minds in the discipline.”

Read more about the work Dr. Berger is doing as director of MMaP Research Centre in the MUN Gazette here.




Grace Nolan

An interdisciplinary, multi-campus collaboration between Memorial University students will soon bring a “magical” opera to life.

Our opera and chamber orchestra programs will premiere their production of Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 1:30pm in D.F. Cook Recital Hall. 

Read about how the opera came together thanks to a cross-campus collaboration between School of Music and Theatre at Grenfell students in the MUN Gazette here.