Orientation and Advising

The team at the Music Graduate Studies Office is available throughout the year to provide assistance with:

  • Policies and procedures regarding course registration
  • Academic programs
  • Graduation requirements
  • Course changes
  • Withdrawal deadlines, etc.

Please do not hesitate to ask us for help.  If we cannot help you, we will find out who can.

Orientation and Advising Day for new students

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Orientation in the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.  Advising in Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St. West or the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building (unless otherwise specified below).


  • 10:00 am: Orientation Session in Tanna Schulich Hall followed by a reception in Tanna lobby.
  • 1:00 pm: Library Tour (meet at the entrance of the library on the 3rd floor)
  • 2:00 pm: Advising Sessions


Performance Department

  • Brass: Prof. Russell DeVuyst, Room C-412 (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Conducting: Prof. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, A707 (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).
  • Woodwinds:TBA, Room C-412 (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Percussion: Prof. Fabrice Marandola, .Room C-306 (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Voice and Opera: Prof. Dominique Labelle and Prof. Patrick Hansen (Director of Opera Studies), Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, A-832.
  • Strings: Prof. Axel Strauss, Room C-411 (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Early Music, Organ and Harpsichord: Prof. Hank Knox (Early Music) and Professor Lena Weman (Organ), Room C-413 (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Piano: Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto and Prof. Michael McMahon, Room C-416  (Strathcona Music Building).
  • Jazz: Prof. John Hollenbeck, Room A-613 (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).

Music Research Department

  • Composition: Prof. Brian Cherney, E-109 (Strathcona Music Building)
  • Musicology: Prof. Lisa Barg, Room A-410, Music Library (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).
  • Music Education: Prof. Lisa Lorenzino, Room A412, Music Library (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).
  • Music Theory: Prof. Edward Klorman, Room A-510, Music Library (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).
  • Music Technology: Prof. Gary Scavone, 550 Sherbrooke Street West, East Tower, Room 521
  • Sound Recording: Prof. Richard King, Room A-512 Music Library, (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building).