University of Toronto

About the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto was founded in 1827 and has established itself as one the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America. There are more than 80,000 students across three campuses. There are close to 500,000 alumni in every region of the world.


“The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.”

Purpose of the University 

The University of Toronto is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice by fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights.

The most crucial of all human rights within the unique university context, are the rights of freedom of speech, academic freedom, and freedom of research. The University affirms that these rights are meaningless unless they entail the right to raise deeply disturbing questions and provocative challenges to the cherished beliefs of society at large and of the University itself.

There is no one else, no other institution and no other office, in our modern liberal democracy, which is the custodian of this most precious and vulnerable right of the liberated human spirit.


About the Faculty of Music

The University of Toronto is located next door to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music. The University of Toronto has taught Canada’s greatest musicians for almost a century with their diverse program variety. Students receive a thorough grounding in all aspects of music and have access to concert halls, theatres, recording studios, computer labs and libraries at the Faculty.

The University’s chamber ensembles, orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, world music ensembles, opera program, concert bands, jazz ensembles, big bands and choirs provide all the students with practical opportunities both to perform and to hear a wide range of musical repertoire as part of their studies. The University provides small class sizes, hour-long lessons and co-curricular opportunities. The open, tolerant and supportive environment nurtures creativity and encourages students to achieve their best. Each year, the world’s leading composers, performers and scholars are invited to lecture, give concerts, teach and interact informally with our students.


  • Composition
  • Jazz
  • Music & Health Sciences
  • Music History & Culture
    • Musicology
    • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Education
  • Music Technology & Digital Media
  • Music Theory
  • Opera
  • Performance
    • Accordion
    • Brass
    • Collaborative Piano
    • Conducting
    • Guitar
    • Harp
    • Historical Performance
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Piano Pedagogy
    • Strings
    • Voice
    • Vocal Pedagogy
    • Woodwinds