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Montréal is known for its creative energy, independent spirit, its commitment to the arts and an incredibly diverse music scene, with internationally-recognized festivals like the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Mutek, Nuits D’afrique, Pop Montreal, or the Elektra Digital Arts Festival to name a few. Montreal has an open and experimental, DIY music culture – one which our faculty and alumni have strong ties to and our students quickly connect with. The opportunities to perform are many, and our students mix with working professionals and build networks in the local community.

Artistic collaborations on stage, screen or studio

Our department lives within the largest Faculty of Fine Arts in Canada. In this environment, between one of the biggest fine arts and performance schools in North America and a city that loves music, our students forge strong bonds with all kinds of students and artistic scenes, enabling artistic collaborations ranging between classical, jazz and experimental music, cinema, visual arts and performance art, as well as independent film and dance.

University ensembles

The Department has a wide variety of performing groups and ensembles. Both Music Majors and non-Music students are welcome to audition for the ensembles. They are essential ways to perform, meet people, build experience – and have fun!

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Student associations – get involved!


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Concordia Composer's Guild

Fine Arts Student Fesitivals

Art Matters

Theatre students are deeply involved in North America’s largest student-run festival, Art Matters. The festival takes over visual arts and performances venures across the city for the month of March.

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