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Waterloo campus: Aird Centre,75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5, Canada
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Music. Four years. Studies include performance, music history, music education, church music. Honours Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance (classical, jazz, early music), composition, theory, music history, analysis, music education, community music, integrated musical arts. Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy. Four years.
Master of Arts in Community Music. Master of Music Therapy.
Diploma in Opera. Two terms. A post-graduate program.
The University was founded in 1911 as the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary of Canada and in 1924 it was re-established as the Waterloo College of Arts. This was later affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. The current name and status were gained in 1973. There is a second campus in Bantford. The Faculty of Music organises and active opera program. The Faculty of Music has two well-equipped electroacoustic music studios as well as a small collection of early keyboard instruments. Research centres associated with the Faculty of Music are the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community and the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. The Library houses the Maureen Forrester Legacy Collection and the Maureen Forrester Archive, consisting of over 4,000 scores and memorabilia. The Laurier String Academy offers stringed instrument training to children aged 5 to 18, using the Suzuki repertoire.