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.




Congratulations to School of Music faculty members Andrew Staniland and Florian Hoefner on your East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Award wins this past weekend!

Andrew Staniland - Classical Composer of the Year - ECMA 2024
Andrew Staniland took home the 2024 ECMA Award for Classical Composer of the Year award for Blackwood Sketches, featured on Kate Read’s album After.


Flying Pooka - Instrumental Album of the Year - ECMA 2024
Florian Hoefner’s project with Daniel Oore, Flying Pooka!, won the 2024 ECMA Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year for their album The Ectasy of Becoming.



Musicology student Cameron Bennett on CBC News

Cameron Bennett, a BMus Musicology student graduating this Spring 2024, recently spoke to CBC about his graduating essay: “I Bet You Think About Me”: Taylor Swift, Illusory Intimacy, and the Economization of Fandom.

Cameron’s essay asks a very timely question: how has Swift developed a persona and a fan-artist relationship which has led to the illusion of intimacy between her and her fans, and in what ways has Swift been successful in economizing this relationship? His paper analyzes two recent examples of Swift’s intimate fan relationship in action: The Eras Tour and the re-recording project.

Watch CBC's interview with Cameron here.



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.