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Music And Culture

Faculty List

  • W.R. Bowen, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Emeritus
  • M. Campbell, B. Ed. (York), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • R.Mantie, B.Mus.Ed, M.Mus.Ed.(Brandon), Ph.D.(Toronto), Associate Professor
  • A. Rapoport, Mus.M., Mus.Doc. (Toronto), Senior Lecturer
  • L. Risk, B.A. (UC Berkeley), M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (McGill), Assistant Professor
  • A. Stanbridge, M.A. (Wolverhampton), Ph.D. (Carleton), Associate Professor
  • K. Suzuki, B.Mus. (Indiana), D.M.A. (Stanford), Associate Professor
  • L.C. Tucker, B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed. (Memorial), M.Mus.Mus.Ed, M.Mus. Perf. (Wisconsin-Madison), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


ACM Program Manager: M. Hussain  Email:

Music and Culture offers innovative programs that focus on music as it is experienced and lived today in all its diversity and complexity. Here, music is studied in courses that draw on a broad range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies coupled with active listening and reflective practice in composition and performance. Our goal is to foster a critical understanding of music and culture in a global context, including opportunities for fieldwork and community music-making.

Our programs lay the foundation for further studies at the undergraduate level as well as graduate studies in music and professional careers in areas related to music. They complement studies in many fields, including Adult Education and Community Development, Arts Management, City Studies, Computer Science, Health Studies, Historical and Cultural Studies, Media Arts, Media Studies, Music Education, Psychology, Sociology, Studio Art, and Visual Studies. And they are ideally suited for those interested in music as part of lifelong learning and engagement.
Students are cautioned that some courses in Music and Culture (VPM) may include Ancillary fees.

Performance Courses
The following performance courses are available to all qualified students, alumni, staff and faculty, some on a non-credit basis. Entrance is by interview/audition held during the first week of classes in the semester the courses are offered. For more details, please visit the Music Performance Ensembles Audition Information and FAQs website. Credit students should register for courses; however, admission approval will be based on the successful completion of the interview/audition.

UTSC Performance Courses

General Interest Courses
VPMA93H3, and VPMA95H3, assume no previous experience in music.

Planning a Program in Music
Music studies normally begin with VPMA95H3 and A-level performance courses, which serve as the foundation for more advanced studies. Students planning to pursue a Major or Minor Program in Music and Culture are strongly advised to meet with the ACM Program Manager at the start of their second year for advice on the completion of their Program requirements.

The program offers three areas of focus. Students are encouraged to develop the depth of learning through study in one or two areas of focus as follows:

Music and Culture Areas of Focus Table:

Music and Society Community Music Music Creativity and Technology


[VPMB66H3 or VPMB68H3 or VPMB70H3 or VPMB73H3]
[VPMB67H3 or VPMB69H3 or VPMB71H3 or VPMB74H3]


Experiential Learning and Outreach
For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.