Welcome to the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. 

We have a full-time resident faculty of 32 outstanding and internationally recognized performers, composers, scholars, and researchers who are dedicated to our diverse student body, whether that teaching occurs in private lessons, masterclasses, large or small ensembles, or in the classroom. Our students also have access to internationally recognized visiting artists and scholars through master classes, lectures, and special performances.

Our faculty is pleased to be a vital component of the Winnipeg arts community. Our city boasts an exceptional symphony, opera company, ballet company, several chamber orchestras, both early and new music groups, an extremely active jazz scene, and vibrant art galleries and professional theatres. With such diversity, Winnipeg is one of the most inspiring centres for the arts in Canada. Our students are enriched by the countless opportunities to which they are exposed—both as musicians and as audience members.

These are stimulating times of great development for the faculty. Thanks to the generous and visionary leadership of our benefactor, Dr. Marcel Desautels, along with the support from generous donors to the Tache Arts Project, we are expanding our presence in our new, beautiful building located behind Tache Hall. Although we are the province’s largest university, it is a cornerstone of our program that our faculty and staff provides the individual care and attention for each individual student. We are committed to sustaining a safe and nurturing environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.

Invest some time to learn more about the Desautels Faculty of Music as you explore this website, speak with us about our various programs, and visit us on campus to see our state-of-the-art facilities and experience the talents of our students, ensembles  and faculty in performance.

Edward Jurkowski, Ph.D.
Dean, Desautels Faculty of Music



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