A Desautels Faculty of Music performance.

Desautels Faculty of Music

What we offer

World class faculty and facilities

  • Six Faculty members from the Desautels Faculty of Music perform for an audience at the 2016 Homecoming.

Learn from the best

Desautels Faculty of Music students learn from renowned professionals with a passion for teaching. Our instructors are active in the international music world, continuing to perform, record, compose, conduct and publish regularly.

Our faculty attract acclaimed guest artists to our masterclasses and provide countless opportunities for students to perform.

Meet our faculty and staff

  • Students study and work at rows of tables in the seating area of the music library.

Be inspired in our spaces

A stunning transformation of our facilities has created an impressive performing arts complex, with state-of-the-art spaces and equipment.

Explore our facilities

About our benefactor

  • Marcel Desautels is a visionary business leader who understands the power of music.

    In 2008 Dr. Desautels pledged a $20 million gift to the University of Manitoba’s music faculty—one of the largest gifts in Canadian history to a department, school or faculty of music.

    Born in Winnipeg, Dr. Desautels earned his Master of Laws degree from UM and went on to a distinguished career in financial services. He has long held an interest in post-secondary education and has funded innovative programs at universities across Canada.

  • Dr. Desautels’s contribution to our music faculty allows us to offer student and faculty support that is among the most generous in the country. Half of his $20 million contribution powers an endowment fund that generates millions of dollars of support for music scholarships and innovative research and creative works by our professors.

    Their achievements are a testament to the vision of this visionary and business leader, who is also a passionate and highly gifted musician. It is a great honour for our faculty to bear his name.

  • The Desautels faculty of music benefactor Marcel Desautels.

Contact us

Desautels Faculty of Music
Room 319 Taché Hall
150 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-9310
204-474-7546