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^ Information for Vocalists

Complete Vocal Institute

The Complete Vocal Institute is Europes largest institute for pro- and semipro singers, and is offering information and materials about an ongoing research of the human voice, that is building the base for a pedagogic teaching technique called CVT (Complete Vocal Technique).



Singwise is an information based resource for singers by vocal technique instructor Karyn O'Connor. The website offers articles on vocal technique and anatomy, practical tips for singing and performing, tips on teacher selection and taking lessons, amoung other topics.


Voicelesson from Mark Baxter Vocal Studios

Mark Baxter offers in-person lessons in the 3 cities New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, and online. His website has a section with a good number of free vocal instruction videos containing tips for mindset and better skill.


^ Tools for Vocalists

Pitch Improver Ear Training Excercises

At Pitch Improver you can find a number of useful online ear training exercises including melodic dictation, intervals recognition, perfect pitch, progressions, and chord types accessible directly in the web browser. The exercises are available with piano or guitar sound.


Online Tuning Fork

Online Tuning Fork offers three professionally recorded tuning forks in E, A (Concert Pitch), and C, which can be played directly in the web browser and used for tuning reference.


^ Music Licensing in Canada

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) is a music licensing collective, which represents the vast majority of music publishers and copyright owners doing business in Canada.


Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically.


Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. This includes copyright registrations of per example sound recordings. CIPO's areas of activity include: patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies.


^ Educational Institutes in Canada offering Music Education

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The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre located in Banff, AB offers a variety of music programs including residencies, master classes, workshops, and competitions.


MacEwan University

The MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB is offering the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in jazz and contemporary popular music degree.


University of Alberta

The University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in instrumental performance, choral and instrumental conducting, composition, theory, ethnomusicology, and musicology.


University of Calgary

The University of Calgary in Calgary, AB offers bachelor degrees as well as the Master of Music (MMus) in composition and performance, the Master of Arts (MA) in musicology, and doctorates in musicology and composition.


University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, AB has programs in the field digital audio arts, music studio, and music education leading to bachelor and master degrees.



Capilano University

The Capilano University North Vancouver, BC is recognized nation-wide as one of Canada's top jazz training institutions, and offers students a two-year diploma and a four-year applied degree in jazz studies.


Douglas College

The Douglas College in New Westminster, BC and Coquitlam, BC offers a full-time music program, teaches basic musicianship, and has a program for part-time studies through the Community Music School. Further the Music Technology program produces skilled audio engineers.


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC is offering programs for the Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts, a Diploma in Music, and the Associate of Arts Dregree in Music. Instruments of study offered are Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds.


Selkirk College

The Selkirk College in south-central British Columbia offers programs with majors in performance, production, composition, songwriting and directed studies including individual instruction on guitar, bass, drumset, saxophone, violin, vocals, keyboards, music theory, and ear training.


Simon Fraser University

At the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC students can graduate with a music major or music honours in bachelor of fine arts (BFA), or an extended minor in music.


University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC offers graduate programs and degrees in the fields of performance, composition, and music scholarship. The Master of Music (MMus) and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) are offered in performance and composition; the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music with emphases on Music Theory, Historical Musicology, and Ethnomusicology.


University of Victoria

The School of Music at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC offers world-class training in a supportive learning environment. Programs include composition, music theory and history, musical arts, performance, music education, and the music & computer science major.


Vancouver Community College

The Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, BC welcomes instrumentalists and vocalists in rock and popular music, as well as music traditions from other cultures, and offers a two-year diploma and a subsequent two-year Bachelor of Applied Music Degree.


Vancouver Island University

The Music Department of the Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC offers students the Music Diploma in Jazz Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.


Victoria Conservatory of Music

The Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC offers a children's music department, and programs in the fields Jazz, Keyboard, Strings & Guitar, Theory & Composition, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion, Orchestras, Ensembles & Choirs, amoung others.



University of Manitoba

The Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Jazz Studies, the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance, and the Master of Music.



Mount Allison University

The Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB offers programs and courses leading to a bachelor degree in arts, fine arts, or music.


University of Moncton

The French language University of Moncton in Moncton, NB offers multiple music degree programs including the Bachelor of Music, Education, and Interpretation, and the Minor in Music. A five-year music education program includes the certificate of preparatory studies in music leading to the Bachelor degree.


University of New Brunswick

The Centre for Musical Arts at the University of New Brunswick in St. John, NB offers courses in music theory, music history, computers in music, music and film, and jazz theory, amoung others, leading to the Minor in Music.



Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, NL has programs leading to the Bachelor of Music with major in winds, brass, strings, percussion, voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, or classical guitar, the Master of Music (MMus) in performance, performance/pedagogy and conducting, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology.



Acadia University

At Acadia's School of Music in Wolfville, NS students are able to develop expertise in a chosen area of specialization. The university offers Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM), and Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) degrees.


Dalhousie University

The Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS at the Fountain School of Performing Arts offers preparatory classes, BMus and BA in Music degrees, and a study leading to the Master of Arts in Musicology amoung others.


Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax, NS offers courses in higher education in music, dance, and theatre with faculties in piano, voice, upper and lower strings, suzuki strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, and music theory.


St. Francis Xavier University

The St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS offers programs with diploma in jazz studies, honours, major, and advanced major with Bachelor of Arts degree, and the Bachelor in Music.



Brock University

The Department of Music at the Brock University in St. Catharines, ON offers amoung others programs of study leading to a degree in Bachelor of Music (BMus) Honours, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours, BA with Major in Music.


Durham College

The music business programs at Durham College in Oshawa, ON will prepare students to enter the music industry equipped with a solid foundation of business knowledge and plenty of hands-on experience. Current programs include music business administration and music business management.


Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA)

The Music Theatre program at the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) in Toronto, ON integrates Vocal, Theory, Drama, Dance and Technical Theatre into one training, that makes its students developped performers.


Harris Institute

The Harris Institute in Toronto, ON offers a 12 month long diploma program featuring 62 courses that focus on the new music industry, from evolving technologies and business models to entrepreneurial opportunities.


Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, ON offers to study the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Commercial Music, and a development program with certificate for Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz.


Metalworks Institute

The Metalworks Institute in Toronto, ON offers diplomas in audio recording, music performance, studio production, live show production and entertainment business management.


Queen's University

The School of Music at Queen's University in Kingston, ON offers students to enroll in the bachelor of music (B. Mus), bachelor of arts (music), or the concurrent education (music) program.


The Royal Conservatory

The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, ON is offering programs and educational systems that deliver the transformative benefits of music education and the arts for students of all ages and abilities. The institute provides music and arts education, evaluative standards, and publishing and performance.


University of Guelph

The School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph in Guelph, ON offers students the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in music, double major combinations, and other connection possibilities.


University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Music (BMus), Honours BA with Specialization in Music, Major in Music Studies, Minor in Music, and the Certificate in Piano Pedagogy.


University of Toronto

The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, ON offers acedemic studies in composition, ethnomusicology, music education, music theory, music technology, musicology, as well as performance studies incl. voice studies.


University of Waterloo

The Music Department at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON offers musical disciplines like performance, history, theory, popular music, world music, music and technology, psychology of music, and music in worship, amoung others.


University of Western Ontario

The University of Western Ontario in London, ON offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the study fields musicology, music theory, music education, composition, and performance leading to the MA, MMus, PhD, and DMA degree.


Wilfrid Laurier University

The Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON offers the undergraduate programs Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy, the graduate programs Master of Music Therapy and Master of Arts in Community Music, and a Chamber Music and Opera diploma program.



University of Prince Edward Island

The University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE offers undergraduate music degree programs leading to the bachelor of music, the bachelor of music education, and the bachelor of arts.



Bishop's University

At the Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, QC students can pursue traditional classical music or popular music studies (jazz, rock & pop) with degree options Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honours, Major, Minor, and others.


Concordia University

The Concordia University in Montreal, QC offers concentrated programs in jazz, contemporary classical and electroacoustics at minor, major, master or doctoral levels.


Laval University

The Laval University in Quebec City, QC offers programs in music education, musicology, as well as classical, jazz, and pop composition and interpretation.


McGill University

The McGill University in Montreal, QC offers a variety of programs leading to the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.), Artist Diploma (Art.Dip.), Master of Arts in Music (M.A), Master of Music (M.Mus.), and other gradaduates and diplomas. Doctoral Programs like the D.Mus. and Ph.D. are also available.


University of Montreal

The Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal in Montreal, QC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in music, arts and society, digital music, and jazz composition and arrangement.


University of Montreal at Quebec (UQAM)

The University of Montreal at Quebec (UQAM) in Montreal, QC offers programs leading to the Bachelor degree (BA) with major in music, the Master of Arts (MA) in film music or teaching, and the doctorate in arts and practical studies.


University of Sherbrooke

The University of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, QC offers programs like the classical music performance, Jazz interpretation, composition and music for film, music pedagogy, and customized paths leading to the bachelor's degree in music, or to the masters and diploma.



University of Regina

The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina in Regina, SK offers students programs for creative technologies, film, music, theatre, and visual arts leading to BMus, BA, BMusEd, and BEd degrees, amoung others.


University of Saskatchewan

The Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK offers BMus (Performance, Music Education), BA (Major in Music), MMus and MA degrees in close affiliation with the colleges Arts and Science, Education, and Graduate Studies and Research.


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