Music students playing clarinet in concert

What we offer

World class faculty and facilities

  • 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 was a visionary business leader who understood 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 long held an interest in post-secondary education and 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 was 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