BUSMEA: Up To Date

End of Year President’s Address

The BUSMEA council has been very productive over the past year in providing students and music educators with diverse professional educational opportunities. The 2018/2019 school year began with our annual clinic on clinics on September 21st with Westman educator Justine Burke. We also had a second clinic in first term. On November 27, we brought in several Westman band directors to talk with our music students about being a music educator and were able to give some pointers from their personal experiences. Following this awesome clinic was our thirteenth annual Da Capo Conference which was held on January 19, 2019. This year the School of Music welcomed more than seventy music education students and teachers alike for a day of learning and music making. All of the sessions were immensely informative and inspiring. Be sure to check back for information on Da Capo 2020 in September. BUSMEA hosted one last clinic on February 13th. Wes Lipischak provided his expertise on what type of instrument repairs music educators can do in the band room. All clinics as well as the Da Capo Conference were extremely informative and a great experience both music students and music educators.

In addition to planning clinics and Da Capo, BUSMEA planned many fundraisers. Events such as a soup sale, plant night, and hot dog sale at Brandon Jazz Fest kept the council busy throughout the semester. Members of the council have dedicated so much to ensuring that BUSMEA provides quality professional opportunities to the student body. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Shelby Nohr

BUSEMA President



Women In Jazz Orchestra Auditions

Inviting young jazz musicians at the college level to apply to WIJO Mentors. This program will connect students with professional Jazz Musicians from the WIJO community, providing them with the opportunity to learn from the pros in a safe and supportive environment. Please see the link below for more information.

Women in Jazz



President’s Address

Dear Music Educators,

I hope you are all enjoying the first month back at school thus far! I am looking forward to an
exciting year full of growth and excitement.

BUSMEA’s goal is to provide you with constructive and inspiring professional development opportunities throughout the school year. Everything we do is geared towards developing the professional skills and knowledge of you and your colleagues, and we would love to hear your feedback so we can provide opportunities that stem from our local thoughts and interests. We are always trying to come up with innovative ideas concerning fundraising, clinics, and conference sessions for the annual Da Capo conference. Please feel free to contact us by email at busmea@brandonu.ca or talk to a council member with any questions, concerns and suggestions you may have.

We have been busy planning for the months ahead and we are eager to provide you with diverse educational opportunities. On September 21, we hosted our annual clinic on clinic’s with Westman music educator Justine Burke. Justine did a fabulous job in providing tips on how to run a productive and beneficial clinic. This year, the tenth annual Da Capo conference takes place on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building at Brandon University. Visit our website www.brandonu.ca/busmea in December for more information on the conference.

Be sure to check out our bulletin board in the basement of the School if music for a calendar of upcoming events, council biographies, handouts from sessions and more! You can also find us
on Facebook B.U.S.M.E.A

On behalf of BUSMEA, we would like to wish you the best in the year ahead, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Warm Regards,
Shelby Nohr
BUSMEA President