BUSMEA: Up To Date

President’s Address


Dear BUSMEA members,  

I hope you have all had a productive summer! I am looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year as another opportunity to grow as a future music educator with BUSMEA. 

 This year’s council has had many discussions on what it entails to be a professional, and this year we hope to investigate and activate professionalism in our music education community and in the School of Music. We had a great brainstorming session at the end of the 2018-2019 school year with the new council. We are beginning the start of the new school year energized and organized! As we continue to develop ideas for our Da Capo music conference, please feel free to contact BUSMEA council members, either in person, or through our email at busmea@brandonu.ca with any ideas, questions, or concerns you may have. 

 BUSMEA is excited to provide a variety of personal development opportunities this school year. We have three central clinics planned for the school year with the very first one taking place on Monday, September 9th. Our annual Clinic on Clinics will be led by Brandon music educator Erin Dodds. We look forward to her presentation. Keep an eye out for information on our other clinics this year. In addition, BUSMEA’s fourteenth annual Da Capo Conference will be taking place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building at Brandon University. Last year’s Da Capo conference was a roaring success and we hope to build from that success for this year. Check our website through the month of December for more schedule information. 

 Check out the updated bulletin board in the School of Music basement that will be updated with events BUSMEA will be hosting throughout the school year, information on Da Capo, and any handouts you might have missed from important BUSMEA sessions. You can also find us on Facebook under B.U.S.M.E.A. We are developing podcasts with musicians and music educators that will be added to the website – if you would like to contribute to this initiative or have an other suggestion, we would like to hear from you.  

 On behalf of BUSMEA, I would like to wish you a productive and enriching school year. The council looks forward to connecting with you soon. 

Warm regards, 

Kaylynne MacDiarmid 

BUSMEA 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