BU Prof Nominated for Music Award

June 27, 2013

BRANDON, MB – Celebrated Brandon University (BU) music professor T. Patrick Carrabré has been nominated for a prestigious 2013 Western Canadian Music Award. Carrabré’s latest album War of Angels is in the running for Classical Recording of the Year.

Pat Carrabre, BU School of Music (web)“This is a great honour,” says Carrabré, Chair of Music History and Theory at BU’s School of Music. “The nomination recognizes the hard work of a lot of people who had a hand in this album.”

War of Angels CD cover (web)The recording is a treat for anyone looking for music that pushes boundaries, including performances by traditional Inuit throat singers and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO). Carrabré has worked closely with the WSO for nearly 20 years, including six seasons as composer-in-residence and co-curator of the orchestra’s successful New Music Festival.

Carrabré is a previous Western Canadian Music Award winner and Juno nominee, and his work has received international acclaim. In addition to teaching, Carrabré has served terms as Dean of Music and Vice-President (Academic and Research) at BU. Funding for War of Angels came, in part, through the Brandon University Research Committee and the Brandon Arts Council. Music Award winners will be announced October 6th in Calgary.

Dr. Michael Kim, Dean of the School of Music, says, “Pat’s nomination represents yet another distinguished achievement in his career. His continued engagement and dedication to his craft is most exemplary, and I am thrilled for him!”

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré
Chair, History and Theory, School of Music
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer