Brandon University’s 101st Convocation To Acknowledge Students and Award-Winning Community Members

BRANDON, MB — Tomorrow and Saturday, the 101st Convocation at Brandon University will celebrate the achievements of 629 students as they assemble in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium to receive well deserved degrees or diplomas. As well, honorary doctorates and other awards will be presented during each of the ceremonies. Honorary Doctorate Recipients • Annette […]

Jazz Faculty Members and Students Welcome Wisconsin Pianist for Free Concert

BRANDON, MB — Jazz faculty members, saxophonist Greg Gatien, percussionist Eric Platz and two of their senior students, guitarist Josh Winestock and bassist John Baron will share the stage with acclaimed pianist, John Harmon. The Wisconsin-based musician is also a prolific composer of works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, chamber and jazz groups. “I remember […]

Articulation Agreement between Brandon University, Mount Royal University

BRANDON, MB — A new option is now available at Brandon University for young musicians with a Performance Diploma from Mount Royal University. Thanks to an articulation agreement between the two Western Canadian institutions, students wishing to continue their studies after obtaining a 63-credit hour diploma from Mount Royal University will have the opportunity to […]

Brandon University’s Connections to 2012 National Youth Band

BRANDON, MB — Every year, the top young woodwind, brass and percussion players from across the country gather to form the National Youth Band (NYB). This year, there are several Brandon University (BU) links. Four BU students are among the 53 musicians who make up this year’s edition of the prestigious ensemble. While the location […]

BU Jazz Faculty Members Team Up for “The Complete Rebirth of Cool”

BRANDON, MB — Next Saturday evening, three members of Brandon University’s jazz faculty—saxophonist Greg Gatien, bassist Gilles Fournier and drummer Eric Platz—will collaborate in an unprecedented concert event. Six other musicians from Winnipeg and Saskatoon will be joining them to revive the music that launched a whole new approach to jazz. Between January 1949 and […]

The Second of Two Honorary Doctorate Recipients Announced

April 24, 2012 BRANDON, MB — The 101st Convocation at Brandon University this spring will not only celebrate the accomplishments of 675 new graduates, but will also acknowledge the contributions of two distinguished Canadians. One of them is internationally accomplished musician, Anton Kuerti. Brandon University is pleased to announce the conferral of a Doctor of […]

BU Music Student Shines on Local and Regional Stages

BRANDON, MB — Third-year music student, Jinsung Kim recently won first place in the Young Artist Series CFMTA Western Tour Competition held in Winnipeg. Thanks to this achievement, the young pianist will embark on a recital tour of various cities throughout Western Canada during the upcoming academic year. This semester had been a series of […]

The President’s Reception, Calgary

Violin-Piano Duo to Grace the Lorne Watson Recital Hall Stage in pro series Recital

March 16, 2012 BRANDON, MB — The 2011-2012 pro series, an annual presentation by the School of Music, continues with a recital featuring violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa. Their programme will include duo works by Mozart, Fauré, Debussy, Enesco and Stockhausen. Kerry DuWors first came to Brandon in 2003, when she won the […]

Brandon University School of Music Presents Mozart Opera

Thursday, March 15, 2012 BRANDON, MB — The Brandon University Opera Ensemble, under the co-direction of School of Music Assistant Professor David Playfair and sessional instructor Gordon Portman, presents a new adaptation of Mozart’s comic opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”. This is the Opera Ensemble’s third full-length production — Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte was produced […]

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