Celebrated BU pianist inducted as Fellow to Royal Society of Canada

Megumi Masaki is today being inducted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. Masaki is a professor of piano in Brandon University’s School of Music, director of the New Music Ensemble, curator/founder of the annual BU New Music Festival, and Artistic Director, E-Gré National Music Competition. She is in Calgary for the prestigious ceremony, […]

E-Gré winner David Potvin prepares for pro series performance

The winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-Gré) National Music Competition, held earlier this year, will perform a pro series concert at Brandon University (BU) on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Montréal-based pianist David Potvin will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Potvin released a […]

Brandon University welcomes ‘Canzona’ choir to local performance

BU New Music Festival returns with three nights of concerts

The Brandon University (BU) New Music Festival returns live and in-person, with three exciting concerts, from November 14 to 16. The BU New Music Festival was last held in-person in 2020. The 2021 Festival was online. “We have assembled a very talented and diverse group of artists, who are going to help us push the […]

School of Music faculty showcase new piano at Homecoming Concert

When a trio of talented pianists perform at the pro series Homecoming Concert on Thursday, Oct. 13, they’ll be joined in the spotlight by the Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s newest star. Megumi Masaki, Alexander Tselyakov and Everett Hopfner will share their talent as the School of Music’s new Steinway Model D piano makes […]

Ensemble Télémaque opens pro series season

Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music is partnering with a long-running Manitoba concert series for the first concert of the pro series season. Nine-piece Ensemble Télémaque, from Marseille, France, will open the 2022-23 pro series with a performance on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen […]

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, and School of Music at BU celebrate graduates

The first day of Brandon University’s expanded Convocation 2022 celebrated this year’s graduates from the Faculties of Science and Education and the School of Music with two ceremonies today and welcomed back graduates from 2021 and 2020 whose own celebrations had been curtailed by the pandemic. Reflections on the challenges of the pandemic and what […]

Brandon University prepares for one of its largest Convocations ever

Brandon University returns to an in-person Convocation this week with one of its largest graduating classes ever. A total of 641 students will receive their degrees at Spring Convocation 2022, a two-day celebration of academic achievement with four separate ceremonies. It’s the largest graduating class since 2010 and one of the largest ever. “We couldn’t […]

Valedictorians represent Class of 2022 at Brandon University Convocation

A total of six valedictorians, representing top academic achievement and community commitment from Brandon University’s graduating students, will be lauded at BU’s Spring Convocation 2022 later this month. Valedictorians have been selected from every faculty and the School of Music, with the Faculty of Education selecting two this year. They will address their fellow graduates […]

Bill Gordon will be posthumously honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at Brandon University Convocation 2022

An extraordinarily influential music professor who passed away last fall will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed posthumously at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation later this month. Professor Gordon, known to so many as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the full-time faculty at the end of 2013, and continued to […]

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