duo526 returns to BU stage for Pro Series performance

BRANDON – A visit to an idyllic New England setting provided the inspiration for an upcoming Pro Series recital by duo526. Brandon University (BU) School of Music faculty member Kerry DuWors and collaborative artist Futaba Niekawa will make their third appearance in Brandon as duo526 on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne […]

Cecilia String Quartet prepares for Pro Series farewell

BRANDON – A return engagement by the Cecilia String Quartet will also be the final Pro Series appearance for the ensemble. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the group returns to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall stage with a programme that includes a favourite standard of the quartet repertoire – Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 – as […]

From Paris to the Prairies: A Concert of Métis Song

BRANDON – Few Prairie music lovers know that they live amid a rich repertoire of songs from medieval France, from Parisian dance halls, from Quebec, and some created right here in the Northwest Territories. On October 29, 2017, you will have opportunity to hear Ray St. Germain, Brandon University students, Garry Lepine, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk (of […]

Hundreds of alumni celebrate BU Homecoming

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) alumni wrapped up four days of Homecoming celebrations on the weekend. The 2017 Homecoming was BU’s largest in several years, with more than 200 people attending Saturdays’ Dinner and Awards at Harvest Hall. Additionally, hundreds more took part in the Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame Brunch and […]

Brandon University improves in 2018 Maclean’s magazine rankings

Where Brandon did best Brandon is ranked as one of 19 “primarily undergraduate” universities by Maclean’s magazine. Student/Faculty Ratio BU ranked No. 1 in the country, with 12 students per faculty member. This is the best score of any institution in all categories. Social Studies and Humanities Grants BU ranked No. 6 in the country […]

Good as gold: Brandon University kicks off 50th anniversary year

Brandon University is celebrating a golden anniversary all this year, marking 50 years since the transition from Brandon College to Brandon University. “When we were chartered as Brandon University, we took a significant and ambitious step in our continuing growth. It was a period of progress, with new buildings and new programs laying the foundations […]

Special Pro Series concert to open BU Homecoming

BRANDON, Man. — The Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s Pro Series has a special treat planned for Homecoming Weekend guests. On Thursday, Oct. 12, two of the School of Music’s talented musicians will give a concert to kick off this year’s edition of the BU Homecoming Weekend. Saxophonist Greg Gatien, who is the Dean […]

Winnipeg quartet kicks off Pro Series season

BRANDON, Man. – The Ensemble Exchange, a chamber music group from Winnipeg, will launch the 2017-2018 Pro Series at Brandon University. Clarinetist Micah Heilbrunn, violinist Elation Pauls, cellist Minna Rose Chung and pianist Madeline Hildebrand will grace the Lorne Watson Recital Hall stage on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The programme will include works […]

Brandon University launches BSAFE app

Download BSAFE Please, take a moment and download the BSAFE app to your phone and tablet: iPhone Android   BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students, faculty and staff have a new safety tool, and they’re likely to carry it everywhere they go. The University has launched BSAFE, an app available on Apple and Android […]

Brandon University trumpet student hits high note with first-place finish at National Music Festival

BRANDON – A Brandon University (BU) student has been named one of Canada’s best young musicians. Kayla Solomon was awarded first place in the brass category for her outstanding performance on trumpet at the prestigious 2017 National Music Festival earlier this month. Solomon, who last year placed third at the same event, was among 62 […]

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