BU professor wins National Choral Award

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) School of Music professor Dr. Andrée Dagenais has been recognized with a National Choral Award. Dr. Dagenais’ critical edition of Pierre Robert, Motets pour la Chapelle du roy, vol. 1, was chosen as the Outstanding Choral Publication by Choral Canada, which presents its national awards every two years. Published by […]

Vancouver pianist’s two recitals close pro series season

To bring another successful season to an end, the Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s pro series presents pianist Corey Hamm in two, back-to-back recitals at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Beginning on Tuesday, March 3, the University of British Columbia pianist professor and recording artist will give his interpretation of American composer Frederic Rzewski’s […]

Leap day recital highlights BU Clarinet Festival

BRANDON – To mark this month’s additional day and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Brandon University (BU) Clarinet Festival, the pro series will present a recital featuring famed clarinetist Franklin Cohen on Saturday, Feb. 29. This concert will be Cohen’s premiere performance in the BU School of Music’s pro series. “We are very fortunate to have a […]

Les Voix humaines offer fresh interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

BRANDON – Montreal’s Les Voix humaines Consort of Viols is the next ensemble to perform in the pro series season. Founding Les Voix humaines members Margaret Little and Susie Napper are joined in the viol quartet by Mélisande Corriveau and Felix Deak. They will take to the stage in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Lorne Watson Recital […]

Brandon University prepares to host Indigenous Awareness Week

Five full days of music, dance, presentations and cultural exchanges are planned as Brandon University (BU) prepares to celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, Feb. 14. Events will take place at various locations around campus, beginning on Monday with the start of the Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival. The three-day […]

Indigenous artists to be highlighted at festival

Under the auspices of the pro series and the School of Music, the Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival will take place from Monday, February 10 to Wednesday, February 12. This year’s lineup includes two guest artists-in-residence—Juno Award–nominated Cree ‘cellist and composer Cris Derksen, Anishinaabe violist, media artist, grass dancer, and arts educator Melody McKiver—along […]

Popular Faculty Concert marks return of Pro Series

Talented professional musicians from the Brandon University (BU) School of Music will perform the first pro series concert of 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. The annual Faculty Concert will feature inspired interpretations that survey both musical periods and styles. “For more than two decades, the Faculty Concert has been a favourite […]

BU recognizes longtime employees

A remarkable 50 years of service by Dr. Nancy Stanley was among the highlights as Brandon University recognized the efforts of longtime members of its faculty and staff on Thursday. The University held its annual Long Service Employee Recognition Event, honouring those who reached benchmarks of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or […]

Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition winner Bryn Blackwood returns to Brandon

Bryn Blackwood, winner of the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-Gré) National Music Competition, will return to Brandon to close-off his national winner’s tour as part of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Pro Series. Blackwood is in the midst of a cross-Canada tour (from Sackville, N.B. to Vancouver) and will end his tour with a recital in the Lorne Watson […]

Everett Hopfner leads programming at Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music

Award-winning pianist and Brandon University (BU) alumnus Everett Hopfner is the new Interim Director of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music at BU. Hopfner has taught at the Conservatory since 2015 and has also been a sessional instructor at BU’s School of Music. Raised in the Manitoba community of Ste. Rose du Lac, he earned a […]

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