Pro Series gig launches season and tour

BRANDON – Two Toronto-based jazz musicians — saxophonist Tara Davidson and her spouse, trombonist William Carn — are back in Brandon after a three-year absence to kick off both the 2018–19 pro series and their Western Canadian tour. They won’t be alone when they play at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Tuesday, Sept. […]

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival celebrates 13th season

BRANDON — The fourth week of July will mark the 13th season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival will include five concerts: four chamber concerts and a jazz concert. Performances run from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29 and […]

Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

BU celebrates largest graduating class in 6 years

BRANDON – Nearly 600 students will receive degrees on Friday as Brandon University’s (BU’s) largest graduating class in six years takes part in the Spring 2018 Convocation. Two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre (HLC) will confer degrees on 583 graduates. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., with students from the Faculties of […]

You’re the key: New grand piano at BU will help ‘celebrate Liz’

Donate now Gifts in all amounts are gratefully accepted for this initiative. Yes! I will sponsor a key A brand-new grand piano for the Brandon University School of Music will provide quality music for students, faculty and the community for decades to come, and will permanently recognize the legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Grant at BU. […]

Brandon University to host Digital Strategies for Musicians conference

Next week’s Digital Strategies for Musicians conference at Brandon University will include two free evening presentations that are open to the public. Sponsored by BU’s Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC), with support from the new Digital Strategy Fund at the Canada Council for the Arts, the conference is designed to assist musicians […]

School of Music pro series to conclude with steadfast friends in concert

After a succession of superb concerts, the 2017–18 pro series closes the books on another memorable season with one final presentation. This Tuesday, March 27, faculty member and clarinetist Catherine Wood welcomes two musical friends — soprano Dorothea “Dory” Hayley of Vancouver and New York-based pianist Manuel Laufer — who will present an evening dedicated […]

Concerto Competition winners featured in final BU Orchestra performance of school year

Winners of the annual School of Music Concerto Competition will be featured as the Brandon University (BU) Orchestra performs its final concert of the academic year on Saturday evening. The concert will begin at 8 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, at the corner of 13th Street and Louis Ave. in Brandon. Soprano Katherine Trussler (4th […]

BU’s jazz program in spotlight at Brandon Jazz Festival

BRANDON – The past and present Brandon University’s (BU’s) jazz program will be centre stage at this year’s Brandon Jazz Festival. With Brandon University celebrating its 50th year since receiving its charter, and the BU jazz program marking its 15th anniversary, School of Music professor Michael Cain and his band, Sola, will be among the […]

Outstanding female students will be honoured on International Women’s Day

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) will mark International Women’s Day by recognizing 15 outstanding female students. The students were nominated by BU faculty and staff for their accomplishments and contributions academically and in the community. They will be honoured during a reception on Thursday, March 8 at the Gathering Space of the John E. Robbins […]

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