Brandon University mourns passing of longtime Music Professor William Gordon

It is with profound sadness that the School of Music at Brandon University (BU) announces the death of William Gordon, who passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family, on the evening of October 14th. Professor Gordon, known to so many of us as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the […]

School of Music offers free sessions to help musicians ‘return to play’

Music Enrichment at Brandon University (ME@BU) is offering free sessions for students and educators as they return to their school music programs. The instrument-specific advanced musicianship sessions will be held online on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Sessions will be held for flute, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone and low-brass, including tuba and euphonium. “‘Return […]

School of Music alumnus wins national award

From the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan):   The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Luis Ramirez is the recipient of the 2021 SOCAN Foundation George Proctor Prize for his presentation entitled “The Online Composer-Audience Collaboration.”  The George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at […]

Julien Siino wins 44th E-Gré National Music Competition in Strings

The 44th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2021 prize winners: 1st Prize Julien Siino (with pianist Edward Liddall) 2nd Prize Isabella Perron (with pianist Todd Yaniw) 3rd Prize Ariel Carrabré (with pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert) City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance […]

Brandon University initiates vaccine requirements with pilot project in Music

Faculty, staff and students in the Brandon University School of Music are currently piloting the University’s draft vaccine policy, which aims to have everyone on campus vaccinated by the end of October. Users of the BU Healthy Living Centre, as well as some visitors to Food Services, also have stricter vaccination requirements to follow, under […]

Brandon University welcomes students, staff, with blended Orientation

Brandon University is kicking off the Fall Term with a blended approach to the traditional Welcome Week and Orientation activities. The campus will see more in-person classes, services, and activities starting this week, although BU is continuing a cautious approach to keep everyone safe and healthy. That means larger classes will continue to be remote […]

Everett Hopfner named Director of Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music

Everett Hopfner will continue to lead the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music at Brandon University (BU). Hopfner, a talented pianist and educator, has been named Director of the Conservatory of Music after serving two years as Interim Director. “I’m delighted to be able to continue in this role as we build and refine our programming, while […]

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Marika Galea will teach at School of Music

An award-winning musician, composer and writer who has been recognized as one of Canada’s best young jazz artists has joined the Brandon University (BU) School of Music. Marika Galea is a multi-instrumentalist who will teach in the School of Music’s Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music Department. Best known as a versatile bassist, Galea explores the […]

BU students lead tour through historic university and Brandon sites

A pair of Brandon University (BU) students are sharing a slice of local history this summer as part of the Open Brandon project. Jeremy Allen and Brandon Bourdeau D’Hui have put together a series of videos for Open Brandon. Traditionally held in person, Open Brandon is virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering […]

In-person services increasing at BU

As Brandon University prepares to welcome back students for the Fall Term, in-person services are already being re-opened, and the entire campus will be open for access on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Most services will be available in-person when the Fall Term begins in September, with Phase Grey precautions remaining in effect. These include a limit […]

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