Brandon University welcomes back James Ehnes for virtual violin masterclass

One of the world’s most sought-after violinists, James Ehnes will give a special virtual masterclass as Brandon University’s Francis Chaplin Guest Professor of Violin this coming Sunday, April 18. During the masterclass, violin students of Professor Kerry DuWors will perform works by Mozart, Bruch, Wieniawski and Tchaikovsky. “This live-streamed masterclass is the perfect way to […]

Women’s Week at BU begins with celebration of outstanding female students

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on […]

Brandon University mourns passing of longtime music professor

The entire Brandon University community is joined in sadness at the passing of Dr. Joan Miller. Sister Joan, as she was known, was an Associate Professor in the School of Music, where she taught for more than 30 years. She began her career at BU in 1979 and taught until her retirement in 2012. “We […]

BU, Scottish music festivals unite for joint performance

While COVID-19 has shut down live performances for many musicians, the pandemic is also opening new doors for musical expression and international collaboration. The Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival will be streamed online this year, beginning with a joint performance on Saturday Jan. 30 by the Brandon University New Music Ensemble (BUNME) and Any […]

Brandon University mourns former Dean of Music Dr. Glen Carruthers

The entire Brandon University community is saddened by the recent death of an alumnus and former Dean of Music at BU, Dr. Glen Carruthers. A pianist and noted musicologist, he died peacefully at his Ontario home on Dec. 24. The cause of death was cancer; he was 66. “Glen was one of the most remarkable […]

School of Music live-streams performance by E-Gré competition winner Brittany Rae

E-Gré National Music Competition winner Brittany Rae and accompanist Jesse Plessis will conclude their Winner’s Tour with a live-streamed performance on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. CDT, will be streamed on the Brandon University (BU) School of Music Facebook and YouTube pages. In September Rae won the 43rd E-Gré Competition, which featured […]

Brandon University alumni pay tribute to outstanding graduates, faculty

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals. Teresa Flannery is the 2020 recipient of the BUAA Award for Exceptional Service, while Distinguished Young Alumni Awards are being presented to Dr. Melissa Anderson, Graydon Cramer, Lindsay Filewich and Alissa Watson. Normally […]

Brittany Rae wins 43rd E-Gré National Music Competition in Voice

The 43rd Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2020 prize winners: 1st Prize Brittany Rae (with pianist Jesse Plessis) 2nd Prize Jennifer Routhier (with pianist Natasha Fransblow) 3rd Prize Virginie Mongeau (with pianist Jesse Plessis) City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance […]

Re-visioned E-Gré National Music Competition to be streamed live this weekend

Magnificent musical performances return to Brandon University (BU) in a new format this weekend. The final stages of the 2020 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in voice will be contested online and will be streamed live on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20. Held annually since 1976 at the BU School of Music, the E-Gré […]

New recording draws heavily from BU roots

A project that started when Dr. Matthew Steckler joined Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music three years ago came to fruition this spring as he released his latest album, Long Time Ago Rumble. Performing with a crew of guest musicians as Matty Stecks and Musical Tramps, Steckler issued the double album, Long Time Ago Rumble, […]

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