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, […]

BU Research Committee awards $100,000 in funding

Brandon University (BU) researchers are exploring topics from underground artifacts to far-away galaxies thanks to more than $100,000 in BU Research Committee (BURC) funding. BURC is providing $102,941 to support 27 projects during the 2019-20 period. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as internal BU funds, BURC helps […]

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 […]

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