Brandon University prepares for one of its largest Convocations ever

Brandon University returns to an in-person Convocation this week with one of its largest graduating classes ever. A total of 641 students will receive their degrees at Spring Convocation 2022, a two-day celebration of academic achievement with four separate ceremonies. It’s the largest graduating class since 2010 and one of the largest ever. “We couldn’t […]

Valedictorians represent Class of 2022 at Brandon University Convocation

A total of six valedictorians, representing top academic achievement and community commitment from Brandon University’s graduating students, will be lauded at BU’s Spring Convocation 2022 later this month. Valedictorians have been selected from every faculty and the School of Music, with the Faculty of Education selecting two this year. They will address their fellow graduates […]

Bill Gordon will be posthumously honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at Brandon University Convocation 2022

An extraordinarily influential music professor who passed away last fall will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed posthumously at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation later this month. Professor Gordon, known to so many as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the full-time faculty at the end of 2013, and continued to […]

Brandon University pianist Megumi Masaki named to Order of Manitoba

Brandon University pianist Megumi Masaki has been named to the Order of Manitoba. Masaki is a pianist and music professor at Brandon University who is specially interested in exploring how sound, image, text and movement can be integrated in live multimedia performance and how the creative application of new technologies and approaches can expand how […]

Brandon Chamber Players Announce Concert No. 3

Brandon Chamber Players are pleased to continue celebrating the return to live music with their third concert of the 2021-22 season! Ricefall features pianist Everett Hopfner and local student musicians performing incredible works by contemporary composers. The event will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022, with performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in […]

David Potvin wins 45th E-Gré National Music Competition in Piano

The 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2022 prize winners: 1st Prize: David Potvin 2nd Prize: Gabrielle Gagnon-Picard 3rd Prize: Edward Enman City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: David Potvin Finalist Prizes (in alphabetical order): Risa […]

RESCHEDULED: Student research in spotlight with Senior Colloquium, Three-Minute Thesis

UPDATE: Due to the storm, which has closed campus and is expected to cause power and internet outages, the Senior Student Colloquium and Three-Minute Thesis event scheduled for Thursday, April 14 has been postponed to Thursday, April 28th. The program and Zoom link remain the same are accessible here: A pair of Brandon University […]

Award-winning musician appointed to tenure-track position by School of Music

The Brandon University (BU) School of Music is pleased to announce that Marika Galea has been appointed to a tenure-track position. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer, Galea is also an outstanding educator, having joined the School of Music in 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music. “I […]

BU alumni featured in Brandon Chamber Players concert

Brandon University (BU) alumni will be front-and-centre as the  Brandon Chamber Players continue celebrating the return to live music with their second concert of the 2021/2022. Here We Are features new, original jazz compositions by Brandon-based saxophonist Aren Teerhuis. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 22 at BU’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall with […]

Brandon University celebrates Women’s Week

Brandon University (BU) is honouring some of its outstanding female students in celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday. The Status of Women’s Review Committee (SWRC) at BU will hold a virtual awards ceremony to recognize 14 students on Tuesday. Additionally, the Office of International Activities will hold a drop-in meet-and-greet for students in its […]

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