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Jun 11-21 — Quartet Fest West

Quartet Fest West

Quartet Fest

Phillip T Young Recital Hall
June 11 – 21

The School of Music hosts 24 young musicians from around the world who have come to Victoria to realize their passion for the string quartet. Quartet Fest West features masterclasses, concerts, and workshops with our own Lafayette String Quartet and guests, the Penderecki Quartet and master teacher Gerald Stanick. Weekday masterclasses are open to the public (by donation) and held from 3:30-5:00pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall and there will also be a series of ticketed concerts:

  • 8pm Wednesday, June 12 (Lafayette String Quartet),
  • 8pm Friday, June 14 (Penderecki String Quartet)
  • 8pm Tuesday, June 18 (GALA Concert with LSQ and PSQ)
  • 8pm Friday, June 21 (Student concert)

Tickets: Students $12 / General $25. Subscription for three concerts: $25 / $65
Tickets available at the door, or through UVic Box office M-F 9:30-4:00 • 250-721-8480


Job & Volunteer Postions

Student Workstudy

The School of Music is now hiring for the following workstudy positions:

Visit the Work Study website for a complete list of positions as well as details on the application process.

If you are interested in applying for one of the positions above, please contact Linda Sheldon at

Social Media Assistant

Are you social media savvy?? Have experience with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?
The School of Music is looking for an enthusiastic, clever and creative Social Media Assistant who can offer an insider’s perspective of student life at the School of Music!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and post content on the School of Music’s social media pages and manage day-to-day interactions
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of social media strategies
  • Growth of social media networks and audiences as well as relationship building with supporters


  • Must be a current School of Music student
  • Available to work 3–4 hours a week during the school year and attend some concerts and events
  • Must provide own device for taking photos and posting content
  • Experience managing social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Strong ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with supporters

Rate of pay: $15/hour

Apply with the following no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 16:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 2–3 examples of your best social media posts (such as a tweet or instagram post)

Please send applications and inquiries to Kristy Farkas at


Need help?

If you are looking to engage a current student or new graduate of UVic Fine Arts or Professional Writing in a casual employment or volunteer opportunity related to a field of their studies, please fill out the following form. All the information will be sent to our current pool of students interested in finding work outside of their courses.

It is up to you to evaluate the skills, abilities, and appropriateness of any respondents you may subsequently engage.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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