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Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Critically acclaimed Canadian opera singer and national CBC Radio host Marion Newman joins the teaching faculty at the School of Music. The 2022 UVic Distinguished Alumni Award recipient (BMus ’93) will officially join as an assistant professor on July 1, 2024.

Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

For 50 years, the UVic Chamber Singers have proven to be one of the most endearing — and enduring — ensembles in our School of Music. Over the years, the Chamber Singers have performed to enthusiastic audiences in 140 cities and 30 countries on 6 continents, and have been recorded for broadcast on the CBC…

Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Fifteen years ago, the School of Music was named Canada’s first All-Steinway School and, while there are now over 200 All-Steinway schools globally, UVic is still the only one in Canada — a significant designation currently being celebrated with both a new $300,000 estate gift and a signature concert….

Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

When violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni made the decision to pursue a career as a professional string quartet in 1986, they had no idea where their collective journey as the newly formed…

Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

Harald Krebs is an internationally respected music theorist, award-winning Distinguished Professor, past president of the Society for Music Theory, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; also the head of our theory program, he is now retiring after 37 years of scholarship and teaching…