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Events highlight diversity in music programming

Events highlight diversity in music programming

Since 2018, the University of Victoria has hosted a group of events collectively called the 5 Days of Action: 365 Days of Commitment. The events aim to amplify the efforts put forth by groups, units, and organizations across UVic that are committed to building a safe…

New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

Visit any music academy in Eastern Europe, Russia or China and you’ll find numerous programs created specifically to study the accordion. Not so in North America, where it still doesn’t get the respect it deserves as a symphonic instrument…

Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Some gifts transcend time, as current School of Music undergraduate Iryna Peleshchyshyn discovered when she received the gift of a treasured 18th century violin to play during her degree program. The French violin—crafted in 1748 and valued at nearly $35,000…

Taylor Brook named Banting Fellow in Fine Arts

Taylor Brook named Banting Fellow in Fine Arts

School of Music composer Taylor Brook is one of four UVic recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The federal program is designed to build world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier…

Congratulations Class of 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021—you made it! You are now one of over 9000 Fine Arts alumni worldwide who studied at UVic—and have the distinction of graduating during the most difficult year in our history…