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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…

Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Our world is saturated by oil. From fuel and plastic to climate change and the global economy, oil affects every aspect of human existence. For 2022 Ocean Networks Canada artist-in-residence Colin Malloy, oil provided the inspiration for his residency and had a direct influence on the instrument he plays…

Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

In this series of talks hosted by UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies, you’ll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests. In her talk “Amusing the King: Gender, Parody and Musical Theatre in Early 18th Century Spain”, Virginia Acuña explores the world of Spanish baroque musical theatre…