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School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

There’s no question the COVID era has had a devastating impact on the arts industry, but it has also provided time and space for bold new creative collaborations. One such initiative is a new campus/community project involving the School of Music, Ballet BC and Dance Victoria…

Lafayette String Quartet takes final bow in 2023

Lafayette String Quartet takes final bow in 2023

The internationally acclaimed Lafayette String Quartet (LSQ), the only all-female ensemble in the world still with all four original members, is ending their time as an ensemble after more than 35 years of performances and three decades of teaching with UVic’s School of Music…

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…