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Anna Höstman nominated for Juno

Anna Höstman nominated for Juno

School of Music alumna and composition instructor Anna Höstman has been nominated for a 2021 Juno award for Classical Composition of the Year for her piano solo, Harbour.

Mourning UVic alumnus Glen Carruthers

Mourning UVic alumnus Glen Carruthers

The School of Music was saddened to hear of the passing of UVic alumnus Glen Carruthers on December 24, 2020. An administrator, pianist and noted musicologist, he died of cancer at his Ontario home at the age of 66…

Tuba Christmas delivers holiday cheer in pandemic

Tuba Christmas delivers holiday cheer in pandemic

For many in the Victoria community, Tuba Christmas—the annual fundraiser held in Market Square—marks the beginning of the Christmas season. The event normally attracts 120+ tuba and euphonium players from across the region to perform holiday favourites for an enthusiastic audience…

String community gathers for a “cellobration”

String community gathers for a “cellobration”

For a second year, cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni brought together University of Victoria cellists, alumni and friends, in “A Holiday Cellobration” on Dec. 8 to ring in the holiday season. The festive evening hosted on Zoom featured performances…