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New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

On a stormy Halloween weekend back in 2019. School of Music director Alexis Luko hosted an international symposium titled “The Gothic, the Abject and the Supernatural: Two Hundred Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”. Fast forward to Halloween 2022…

Cello donation creates a musical legacy

Cello donation creates a musical legacy

One of the remarkable opportunities offered to UVic Music students is the ability to perform on celebrated instruments for the duration of their studies. One such is the Ferdinand Gaglianojilus Nicolaifecit Neap cello, built in Naples, Italy, in 1779…

2022 Concerto Competition winners

2022 Concerto Competition winners

The School of Music congratulates this year’s 2022 Concerto Competition winners: trombonist Amaya Sydor and saxophonist Cole Davis. Amaya and Cole were two of six finalists in the annual competition that took place in April…

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…