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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…

Patrick Boyle’s new album designed to lull you to sleep

Patrick Boyle’s new album designed to lull you to sleep

School of Music professor, Patrick Boyle’s, latest album, LULL: Sounds for Sleep, is brought to you by the letter Z. Created in and around his Esquimalt, BC home during the COVID-19 lockdown, Boyle’s intention behind this solo 6-CD set

2021 Concerto Competition winners announced

2021 Concerto Competition winners announced

The School of Music congratulates this year’s 2021 Concerto Competition winners: pianist Johnathan Devey with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, and UVic’s first graduate student in accordion performance, Nikolay Ovchinnikov…