Reunion Weekend

Dec. 1–3, 2017


We are so excited to be hosting our first School of Music Alumni Reunion! Our doors will be open to five decades of alumni — and their families — for a weekend of reminiscing with old friends and meeting new ones!

The weekend will be jam packed with concerts, an open house, celebration dinner, and many opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow alumni. While some events are free, we are offering a special ticket price to alumni for ticketed events.

Registration & full reunion agenda coming soon! Deadline for registration will be midnight, November 27.





Friday, Dec. 1

12 – 5 PM

MacLaurin Building

Open House: A Day in the Life at the School of Music

Get a glimpse into the life of a music student when the School of Music opens its doors to the public for the day. Take a tour of the facilities, attend a concert, lecture or masterclass, and discover what interesting research is underway. This will be a great opportunity to meet students and faculty or to connect with fellow alumni.

Schedule TBA

Free admission. All are welcome!

Friday, Dec. 1

6 – 11 PM

MacLaurin A-Wing Lobby

Social & Dinner

Mix & mingle with other alumni as well as former and current faculty and staff. Enjoy food and drink with live music courtesy of some of our favourite jazz musicians! There will be prizes and swag to be had as well as decade-by-decade photo opportunities. Cocktail hour precedes the buffet dinner. Cash bar. (Note: this is an adult 19+ event.)

Registration required. Admission TBA


Saturday, Dec. 2

11 AM – 12 PM

Meet at the Welcome Centre
in the University Centre

Campus Tour

Has the campus changed since you were a UVic student? This tour will take you around campus to check out some of the newer and upgraded facilities including the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), First Peoples House, Fine Arts buildings, McPherson Library, and more. 

Free. Registration required.

Saturday, Dec. 2

11 AM – 12 PM

MacLaurin Building
Rm. B037, B-Wing

Music in Motion Workshop

This fun-filled workshop with Dr. Adam Jonathan Con was created with every age group in mind to experience meaningful musical moments through listening and physical expression. This particular blend of Dalcroze, Laban, Eichenberger, Alexander, and Tai Chi philosophies can only be experienced here!

Dr. Con is a conductor, a visionary, a respected teacher of choral conducting and Tai Chi Chuan, and a leader in the advocacy of music education.

Free. Registration required.

Saturday, Dec. 2

2:30 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Concert: From 1917 in 2017

Featuring Orion Series in Fine Arts guests
Kerry DuWors, violin (BMus ’01)
Stephen Runge, piano (BMus ’01)

In a concert of music from 1917, this dynamic alumni duo perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Elgar and Rachmaninoff.

Canadian violinist, chamber musician and educator, Kerry DuWors, has been praised as a “dynamic performer” (Scott St. John) with “fearless competence” (Winnipeg Free Press). Kerry is the first prize winner of the 26th E-Gré National Music Competition and is a three-time winner of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank Competition. Praised for his sensitivity and versatility, pianist Stephen Runge has been heard from Victoria to Halifax as a soloist and collaborative artist.

Free admission

Saturday, Dec. 2

8 PM

Farquhar Auditorium,
University Centre

UVic Chorus & Orchestra Gala Concert

We are thrilled to welcome Timothy Vernon as guest conductor on this special occasion. Founding artistic director of Pacific Opera Victoria, Maestro Vernon has earned the admiration of audiences and fashioned POV into one of the city’s true cultural treasures.

Maestro Vernon will conduct the UVic Chorus & Orchestra in G. F. Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, and Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture. As an added treat, School of Music faculty pianist Arthur Rowe and trumpeter Merrie Klazek will appear as soloists in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for Strings and Trumpet.

Cake reception to follow!
$10 for alumni (ONECard required). $25 regular / $20 seniors / $10 students

Sunday, Dec. 3

10:30 AM

MacLaurin Building
Rm. B037, B-Wing

Farewell Brunch

The alumni reunion winds down with a farewell brunch for our former students and their families. Gather with old friends and new, share contact information, and say goodbye over coffee, tea and a light brunch.

Registration + $5 per person

Sunday, Dec. 3

11 AM – 1 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Open Mic Concert

This concert is for YOU! Sign up to perform solo or with fellow alumni on the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall stage.

Alumni and their guests are all welcome to attend.

Free admission. Registration required for all performers.


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