UVic School of Music graduates have gone on to have successful careers in diverse areas of music in Canada and around the world as performers, composers, conductors, musicologists, educators, sound technicians, and more. Find out more about some of our alumni below.

CALL FOR SCORES! School of Music alumni are invited to submit short compositions for our New Music & Digital Media Festival on Feb. 2-4, 2018. See the call for miniatures here.

We invite you to join the 1000+ members who have already connected through the UVic Music Alumni group. Leave a memory on the discussion board, let everyone know what you’ve been up to, and say hello to old friends. Please invite any and all alumni to join this group!

Emerging Artists Alumni Series

We accept proposals from School of Music alumni for our Emerging Artists Alumni Series. We know how hard it can be to finance a concert and are opening the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall doors for 1–2 events each semester dedicated to showcasing the talents of alumni in the early stages of their careers.

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Eve Egoyan (BMus ’85)
One of Canada’s most significant pianists specializing in new works.


Kerry DuWors (BMus ’01)
Four-time winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition with performances in Canada and internationally.


Kelby MacNayr (BMus ’04)
Versatile drummer, composer, and bandleader ubiquitous on the local jazz scene.


Betty Waynne Allison (BEd & BMus ’05)
Alumna of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble with a career as a full-time opera singer, performing lead roles in Canada, the US and Europe.


Christina Wright-Ivanova (BMus ’05)
Pianist, chamber musician, opera and lieder coach, and orchestral pianist.


Heather Roche (BMus ’05)
New music advocate, performer and blogger based in Cologne, Germany.


Claire Yuan (BMus ’06)
Recent winner of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Bursary competition and candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UBC.


Shawn Earle (MMus ’07)
Clarinetist, chamber musician, and music educator.


Isaiah Bell (BMus ’08)
Rising-star quickly making his mark on opera stages across the continent.


Carli & Julie Kennedy (BMus ’08)
Country-folk songstress twins have been taking their act across Canada, have recorded and performed in Nashville, and were nominated for five 2012 BC Country Music Awards.


Laine Longton (BMus ’10)
Cellist and candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UBC.


Corey Rae (BMus ’10)
Principal percussionist with the Victoria Symphony.




Rodney Sharman (BMus ’80)
Performances of his work have been presented in more than 30 countries, including his chamber opera, Elsewhereless, with libretto and direction by Atom Egoyan, which has been staged 35 times since 1998.


Linda Catlin Smith (MMus ’81)
Full-time composer of contemporary Classical music and part-time instructor.


Todd Harrop (MMus ’99)
Multifaceted percussionist, composer and actor.


David Cecchetto (MMus ’04)
Theorist, composer and Assistant Professor (Critical Digital Theory) in the Department of Humanities at York University.


Nicholas Fairbank (MMus ’05)
Composer, organist, choral director and instructor.


Anna Höstman (MMus ’05)
Award-winning composer and former Victoria Symphony composer-in-residence.


Cassandra Miller (BMus ’05)
Artistic director, composer, and winner of the 2011 Jules-Léger Prize for New Chamber Music.


Max Murray (BMus ’10)
Sought after as both a composer and performer, Max is currently a Harvard PhD candidate in Composition.




Jonathan Govias (BMus ’98)
Conductor, educator and consultant for music education on four continents.




Gordon Wolfe (BMus ’93)
Teaches some of the best young brass players in Canada at the Glenn Gould School and is Principal Trombonist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.


Daniel Tones (BMus ’00)
Award-winning percussionist and Principal Percussionist of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.


Cindy Romphf (BMus ’02)
Music educator and Vice President of the B.C. Music Educators’ Association.


Mark Reid (BMus ’03)
Conductor, music educator, and JUNO Award recipient as 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.




Klisala Harrison (BMus ’97)
Has held positions at Columbia University, UBC, and is Academy Research Fellow in Musicology, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


Julie Nord (MA ’11)
Has presented her research in Canada, the United States, and the UK.

    Twila Bakker (MA ’11)

Music / Computer Science

Music / Computer Science


Jason Stasiuk (MUCS ‘12)
Audio engineer and Artist Liaison with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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