Remembering guitarist Alexander Dunn

Remembering guitarist Alexander Dunn

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our friend and School of Music colleague, Dr. Alexander Dunn, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of May 8. “This is a loss that will be deeply felt by members of our School and the wider music community,”...

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Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current or graduating Fine Arts student who’s been involved with a community-engaged creative project in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/23 & May 31/24? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Fine Arts Student Community Impact Awards! Since...

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Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Critically acclaimed Canadian opera singer and national CBC Radio host Marion Newman is returning to the University of Victoria to join the award-winning teaching faculty at the School of Music. Newman — whose traditional name is Nege’ga — is of Kwagiulth and Stó:lō...

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Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

For 50 years, the UVic Chamber Singers have proven to be one of the most endearing — and enduring — ensembles in our School of Music. Over the years, the Chamber Singers have performed to enthusiastic audiences in 140 cities and 30 countries on 6 continents, and have...

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Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

When it comes to announcements, publications and media appearances, there's never really a slow time for Fine Arts faculty, alumni and students — and the past couple of months have been no exception. Here's a quick roundup of who's been speaking with the media lately....

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’Tis the season for choral celebration

’Tis the season for choral celebration

Downtown's Christ Church Cathedral was filled beyond capacity for the School of Music's annual winter choral concert on December 2. But you can still experience the harmonious sound of 150+ voices resonating in the cathedral’s beautiful acoustics in this video of the...

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Go behind the keys of a Steinway piano

Go behind the keys of a Steinway piano

"A well-tuned, well-played piano is really a thing of joy to me," says Jim Anderson, who has been the School of Music's piano technician for over 25 years. See Jim in action as this short video (made by UVic's Donor Relations) takes us into the quietly exacting world...

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2023 Student Impact Award winners

2023 Student Impact Award winners

For the third year in a row, Fine Arts honoured the winners of our annual Student Community Impact Awards as part of the Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards. Held on November 24 at Victoria City Hall, Fine Arts Dean Allana Lindgren presented three separate awards of...

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Upcoming Music concerts

Upcoming Music concerts

It's a busy month for concerts and recitals in the School of Music! Here's a quick roundup of what's coming up. UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Into the Twilight Directed by Music instructor Wendell Clanton, the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble has established a reputation for...

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Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Honorary degrees have been awarded at UVic since its inaugural convocation in 1964. An honorary degree is the highest honour the university can bestow for distinguished achievement in scholarship, research, teaching, the creative arts and public service. As part of...

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Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Kunji Ikeda Visiting artist   7:30pm Monday, Nov 6 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, School of...

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Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present: Malik Gaines "Star Choir & Other Narratives" Interdisciplinary artist & scholarAssociate...

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Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

2021 ONC AIR Dennis GupaAre you a Fine Arts graduate student interested in oceans and looking for a paid artistic residency in 2024? Are you excited by the idea of exploring the potential for the arts or alternative cultural practices to highlight the visions,...

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Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Arthur Rowe performing on one of UVic's Steinway pianos (photo: Leon Fei)Fifteen years ago, UVic's School of Music was named Canada’s first All-Steinway School and, while there are now over 200 All-Steinway schools globally, UVic is still the only one in Canada — a...

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Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Legacy gifts transform student experiences

Legacy gifts transform student experiences

Performance infrastructure may not be top of mind when it comes to supporting the student experience, but it’s always a primary concern in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Such is the case with the School of Music’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall: named for the former...

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Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

When violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni made the decision to pursue a career as a professional string quartet in 1986, they had no idea where their collective journey as the newly formed...

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Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

It was a very different world when Harald Krebs stepped in front of his first School of Music class as an assistant professor in 1986: CDs were cutting-edge technology, email was still unheard of, and zooming simply meant going faster. Fast-forward 37 years and Krebs...

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QFW performances & new LSQ video

QFW performances & new LSQ video

Over 20 brilliant young musicians from across the world will descend on our beautiful campus for the return of Quartet Fest West chamber music festival and concert series. Running from June 26 to July 8, students will undertake two weeks of intensive chamber music...

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Witness Blanket seeks “soundtrack of resilience”

Witness Blanket seeks “soundtrack of resilience”

Carey Newman demonstrating his VR Witness Blanket project (photo: Ella Matte/Saanich News)Already widely acclaimed for his powerful art installation the Witness Blanket, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish multi-disciplinary artist and Fine Arts professor Carey Newman is...

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Sound Genres explore sound as foundational practice

Sound Genres explore sound as foundational practice

Paul Walde's Glacial The School of Music will be exploring sound as a foundational practice with Sound Genres, a special multimedia symposium running May 26-28 and funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. More than just an academic...

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Summer Arts Series showcases arts technology

Summer Arts Series showcases arts technology

Looking to expand your artistic repertoire with new skills and practices? Fine Arts is once again partnering with UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies and Alumni Relations for our second annual Summer Arts Series. This year’s series, running in July 2023, will focus...

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Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current or graduating Fine Arts student who’s been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between January 1/22 & May 31/23? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Community Impact Award! The Fine Arts...

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Christopher Butterfield marks retirement with new album

Christopher Butterfield marks retirement with new album

Forget the gold watch: noted composer and longtime School of Music professor Christopher Butterfield is marking his UVic retirement with the March 31 release of his latest album, Souvenir. Performed by longtime musical collaborators Aventa Ensemble, the 70-minute...

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Four Fine Arts recipients in Distinguished Alumni Awards

Four Fine Arts recipients in Distinguished Alumni Awards

The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of UVic graduates in three different categories: the Presidents' Alumni Awards, the Emerging Alumni Awards and the Indigenous Community Alumni Awards. This year, Fine Arts has four recipients...

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Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Composer & percussionist Colin Malloy is the 2022 Ocean Networks Canada artist-in-residence Our world is saturated by oil. From fuel and plastic to climate change and the global economy, oil affects every aspect of human existence — right down to the microscopic...

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Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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