March 04 2014
Professor Michael Frishkopf has been officially appointed as the Maligu Naa, or "chief of goodwill", by the people of Tolon, Ghana. This honour is in recognition of his outstanding development work in Tolon and surrounding areas, where the ethnomusicologist has been busy at work promoting health, education, and social empowerment.
February 26 2014
The Music Department would like to extend its warmest congratulations to doctoral candidate Rob Curtis on his 2014 Faculty of Arts Teaching Award. These awards are presented annually to celebrate outstanding teaching talent in the Faculty.
February 12 2014
Calling all baroque musicians: The deadline to apply to audition for the Alberta Baroque Ensemble Scholarship is fast approaching. If you have been working on a concerto, fantasia, sonata, or other piece from the baroque period that is ready to be performed, we encourage you to apply without delay!
January 23 2014
Two first prize winners of the prestigious Montreal Symphony competition, Jacques Després (piano) and Andrew Wan (violin) have united to play all Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano over three consecutive years for the pleasure of our University of Alberta music audiences. For this second annual concert in the series, Després and Wan perform Beethoven’s Numbers 3, 5, and 7.
January 18 2014
Spend an afternoon with Johann Sebastian Bach and the composers who influenced him, on Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall.
Organist Marnie Giesbrecht and narrator Joseph F. Patrouch will reveal the historical and musical forces that shaped Bach’s ordered complexity, with performances on harpsichord, organ and strings.