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  1. UAlberta Augustana Music Professor Takes Part in Local Benefit Concert

    April 10 2014

    Augustana music professor and pianist Dr. Milton Schlosser will grace the stage in support of the Wetaskiwin Music Festival on Friday, April 25th. The festival, now in its 35th year, plays a key role in music education and community in Wetaskiwin and surrounding communities.

  2. Curious Arts: How Shumaila Hemani discovered Ethnomusicology

    March 31 2014

    I am Shumaila, a second year PhD student in ethnomusicology in the University of Alberta’s Department of Music and I come from Karachi in the Sind province of Pakistan. As a teenager, music was a very close and trustworthy friend during the very difficult moments when society and family pressure challenged my independence of thought and what I should pursue as a career.

  3. Ethnomusicology Professor Michael Frishkopf Appointed Development Chief in Ghana

    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.

  4. Doctoral Student Presented with Faculty of Arts Teaching Award

    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.

  5. Baroque Competition Deadline: February 19th, 2014

    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!

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