School of Music News

A group of internationally renowned ethnomusicologists will join local scholars and dancers for a lively exchange about embodiment, pedagogy and dance to celebrate the naming of a new community dance studio in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Steve Cowan (left) and Adam Badstone (right)

The School of Music is thrilled to announce that our guitar alumni swept the awards at the 2015 Montreal International Guitar Festival held in April at Concordia University.  The competition attracts guitarists from around the world.

Memorial’s School of Music has long served as a talent incubator for Newfoundland and Labrador’s prolific music community.

Hills across Newfoundland and Labrador are alive with the sound of choral singing, thanks to the creativity and passion of choristers and generous project funding from Drs. Jean and Angus Bruneau through the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music (BCECM) at Memorial University.

Arlan Vriens

On March 22, 2015, MMus Performance candidate Arlan Vriens was awarded First Prize (Teaching and Learning Stream) at the 2015 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference at Memorial University.

A half a million dollars later, the bulk of the pianos in the School of Music have been replaced or refurbished thanks in large part to private donors.

Helen MacLeod

The School of Music wanted to help Mrs. Helen MacLeod to celebrate her 100thbirthday with a gift of music, so we made a video birthday card!

Dr. Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology at Memorial’s School of Music and Faculty of Arts has been awarded the SSHRC Gold Medal for lifetime achievement and impact as a scholar.

Andrew Staniland

The School of Music is proud to announce that Dr. Andrew Staniland is one of two Memorial professors to receive one of the highest honours for an academic in Canada.  

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