Singing for Health

Featured BCECM Research Grant Recipient: Dr. Jane Gosine

The St. John's Better Breathing Choir is an opportunity for anyone living with any lung disease or breathing difficulties to sing together in a relaxed, supportive environment. Researchers Dr. Jane Gosine (MUN, School of Music) and MUN Medical Student Kalen Thomson are investigating the physiological benefits of improvied breathing and health-related quality of life through singing together.



New "Small Grants" program! Deadline August 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce a NEW grant program! The "Small Grants" are designed to support smaller community choral organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador across a wide range of activities, such as the one-time purchase of new music or equipment, clinician honorarium for a masterclass or workshop, or capital costs.

The maximum amount is $500. 

 The next deadline for Small Grant applications is August 21, 2017.



"Singers Helping" Singers Concert

A concert of choral music with guest conductor Scott Leithead and guest soloist Nelson Nagenda of Kokopelli Choirs Association.

Sunday, March 5
3-4pm followed by light reception
Gower Street United Church 

Tickets $20 or $25 for family
All proceeds to support Newfoundland and Labrador singers' participation in the National Youth Choir.


Remembering Dr. Angus Bruneau

It is with heavy hearts that we learned that the BCECM's copatron, Dr. Angus Bruneau, passed away on February 19, 2017. Dr. Bruneau was a kind, intelligent, and generous person, and we are inspired by, and grateful for, his passion, mentorship, and generosity. We are honoured to oversee the work of the BCECM and to witness the positive impact his and Dr. Jean Bruneau's vision for choral music excellence continues to have on communities and music-making across the province. 

To read about Dr. Bruneau's life and his legacy at Memorial University, please see https://www.mun.ca/engineering/news.php?id=8594.



Call for Participants: Workshops with Scott Leithead

The BCECM is thrilled to announce that renowed Edmonton-based choral conductor Scott Leithead will be our Conductor-in-Residence during the week of February 27-March 5, 2017.

We are accepting registrations by e-mail at choralcentre@mun.ca until December 1st, 2016 on a first come, first served basis.


Workshops for Voice and Choral Singers

Voice Workshop for Solo and Choral Singers! Professor Karen Brunssen of Northwestern University will be giving voice and choral masterclasses at MUN's School of Music on January 16 and 17. The schedule of events is below. For more info, please contact Dr. Jane Leibel at jleibel@mun.ca. 

The BCECM is proud to fund this project through the Research Project Grant program. To learn more about our funding possibilities, please visit: www.mun.ca/choralcentre/grants


In Tune

The BCECM was featured recently in MUN's Gazette. Learn more about our funding programs, projects, and upcoming events! 



Better Breathing Choir

Pilot study by MUN researchers examines the benefits of choral singing for individuals living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with funding from the BCECM (2015 Research Grant).


Grant Competition - October 17, 2016

Do you have a great choral project in mind? We're now accepting applications for Community Project, Research, and Professional Development Grants!




BCECM Announces New Director

The BCECM is pleased to announce that Dr. Jakub Martinec has been appointed for a three-year term as the Director of the BCECM.

BCECM Grants 2015

The 2015 Grant Application forms are NOW AVAILABLE.



New Director Appointed to the BCECM

The BCECM is pleased to announce that Dr. Jakub Martinec has been appointed for a three-year term as the Director of the BCECM.