Dr. Andrew Staniland releases Reddened by Hammer

Dr. Andrew Staniland is a professor of composition and electronic music here at the School of Music. His newest record, Reddened by Hammer: Earthquakes and Islands Remixed, was released October 15 on Canadian Music Centre's Centrediscs. Reddened by Hammer, an intersection of electroacoustic composition and art song, is streaming now on Apple Music and Spotify. Find out more and pre-order the vinyl at

Filmed on location at the MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic Research Lab). To find out more about studying composition at Memorial University's School of Music, explore our Programs here


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Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves jointly awarded the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship

Congratulations to Music at Memorial faculty Nancy Dahn & Timothy Steeves of Duo Concertante upon being jointly awarded the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship from Memorial University of Newfoundland!

This well-deserved award recognizes faculty who embody the university's mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise widely.

Congratulations, Tim and Nancy!

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Ben Diamond Named to 30 Under 30 List

Guitarist Ben Diamond has been named one of CBC Music's 30 Canadian classical musicians under 30 for 2021. Diamond graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Music (Performance, Honours) this spring.

Diamond is the co-founder of the Atlantic Guitar Society, which is currently hosting its second annual Virtual Guitar Retreat. He also recently released his debut album Prime. This fall, Diamond will begin the Master of Music program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

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Consciously Choosing Music

Dr. Gillian Morrissey was recently named acting manager of the Centre for Social Enterprise. A graduate of the Master of Music program, she consciously chooses to keep music making as a cornerstone of her life.

I spoke with Gillian about how this new position has impacted her musical life.


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