Don Wright Faculty of Music
Read. Watch. Listen. with Jonathan De Souza

Read. Watch. Listen. with Jonathan De Souza

Tiny sandwiches, tiny noodles, tiny cakes … and so much more when Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Jonathan De Souza takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Musicologist Grier named Guggenheim Fellow

Musicologist Grier named Guggenheim Fellow

Western musicologist James Grier has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship – one of just seven Canadians among a prestigious recipient list of 173 global scholars, writers and artists.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Pandemic has led to global outbreak of music

Pandemic has led to global outbreak of music

The COVID-19 epidemic has forced millions around the world to remain in their homes. While safeguarding their health, it has also led to social isolation and loss of community. Music-making and -sharing has helped fill that gap.

Sassy, satirical and sensitive ‘Mikado’ takes stage

Sassy, satirical and sensitive ‘Mikado’ takes stage

Fun. Funny. More than a bit satirical. That’s how the director of The Mikado describes his adaptation of the iconic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera, which hits the Opera at Western stage for five performances starting this week.

Album marks end of ‘quite a ride’ for ensemble

Album marks end of ‘quite a ride’ for ensemble

Many months and thousands of kilometres since they started their cross-country project to bring new Canadian classical music across cultures and languages, Ensemble Made in Canada is showcasing its work in a special concert at Western on Jan. 21.

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at an event Wednesday afternoon in The Great Hall.

Wiseman sets stage for aspiring songwriters

Wiseman sets stage for aspiring songwriters

Can songwriting be taught? Bob Wiseman doesn’t think so. This may seem like a strange admission from someone who taught Popular Music Songwriting in the Don Wright Faculty of Music this term, but this kind of honesty is precisely what Wiseman bought to his students – that, and a lifetime of experience.

Food drive building to crescendo

Food drive building to crescendo

Just before Christmas 20 years ago, a modest number of London businesses gathered 36,000 pounds of food for the London Food Bank. Last year a greatly expanded group of corporations and institutions,...

Celebrating two decades of new Horizons

Celebrating two decades of new Horizons

Barbara Belbeck was looking to take a singing course when she came across an ad in Western’s Continuing Education brochure announcing the start of the New Horizons Band.

Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Music isn’t just for those who can pound a piano or blow their own horn, Ryan McCaul stresses. Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those whose motor control might not let them play conventional instruments.

Research finds harmony in big data, Gregorian chants

Research finds harmony in big data, Gregorian chants

Borrowing from the world of bio-computing – and using algorithms originally designed to analyze strings of genetic code – Western professor Kate Helsen is revolutionizing the study of music.