Don Wright Faculty of Music
Singers learn from the masters in Italy

Singers learn from the masters in Italy

About a dozen singers and four pianists from the Don Wright Faculty of Music have joined Theodore Baerg and Irena Welhasch Baerg at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy this summer.

Alumnus takes to international stage

Cecilia Bartoli’s homepage claims the renowned coloratura mezzo soprano brings classical music close to the hearts of millions. One of those belongs to Western alumnus Houman Behzadi. In August, he will be one of 15 international singers to study with his idol in Switzerland at the Gstaad Vocal Academy.

NYOC creating music on campus

NYOC creating music on campus

It’s summer at The University of Western Ontario and that can mean only one thing – the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC) is back in town.

Conference focuses on music education

Conference focuses on music education

Ruth Wright, Music Education chair at The University of Western Ontario, has organized the Leading Music Education International Conference (LME) from May 29-June 1 at Western to explore how musicians and educators can enable expression through music.

Western names Dean of Music

The University of Western Ontario has announced the appointment of Betty Anne Younker as dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, beginning a five-year term on Aug. 1. Younker succeeds Robert Wood, who has served two five-year terms as dean since July 1, 2001.