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.
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.
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.
When he listens closely, Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Robert Toft can hear the 16th century singing to him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
Discover a handful of ideas that will make you ‘Take Note,’ and more, when Cathy Benedict of the Don Wright Faculty of Music takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Opera at Western are thrilled to bring Mozart’s musical tale of a triple-love triangle to the Paul Davenport Theatre stage this week.
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.
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.
Power, intrigue, religion, ambition, politics, and holy forgery. The life of medieval monk Adèmar de Chabannes had it all.
For a pair of Western alumni, starting a conversation about mental health is something to sing about. Thalia Ranjbar, BA’19 (Kinesiology), and Jake Schindler, BMus’18, BSc’19 (Computer Science), hope to shine a light on mental health with the staging of Where Do We...
It may have sounded perfect to an untrained ear, but to Western alumna Vicki St. Pierre, her young choir still needed polish.
Graduate students from across North America will hit all the right notes on campus as Western plays host to the annual Graduate Symposium on Music, Aug.16-17. It is an annual event that takes flight thanks to the commitment of students, who have run it from its inception two decades ago.
Dawn McIntosh, now a Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna, graduated Monday on the Dean’s list after taking courses part-time for 15 years while her sons were in high school and university.
An assemblage of Braille music sheets pours out from a well-used black leather folder on the organ bench, but it remains untouched – an unspoken reminder that he has committed to memory almost six decades of repertoire. This place, this instrument, is John Vandertuin’s home.