Don Wright Faculty of Music
Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

The award-winning director will be presented with a Lifetime Membership Award for his dedication and vision in founding London Musical Theatre 30 years and 75 productions ago.

Boldly going to ‘Moons’ and beyond

Boldly going to ‘Moons’ and beyond

Set phasers for awesome and entertaining – but spare him the ‘Trekker’ stuff – when Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Leslie Kinton takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Conservatory presents duo with highest honour

Conservatory presents duo with highest honour

Two pianos. Four hands. Nearly 50 years of friendship. All have been instrumental to the success of the internationally acclaimed piano duo, Anagnoson and Kinton, and to their most recent distinction as Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).

Student team works to ‘Take Note’ of faculty

Student team works to ‘Take Note’ of faculty

It all started with a Black Friday deal on a microphone. “That was the pivot on whether or not the podcast was going to happen,” explained Roisin Miland, a second-year Don Wright Faculty of Music student.

‘Quinn-tatorship’ marches band to unrivalled success

‘Quinn-tatorship’ marches band to unrivalled success

Quinn Fleming sat in the Mustang Lounge of the University Community Centre pondering a question he asked himself. It took him awhile to come up with an answer. But the one he eventually landed on reflected perfectly on who he has become at Western.

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.

Bringing an alumnus along for the ride

Bringing an alumnus along for the ride

Discover what ‘Elements’ – including tunes penned and sung by Western alumnus Stephan Moccio – usher her into Juno weekend when Don Wright Faculty of Music Dean Betty Anne Younker takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Playing games with the future of music

Playing games with the future of music

The future of music won’t be contained to the concert stage – it will be on screens in the games being played by millions around the globe. And if the music industry is going to thrive in the future, it needs to embrace this new performance arena, according to a Western professor.

Professor brings ‘epic scope’ vision to stage

Professor brings ‘epic scope’ vision to stage

Come behind the scenes as Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Michael Cavanagh prepares to bring his never-before-seen vision for a trio of beloved operas to the San Francisco Opera stage

Loud Luxury scores four Juno nominations

Loud Luxury scores four Juno nominations

Loud Luxury, the Canadian dance/electronic duo born out of a friendship forged at Western, will not only be performing at the Juno Awards in London in March – they’ve just been nominated for four major awards at the event.

New book tunes into music role in modern world

New book tunes into music role in modern world

Bookmarks spotlights the personalities and published books of faculty, staff and alumni. Today, Paul Woodford, professor and former Chair of the Department of Music Education at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, answers questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing.

Study tunes into musician concerns with hearing loss

Study tunes into musician concerns with hearing loss

Findings from a Western-led study into the biggest concerns faced by musicians with hearing loss should strike a chord with educators and conductors and result in new ways to lead ensembles, researchers explained.

Student-founded cello-fest rocks Ecuador

Student-founded cello-fest rocks Ecuador

Western cello student Ivan Fabara has transported his instrument across four centuries and 10,000 kilometres – far from its festive origins in Italy and now home to a festival he founded in Ecuador.

Program gives faculty the ‘write’ stuff

Program gives faculty the ‘write’ stuff

Competing demands for time sometimes makes it challenging for faculty to find time and space for writing. Now, a new program out of Research Western aims to help faculty members un-block, and improve upon, their academic writing.

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

As philanthropists Jim and Louise Temerty see it, the most important thing is to give back. During the morning session of Western’s 312th Convocation, they urged graduates to persevere and give their time.