On the home stretch of a cross-Canada tour, Western’s Ensemble-in-Residence is learning as much as they are sharing about this country.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.
Sophie Roland stresses that all the world is a stage for her students.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Western’s Opera program kicks off 2019 with one of the most beloved and performed of all Mozart operas – ‘The Marriage of Figaro.’
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.
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.
The Turn of the Screw – an opera performed by Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music – sweeps you along with its suspenseful tale of possession, innocence, passion and death.
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.
A Western-led team is helping El Salvadorans share and archive their stories of genocide and massacre during the country’s civil war.
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.
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.