Music to Swaggerville Ears

June 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Music, Outreach

A 30-piece University of Manitoba concert band will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers into their new stadium at the home opener on June 27.
The band consists of Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music students, and alumni, plus some high school band directors. They will play a piece that John Williams composed for the 1984 Los […]

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Something to sing about

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Music

The University of Manitoba Singers choral ensemble is a finalist in the Association of Canadian Choral Communities National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
They are competing in the category of Mixed-Voice Collegiate Choirs. Winners will be announced at Festival 500 Sharing the Voices, an international festival that begins in July 3 in St. John’s, NL.
Now under […]

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Graduate receives Canadian Library Association 30th Student Article Award

May 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Students

The Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music is pleased to congratulate Wendy Rondeau (BMusic/2004, Post-Bac. Dip./2005, MMusic/2008) on receiving the Canadian Library Association’s 30th Student Library Award.
Wendy’s article titled “Making Use of Existing Tools for Unknown Item Needs: Improving Subject Retrieval in Online Catalogs” focuses on teaching library literacy skills in order to help patrons […]

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Visionary Conversations: The Arts

March 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Architecture, Film, Fine Art, Media, Music, News Release, Outreach, Research, School of Art, arts, philosophy

The next session of the award-winning Visionary Conversations series presented by the University of Manitoba will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Visionary Conversations is an engaging, interactive speaker series that brings together world-class minds to present and discuss issues with the audience that are critical to the future of our community, our country […]

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University of Manitoba mourns victims of Connecticut mass shooting with memorial concert

December 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Music, News, News Release, Outreach, Staff

With deepest grief and sympathy, the Marcel A. Desautels Faulty of Music is hosting a memorial concert on December 18 to honour the life and spirit of Ana Márquez-Greene, the six-year-old daughter of former faculty member Jimmy Greene and his wife Nelba. Ana was shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last […]

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Auditions for Youth Jazz Collective

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Advisory, Music, Outreach

To further the love of improvisation and foster the growth of jazz education in Manitoba, the U of M Jazz Studies Program is happy to announce auditions for the 2nd installment of the U of M Youth Jazz Collective (UMYJC).
Auditions will be held on Dec. 8, 2012, at the  Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music’s […]

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The art of harmony

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Advisory, Music, Outreach

Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate, music director for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, will deliver a free public lecture titled The Art of Harmony: How the Maestro Shapes His Orchestra.
“In my talk about ‘The Art of Harmony: how the maestro shapes his orchestra’ I will dive with full power into the strange and beautiful job of a symphonic […]

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