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Winter 2022 students concerts!

Join us on two evening of new music recently composed by our students, find more information at the UofA Music Arts Shows page. and our Facebook events: Thank you to our fantastic performers! – Shelley Younge, Flute – Don Ross, … Continue reading

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New Music by Student Composers and Improvisors

If you missed our student end-term concerts, they are available online (see below). Undergraduate Composition Student Concert – works by students enrolled in MUS 270 Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in Convocation Hall Works for duets: tenor and violoncello, and trumpet and … Continue reading

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New Music by Student Composers – Monday and Tuesday Night – Streaming FREE!

Tonight and tomorrow night, back for the first time since COVID, the University of Alberta’s music department composition area presents two concerts of new music by student composers, performed live and streamed for FREE! Note:  University of Alberta students and … Continue reading

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Living Sound Better with Digital Music Instruments – Sound Studies Institute Lecture Series, with D. Andrew Stewart

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:00 – 8:00pm MST D. Andrew Stewart explores the concept of a Digital Sound Performer – a performer of sounds on digital musical instruments, also known as gestural controllers. Stewart suggests that the Sound Performer’s essential … Continue reading

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SHHH!! Ensemble performs Spirits

March 4, 7:30 PMConvocation HallUniversity of AlbertaFREE (Donations Welcome) SHHH! Ensemble, with Edana Higham, piano; Zac Pulak, percussion. Featuring several newly commissioned works, structured improvisation, and creative instrumentation SHHH!! Ensemble’s innovative “Spirits” programme takes the listener on a journey through composer’s … Continue reading

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U of A Composer Concerts, Fall 2019/20

Please join us for two exciting concerts of brand new music, composed by University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate composers. On Monday, Dec. 9, the Ultraviolet Ensemble, featuring Chenoa Anderson (flutes), Allison Balcetis (saxes), Amy Nicholson (cello), and Roger Admiral … Continue reading

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XImE: eXperimental Improvisation Ensemble in Concert

Student improvisors perform new and spontaneously generated sounds. Monday, Dec. 2, 7:30 PMStudio 27, Fine Arts BuildingAdmission free

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Hildegard Westerkamp: Artist Talk Oct. 10, 3:30 PM Studio 27

The Sound Studies Institute, in conjunction with Acoustics Week in Canada 2019, brings us an artist talk and masterclass from renowned soundscape composer and acoustic ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp. Date:    Thursday, October 10, 2019Time:    3:30pm – 5:00 pmVenue:  Studio … Continue reading

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Rensonance Prism: The Music of Howard Bashaw

This concert is a celebratory retrospective concert of the compositions of Professor Emeritus Howard Bashaw. Bashaw’s dense, complex language is brought to life by virtuosic performers across many genres, including chamber, choral, solo piano, and electracoustic sounds. Friday, Oct. 19, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to another fun-filled year of new music and sound art at the University of Alberta! For those new to the department, this website is your one-stop resource for information about the program, concerts, visiting artists, etc. Note that the music … Continue reading

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