Tag: BU Indigenous New Music Festival

Award-winning musician and composer Melody McKiver (they/them pronouns) has been hired on a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Composition in Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music.
Starting this fall, McKiver will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Composition.

While COVID-19 has shut down live performances for many musicians, the pandemic is also opening new doors for musical expression and international collaboration.
The Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival will be streamed online this year, beginning with a joint performance on Saturday Jan. 30 by the Brandon University New Music Ensemble (BUNME) and Any Enemy (North East New Music Ensemble), a contemporary ensemble made up of musicians from northeast Scotland.

Five full days of music, dance, presentations and cultural exchanges are planned as Brandon University (BU) prepares to celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, Feb. 14.
Events will take place at various locations around campus, beginning on Monday with the start of the Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival. The three-day festival will feature workshops, talks and evening concerts.