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Conducting in virtual reality

On a recent visit to UBC’s Emerging Media Lab, Professor Jonathan Girard and his graduate conducting students Jaelem Bhate and Zane Kistner tried their hands at conducting in virtual reality.



WATCH: UBC Symphonic Winds perform Leonard Bernstein's "Overture To Candide"  


Takumi Hayashi/UBC

Takumi Hayashi/UBC

Jazz visionary John Stetch goes back to school

The six-time Juno nominee and graduate student talks about his path-breaking career, the excitement of re-envisioning classical music through a jazz lens, and his decision to return to school.  

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WATCH: Kallie Clayton (Master's student), Sheldon Baxter (BMus'14, MMus'15), and Alireza Mojibian (BMus'15, Master's student) describe the amazing opportunities afforded to students in the UBC Opera Program


Lukas Kawabata/Instagram

Lukas Kawabata/Instagram

Student performers

Planning an event? Hire a UBC Music student! Choose from a variety of chamber groups and individual musical offerings. You’re giving our students a great opportunity to practice their profession.





Jose Franch-Ballester

The multi-award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester is considered one of the finest classical soloists and chamber music artists of his generation. He joined the School of Music faculty in 2017.

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African Music and Dance

The UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble focuses on music and dances from Africa and specializes in repertoire from West Africa region. Directed by Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo, the ensemble combines music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Read more


Takumi Hayashi/UBC

Takumi Hayashi/UBC

A studio of one's own

Innovators Hildegard Westerkamp (BMus'72) and Kiran Bhumber (BMus'14) talk about music production, gender, and 'trusting your inner voice.' 

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