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Meet our faculty

Julia Lockhart, Adjunct Professor of Bassoon and Principal Bassoonist with the VSO, talks about her approach to teaching, how she became a professional musician, Disney's Fantasia, and the secret history of her instrument.

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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


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Lukas Kawabata/Instagram

Student performers

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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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Exploring musical time

Leading scholars from the School of Music’s newly established Rhythm Research Cluster, leading scholars are investigating how we produce and experience musical rhythm, timing, and periodicity. 

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Photo: Chris Randle

Photo: Chris Randle

Turning Point Ensemble on music & entrepreneurship

“What's very important to realize as a student of musical performance is that you are not only a potential employee, but also a future employer and entrepreneur and can create the work you wish for. That's what we did.”

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