Ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the public are invited to join the Victoria Conservatory of Music for a free, special after-work event, Ry Moran: From Truth to Reconciliation on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Ry will share perspectives gained from his journey through pivotal roles with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and will perform a few original songs.
“The Victoria Conservatory is looking forward to hosting this insightful event during the lead-up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This event will also mark the beginning of a relationship between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Ry Moran, who will be supporting the Conservatory through a guest faculty appointment in Music and Reconciliation,” said CEO, Nathan Medd. “Ry’s passion for teaching, arts and music is abundant. His commitment to the principles of Truth and Reconciliation is unwavering.”
Over the coming year, Ry aims to celebrate the role of music in advancing Truth and Reconciliation, while also helping explore the responsibilities and implications for organizations like the Victoria Conservatory of Music and its mission of learning, performance, and wellness through music. At the same time, Ry will continue work on an upcoming album, and be supported in the ongoing production of his podcast, Taapwaywin. The initiative is supported by the City of Victoria’s Music Strategy program.
A multi-instrumentalist, electronic music composer, podcaster, and member of the Red River Métis, Ry is more often known as one of Canada’s central figures in Truth and Reconciliation. Growing up in Victoria, Ry moved Winnipeg in 2010 to serve as the Director of Statement Gathering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He then served as the founding Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and is presently the Associate University Librarian – Reconciliation at the University of Victoria, the first of its kind in the country.
This event is hosted by flutist and Conservatory faculty member, Marsha Elliott- Edwards.
WHAT: Ry Moran: From Truth to Reconciliation
WHERE: Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Alix Goolden Performance Hall, entrance at 900 Johnson Street, Victoria
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
HOW MUCH: Admission is free with an RSVP ticket. Limited seats are available.