Superb Winds & Brass Masterclass

Published December 2, 2016

The Winds & Brass Department presented a superb masterclass on Wednesday, November 23rd as part of the VCM’s Canada Music Week celebrations.  Students from across our department performed works by Canadian composers Violet Archer, Robert Fleming, Diane Berry, Kathryn Cernauskas, and Jacques Hétu.

We were thrilled to have Dr. Mary Byrne lead this masterclass.  Mary has such a wealth of knowledge about Canadian composers and compositions, and always brings energy and excitement to her classes.  A highlight of the class was a performance of Calling for flute and tape by Victoria composer Diane Berry, performed by Hanne Fair.  We were so pleased Diane was able to attend the masterclass and share the background story on how she sourced the local loon calls featured in the audio recording.  A real treat for all!

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