Student Success

Congratulations to Hana Hubley (BMus'23) on receiving the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal

Carmen Letourneau

Congratulations to Carmen Letourneau (MMus'22) on receiving the School of Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit

Sonny Day Rider plays piano in studio one

Day Rider pursues passion with help of Indigenous Graduate Admission Award

Past Recipients of the Joyce & Ron Sakamoto Prize for Research & Development in DAA

Interested in applying for this award? Find the application form and details here.

Chris Jerwin | Taylor Murphy | Alex Wang

Leonard Menon

Supervised by Dr. Amandine Pras

Ryland Chambers-Moranz

Supervised by Dr. Amandine Pras

Kierian Turner & Carter Potts

Supervised by Dr. D. Andrew Stewart

Read more about Carter
Read more about Kierian

Keegan Herperger

Supervised by Dr. Arlan Schultz

Max Hopkins & Alex Bohn

Supervised by Dr. D. Andrew Stewart

Andrew Spencer & Shae Brossard

Supervised by Thilo Schaller

Shaun Bellamy

Supervised by George Burleigh and Dr. Arlan Schultz

Curtis Litchfield & Calvin Shiu

Supervised by George Burleigh and Thilo Schaller respectively

Shining Music Student Profiles

Fine Arts Shining Student Amanda Rood

Shining Student Amanda Rood came to ULethbridge to learn from some of the best music instructors, and is leaving her postsecondary journey with a wealth of experience in her musical craft and in …

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Fine Arts Shining Student Brendan Ukrainetz

Gaining experiential learning through education practicums and through the Music Conservatory, Shining Student Brendan is preparing for the next step in his professional career.

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Fine Arts Shining Student Hana Hubley

Hana Hubley was not quite sure she wanted to study music when she started at the University of Lethbridge. However, with the support of studio teacher Dr. Nick Sullivan (BMus ’04), Hana …

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Fine Arts Shining Student Juan Añez

Fine Arts Shining Student Juan Añez has made the most of his work-integrated learning to succeed in his degree. This summer, Juan worked as a Theatre Practitioner with the Banff Centre for Arts …

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Connecting with School of Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit, Master of Music, Carmen Letourneau

Master of Music graduate Carmen Letourneau speaks on being a part of hybrid recitals, early lockdown life, and the interconnectedness of music with psychology, sociology, physiology and neurology.

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Shining Student: Holly Kletke

Aspiring teacher Holly knew she would go to university, but wasn’t set on what to study. She applied to the combined music/education degree program at uLethbridge based on its strong reputation, after …

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Digital Audio Arts Special Projects

Scherzo and the Chinook Brass Quintet

In 2018, Scherzo (composed by John Cheetham) was performed by the uLethbridge student quintet, known as the Chinook Brass Quintet, including Music Department Studio students. The project was recorded in the University Recital Hall by a team of professional engineers and Digital Audio Arts students.

Chinook Brass Quintet:
Max Gunther (trumpet)
Elleen Humble (trumpet)
Alexis Leadbeater (horn)
Andrea Norman (trombone)
Jaret Jacobs (tuba)

Ensemble Supervisor: Dr. Josh Davies

Recording Production Professor: Dr. Amandine Pras
Guest Audio Engineer: Bo Brink (DPA Microphone)
Student Audio Editor and Mixing Engineer: Matt Wiebe

Sxueak for Squeaky Toys and Computer by Matthew Burtner

Yangke Li, graduate student (2013) produced the recording of Sxueak for squeaky toys and computer by Matthew Burtner Performed by Montreal-based ensemble In Extensio

Hamlet and the Silent Drum

Hellawell composed incidental music, using the Silent Drum, for Theatre and Dramatic Arts’ production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (directed by Brian Parkinson), in February, 2012. He also gave a solo performance as part of Experience Fine Arts Day, 2012, and in concert for Integra Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble. Development of a digital musical instrument, known as the Silent Drum, by DAA student, Mathew Hellawell as part of course on Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts based on an Original design of Silent Drum by composer Jaime Oliver.

Old King Hamlet's Revenge


Meta Saxophone

DAA student Shaun Bellamy constructed a "Meta Saxophone”, augmented instrument funded by a Mentors in Creative Research Grant (Research and Innovation Services). Bellamy composed for, and performed on the Meta Saxophone. He developed a solo piece for his graduation recital in Composition, as well as composing a group composition featuring Meta Saxophone, piano, and digital turntable.

Metamorphic Blues for Piano, Meta Saxophone and CDJ 2000

Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustic Ensemble

Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics