Honors Music Student Chosen for Prestigious Summer Festivals
Fiona Slaughter, a junior music performance major and honors fellow in the Department of Music, was chosen through competetive selection for The European American Music Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute, to be held in Paris this summer.
For performers, the month-long EAMA-Nadia Boulanger Institute offers the opportunity to better understand the music that is performed through the discovery of the inner ear. The intensive month-long program features legendary analyses of major works from the Western canon lead by faculty of master teachers whose own evolving method informs the way they impart their musical insight.
Chamber musicians also have the choice of counterpoint or keyboard harmony to follow for the month, and can opt to follow musicianship classes as well. The students from all three divisions, Chamber Music, Composition and Conducting, all participate in the Chorale, one of the hallmarks of Nadia Boulanger's pedagogical vision.
In addition, Slaughter was accepted, through competetive audition, to the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA). The PRISMA Festival takes place in Powell River on the Pacific coast of Canada. The festival attracts world-renowned guest artists and top international music students. PRISMA draws over 5,000 concertgoers from British Columbia and beyond to daily musical events, symphony and chamber music concerts, master classes and student recitals. The PRISMA Festival Orchestra, the highlight of the festival, performs three full symphony concerts.
Theresa Delaplain, oboe instructor
Department of Music
Karli Moore, a master's degree student in agricultural economics, won the national Impromptu Public Speaking contest at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences meeting.
Recognition given to officers, civilian staff and for outstanding support given from outside the department.
Annie Smith, director of the school's Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic and Human Trafficking Clinic, has been appointed director of pro bono and community engagement for the School of Law.
Alaina Edwards, a mathematics major, and John McGarigal, a mechanical engineering major, have been selected for the 2018-19 Blue Waters Student Internship Program.
The U of A Clinic for Literacy presents the camp, which is $90 per child if paid before June 1 and $100 per child after June 1. Registration may be done online.