FRIDAY, JAN. 24 – Piano Master Class: Bragg Artist-in-Residence Kirill Gerstein works with students from the Department of Music. Brunton, 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 24 – Q&A Session with Kirill Gerstein – My Life in Music: Kirill Gerstein answers questions on careers in music, life on the stage, and his experiences as one of today’s most sought-after concert pianists. Brunton, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25 – Bragg Artist-in-Residence Guest Recital: Pianist Kirill Gerstein performs a program of music inspired by Central Europe by Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Kurtag, and Adès. Brunton, 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26 – Composition Workshop: Kirill Gerstein works with composition students on new music for piano, concluding with a Q&A. Room 100, 10 a.m.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26 – The Intersection of Classical and Jazz Styles: Kirill Gerstein works with the Mount Allison Jazz Ensemble, discussing jazz practices, style, improvisation, and more. Brunton, 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 – Collegium Musicum: Performances by students in the Bachelor of Music program. Brunton, 4 p.m.
The Music program is one of the cornerstones of the Mount Allison curriculum.
It has been a key discipline at the University for over 140 years - since the first Certificate in Music was awarded in 1874. The Music department offers programs and courses for every level of interest - whether you plan to perform on the world's greatest stages one day or just want to learn more about a subject you love.
The department provides abundant opportunities to perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble and to listen to and learn from our talented faculty.
The study of Music, valuable in itself, is also a great asset in many different career fields. Music students not only gain music-related skills - they also become critical and creative thinkers, are self-disciplined, and develop expert presentation skills.