Faculty of Music

Of Note

We're proud of the many and diverse accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recognition of their talents is as diverse as the areas of research, composition, performance, teaching, community involvement and connecting to the broader world in which they are given.

This is a continuously growing list of impressive achievements.

jamie hillmanJamie Hillman (BMus'05) was awarded the 2012 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting announced by the Ontario Arts Council and Choirs Ontario. (More)




Josh WoodA current student and two alumni are part of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada this summer. Peter Gajdek, trumpet, and Josh Wood (In Photo at left) and James Tizzard, french horn, spent their residency with the NYOC back at Western before going on tour in Ontario, Quebec and the United States at the end of July.


Tracy CantinWestern Music alumna Tracy Cantin makes her debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago in the fall of 2012. The soprano will be the fifth maid in the season opener of Richard Strauss' Elektra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

Read about Tracey's debut in this article from The Guardian

Genevieve FisherStudent Genevieve Fisher was invited to perform during the Canadian Country Music Association's Country Music Week in September in Saskatoon. She is one of eight musicians invited to the new artist showcase at the festival.




Frazer MacYou don’t have to fall in love to write a great love song. Keep it simple may be Fraser Mac’s rule of thumb, but the success he’s enjoying from it is complicating life. He’s on the playlist for some very big names – Yoko Ono, Bob Weir, Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas, and Natasha Beddingfield. Fraser Mac (Fraser McGregor, BA’10 in Popular Music Studies) is quickly making a name with his songs. (More)