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VCC Music Alumni Week 2022

Posted on January 26, 2022

VCC Music Alumni Week 2022


Vancouver Community College (VCC) Music Alumni Week is back for 2022 with an epic mix of online and in-person events.

All in-person events will follow B.C.’s COVID-19 protocols requiring masks and vaccine passports.


Free Welcome Concert and Foodbank Fundraiser

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
VCC Auditorium (Broadway campus)
Free tickets: Eventbrite
Foodbank donations: foodbank.bc.ca

VCC's 2022 Music Alumni Week kicks off with a fundraising concert for Greater Vancouver Foodbank. Warm up your February evening with a great show of energetic and uplifting music ranging from pop/rock to jazz and classical. It's all for a good cause — donations to the Vancouver Food Bank will be accepted on site.


Academic Symposium

Thursday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Broadway campus, building B, room 1228

VCC's Music department will be hosting an academic symposium to present recent research on several topics, including musicology, orchestration, diversity and inclusion, and musical genres from baroque to technical death metal.


Songwriter’s CircleErik Severinson and Russell Wallace

Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
VCC Auditorium (Broadway campus)

Those interested in songwriting can take part in the Songwriter's Circle where VCC’s Indigenous Vocal Ensemble director Russell Wallace will present original and traditional music from the Lil'wat Mation. Erik Severinson will present original music from his recordings with Whelming. Both performers will have a roundtable discussion on songwriting techniques in a supportive environment.


Alumni Masterclass: Scott Wilson, electronic music

Friday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.
Online (Zoom): email music@vcc.ca for meeting link

Professor of Electronic Music at the University of Birmingham Scott Wilson will touch on composition, synthesis, and a new approach to sound in this Zoom session. READ MORE ABOUT SCOTT >


Alumni Masterclass: Daniel Ruiz, percussion

Friday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.
VCC Auditorium (Broadway)

Originally from Bogota Columbia, Daniel will demonstrate methods for expressive and collaborative musical approaches to the drum set and percussion instruments.


Alumni Masterclass: Joelysa Pankanea, sound design

Friday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.
Broadway campus, building B, room 1227

Sound designer Joelysa Pankanea will describe her career as a composer and percussionist.


Learn from the best. Applications are now open for VCC Music programs starting in September 2022.