Music

Appreciate music on a deeper level.

Music is everywhere: we hear it when we're driving, shopping, dining in a restaurant or watching TV. Music is a part of life. But just under the surface of your favourite song, there's a wealth of technique and story. The music appreciation courses offered through Continuing Studies at UVic can help you delve deeper into the world of music, to uncover the vibrant world of sound.

In our music courses, you can: 

  • learn to sing (by yourself or as part of a choir)
  • learn to read music
  • explore different musical genres for your own enjoyment, from classical and opera to jazz and heavy metal

Learn to appreciate music on a deeper level.

 

How arts benefits us all, as humans

From the earliest markings upon cave walls, to the rhythmic beating of drums, cultural dance or even the creation of written language, people have been driven to express themselves through art since the earliest days of our species.

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Journeying Together

with instructor Mary Byrne   By Therese Eley, Marketing Services Mary Byrne was at home with her four month old son when she got a phone call from Continuing Studies at UVic asking if she would be interested in teaching a course on

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In Remembrance: Nan Walmsley

We are sad to announce the passing of one of our most committed students, Nan Walmsley. Nan passed away peacefully at home, Sept. 13, surrounded by her family. She lived 97 fulfilling years.

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Singing to Fight the Stigma and Social Isolation of Dementia

Taking a look at how participation in an intergenerational choir might foster social engagement and caregiver well-being, improve quality of life for persons with dementia, and reduce some of the stigma surrounding memory loss.

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Why the Early Bird Gets the Worm (and lives past 100!)

After nearly a decade working for Continuing Studies at UVic, it goes without saying that Preston Randall is an integral part of the team. He knows the division’s systems, people and workflows like the back of his hand.

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Playing with Passion

"My wife thought I was nuts!" laughs instructor Jan Randall, as he recalls all the research and work he put into preparing for the first course he taught with Continuing Studies three years ago. "But it was stuff I was really interested in and I didn’t even really care if people actually signed up for it or not." 

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It’s About Both the Journey AND the Destination

For an avid traveler, the thought of finding a job that allows you to help others fall in love with travel, sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Well this is exactly what Janet gets to do every day at the office. Now, while the idea of traveling is one most people fantasize about, don’t forget there’s a heck of a lot of hard work involved.

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Nan Walmsley

"Nan" Walmsley celebrates her 90th birthday this year but shows no sign of slowing down in her quest to learn new things. Since fall 1998, she has taken around 165 courses through Continuing Studies.

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Janet McDonald, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-8827
Email artscoord@uvic.ca
Amy Errington, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-7797
Email art.sci@uvic.ca