Today was supposed to be Convocation Day of the first graduating class of community music students in Laurier’s BMus. They have been with the program longer than me, and I’ve spent most of my last three years learning from them and their leadership, curiosity, ambition, kindness, commitment, and genuine enjoyment in each other’s company. A beautiful exemplar of a community of musicians who lift each other up and strive to make good change in the world through music.
The community music specialization teaches musicianship, leadership/facilitation, and critical thinking. In students’ final year, they complete a capstone project: a music initiative with a social impact. Students design, organize, implement, and evaluate their own projects. I share this video with you that the students put together once we realized a public presentation wouldn’t be possible.
Enjoy, and help me celebrate Tamara, Calvin, Nick, Jack, Rachel, Lisette, Dalyce, Emma, and Laurie!