Welcome to the School of Fine Arts & Music (SOFAM) at the University of Guelph. They identify a variety of audiences for different arts experiences as they engage with more diverse artworks as artists and audiences. Find a great deal at one of our Clearance Centers, located within our full-line Music & Arts retail stores. Now in its fifth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.
Our on-going teaching staff have first-hand knowledge and experience of music performance, studio recording, international touring, music journalism, event coordination and music business. By the end of Year 2, students communicate about the music they listen to, make and perform and where and why people make music.
Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Sub Pop, Macklemore—all of that music is in the air. The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. While the arts in the local community should be the initial focus for learning, students are also aware of and interested in the arts from more distant locations and the curriculum provides opportunities to build on this curiosity.
Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. On that windy Sunday night, at the edge of the North American continent, out by Ocean Beach, the Grateful Dead invited some musicians to jam with them, and great music ensued.
The team holds a total of six degrees, speaks both English and Spanish, and has an abundance of music education experience. Much thanks to Jimmy Wallace for coming down to Big Texas Blues last week and talking about what’s planned for the Guitar Festival and for providing us with tickets for pledge drive.