$3000 was donated by the Raag-Rung Music Circle towards the Lakehead University Department of Music Scholarship. The funds were raised at the 35th Annual Evening of Fabulous Food and Marvelous Music of India held at the Italian Cultural Centre, October 20, 2018. The evening featured performance of classical Indian music by internationally-acclaimed maestro Anindo Chatterjee on tabla.
Dr. Evgeny Chugunov was invited to give a Piano Masterclass at the McGill Conservatory in Montréal, Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Kim Erickson, Evgeny Chugunov and Heather McGuire performed at the 2018 Canadian University Music Society conference, May 23, Edmonton, Alberta.
This summer, Dr. Evgeny Chugunov performed and gave masterclasses as part of the International Summer School for Performing Arts in Orillia and presented at the Performance Art Medicine Association conference that took place at the Faculty of Music, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
A lot of hard work goes into raising money and creating a great event. Over the past year, the Roy Coran Big Band has entertained local audiences over a number of themed concerts and raised $2,000 designated to the Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship for an aspiring music student enrolled in the Music Program at Lakehead University.
Pictured are Dr. Aris Carastathis, Chair of Lakehead University's Music Department, Ted Vaillant, Director of the Roy Coran Big Band and Roy Piovesana, Band member and Fellow of Lakehead University.