Raag-Rung Music Circle Donates to the Department of Music Scholarship

Kevin Sidlar, Rajesh Talpade, Deb Comuzzi (VP Development). Front row: Dr. David Barnett (Provost and VP Academic), Dr. Moira McPherson (President), Tammy Holmes, Dr. Inder Nirdosh.

$5000 was donated by the Raag-Rung Music Circle towards the Lakehead University Department of Music Scholarship. The funds were raised at the 36th Annual Evening of Fabulous Food and Marvelous Music of India held at the Italian Cultural Centre, October 19, 2019. The evening featured a performance of classical Indian music by internationally-acclaimed maestros Abhijit Banerjee, tabla and Snehasish Mozumber, mandolin.

Pictured above are Raag-Rung Executive Council members and Lakehead University representatives.
Back row: Kevin Sidlar, Rajesh Talpade, Deb Comuzzi (VP Development).
Front row: Dr. David Barnett (Provost and VP Academic), Dr. Moira McPherson (President), Tammy Holmes, Dr. Inder Nirdosh.

Dr. Chugunov receives Innovation in Teaching Award

Dr. Evgeny Chugunov holding his award

Dr. Evgeny Chugunov is a recipient of the inaugural Lakehead University Innovation in Teaching Award 2019.  Here is what Dr. Chugunov had to say for this honour:

"I would like to thank Lakehead University, my students and colleagues for giving me the opportunity to become a better teacher and for recognizing my work with the Teaching Innovation Award 2019!" 




Dr. Evgeny Chugunov in Russia

Dr. Evgeny Chugunov at a podiumIn early April Dr. Evgeny Chugunov visited Russia, where he participated in the piano conference at the Novosibirsk State Conservatory and gave lectures and piano masterclasses at the Faculty of Arts and Design of Altai State University, Barnaul, and at the Faculty of Music of Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Music Electives

Music Electives

A number of music courses are available as electives to both music and non-music majors, from Introduction to Music to Vocal and Wind Ensembles to lessons on all instruments. Hurry, first-come-first-served, the positions are limited!  Request "Permission of the Department" online when prompted.


Music 1010 FA – Music Appreciation

Music 1010 WA – Music Appreciation

Music 1310 FA Rudiments of Music (Theory)

Music 1331YA, 2331YA, 3331YA, 4331YA – Wind Ensemble (Band)

Music 1333YA, 2333YA, 3333YA, 4333YA – Vocal Ensemble (Choir)

With permission of the Department, a limited number of spots are available in all Performance Secondary courses.  Instruction in these courses is individual lessons (one-on-one) scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time with the instructor.  All Performance Secondary courses run from September to April.

Music 1400 - Violin
Music 1402 - Cello
Music 1404 - Viola
Music 1406 - Bass (includes bass guitar)
Music 1408 - Classical Guitar
Music 1500 - Clarinet
Music 1502 - Oboe
Music 1504 - Bassoon
Music 1506 - Flute

Music 1508 - Saxophone
Music 1600 - Trumpet
Music 1602 - French Horn
Music 1604 - Trombone
Music 1606 - Tuba/Euphonium
Music 1608 - Percussion (no drum kit)
Music 1700 - Piano
Music 1702 - Organ (requires piano skills)
Music 1704 - Voice

 For more information please email jhowie@lakeheadu.ca or call 343-8787


Susan Korstanje featured in "Dynamic" article

Faculty member and Vocal Ensemble director, Susan Korstanje, was featured in the Choirs Ontario publication "Dynamic" in celebration of her 25th anniversary as director of the Lakehead Choral Group in Thunder Bay.

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  Dynamic article

Roy Coran Big Band supports the Lakehead University Department of Music

The 2018-19 Roy Coran Concert Series was a tremendous success! A portion of proceeds from tickets sales culminated in a cheque presentation to Lakehead University’s Music Department. A total of $2,000 was designated to the Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship for an aspiring music student enrolled in the Music Program at Lakehead University.

The Roy Coran Big Band performs four themed concerts each year. For information about the upcoming 2019-20 season visit www.roycoranbigband.com or call 623-8821.

Music Minor

The Minor in Music program is available to students who have a keen interest in music but have other career goals.  It consists of 4 FCEs balanced between Music History, Music Theory, Performance and music electives.