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Alumni, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Sherryl Sewepagaham understands the power of music

She’s sung for the Queen and the Dalai Lama and been nominated for a Juno Award. Sherryl Sewepagaham’s latest achievement...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Ben Parker: Inspiring the next generation of musicians

Ben Parker has come a long way since tapping on pots and pans in his room in Red Deer, Alberta...
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Fine & Applied Arts

Wendy Cheung shows us the difference a little support makes

Wendy Cheung is a creator. Starting out her career as a musical composer, she has used her creativity and passion for music to develop...
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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics, How To

10 tips for ‘making it’ in the music industry

Whether behind the scenes or on the stage, knowing what it takes to ‘make it’ in the music industry is...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Tourism student builds guitar program in Nicaragua

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When Kelly Oswald brought her acoustic guitar on a high school trip to Nicaragua two years ago, she didn’t expect...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Dream career: A look inside the Bachelor of Performing Arts

Do you ever dream that you’re flying? How about falling? Do you ever try to describe a terrible nightmare to...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Practice first, advises Mayor’s Art Award winner Brad Turner

Brad Turner playing with guitar virtuoso and Capilano U artist-in-residence, Bill Frisell When he started out, Brad Turner never imagined...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Guitarist Bill Frisell is Cap’s artist-in-residence

Students in Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program are in for a treat this week when guitar virtuoso, Bill Frisell joins...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Derrival’s path to the Peak Performance finals

“Hey wouldn’t it be cool if we started a band?”— said nearly every high school student ever. The thing is,...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff

Save money with your CapCard

As a hard-working student, you could probably use some extra money in your pocket, right? Did you know that your...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Sights and sounds: The story of Max and Juggy

When Maximilian Krieger was just a year old, his brother noticed something was wrong. It was as though little Max couldn’t quite see clearly. A visit to the doctor confirmed...
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About Cap, Fun Stuff

Top 25 Cap U Library Secrets

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The Library is a familiar and welcome place to some, but to others, it can also be a little intimidating....

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Fun Stuff

Top 10 apps for summer in Vancouver

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Do you remember life before smartphones? Not really? Well, historians say humans used to read day-old stories in things called...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

A concert for Cap

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What do you get when you put a dancer, a butcher, a composer and a YouTube sensation together on an...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Jazz grad commemorates Komagata Maru

image In his latest musical project, Komagata Maru, Jazz Studies grad Neelamjit Dhillon explores B.C.'s history of xenophobia and social injustice through the lenses of jazz, Indian classical music and his Sikh faith. The show premieres at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 21 at Performance Works on Granville Island.
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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Liberal Studies in the spotlight

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The mood was celebratory on April 3 as more than 50 family, friends, faculty and administrators gathered to support Capilano...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Old music gets a second life

People just can’t throw away good music. Whether it’s piano books, sheet music, CDs, even vinyl records, these are the...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Last curtain call

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Thirty-one talented jazz musicians and vocalists take the stage for their final performances at Capilano University during grad recitals happening...

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About Cap, Sustainability

Ode to Spring

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The sun is kind of shining, and the temperature isn’t all that warm yet, but let’s get thinking about this...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Jennifer Buchanan: Transforming lives through music

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Twenty-two years after graduating from Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program, Jennifer Buchanan says, “I believe this profession is...

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Alumni, Fun Stuff, Global & Community Studies

Nature harmonies

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Meet Kristen Wozniak. She is an Outdoor Recreation Management diploma grad who has just released an online album of cover...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

A traditional holiday carol

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This beautiful traditional carol is like a breath of fresh air. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Hilary Grist mills music for all ages and types

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Capilano U Jazz Studies grad, Hilary Grist, was recently featured in The Province. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter is known for her...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap goes Celtic!

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Hear more than 150 singers in Cap’s voice ensembles, the Capilano University Festival Chorus and Capilano University Singers, perform a...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Concert in the Woods

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As the air turns crisp and cold and the days darker, it’s important to keep upbeat and awake. To help...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

‘Metalhead’ changes chords thanks to discovering jazz

image Capilano University jazz student Franco Maravilla went from death metal to church choir to jazz, inspired by hip hop-influenced pianist Robert Glasper.
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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Musical time travel

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Imagine singing a Mozart cantata in the church where it was first performed. This year, the Capilano University Singers made...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Jeremie Tucker: Music therapy pioneer

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Jeremie Tucker didn’t know much about music therapy when she took the very first course offered at what was then...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Capilano U is everywhere this Jazz Fest

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With one of the top jazz programs in the country, it’s not surprising that many Capilano U alumni and faculty...

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Community Life, Student Life

New Orleans double header

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“Trumpet bells ringing / Bass drum is swinging / As the trombone groans / And the big horn moans /...

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