Making Music During COVID-19

2021 Young-Ja Park Chamber Music Award Winners

Making Music at Western During COVID-19

Music making has continued in a blended virtual and face-to-face environment over the past year at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. Each time new regulations were announced (e.g. physical barriers required for wind and brass players and singers, effective January 2021, and class-size restrictions changed), the Faculty updated its processes while strictly following university and public health guidelines.

From mandatory ventilation and air exchange breaks, to a shared responsibility of tracking practice room time, we are proud of what our community has accomplished together during a challenging year.

View a series of videos – recorded at varying stages of restrictions – for a glimpse of music-making at Western during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Large Ensembles (November 2020)


Studio Lessons (November 2020)


Opera at Western (November 2020)


Chamber Music Recital (February 2021)


Western University Singers (December 2020)


Look for more 2020-21 student performance recordings throughout the spring, including Opera at Western’s winter 2021 production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi on April 30.