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  • Kiesza with students singing at Shambhala Music & Performance Hall
    Kiesza with students singing at Shambhala Music & Performance Hall

    Bring your passion for creating & performing music.

  • Mitchell koch on drums.
    Mitchell koch on drums.

    Love the stage? Find your passion.

  • L-R: Trevor Unruh, Mitch Hahn, Jon Kwak, Mitchell Koch, Nathan Swift
    L-R: Trevor Unruh, Mitch Hahn, Jon Kwak, Mitchell Koch, Nathan Swift

    We're a springboard for your professional career.

  • L-R:  J. Blake Unruh, Taryn McMaster, Sallie Salcedo
    L-R: J. Blake Unruh, Taryn McMaster, Sallie Salcedo

    A great place to find your style, from jazz to rock to classical.

  • Lighting, audio mixing & recording
    Lighting, audio mixing & recording

    A place where arts & technology meet.

  • Janelle Miller & Kenton Roszman on stage at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall
    Janelle Miller & Kenton Roszman on stage at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall

    We encourage you to explore the best of each genre.

  • Carl Ross, Kiyoshi Elkuf & Elias Nelson performing at the 2013 Showcases
    Carl Ross, Kiyoshi Elkuf & Elias Nelson performing at the 2013 Showcases

    Study with music industry professionals at Selkirk.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
2-Year
Accreditation: 
Diploma
Campus: 
Tenth Street, Nelson

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Join Selkirk College in welcoming back Michael Occhipinti & the Sicilian Project featuring Pilar. He will appear at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in Nelson on November 28.

Join Selkirk College in welcoming back Michael Occhipinti & the Sicilian Project featuring Pilar. He will appear at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in Nelson on November 28 where he recently appeared on tour with Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon.

The annual Selkirk College Gala is an opportunity for the community to come together in support for post-secondary learning and enjoy a fabulous evening of food, service and entertainment provided by the students in programs on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.

It's one of the highlights of the year at Nelson's Tenth Street Campus and this year's Selkirk College Gala 2016 fast approaches. Students are ramping up to host the region at Mary Hall on November 26 where a fantastic evening of food, friends and fun awaits.

Albert Vila Brings Passion for Jazz to Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus

On October 3, Jazz guitarist Albert Vila will appear at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall at Selkirk College with Canadian virtuosos Kodi Hutchinson on bass and Julian MacDonough on drums. While in Nelson, the musician will also spend time offering clinics with Contemporary Music & Technology Program students making his visit a valuable learning opportunity.

Michael Occhipinti's inventive approach to creative music of all kinds has earned him a wide array of listeners and the respect of critics and musicians alike. His project Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon imaginatively alters the music well-known to all while staying true to the original feel. Occhipinti is in Nelson on August 3.

Michael Occhipinti's inventive approach to creative music of all kinds has earned him a wide array of listeners and the respect of critics and musicians alike. His project Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon imaginatively alters the music well-known to all while staying true to the original feel. Occhipinti is in Nelson on August 3.

A blossoming relationship between the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program and Rwanda’s Nyundo School of Music has been formalized.

Shrinking the world through music, the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program has cemented a relationship with a music school in Rwanda that is an important part of the healing the process the African nation continues to go through.

What Students Say

I put out an album, Spiral, released as a CD on March 17, 2010 and am currently living in Los Angeles, California, with my fellow film and television composer husband, Kyle Batter, and young son.
- Kayla Schmah, Contemporary Music and Technology Program 2003 Graduate. Currently living in Los Angeles, California.
Kiesza is a 2008 alumna of the Contemporary Music and Technology program.
Kiesza is a 2008 alumna of the Contemporary Music and Technology program. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music and we had the privilege of hearing about how her career is moving forward at an exciting pace.
- Kiesza, Contemporary Music and Technology 2008 Graduate. Current job and location unknown.
Clea is a singer-songwriter who recently released her first solo album.
- Clea Roddick, Contemporary Music and Technology Program 2000 Graduate.
Selkirk-College-Music-Testimonial-Carmen-Hillary
"Selkirk was invaluable in preparing me for my career as a singer/songwriter."
- Carmen Hillary, Contemporary Music and Technology 1998 Graduate. Current Songwriter.Singer.
Mitch Merrett is an alumni graduate
The Selkirk music program was a valuable experience that set me up for the real world of the music business.
- Mitch Merrett, Contemporary Music and Technology, Performance Major Graduate.
I am the winner of 2008 MusicCan Fred Sherratt Award of $3500.  Known for performing and songwriting abilities, my unique style has writing music with infusions of rock, techno, and East Indian influences.
- Mandy Ebel, Contemporary Music & Technology Program 2007 Graduate.
Aspen was nominated in three categories for the BC Interior Music Awards. She came home to Nelson with the Folk/Traditional album of the year and World Roots record of the year.
- Aspen Switzer, Contemporary Music and Technology Program, 2006 Graduate.
Will Ripley is a graduate from the Music Program
Selkirk’s music program was highly recommended to me by past music teachers.  
– Will Ripley, Contemporary Music and Technology 2006 Graduate.
Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology 2010 alumna Nicole Byblow was selected among 12 other music students across Canada for the MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award.
- Nicole Byblow, Contemporary Music and Technology 2010 graduate. Current job and location unknown.
I have been traveling throughout North America singing rock music and performing the cover tunes of various bands. So far I have made stops in Boston, Nashville and New York City.
- Breanne Levere, Contemporary Music & Technology Program 2006 Graduate. Currently singing and travelling throughout North America.
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My experience has been fantastic and I have nothing but good things to say about Selkirk College. 
– Mitch Vinet, 2011 alumnus - Contemporary Music & Technology - Composition major