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  • Charlie Jacobson, Mike Tompkins, Tristan Charbonneau & Lindsay Britton performing at the 2013 Showcases
    Charlie Jacobson, Mike Tompkins, Tristan Charbonneau & Lindsay Britton performing at the 2013 Showcases

    Love the stage? Find your passion.

  • 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.

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

    A place where arts & technology meet.

  • Sam Welsh, Johnny Ciardullo & Reg Eddy performing at the 2013 Showcases
    Sam Welsh, Johnny Ciardullo & Reg Eddy performing at the 2013 Showcases

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

  • Tristan Charbonneau & Lindsay Britton on stage at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall
    Tristan Charbonneau & Lindsay Britton on stage at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall

    We're a springboard for your professional career.

  • Tyler Toews, Janelle Miller & Mike Tompkins performing at the 2013 Showcases
    Tyler Toews, Janelle Miller & Mike Tompkins performing at the 2013 Showcases

    Bring your passion for creating & performing music.

Program At-A-Glance

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

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Meet the Instructor

Craig Korth Banjo and Mandolin Instructor
Craig Korth, Banjo and Mandolin Instructor

What Students Say

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selkirk-College-Music-Testimonial-Mitch-Vinet
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
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.
Clea is a singer-songwriter who recently released her first solo album.
- Clea Roddick, Contemporary Music and Technology Program 2000 Graduate.