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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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In the News

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Clea is a singer-songwriter who recently released her first solo album.
- Clea Roddick, Contemporary Music and Technology Program 2000 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.