The Contemporary Music & Technology Program faculty includes: (L-R) John Tucker, Don Macdonald, Joel Fountain, Emily Millard, Melody Diachun, Darren Mahe, Laura Landsberg, David Restivo, Mike Rudd and Mark Spielman.

Deep in talent and experience, faculty in Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program will step outside the classroom and onto the stage to bring back an annual early-semester tradition at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.

After a pandemic-pause, the annual Selkirk College Faculty Concert returns to the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall stage for an October 20 show that is open to the entire community. Featuring the 10 faculty members who mentor students in the unique two-year program, it will be an evening of eclectic music performed by uber-talented veterans of the stage.

“The academic year flies by quickly and our focus is the students, but it’s great to get together as a faculty to rehearse and then perform for the community,” says veteran instructor Don Macdonald. “We have had some changes with faculty, so this is also a nice way to introduce them and reconnect through music.”

Voice and songwriting instructor Emily Millard, and drum and sound recording instructor Joel Fountain joined the music faculty over the summer. The two newcomers will be part of an evening of music that will feature both originals and covers. The show will dive into jazz, funk, blues, pop and R&B in a set that is sure to sizzle.

The Faculty Concert begins at 7:30 pm with doors at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation with proceeds going towards student scholarships.

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