One of the dreams of any music teacher is to see their students go on to love and play music as an important part of their lives. Last week, Brian Christensen ’11, went one better. As part of his program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, he composed “If I Should Fall” especially for the orchestra at SMUS, which he had been a part of since Grade 4.
He returned for the premiere of the piece last Thursday in the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria, and we spoke with him about the piece, his time in music at SMUS and the impact his teachers had on his life. In the video, you’ll hear parts of the music while Brian talks about how SMUS teachers influenced his decision to study music and ultimately pursue it as a career.