Honours Music and English Literature, 2008

VasanaVasana grew up in Nova Scotia, but decided to take a daring step and applied to school in Ontario. That’s how she ended up at the University of Waterloo studying Music! Vasana recalls upon her time at Grebel:

“I have such fond memories of Grebel. The supportive and kind atmosphere at Grebel had a tremendous impact on me during those formative years of university, and shaped me into a better person, and for that I'm very grateful.”

In her time as an undergraduate, she took clarinet in studio and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor in Honours Music and English Literature. Vasana’s interest in the overlap subjects of Music and English followed her into graduate studies as she pursued a master’s degree in each subject. Doing a MMus Performance in Clarinet at the University of Toronto and MA in English at Dalhousie University.

Since then Vasana has moved back to her home province, and has put her education to good use. She has performed in many orchestras, bands, chamber ensembles, theatre productions and recitals. While living in Ontario Vasana also had the pleasure of being a part of the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Her passion for music and her experiences performing have allowed her to become an excellent teacher.

Having started teaching in 2002, Vasana has over ten years of experience teaching clarinet. She has taught many different ages of people, both children and adults alike. Vasana is delighted to be able to share her passion with her students, regardless of their ages. She has also held teaching positions at the Conservatory of Music as well as at Long and McQuade. However, she has recently moved and will be starting to look for teaching positions in her new location. Vasana’s excellent experience, and passion are sure to make her students, wherever they may be, excited to learn.