Welcome to Alpha Music

About Us

Alpha Music is part of Alpha Secondary School's thriving Visual and Performing Arts Department in the city of Burnaby in beautiful British Columbia. Students enrolled in music programs at Alpha explore the art form of music, both instrumental and vocal, in various small and large ensemble settings. The supportive environment of students and staff contributes to the growth of this musical community and the role that music has in our lives. Our ensembles provide unique opportunities for students to not only become excellent musicians, but outstanding role models and leaders in our community, learning values that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

 

Our Directors

 

Mr. Kevin White

Mr. Kevin White has just come to Alpha after teaching a highly successful music program at Burnaby Mountain for the past 14 years (2000-2014). He earned his Bachelor of Music majoring on the Trombone and subsequent Bachelor of Education at UBC. He also holds a graduate diploma in Wind Conducting from the University of Calgary learning from reknowned composers and conductors from all over the world including - Dr. Paula Holcomb, Clark Rundell, Dr. Eugene Corporon, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Gunther Schuller, Dr. Glenn Price, Frank Ticheli and more. Recently, he completed his Masters of Education also at UBC.

 

Currently, Mr. White serves as the co-ordinator for the BC Music Educators' Association Honour Wind Ensemble. The annual conference hosts five honour ensembles bringing students from around the province together for three days of intensive rehearsal and a performance at the BCMEA conference, led by top conductors from across North America.

 

He also works for the New Westminster and District Band Society as Director of the Intermediate Band which brings musicians, young and old, together to develop and explore musicianship.

 

Mr. White is excited about the programs being offered here at Alpha and is looking forward to working each of the ensembles and learning more about the students and the community.

 

Mrs. Kyu Min Sigerson

Mrs. Sigerson showed her love of music ever since she was a young child. As her both parents were involved in the music industry, music was an important part of daily life as Mrs. Sigerson was growing up.

Mrs. Sigerson earned her Bachelor of Music from Capilano University (then College) Jazz Studies program as a Voice major. She was the first in the school’s history to complete the highly demanding program within 4 years. She studied with numerous talented musicians and instructors gaining much knowledge in both Jazz and Classical music.

Afterwards, Mrs. Sigerson attended University of British Columbia, received her Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music and became a music teacher. A few years later, she furthered her education at Simon Fraser University earning her Masters Degree in Arts Education.

Choral music is Mrs. Sigerson’s passion. Aside from singing, she has been directing and accompanying choirs for many years. She continues to work hard at improving her skills as a musician.

Mrs. Sigerson lives in Coquitlam with her husband, Chris Sigerson, a Jazz pianist, three children, and her fourth child, Cami, a Labradoodle. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.Mrs. Sigerson is excited to be joining the Alpha Music Dept this year with Mr. White.

 

 

If you have any questions for us please do not hesitate to contact us -

 

kevin.white@sd41.bc.ca

kyumin.sigerson@sd41.bc.ca

 

Phone: 604-664-8535