Oleksa Lozowchuk, B.F.A. Film (Regina), M.F.A. Cinema (Montreal)
Music Composer, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist
Oleksa graduated from Campion with a Bachelors of Arts in Film Production in 1998.
Perhaps at one time you heard Oleksa Lozowchuk’s music in the halls of Campion. He is a Canadian Academy nominee and an award-winning music composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose work spans many genres in both film, TV, video games, dance, as well as the concert stage. He's worked with world class orchestras and choirs, produced films and collaborated with multiple award winning artists on various soundtracks.
He met a familiar face when first coming to Campion, actually the former nanny of a friend then employed at the college. He remembers hanging out with Gail, the secretary:
”... it was awesome to see a familiar face, every time I visited the main office to deal with signing up for classes, etc.. I just like the smaller ‘family’ feel of the college...I could record piano in the sanctuary for some of my film courses...or sit in the smaller Campion library to study without being overwhelmed by too many people or too many books or noise.
Campion was very gracious as well, since I received various scholarships that helped defray my tuition, year in and year out!”
Without hesitation, he can list off his greatest accomplishments:
- “Having my 3 kids: Kolya, Julitta and Jovan, with my amazing wife Cara!
- Canadian Academy nomination for my score to SOL
- Bringing some life, depth, and breadth to zombie games :)”
In the future, Oleksa wants to nurture another project, a website for artists to shine light on social issues and provide financial support to needy causes: ithinkheart.com. He dreams this would be a platform for artist expression, a place to raise awareness around human stories, and to celebrate contemporary art and human creativity.
Oleksa keeps on pursuing his passions by enabling and empowering the next generation of musicians. He mentors students in music production workshops, teaching them how to write and produce. Eventually he wants to explore an interactive/ virtual reality curriculum to help kids embrace the artistic future.