Kiesza Spreads Music Industry Wisdom to Students

International Pop Star Returns to Tenth Street Campus


Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program alumna Kiesza made good on a promise to return her roots and left a lasting impact on those she touched during a six-day visit to Nelson.

Propelled to the top of the international charts with her mega-hit “Hideaway” in 2014, the pop star has emerged as one of Canada’s shining stars winning three Juno Awards and continuing to produce music that appeals to a vast audience. In late-November, Kiesza touched down in Nelson to reconnect with the community that helped provide the tools for success.  

Kiesza returns to Selkirk College

Kiesza and current Contemporary Music & Technology Program students on stage at the sold-out Selkirk College Gala 2015 which was held at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.

“I really believe in giving,” Kiesza said about her main motivation on returning to the classrooms at the Tenth Street Campus. “When you have success, you should use it for positive influence. My path to success was definitely a rocky road, so I’m coming from a place where I can talk about my experience and help educate current students. When I was in school, if I had somebody in my position coming back I would have been very grateful for that. You should use what you have for positive and always give back.”

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