Aurora (Oct 18 & 19) / Kanata (Nov 8 & 9) / Midland (Nov 15 & 16) /
Kingston (Nov 15 & 16)
LONDON, ON, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Young vocal students from across the
province are being invited to participate in an innovative
collaboration between Conservatory Canada and The Canadian Music
Now in its second year and supported through a three-year grant from the
Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Master Class Youth Series gives
students across Ontario the opportunity to participate in a unique form
of artistic engagement that combines both a performance and a
composition element within a single masterclass.
Each masterclass brings ten students chosen through consultation with
local teachers and music educators together with one Conservatory
Canada Clinician and one Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer for
two days of performance, composition, and improvisation.
Upcoming masterclasses are being offered in Aurora (October 18 & 19),
Kanata (November 8 & 9), Midland (November 15 & 16) and Kingston
(November 15 & 16).
"These types of intensive workshops are usually available only in larger
centres," notes Conservatory Canada national executive director,
Victoria Warwick. "We are delighted to be able to offer this level of
professional mentorship and development to students in smaller
communities as well."
Voice and piano pedagogue, Michael Faulkner, worked with students at
last year's piano masterclass in Kanata. "It was a truly amazing and
enriching experience for everyone involved," says Faulkner, who will be
mentoring voice students on behalf of Conservatory Canada this year in
Kanata and Kingston.
"Each participant will be preparing two selections by Canadian composers
to perform and receive feedback on," he says. "They will also be given
tools to compose their own music, and be able to work on them with the
Conservatory Canada and Canadian Music Centre clinicians."
At the end of the two days, students will share what they have learned
for family, teachers and the community at large, says Warwick, adding
that the ultimate goal is to keep young singers inspired and engaged in
their musical studies.
Conservatory Canada is a national charitable organization focusing on advancing the
performing arts through music education.
The Canadian Music Centre promotes the work of its associate composers in Canada and throughout
the world, loaning scores and selling CDs, as well as providing an
on-demand publishing service and consultations.
SOURCE: Conservatory Canada
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For more information or to apply, contact:
Canadian Music Centre
416-961-6601 x 207
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