Friday, 14 June 2019

Well, it ran a little longer than I had hoped for, but I think that
Spring Symphony

Congratulations to all the students involved in the show! You should be SO proud of yourselves. It takes hard work to get ready for a performance, and courage to get up on stage and perform for 400+ people, and each of you rose to the occasion.

Thank you to all the staff who stayed to help out in the evening. I know I’m going to forget someone, so I hesitate to name names, but we truly appreciate your help.

Thank you to the students who were on the tech team, the light team, the curtains, the stage crew, MC's and the runners. We couldn’t have done it without you.

To my co-conspirator… it has been a pleasure as always. Thank you for another great year.

I’m sad that it’s over, but now we can reap what we’ve sewn, and enjoy what’s left of the school year; knowing that we did the best we could, and put on an awesome performance.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

T -minus 2:09:35.... 

Spring Symphony is coming!

Friday, 7 June 2019

Anyone who has 
their own COSMO rental, 
and wishes to return it for the summer 
needs to make sure that their instrument 
(including the mouthpiece) 
is in my room by June 27th.
Cosmo will be picking up the instruments on 
June 27th.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019


Do you want to try to design the Spring Symphony  programme cover?

See me for a template!

Friday, 3 May 2019

Area West Elementary Enrichment Band
will be coming to Bakersfield to perform for us
in a few weeks!
I'm so excited to hear what they've been doing this year!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

4th annual
Spring Symphony

is coming!

If you're in a class that I teach, and would like to play piano while we are changing acts on stage, start working on your two minute "audition". 
(I say "audition"... we really just need to know that you are able to play, as well as get an idea of timing)

"Auditions" will take place in April.

The Spring Symphony is set to take place on June 13th, so mark your calendars!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Click below to read an article on a study showing that through ensemble music education, students demonstrate significant increases in character, competence and caring.

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Friday, 25 January 2019

For immediate release.

January 24, 2019. Markham (Ontario, Canada). 
A new International Music Festival and Competition (IMFC) has been conceived to provide musicians of all ages opportunities to perform, to conduct and to write music while receiving professional guidance by leading professionals in the classical music industry.

The IMFC will take place from May 24 to June 2 at Cornell Recital Hall in Markham (Ontario, Canada) and will offer adjudication in piano, strings, voice, guitar, woodwinds, brass, harp, percussion, chamber music, conducting and composition.

Members of the Jury panel are esteemed professors and musicians from the University of Toronto (Dr. Jeffrey McFadden, guitar; Andrew Ascenzo, strings; Leslie Newman, woodwinds), York University (Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano), the Royal Conservatory of Music (Dr. Michael Berkovsky, piano), National Ballet of Canada (Dr. Linn Kuo, strings), the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Gary Kulesha, composer), Kindred Spirits Orchestra (Maestro Kristian Alexander, Music Director) as well as harpist Dr. Teresa Suen-Campbell, mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig, and brass pedagogue Michael Fedyshyn.

At least 50 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallions, as well as various Prizes and Scholarships will be awarded at the Gala Concert, in June 2019. Students and young professionals of all nationalities, ages, levels, and musical disciplines are invited to apply at before April 12, 2019.
"Home to 18 orchestras, 67 choirs, the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada, Tafelmusik, Massey Hall, Telus Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto is considered internationally Canada’s capital of classical music", said Maestro Kristian Alexander, Artistic Director of the IMFC. "The International Music Festival and Competition aims to discover talented musicians, conductors and composers, and provide them performing opportunities, career advancement and professional advice."
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Media contact:
Jobert Sevilleno
General Manager
International Music Festival and Competition
Telephone: 905.604.8854