The highlight this year was the 5th Collaboration with Lions Gate Sinfonia. Maestro Clyde Mitchell invites a group of young musicians to participate with Lions Gate Sinfonia in one of the orchestra’s regular concerts. After listening to all students, he … Read More
A team of multitalented teachers baked and decorated a gingerbread creation, “Jammin’ Around the North Pole”. It was submitted to the Grouse Mountain Annual Gingerbread Creative Challenge and visited by many people at the Chalet and online. The creation won … Read More
An informative and dynamic workshop, Jazz Tidbits, was presented by our member and jazz aficionado Marcia Meyer. The workshop was presented in two sessions, one in January 2019, the other in November 2019. Marcia shared practical techniques, exercises, stories and … Read More
The 49th annual North Shore Music Festival was held earlier than usual at February 1 – 14, 2020 in order to accommodate the Sinfonia events timeline. This year the festival offered competitive and non-competitive classes in piano, voice, strings and … Read More
The annual Exam Awards Event on November 24, 2019 recognized the achievements of our teachers and students on various examination programs. Scholarships, trophies and medals were awarded to students with the highest exam marks from recognized conservatories. This year 25 … Read More
Our branch organized the “Exploring the Feel-good Factor of Music” event as a way to connect to the wider community and encourage people to get involved in music making. The event took place on September 31, 2019 as a part … Read More
Our walking group meets weekly and is going strong and steady for a second year. The Christmas and May luncheon provided a wonderful social opportunity for current and retired members to meet and socialize.
Quality music education being central to our agenda, we hosted a number of events that gave our students opportunities to perform, such as the Canada Music Week and many monthly Sunday recitals. Scholarships, trophies and medals were awarded to students … Read More
The Teaching Autistic Students with Emily Naccarato in April explored the special challenges of the students and ideas to teach them effectively.
For the second year the North Shore Music Festival (February 23 – March 8) invited students of RMTs from other branches to participate. This year it offered competitive and non-competitive classes in piano, voice, strings, wind and guitar.