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Welcome to our new CVMTA website!

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Find a teacher or just explore the upcoming events - you'll find your music here!

November Newsletter 


Happy November! Hasn't this been a glorious fall? We call this photo (taken last night from our porch) "Halloween Moonrise."

November promises many exciting musical events. 

On Saturday the 18th, our eagerly anticipated Canada Music Week Student Concerts will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, in Duncan. Starting at 2 pm and 3:30 pm, with refreshments in between, these concerts will feature music by Canadian composers and arrangers, performed by Canadian students on piano, voice…

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Cowichan Consort Concerto Competition for young musicians 

Cowichan Consort Concerto Competition for Young Musicans 26 and Under 

  • open to all instruments including voice 
  • application deadline: Nov. 19/17 
  • audition requirement: Nov. 26/17: one movement of chosen concerto 
  • at Robert Mari's Shawnigan Lake studio 
  • candidate must bring arrange for and bring own accompanist 

performance: Mar. 3/18: entire concerto performed with Cowichan Consort Orchestra 
candidate [with teacher's help] must ensure concerto's orchestral score is available for…

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Piano Fest Registrations now open 

If you are a piano student or the parent of one, your teacher may have already told you about Pianofest. This event is held every year, and provides a wonderful chance for any piano student to play for an adjudicator, and receive valuable feedback. 

We engage the finest adjudicators - this year we're delighted to announce that Barbara Seimans of Vancvouer will be here.

Barbara M. Siemens is an active contributor to the musical community. Since 1986, she has worked with piano students of all levels and ages…

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