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Cowichan Music Fest 2021 Cancelled

here's the word from the president of the music festival:

It is with much regret we have to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Provincial Health Office’s extension of the provincial wide restrictions the Cowichan Music…

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Some amazing on line concerts

Against the Grain Theatre and Toronto Symphony produced an absolutely fantastic production of Messiah, call Messiah/Complex, featuring soloists of First Nations, Inuit and Metis descent. Some of in languages other than English. Just beautiful singing, recorded from wherever the soloists…

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gearing up part 1 -basics

This is a short series of articles, with lots of info about how to prepare for distance lessons, either as a teacher or a student. It was originally published on Marilyn Rummel's harpcanadastudio.com webstie, and copied here from more info…

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Gearing up - part 2 - headphones and mics

This and part 3 and 4 deal with extra things that make it all better for you and the students. That is, they don't change the "performance" but they really change the experience. I want to offer what you can…

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Gearing up - Part 3 - cameras and displays

The display - 

If you are a teacher and you want to keep doing this distance teaching for days on end, you'll soon want to see what your students are doing without squinting at a tiny screen. It's probably…

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The Canada Music Week Composers Contest

The contest is ended, and we'll announce the winner on Friday - thanks to all who entered!   Here are the questions they answered:

  1. Who got his face on a postage stamp?
  2. Name 2 composers who taught at University of…
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pop-up Children's choir

Eve Daniell is organizing a pop-up Children’s Christmas choir. Any children between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings November 7th to December 5th from 5:15 to 6pm, with a performance on Sunday December 8th…

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Exam dates

dates for Theory exams are Dec. 13, 2019. Next practical exam is Jan. 21, 2020

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Canada Music Week Concerts - Nov. 23

Students from across the valley will gather to present and celebrate music by Canadian composers Sat., Nov 23.  There will be two concerts, at 2 and 3:30 pm with presentation of the theory awards, and a cookies and tea intermission…

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Pianofest set for 2020

Robert Holliston is coming to adjudicate and the practicing has begun!! Ruth has set the dates for May 7 - 9 in Duncan. Registration is through a CVMTA member teacher and will open in March. But you're welcome to start…