Canada Music Week celebrations take place in the third week of November, including November 22 which honours St. Cecilia, patron Saint of Music. However, we've decided to take all of November to honour our nation's talent.
According to the BC Registered Music Teacher's Association, the 5 goals of Canada Music Week are:
- "To bring to the attention of the public, through various means, the importance of Canadian music
- To emphasize not only Canadian work, but also the significance of music generally
- To introduce contemporary music to Canadian students and stimulate a keener appreciation and understanding of this music
- To encourage music teachers to widen their knowledge and experience of Canadian works
- To support composers and performers of Canadian music."
This month we are coming together to support Canadian musicians at a group performance event. We've recently met with a Canadian composer who has agreed to be a special guest! This guest will talk about why he composes, and perform a few of his pieces.
In turn, you will be learning a piece by a Canadian composer and performing it at this event. (Please note that if you have not been able to learn a Canadian piece, you are still welcomed to this group event.)
There are two times scheduled:
- 1-2pm for Beginner - Junior students,
- 2-3pm for Intermediate - Advanced students
Make sure that you know the name of your composer, and where s/he was born. There is a special activity planned!
Thanks to you, the 2014 Technique Olympics were a hit! We had a lot of fun competing, snacking, and getting to know each other.
Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.
We can't wait for next year!
It's almost Christmas! This month, bring your favourite Christmas books and songs to your lessons. Be sure to check out the Christmas books we have for sale!