An afternoon with Nicole Wilton: Contemporary showcase is Friday November 20th. This event occurs takes place from 1-4 pm on Zoom.
- Topics: Foundation is Everything
- The Piano Experience – How to Get the Best
- Teaching Tenacity
Event is $20 per person
Thanks to the Regina Registered Music Teacher’s Association for hosting a wonderful virtual convetion!
Namoradze in Recital – 2018 Honens Winner
The Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers and the SSO are excited to present Nicholas Namoradze in recital. The recital is part of the 2018 Provincial Convention of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers.
Namoradze was the recent winner of the the 2018 Honens Competition – hailed for his exceptional performances in recital, chamber music, and with orchestra. His Saskatoon concert will feature the music of Scriabin, Bach, Schumann, and more, including his own compositions.
The Honens Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier piano events.
This event will be taking place on Friday, October the 12th at 7:30 in the Peter MacKinnon Building (U of S Campus).
Come check out convention 2018! Register soon to get the early bird rate – you can download the registration form here.
Teaching Music: Staying Relevant in Today’s World
SRMTA Convention and AGM 2018
The Parktown Hotel in Saskatoon
October 12 and 13
SRMTA FALL CONVENTION & AGM 2018
Teaching Music: Staying Relevant in Today’s World
Park Town Hotel & University of Saskatchewan
Friday, October 12, 2018
12:30-1:20 Mini recital/talk by Honens Competition Laureate Winner – Nicholas Namoradze
Quance Theatre- U of S- (free to Convention registrants)
1:00 p.m. Registration at the Cedar Room, Park Town Hotel
Trade Show- Maple Room
1:30 p.m. Welcome & Introduction
1:45 p.m. Maria Case-The Royal Conservatory of Music- Part 1
The Royal Conservatory has been a leader in education for over 130 years and continues
to evolve in response to the changing world. Join Maria Case for an
exploration of recent initiatives, and an opportunity to have your questions answered.
This guided tour of new resources and tools developed by the RCM to support the
development of the complete musician will include: The Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition,
and Celebrate Theory series; Engaging Digital Apps that serve as valuable practice tools;
Innovative online courses for students, and how to incorporate them into your teaching.
2:30 p.m. Maria Case-The Royal Conservatory of Music Part 2
3:30 p.m. Janice Elliott-Denike: During this centenary year of Debussy’s death, Janice will give a
practical, “hands-on’ presentation about teaching his piano music, looking at specific
pieces as well as an overall repertoire guideline. Bring your Debussy scores and a pencil!
4:30 p.m. Janice Elliott-Denike- Debussy Part 2
7:30 p.m. Concert Event: Convocation Hall- in the Peter MacKinnon Building (U of S Campus).
The Saskatoon Registered Music Teachers Association and the SSO are proud to present
a recital featuring one of the brand new 2018 Honens Piano Competition Laureates.
The Honens Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the
world’s most prestigious events of its kind. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours
and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and
exposure. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier piano events.
President’s Reception to follow at the Park Town Hotel- Presidential Suite
Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. Brainstorm Session: “You Tube vs. You Teacher”.
Why would a student choose to learn a piece of music from one of us rather than the
internet? (Facilitator- Michelle Aalders)
9:30 a.m. Dale Wheeler: “Teacher Know Thyself”
How do our teaching practices contribute to our personal growth and ongoing
professional development. Explore how our studio environment, lesson procedure and
analytical and diagnostic skills contribute to our success as teachers, and as a result, the
success of our students.
10:45 a.m. Dale Wheeler: “Do You Hear What I Hear” Teaching Students to Listen.
One of the major tasks facing a teacher is getting students to listen to themselves. The
main difficulty is in teaching WHAT to listen for–the HOW to listen comes later
– strategies for helping students to become better listeners.
12:45-p.m. Annual General Meeting (AGM)- Cedar Room
1:45 p.m. Karen Gerelus: “It’s Not You, It’s Me”
Teachers often wonder why students quit piano lessons. This study is the first to use
Self-Determination Theory to assess levels of motivation in piano students and also
analyzed seven predictors of student attrition. This session will take the inverse of
the dropout results and offer recommendations on how to retain students.
3:00-4:00 Mary Joy Nelson- “From Bellini to Belt”
This presentation will focus on a specific branch of Contemporary
Commercial voice: the female belt voice. Classical pedagogical approaches will be
compared and contrasted with those used to train the female belt voice,
including similarities in breathing, posture, registration, tone quality/resonance, and
range. The benefits of cross training for both the musical theatre and
the classical voice student will be addressed. For the recital portion of the presentation,
a performance of song selections will allow the listener to compare and contrast aurally
the various sounds and approaches in classical and musical theatre singing described in
The Saskatoon branch of the Registered Music Teachers is happy to be hosting the 2018 provincial convention. We welcome you to join us October 12th to 13th 2018 at the Park Town Hotel!
Michelle Aalders circulated a survey At our May 17th meeting, which featured a panel discussion about sight reading. These are the results to the survey conducted:
Sight-reading Survey SRMTA Saskatoon 2017
Our provincial convention is coming up in October – it looks like it’ll be a really interesting weekend!
October 14 & 15, 2016
Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre
4177 Albert Street South,
Non Member: $160
More details can be found at the provincial website.
Saskatoon RMT’s “Medieval-Renaissance Feast & Festivity” was a very memorable evening, and an opportunity to revisit instruments and musique of Medieval times. We we enthralled by Weldon Gray of Graylore Lutes and his vast collection of medieval instruments; dined in 15th Century style to the music of Saskatoon’s medieval troubador group, Troubadors Du Bois; viewed displays of medieval art and illuminations thanks to the U of S’s Museum of Anthropology; and learned about the music of Orlande de Lassus through the words of Gerard Weber and the choral voices of Voci Strane.
Many thanks to the industrious and creative team who presented to Saskatoon a musical event like none other, on January 30th at Emmanual Church. Our thanks to organizers Michael Harris, Christina Tong, Bridget Olver, and Noreen Wensley. Bravo!
Check out our gallery for some pictures of the event!