Masterclass Opportunities at provincial Convention

PDF version of masterclass announcement attached below

On Saturday, October 29th, as part of the SRMTA Provincial Convention, one of the main presenters, Jarred Dunn, will be giving a masterclass to advanced piano students, focusing on Chopin’s repertoire. Three students will each have 30 minutes to perform their selection and work with Jarred Dunn on a piece by Chopin. The planning committee would like to gauge the level of interest of teachers and students in the province in participating. To this end, we are asking teachers to submit names of interested students who are working at a Grade 10 level or higher and will have a Chopin piece ready by the fall. Please email Laurien Gibson by July 16th, 2022 to express interest.

In order to give students time to learn a piece over the summer, we are asking that students submit a video of themselves playing the piece they would like to perform in the masterclass by September 16th, 2022. The videos should be sent to Laurien Gibson. The convention committee will then select promising performances and send them on to Jarred Dunn who will then choose the three students who will perform in the masterclass. Students will be informed of their participation by October 1st, 2022. The cost for the participating students is $50.00.

We hope this will be an enriching experience for the participants, as well as for everyone who watches the masterclass. Jarred Dunn’s biography follows on the second page.

Jarred Dunn

Yamaha Artist Jarred Dunn has been described by critics as “evocative and mystical” (New York Classical Music Guide), “technically perfect” (Belarus First Radio), “a piano sound-colour magician” (Muzikos Barai, Vilnius), and “a virtuoso with the most exquisite touch” (Freethought Today, Madison) Featured on the CBC’s Top Thirty Under Thirty: Hot Canadian Classical Musicians of 2018, he has hosted This is My Music, was the subject of the CBC’s Five Things I Learned from Maria João-Pires, and been heard on CBC Radio, Belarus First, Freethought Radio-Television Madison, WWFM: The Classical Network, and WQXR New York.

Mr. Dunn won First Prize and Concerto Award at the Seventh Lithuanian Chopin International Competition (Vilnius 2018) and was a Prizewinner at the First Jan Hoffman International Competition (Kraków 2019). He has appeared with the Vilnius Chamber, Belarus Radio-Television, Toruń, NOSPR Katowice, Budapest Chamber, Sinfonia Toronto, and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Australia. Following an all-Chopin recital in Warsaw, one critic described his “virtuosity, amazing sense of style, elegance and noble – but not excessive – sensitivity…beautiful piano and powerful forte, melodious – but not sugary – cantilena, broad phrasing and very rich, nuanced range of sounds” (Nina Sankari).

Noted as “a revered pedagogue” by Tonebase Piano, he is frequently sought after for master classes, lectures, and competition judging. He has presented research papers, lectures and master classes at Canadian, American, and European music universities, most recently Queen’s, Carleton, Ottawa, Toronto, Puget Sound, Katowice, and Bydgoszcz. He has taught numerous master classes, seminars, and lecture-recitals online for music associations and schools around the world, helping teachers and students access music education and enrichment during the pandemic.

After graduating with his BM in Performance at the University of Toronto (WO Forsyth Graduation Award), he took Professional Studies at The Juilliard School with Jacob Lateiner, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and studied with Dorothy Taubman in New York. He graduated with distinction from the piano class of Prof. Anna Górecka at the Karol Szy manowski Academy of Music in Katowice (MM, Diploma). He holds a Artist Diploma from the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music where he was a student of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. In Europe, he coached with Dmitri Bashkirov, Andrzej Jasiński, Robert Levin, and Maria João-Pires.

Convention 2022 Schedule

Friday, October 28, 2022

  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Registration at Emmanuel Anglican Church
    • Trade Show
  • 1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
  • 1:40 p.m. Joan Hamo: Musician and Mentor – a Legend, a Legacy
  • 2:00 p.m. Karen Gerelus: The Musical Grove: experience, social environment, and musical identity
  • 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break & Trade Show
  • 3:30 p.m. OUT Saskatoon – presenter Janna Bernatsky: Includion and Diversity in the Music Studio
  • 4:30 p.m. RCM: Exploring the Celebration Series, Sixth Edition
  • 5:30 p.m. Supper Break
  • 7:30 p.m. Concert Event: Schubert in Community: Naomi Piggott-Suchan and Friends
  • President’s Reception

Saturday, October 29, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. Jared Dunn: Through Chopin’s Eyes: Editions and Filliation
  • 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break & Trade Show
  • 10:45 a.m. Masterclass with Jarred Dunn
  • 12:15 p.m. greetings from Laura Gray, CFMTA President; Lunch including cake to celebrate 90 years of SRMTA
  • 1:00 p.m. SRMTA Annual General Meeting
  • 2:30 p.m. Diana Woolrich: Sharing Secrets – A Discussion on Teaching Young Singers
  • 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break and Trade Show
  • 3:45 p.m. Irina Gorin

Convention 2022

Rooted: Foundations for Growth
Provincial Convention and AGM
October 28th and 29th, 2022
Emmanuel Anglican Church; 609 Duffering Avenue, Saskatoon
SRMTA Celebrates 90 years!

Come join us for convention 2022! We’re looking forward to having you!

Rooted: Foundations for Growth

Provincial Convention and AGM

October 28th and 29th, 2022

Emmanuel Anglican Church; 609 Duffering Avenue, Saskatoon

SRMTA Celebrates 90 years!

Download a pdf of our poster here

Medieval Feast and Festivity – only 2 weeks away

Announcing the Saskatoon Registered Music Teacher’s Association Feast and Festivity

Since our event is only two and a half weeks away, I thought I’d post some more detailed information about what you can expect at the event. Below you can find a list of the performers, as well as information on how to get tickets. You can also check out our Facebook event if you’d like.

If you were up early this morning, you might have caught Michael Harris and Weldon Gray on Global TV!  You can check out the video here!

Featured Performers:

  • Weldon Gray, Luthier
  • Troubadors du Bois
  • Voci Strani
  • Gerard Weber

Tickets are $35, (or $30 for RMT Members)

If you’d like tickets, please contact us at this number: 306-652-2335

Saturday, January 30, 2016 ~ 4:30 P.M.
Emmanuel Anglican Church.

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Medieval and Renaissance Feast and Festivity

We’re hosting an exciting event in January! Come join us for the Medieval and Renaissance Feast and Festivity.

With Guest Speakers Gerard Weber and Weldon Gray
Performances by Troubadors de Bois and Voci Strane
Medieval Feast catered by Prairie Meats and cash bar.

Tickets are $35, (or $30 for RMT Members)
If you’d like tickets, please contact us at this number: 306-652-2335

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SRMTA Convention 2014 – day two (Cedar Room)

Whilst some of us were having fun at Knox, there was more activity at the Parktown as well!  The morning was extremely interesting – attendees enjoyed Post-Romantic and Contemporary Style followed by a Masterclass on Teaching Chopin’s Most Popular Works by Marc Durand.  Later, Mark Durand and Thomas Yu did a clinic on The Piano Teacher – This is Your Life.

Marc Durand Masterclass

The AGM luncheon started with a great performance by Whitney Mather and Karen Reynaud.

Convention 2014

Penny Joynt won the 2014 SRMTA Outstanding Achievement Award.  Congrats, Penny!

Convention 2014

After lunch, another Masterclass: The Senior Student: Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven and Grieg.  Look how well attended it was.

Convention 2014

The conference ended with The Journey from Here with clinician Marc Durand and Pianist Thomas Yu.

Thomas Yu and Marc Durand

It was an excellent conference, and thanks to all the folks who worked so hard to put it all together.