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.
The AGM luncheon started with a great performance by Whitney Mather and Karen Reynaud.
Penny Joynt won the 2014 SRMTA Outstanding Achievement Award. Congrats, Penny!
After lunch, another Masterclass: The Senior Student: Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven and Grieg. Look how well attended it was.
The conference ended with The Journey from Here with clinician Marc Durand and Pianist Thomas Yu.
It was an excellent conference, and thanks to all the folks who worked so hard to put it all together.
Another exciting day at the SRMTA conference! There was much going on today, and I’m sure the teachers had difficulty deciding what to go see.
At Knox United Church, the morning began with Phoebe Voigts, who gave a great lecture: Motivating Our Students. A great topic for all teachers! The photo is of the attendees warming up our voices. Members of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir were present to show us how it’s done.
Following this at Knox, Mary-Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach’s first Masterclass of the day was: Performance Skills: Expression in Folk Songs and Contemporary Literature.
After lunch, we returned for another excellent Masterclass: Performance Skills: Expression in French and German Art Songs.
The first afternoon of the SRMTA conference was great! We had four great lectures – Two by Dr. Thomas Green (the RCM 2015 syllabus and From Excellence to Artistry: Building an Elegant Technique).
Presenting also were Noreen Wensley and Karen King with their lecture In the Key of “Now”: Junior Piano Pedagogy from a Multi-Generational Perspective.
Finally, at Knox United Church: Twenty-First Century Voice: Bel Canto and Beyond by Dr. Helen Pridmore. What a great way to start off the conference!
Hope to see you all at the Fallis and Tiefenbach concert in half an hour!
It’s convention time soon!
I hope you’ve been keeping up with us our Facebook Page because we’ve been keeping everyone posted on the lasted conference news!
Here’s a few pictures, but you can check out the full schedule here.
Announcing the SRMTA Fall Convention and AGM 2014!
Inspiring the Next Generation – October 17th and 18th, 2014 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The convention is going to be a great experience. You can read about the workshops, masterclasses, and other events planned in the documents linked to on this post. You will also find the events in our events calendar. We hope to see lots of you out at the conference in the fall!
To Register, you can download this registration form. Full registration is $140 before the early bird deadline of July 2, 2014.
Here you can look at the schedule for the conference.
Read about Marc Durand by clicking here.
Read about Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach.