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.



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


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.

SRMTA Convention 2014 – day two (Knox)

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.


Warming up at Phoebe Voigts' clinic

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.

Mary-Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach

After lunch, we returned for another excellent Masterclass: Performance Skills: Expression in French and German Art Songs.

SRMTA Conference 2014 – day one

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).

Dr. Thomas Green

Presenting also were Noreen Wensley and Karen King with their lecture  In the Key of “Now”: Junior Piano Pedagogy from a Multi-Generational Perspective.

Noreen Wensley and Karen King

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!

Convention 2014

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.