String Masterclass with Quatuor Bozzini
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
PCL Hall (5th floor)
Alberta College Campus - 10050 MacDonald Drive
The Bozzini Quartet will be in Edmonton for the Now Hear This Festival of New Music 2017 and are offering this masterclass for intermediate to advanced students in violin, viola, and cello.
The quartet will present at the beginning of the masterclass as a introduction to the quartet and repertoire.
After the presentation, students will split up into instrument groups.
Students are asked to come prepared with a 10-15 minute piece/excerpt.
World Drumming For Musicians (Age 12 - Adult)
Strengthen your sense of time and rhythm while experiencing music from around the world with these 3-day workshops! Students will enhance their rhythmic abilities through the music of other cultures, such as African music, Latin American music, and beyond. Have fun while developing a greater focus on tempo and rhythm. Instructor: John McCormick
Saturdays, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Spring Term: Apr 22 – May 6
To register call 780-633-3725.
Understanding Musical Development in Infants and Children
Learning the elements of music is a complex process. In this workshop, participants will explore the power of “enculturation” (what you experience growing up), what seems to be “built in” to our brains, and what elements need formal instruction. The class will outline what we currently understand about how our brains process rhythm and melody, ways to teach music more effectively, and links between music lessons and the development of social, linguistic, and cognitive skills. In addition, participants will analyze the importance of music in our lives, as well as how to understand and interpret scientific findings. There will be opportunities for discussion, and the chance to take part in mini-experiments. This workshop will be useful for anybody who teaches infants and children, or who is interested in how our brains process music. Instructor: Dr. David Gerry
This event is presented in cooperation between Schoen Duo Studio and the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music.
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Alberta College Campus 10050 MacDonald Drive
Room 409 - Stollery Hall
To register call: 780-633-3725
Estill Voice Training Program
Estill Voice Training™ is all about finding a new way to use your voice. Experience “Figures of Voice Control” – exercises for vocal freedom – and apply the insights you gain to create new vocal colours. This workshop will give you an introduction to the process: Level I (first half of the week) will teach you all of the “Figures”. Level II will show you how “recipes” can me mixed for six voice qualities: speech, falsetto, Sob, twang, opera, and belting. Re-energize and renew your voice. Speak, sing, and find a new way with Estill Voice Training.
Aug 28 to Sept 1, 2017
Mo – Fr, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Required workbooks: $80
Late registration charge (after July 28): $50
Instructor: Judith Dunlore (Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor Estill Voice International)
Course Coordinator: Ron Long
To register call 780-633-3725.