Calling Young Composers – Turning Point Ensemble

Vancouver’s award winning chamber orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, is offering an opportunity for up to four young composers to develop new work with the 16 member ensemble and its conductor/Artistic Continue Reading →

How playing an instrument affects your BRAIN

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. Continue Reading →

National Youth Band Auditions

Apply now to be in the 2015 National Youth Band of Canada. Performances in May 2015. Online Application  http://www.canadianband.org/#!national-youth-band/cpda National Youth Band of Canada Audition Deadline The National Youth Band Continue Reading →

10 things we should change in classical music concerts

Times are changing with the presentation of classical music with many groups breaking beyond the old molds, but the “tradition” of classical music concerts is still more than a century Continue Reading →

The perennial discussion to cut school music in BC

Updated April 17It seems that every few years in this province of BC we encounter a movement that wishes to cut the “frills” from education in order to balance the Continue Reading →