2015 October Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving break! Don’t forget that there are no classes this week, between Oct 11-15.

Please check out the Upcoming Dates below for the many concerts coming next month, including the newly listed Alberta Symphony Orchestra promotional tour featuring a talented string quintet and Fort McMurray’s own soprano Cara Brown!

RCM winter exam registration

For those of you doing RCM exams, the deadline for winter exam registrations is November 3. Theory exams are on Dec 11 and 12, and practical exams between Jan 18-30. If you are not sure whether you should register for this exam session, please consult me by email or at your lesson. You can register for exams at https://examinations.rcmusic.ca/, using my teacher number 105796.

Community bands

The community band and jazz bands which I play in are looking for new members (age 14 and up). Rehearsals are Tuesdays or Thursdays at 7:30pm in Holy Trinity. If you are interested you can contact me or register online through the Suncor Theatre box office at Holy Trinity.

If you play a woodwind instrument and prefer a smaller group, my woodwind chamber ensemble also has room for more players! Expect jazzy Christmas songs and tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Our first meeting is Oct 17, so contact me right away.


Listenings is a series about the music I enjoy. This month, we have the cool jazz of Dave Brubeck Quartet’s album Time Out.

Upcoming Dates

  • Oct 17, 1pm-5:15pm: Elizabeth Clarke masterclass (Casman Centre Amphitheater – free!)
  • Oct 18, 7pm: Elizabeth Clarke concert (Casman Centre Amphitheater – free!)
  • (NEW!) Nov 14, 7:30pm: ASO Promo Tour (Keyano College Recital Theatre)
  • Nov 3: RCM winter exams registration deadline
  • Nov 21, 6pm: FMMTA 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Event (Keyano College Recital Theatre)
  • Nov 27: studio masterclass (Suncor Theatre at Holy Trinity)
  • Nov 28: Dr. James Sherry and Bang Lang Do concert, with Fort McMurray Community Band (Suncor Theatre at Holy Trinity)

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