Music Conference Alberta 2016


This year, Music Conference Alberta will be held at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, October 20-23.

Join us for 4 days of interest sessions, interactive panel discussions, open rehearsals and rehearsal labs, masterclasses, One-on-One sessions, and concerts.

Music Conference Alberta is jointly presented by Choir Alberta, Alberta Band Association, and Alberta Music Education Foundation in cooperation with Alberta Kodàly Association, Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and Alberta String Association (*A special thanks to the AMEF and Crystal Krips for assisting the ASA in joining the Alberta Music Conference).

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Bill Vandersloot
Bill Vandersloot

This year, the ASA is sponsoring one of the two sessions offered by Bill Vandersloot:

Saturday, October 22
1:30-2:30PM Kinnear Centre (Interest Session) | From Twinkle to the New York Philharmonic – The Role of the Studio Teacher
4:15-5:15PM Kinnear Centre (Interest Session) | Development of Technique and Artistry in Young String Players


Heifetz transcribing at the piano

Guillaume Tardif, violin – with Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, piano – will also be exploring the artistic dimensions of working with transcriptions and arrangements for violin and piano, focusing on selections realized by Jascha Heifetz.

Friday, October 21
10-11AM Kinnear Center (Thematic Workshop)
1:30-2:45PM Kinnear Center (Open Rehearsal
4:30-6:00PM Eric Harvie Theatre (Recital; with Cantare Children’s Choir)

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