Invitation to join a Baroque ensemble in Edmonton- Lori Klingbeil

I lead a baroque chamber ensemble for amateur musicians. We are mixed instrumental ensemble of strings, woodwinds, and harpsichord, which started in September 2014.
We’re looking to add a few players this year, including violin and viola (especially viola). If you think this might be of interest to any of your students, or others you know, please feel free to pass on my contact information.
There are 2 ensembles, both of which are mainly adult players, although keen youths are welcome.
1) “Intermediate Ensemble” –  around grade 4-6 level Toronto Conservatory
2) “Advanced Ensemble” – around grade 6-8 level Toronto Conservatory
– Rehearsal night is TBA, depending on what works best for players.
– The ensemble is informal and un-conducted; it is about getting together with other players and playing for fun with an emphasis on sight-reading.
– The advanced group will work in more detail on pieces and prepare them for performance at small community events.
Lori Klingbeil, B.Mus (Organ, 1986)

Call for Newsletter submissions

Dear ASA members,

Would you be so kind to share with your fellow members some articles, pictures, stories, trivia, advertisement, advice, discoveries, program notes, topics in string literature or string pedagogy, things to do, things to see and listen to, links to sites of interest?

Please forward ASAP to (We’ll start building the Newsletter March 11).

Thank you,

Guillaume Tardif, editor

Strings for Kids

Jenny Chai ( would like to inform you about an educational event for kids titled “Strings for Kids” that we will be hosting at Harmony Music School’s Central Campus (2614 – 4 Street NW, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 pm.

It is an admission-free event and our goal is to expose children to music and bring more knowledge of the beautiful sounds of different instruments, in an informal and intimate environment. With so many cuts in arts programming, we see this as an opportunity to step up and do what we can for the community we live in. We enjoy giving back to the community and bringing more of the arts to Calgary!

Harmony Music School strives to provide exceptional instruction that inspires our students to appreciate and achieve excellence in their musical education. This vision has served us well in that we have received the Consumer Choice Award for music lessons in Southern Alberta for the past two years and we have also been awarded the Top Choice award by Calgarians.  We have three locations for music lessons of all ages in Calgary, Alberta.

Welcome to our new site

I am pleased to announce the Alberta String Association’s new website.

Let me invite you to learn more about the ASA, and what it can do for you. Show solidarity to the cause of string education in the province
and become a ASA member today.

On behalf of your ASA Team,

Guillaume Tardif, President

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