February 26th, 2018
Next Up: Feb 28 7 pm – “Rhythm: A Musician’s Guide to the Galaxy” – with Joanne Allers
As a teacher, Joanne has an extremely diverse musical background. She has taught music to students in many different settings including public and private schools, maintained private trumpet studios in Chicago, Calgary and Victoria, taught very young students (ages 1-5) for the Calgary Boys’ Choir, mixed age general music classes, piano lessons, and equally important to her, coached her three sons as they acquired violin and cello skills over twelve years!
In all of these settings, Joanne saw that by teaching students to decode the rhythm puzzle, students’ fluency and sight-reading ability flourished. In this class, Joanne will share a part of her teaching journey and help students figure out the abstract world of rhythmic accuracy in the shortest amount of practice (and teaching) time. Bring your instrument and discover new techniques for learning rhythm in this fun, hands-on class for students of all ages and abilities.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 7:00-8:30pm | Downtown | Room 302 | FREE
June 7th, 2016
THINKING YOU WANT TO PLAY IN A CONTEMPORARY BAND?
A couple of us are starting a band and now we want to see if anyone else is interested. So we have booked an ensemble room for June 15 from 4:30 to 6:30pm for an informal pick up session. No commitment required. Just RSVP FOR JUNE 15 and let me know you are coming. Then I will send you some music for the session, likely a couple of jazz standards or maybe one rock and roll. If you are a classical maven but want to give this a try, our pick up session may be your answer. Email me, Heather Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 250.920.9043.
See you on the flip side!
March 4th, 2016
BC Fiddle Orchestra & St. John NB Student Orchestra in concert Sunday March 6 3:30pm AGPH
Sunday March 6 2016 at 3:30pm (doors open at 3pm) in Alix Goolden Performance Hall – Free Admission with donation to the VCM’s BC Fiddle Orchestra Program Fund
The BC Fiddle Orchestra hosts visiting St. John NB Student Orchestra for a shared program:
3:30pm BCFO1: (15 min)
Sleep Soond/Bank of Ireland
Out Her Window/Merry Blacksmith
3:45 NB ORCHESTRA: (20 min)
4:05 VCM POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: (10min)
Charles Appleton – Minor Swing
Brittany Iwanciwski – It Ain’t Right
Chloe Nakahara – HCQ Strut
All – Ornithology
4:15 BCFO2: (5 min)
4:25 BCFO1 & 2: (20)
Oranges in Mongolia/Morin Creek Reel
Swedishish/Sandy Cameron’s Red Onion
4:45 END of CONCERT
February 22nd, 2016
School of Contemporary Music Notices
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February 21st, 2016
JAM AND WORKSHOP SERIES
TUESDAY METRO THEATRE JAM & WORKSHOP SERIES – 2015/16
For information on our Jam & Workshop Series please call (250)386-5311 or email
Daniel Lapp at email@example.com
Hands-on and informative sessions are offered in a variety of genres in Wood Hall or Metro Studio every Tuesday from September 2015 – June 2016.
Each session is led by School of Contemporary Music faculty and visiting guest artists, such as:
- Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle)
- Sarah Tradewell (fiddle)
- Neil Osborne (54-40)
- Kuba Oms (songwriter)
- Julia Cunningham (celtic harp)
- Adam Kittredge (Jets Overhead, Thieves)
- The Sweet Lowdown
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm (Metro) | 7:45 – 9:15pm (Wood Hall)
Jams: $5 Workshops: $10 – $20