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MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

Grade 4 Kingston Symphony Education Partnership

The Symphony Education Partnership is a project that increases the awareness of classical music at the grade 4 level. Each February, the Kingston Symphony presents four full orchestra concerts for grade four students in the two local school boards. This is a joint venture between the Kingston Symphony, the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore District Catholic School Board, and the School of Music at Queen's University.

Prior to these concerts, grade four students are taught by Queen's University music education students a set curriculum prepared by a member of the Queen's University School of Music faculty.


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MEET THE MUSIC MAKERS

Now in its fourth year, the 'Meet the Music Makers' program consists of workshops that take place in the spring in area schools and is geared toward upper elementary school students. Kingston Symphony musicians along with Queen's University School of Music students give informal presentations to these students. These presentations include performances, discussion, and the opportunity for students to learn to produce basic sounds on instruments.


KINGSTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA & YOUTH STRINGS

The Kingston Youth Orchestra is made up of high school aged musicians who seek a challenge beyond what they can get from school and private music lessons, who are developing their ensemble skills, and may be considering a career in music.

The Kingston Youth Strings is a feeder orchestra for the string section of the Kingston Youth Orchestra and consists of younger children who are keen to develop their performing skills. Both groups benefit from professional leadership and from a range of performing opportunities throughout the season. The Kingston Youth Orchestra has proudly represented our city at national and provincial youth orchestra festivals.

Auditions for both ensembles are held in September. For information about auditioning contact the Kingston Symphony Association office at 613-546-9729 or email them [email protected]

 

THE MUSIC MANAGER LCVI

Semester 2 (Course Overview PDF)
This program is designed to prepare students for a career dedicated to music by teaching them practical, real-world skills needed to succeed in that profession. Skills such as theory, marketing and promotions, performance and management will all be studied.
Alain McCann 546-5575

Renaissance Music Supplies and Music Lessons

Lessons are available on the following instruments: Banjo, Bass Guitar , Brass, Cello, Drum Set, Guitar, (Acoustic, Classical, Electric), Harp, Piano, Violin/Viola/Fiddle/Suzuki, Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Sax)
Vocal
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For information regarding cost and availability of lessons, contact Joseph Scott, the music school coordinator at Renaissance at (613) 384-9225.

 

Sheet Music Supplies

Xanadu Music: Sheet Supplies and Lessons

Xanadu Music Inc.
641 Princess Street
Kingston ON K7L 1E4
Telephone: (613) 548-1551
Email: [email protected]
Number of Employees: 1
Contact: Alana Hyndman, Proprietor
Classification(s): MUSIC
Notes: Sheet music sales, extensive & varied sales of music accessories (strings, dumsticks, etc.). Sales of giftware. Lessons for various instruments and voice.

 

 

 

Quinte Symphony Orchestra

Season Concerts for 2006-2007

All-American Favourites
Sunday, October 22, 2006,
2:30 pm

Guest Artists
Elizabeth McDonald, soprano
Robert Martin, tenor

Sleigh Bells Ring
Sunday, December 10, 2006, 2:30 p.m.

Conductor - Gordon Craig
Celebrate the holiday season with your symphony orchestra!

Mostly Mozart
Sunday, March 25, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

Guest Artists
Gordon Craig, clarinet and Jonathan Tam, piano, winner of The Young Musicians' Competition

Mendelssohn & Beethoven
Saturday, May 12, 2007, 7:30 pm

Guest Artists
David Stewart, violin
Violin virtuoso David Stewart performs one of the world's greatest violin concertos

Founded in 1960 as the Eastern Ontario Concert Orchestra by Stephen Choma in conjunction with local businessman Thomas Bata, the Quinte Symphony has become one of Quinte's most significant and highly acclaimed performing arts organizations.

For over 40 years the orchestra has been performing live orchestral music in the Quinte region with world-class performers such as Mary Lou Fallis, Eduard Minevich and Anton Kuerti. The symphony has also featured home grown talent such as pianist Greg Butler, the Belleville Choral Society, Donna Bennett, Marilyn Woolven and Steven Belanger to name a few.


 

ATTENTION MUSIC STUDENTS!

Kiwanis Music Festival 2006

The dates for the Kiwanis Music Festival are Feb 21 to March 2, 2007. The Highlights Concert will take place on March 7, 2007, at Sydenham Street United Church.

the deadline for entries to the Festival is Friday, December 8, 2006.

Jane Robinson

 

Queen's University: Faculty of Music

Queen's University offers four undergraduate degrees with concentrations in music.

The School of Music admits students into a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Music degree, as described on the B.Mus. page. Admission is based on an audition, and students must also meet the minimum academic requirements for admission to the University. Details on how to apply and the audition process are described on the Prospective Students page.

For those students whose goal to be a music educator has been chosen before they enter university, the B.Mus. degree can be combined with a Bachelor of Education. Admission to the five-year concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. program is based on an audition, on a Personal Statement of Experience (evaluated by the Faculty of Education) and on meeting Queen's academic requirements. A student whose application to the B.Mus/B.Ed. program is unsuccessful will automatically be considered for the B.Mus. program.

 

KINGSTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA & YOUTH STRINGS

The Kingston Youth Orchestra is made up of high school aged musicians who seek a challenge beyond what they can get from school and private music lessons, who are developing their ensemble skills, and may be considering a career in music.


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The Kingston Youth Strings is a feeder orchestra for the string section of the Kingston Youth Orchestra and consists of younger children who are keen to develop their performing skills.

Both groups benefit from professional leadership and from a range of performing opportunities throughout the season. The Kingston Youth Orchestra has proudly represented our city at national and provincial youth orchestra festivals.

Auditions for both ensembles are held in September. For information about auditioning contact the Kingston Symphony Association office at 613-546-9729 or email them [email protected]

 

QUEEN'S STUDENTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Directed by: Mr. Gordon Craig
Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesday, 4 - 5.30 pm

Queen's University Symphony Orchestra is comprised of approximately 70 talented students, under the direction of Gordon Craig. The orchestra performs several times per year and any Queen's student is invited to audition for membership. Membership is not limited to School of Music students.

 

Limestone Education Through the Arts

The Limestone Education through the Arts Program is a full time, year-long placement for students in grades 7 and 8. Students study all subjects required in the Ontario Curriculum through an integrated approach that emphasizes arts-based activities and creative expression. LEAP is taught by teachers with backgrounds in the arts. Students participate in regular, extended experiences that develop their skills and interests in movement, drama, visual arts and music.

This program is designed for students who demonstrate a strong interest in the arts and naturally gravitate to a variety of creative and artistic activities. Candidates will be assessed on demonstrated creative and expressive ability in one or more of drama, music, visual arts or movement, the ability to interact successfully as a member of a team, and an academic standing in all subjects that is at or near the standard for the grade level.

The LEAP Program is offered at one site, at Calvin Park Public School in Kingston.
Hollee Dine (Principal)
542-2796

 

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Many Kingston musicians are allumni of the NYO, and this year's tour had one former Kingstonian -a violin student of Joan Sutherland, and a cellist - currently a student of Wolf Tormann, principal cellist of the Kingston Symphony.

Founded in 1960, the NYOC was established primarily as an educational body with the objective of preparing young Canadian musicians for careers as professional orchestral players. Its success has been proven by the fact that approximately one-third of Canada's professional orchestral musicians are alumni of the NYOC.

Every year, the NYOC receives an average of 500 applications from across Canada for a coveted 100 positions in the orchestra. Based on nationally held auditions, successful candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in the NYOC regardless of economic or geographic circumstance. All musicians are awarded scholarships to help cover the costs of the NYOC training session.

The session, held on the campus of a Canadian university, offers more hours of training of orchestral playing in one summer than most universities offer in a year. Faculty members of the NYOC come from prominent orchestras throughout Europe and North America.

Following the NYOC’s 1996 Tokyo performance, delegates of the World Youth Orchestra Conference Festival declared the NYOC as being “the best youth orchestra in the world.” In 2002, the NYOC returned to Asia to perform at the same festival as well as tour parts of Japan and China.

In its forty-five years, the NYOC has become an internationally renowned and respected training ground for young orchestral musicians. Its alumni form the core of major Canadian orchestras while others are members of prominent international orchestras. More than 2,300 of Canada's finest young musicians have received invaluable orchestral training from this nationally treasured institution which remains unique from its inception to the present day.

 

Private Teachers

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Kingston School of Music

The Kingston School of Music was established in downtown Kingston in 1983, and operates on a cooperative philosophy intended to foster a fun and nurturing environment in which to make music and educate musicians.

The staff of the Kingston School of Music are a varied group of musicians, and t the school offers instruction on a broad range of instruments and styles. Instruments include: Piano - Voice - Guitar - Drums - Bass - Violin/Fiddle - Ukulele - Flute - Clarinet - Saxophone - Trumpet - and more. All ages are welcomed and there is year-round instruction. There are recital and performance opportunities. Theory classes are available.
162 Division St.
Kingston, Ontario
(613) 548-1021

Renaissance Music Supplies and Music Lessons

Lessons are available on the following instruments: Banjo, Bass Guitar , Brass, Cello, Drum Set, Guitar, (Acoustic, Classical, Electric), Harp, Piano, Violin/Viola/Fiddle/Suzuki, Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Sax)
Vocal
Music For Young Children

For information regarding cost and availability of lessons, contact Joseph Scott, the music school coordinator at Renaissance at (613) 384-9225.