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MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

CONSERVATORY Fall 2017 Program Guide

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Laird Photography


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You have always wanted to play Your voice needs to be heard Whether you ďŹ nd an audience or play for yourself We are here to guide you at any stage


Who we are At Mount Royal University Conservatory, we believe that the human spirit achieves its truest expression and deepest fulfillment through the arts. Our mission is to nurture the artistic potential in everyone, while identifying and training the great artists of tomorrow. With diverse programs, ensembles and concert events, the Mount Royal Conservatory continues to be a beacon for the arts community, as it has since 1911.

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Come fulfill your truest expression with us.

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Emerge with us If you are an emerging artist or an arts enthusiast, we have a program for you. From our baby and toddler music classes to our elite advanced performer programs, we have a dynamic offering of private lessons, group courses and performance ensembles to choose from. All you need to bring is a love of music and speech arts.


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It’s easy to sign up for Conservatory private lessons and group classes Step 1: Search and select the lessons or classes that are right for you Are you the kind of person that likes to browse? Then go ahead and flip through the pages or go to our website at mru.ca/cons/register. Maybe you know exactly what you are looking for. If so, proceed to the table of contents on page 7.

Step 2: Get a Mount Royal student identification number If the participant (you or your child) do not already have one, go to mru.ca/cons/register.

Step 3: Arrange private lessons Call us at 403.440.6821 if you want to take private lessons. A coordinator will help you with placement into the right lessons. With this information (the number, length, time and day), you are ready for the next step.

Step 4: Register now We’re ready to sign you up starting on Monday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. • Go online at mru.ca/cons/register anytime and anywhere. You can register up to the day a class starts. }} Pay with Visa or MasterCard. • Phone 403.440.6821. We will be ready to answer your call during office hours. }} Pay with Visa or MasterCard. • Visit us at the Conservatory Main Reception Desk during office hours. The desk is located on the Ground Level, ED-0300, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB.

Office hours June 19 to Sept. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 5 onward, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Withdrawal Policy For class lessons, there is a no refund policy. In extenuating circumstances, the student may file an appeal in writing to the Program Administrator, General Programs, requesting a refund. If approved, a $25 administration fee will be deducted from the refund. If a student formally withdraws from private lessons before the fourth scheduled lessons, a refund will be made equal to the tuition paid less a $25.00 processing fee and the cost of four lessons. Withdrawals made after the fourth scheduled lesson will not receive a refund. For all withdrawals and refund requests, the instructor will provide an accurate, correct record of all lessons scheduled. In the

absence of such records, the student’s claim as to the number of lessons scheduled will be used with the Conservatory Office records to determine the refund due. Ways to provide your notification of withdrawal • Call 403.440.6821 • Email conservatory@mtroyal.ca • Fax to 403.440.7277 • Mail or go in person to Conservatory Main Reception Desk, Ground Level, ED-0300, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB, T3K 6K6


As a Conservatory student, you will learn and perform in the magnificent Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. As well, hold your next event, conference, trade show or performance at Mount Royal University.

The Event and Theatre Services team has what it takes to make your next event a success. From site plans to audiovisual requirements, from menu planning to event signage, and from box office to theatre technical services, our professionals are with you every step of the way.

THE BELLA CONCERT HALL

This is the crown jewel of the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Since its debut in 2015, the 787-seat house has set the stage for local and international artists to resonate.

TRANSALTA PAVILION

Home to countless clinics, rehearsals and performance events, this versatile space has floor to ceiling windows and an acoustically designed wall for sound optimization.

MASTERCLASSES AND STUDIOS

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ENJOY OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES THEATRES

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Students are trained in state-of-the-art soundproofed spaces, equipped with digital hubs for global online lessons, in-room acoustic treatment for the best sound, and a piano in almost every room.

For more intimate presentation venues, the Nickle Theatre (183 seats), the Wright Theatre (265 seats) and the Leacock Theatre (305 seats) are great spaces to bring your community together.

RODERICK MAH CENTRE FOR CONTINUOUS LEARNING

One of the finest learning and conference venues in North America, this centre boasts a flexible 600–person capacity hall, numerous meeting and training rooms, computer labs and a large boardroom.

Event and Theatre Services 403.440.8890 | mrevents@mtroyal.ca | mru.ca/mrevents


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Table of Contents Private Lessons...............................................................8 Custom Workshops and Clinics...............................8 Academy for Young Artists.......................................9 Early Childhood Programs Music with Your Baby.......................................................... 10

Adult Bands Mount Royal Adult Beginner Band......................................23 Mount Royal Adult Intermediate Band................................23

Group Lessons Introduction to Ukulele........................................................24 Guitar Group Lessons..........................................................24

Music and Movement..........................................................11

Adult Group Violin................................................................24

Kodály Prep Class................................................................ 12

Jazz Improv..........................................................................24

Kodály Level 1..................................................................... 12

Horn Group Lessons...........................................................25

Kodály Level 2..................................................................... 13

Saxophone Group Lessons.................................................25

Kodály Level 3..................................................................... 13

Accordion Group Lessons...................................................25

Kodály Level 4..................................................................... 13 Kodály Advanced Musicianship........................................... 13 Orff Prep Class.................................................................... 14 Orff Basic Classes............................................................... 14 Orff Ensembles................................................................... 14

Music Theory and History Rudiments...........................................................................26 Harmony..............................................................................26

Speech Arts and Drama

Early Childhood Strings....................................................... 15

Rhymes and Rhythms......................................................... 27

Children’s Early Cello Ensembles........................................ 16

Storybook Series................................................................. 27

Suzuki Programs.......................................................... 17 Choirs and Vocals

Act Up, Speak Out!............................................................. 27 Speak Up, Make Your Point..................................................28 Speechworks.......................................................................28

Mount Royal Arietta Choir................................................... 18

Junior and Intermediate Debate Club..................................29

Mount Royal Aria Choir........................................................ 18

Senior Debate Club.............................................................29

Mount Royal Arioso Choir.................................................... 18 Mount Royal Artio Choir...................................................... 18 Kantorei Choir...................................................................... 19 Mount Royal Zhi-Yin Choir................................................... 19 Hindustani Vocal Music....................................................... 19

Orchestras and Ensembles

World Music Carnatic Raga Music Level I................................................30 Mount Royal Zhi-Yin Choir...................................................30 Hindustani Vocal Music.......................................................30 Kathak Dance......................................................................30 Taiko Ensemble Korekara..................................................... 31

Preparatory Strings..............................................................20

Taiko Ensemble Omiyage.................................................... 31

Pre Chamber Strings A........................................................20

Youth Taiko........................................................................... 32

Pre Chamber Strings B........................................................20

Children’s Taiko.................................................................... 32

Chamber Strings..................................................................20

Beginner Taiko..................................................................... 32

Junior Strings.......................................................................20 Conservatory Sinfonia.........................................................20 Calgary Youth Orchestra...................................................... 21 Mount Royal Chamber Flutes.............................................. 21 Early Childhood Flute........................................................... 21 Fiddle Classes..................................................................... 21 Horizon Brass Trumpet Troupe............................................. 22 Saxophone Quartet............................................................. 22 Senior Guitar Ensemble (Classical Guitar)........................... 22 De Boeck Jazz Combo.........................................................23

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Private Lessons Every person, every age, and every level of development Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development, either on-campus or in many Calgary communities taught by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience. Lessons are taught in a variety of styles including: blues, classical, contemporary, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, latin, popular, rock, traditional and much more. All lessons are tailored to your interests. New students must complete an online lesson placement request form at mru.ca/lessonform. A coordinator will then contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term and help determine the day, time and duration of your lessons. If you have all the registration information you need, you can call 403.440.6821 during office hours to register. Fees: $69 – $100/hr.

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Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Guitar Harp

Woodwinds • • • • •

Flute Clarinet Oboe Bassoon Saxophone

Brass • • • • •

Trumpet French Horn Trombone Euphonium Tuba

Chinese Instruments • Erhu • Dizi • Guzheng

Voice Composition

Speech Arts and Drama Music Theory

Music History Percussion

Piano/Keyboard

Custom Workshops and Clinics Experience the Mount Royal University Conservatory difference Mount Royal University Conservatory is committed to supporting non-profit music education in our community and creating exceptional learning opportunities for young performers. We will work with you to design custom workshops or clinics for any size. At the Mount Royal University Conservatory, group programs are tailored to your budget, needs and schedule. Offerings include: • • • • • •

concert bands and wind ensembles jazz bands, ensembles and combos choirs/choral groups strings orchestras professional development workshops for teachers

Not only will you be working with Western Canada’s most experienced and comprehensive music school, you will have access to superior facilities. • The Taylor Centre for Performing Arts features stateof the-art studios, masterclass suites, large ensemble rehearsal rooms and performance theatres which will accommodate full orchestras and mass choirs • Access to on-campus catering and food service options are available • MRU carries comprehensive liability insurance as a public, post-secondary institution • Workshops can include access to MRU recreational facilities, including the Aquatic Centre, Stanley Gymnasium and Climbing Centre • Diverse supplementary music options are also offered To discuss your requirements, email jroggensack@mtroyal.ca


Academy for Young Artists Entrance to all Academy programs is by audition only. Applications for 2018-19 will be accepted in the new year. An enrichment program providing intensive musical training of the highest quality to today’s outstanding young artists, The Academy Program offers participants a balanced, performance-based course of study, as well as opportunities to meet and perform with professional musicians and renowned teachers. Specific training includes: sessions with acclaimed musicians in private lessons; small group classes and masterclasses; individual sessions with an assigned collaborative pianist; chamber music coachings; frequent recitals aimed at developing confidence and stage presence; and, participation in a large ensemble for those students who play orchestral instruments.

The Academy Program offers gifted young musicians the opportunity to progress at an accelerated pace. Graduates who continue with their musical studies are much soughtafter by leading post-secondary music schools and performance ensembles in Canada, the United States and Europe. The Academy Program’s reputation is known and respected throughout the world.

Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion The Academy’s instrumental program is divided into distinct levels. Junior Academy: students benefit from the extensive technical enrichment provided at this level, with emphasis on developing technical proficiency and musical skills Intermediate Academy: students play advanced repertoire and continue to develop their performance skills Associate Academy: younger students playing advanced repertoire prepare for the Senior Academy Senior Academy: for musically mature students who are playing very advanced repertoire In addition, we are pleased to offer an Honours Class, which is suitable for extraordinary young talents accelerating at a pace beyond their age. New students are placed in the program based on the results of their audition, while those already in the Academy are required to re-audition yearly to maintain or move on to the next level. Students not placed into one of these levels may be considered for Academy Participant status.

The Academy guitar program is for enthusiastic, ambitious young players seeking a well-rounded music education. This cost-effective program is designed as a supplement to a student’s private guitar lessons, offering a group environment where they may further develop their playing ability, performance skills, theoretical foundation and overall musicianship. With Junior, Intermediate, Associate and Senior levels, the program includes dedicated young players, as well as aspiring professionals.

Voice This is a comprehensive, credit-free training program for singers ages 13 – 19 who exhibit a sincere desire and the vocal talent to become a classical singer. The vocal program is a supplement to private voice lessons, focusing on the educational needs of the developing singer and offering large and small ensemble performance experience. Singing in monthly recitals is required and lectures pertaining to the study of classical voice are part of this program. For full information on the Academy for Young Artists visit mru.ca/academy.

Wyatt Artist in Residence Program In music, as in other disciplines, artists often point to an educational encounter with or a transformational performance by a great artist as the inspiration for their commitment to a life in the performing arts. The Wyatt Artist in Residence Program strives to provide our Academy students with those transformational experiences, bringing them together with the very best mentors in their field and closing the loop between emerging talent and truly great artists of our time. This important component of the Academy for Young Artists was initiated by an anonymous supporter in honour of Hal Wyatt and his wife, Marnie. Since its inception, the Wyatt program has afforded our students the opportunity to hear and study with an incredible array of international stars in intimate masterclass settings. Past artists in residence include: James Ehnes, Nicola Benedetti and Ian Swensen, violin; Laurence Lesser, Lynn Harrell and Franz Helmerson, cello; Anton Kuerti, Gabriela Montero and Yuja Wang, piano; the Assad Brothers, guitar; Susanne Mentzer, Russell Braun and New York Polyphony, voice; and the New Orford and Vogler quartets. For more information, visit mru.ca/wyatt.

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Through regular performances, participants gain valuable experience in a variety of settings for audiences that may consist of their peers, faculty members, guest artists and the public.

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Early Childhood Programs Music with Your Baby Music with Your Baby creates a strong partnership among parent, teacher and child, where you play an important role in developing your child’s full potential. This unique program for babies, newborn to 36 months, is based on the principle that the greatest development of a child’s natural abilities takes place in an environment that is enriched by music and language. The program promotes confidence and self-esteem, increases focus and concentration, strengthens physical and aural awareness, and fosters a love of music, language and learning that will last throughout your child’s life. In classes, a foundation of listening is built, using the human voice in rhyme, rhythm and song, present traditional folk and nursery songs, rhymes, chants and storytelling, all while respecting the learning pace of each child. $325

0 to 24 Months

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CRN 1080

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1083

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1085

16 classes

Sept. 12 – Jan. 16

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1087

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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CRN 1092

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

9:15 – 10 a.m.

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CRN 1097

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1104

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1105

16 classes

Sept. 15 – Jan. 19

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1107

16 classes

Sept. 15 – Jan. 19

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1112

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

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CRN 1114

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1115

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1726

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1093

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1095

16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1099

16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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24 to 36 Months CRN 1081

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1084

16 classes

Sept.19 – Jan. 16

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1086

16 classes

Sept. 12 – Jan. 16

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1091

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1094

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1098

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1102

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1108

16 classes

Sept. 15 – Jan. 19

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1109

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1111

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1116

16 classes

Sept.9 – Jan. 20

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1088

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1089

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1106

16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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Early Childhood Programs Music and Movement Music and Movement (Eurhythmics) combines imaginative play, musical games, singing and instrument playing. Your child will use instruments and equipment, such as xylophones, glockenspiels, hand drums, rhythm sticks, Orff instruments, balls, hoops and scarves. Creative movement is an important part of the program. Your child will develop coordination, concentration and self-confidence, while learning the fundamentals of music. This program provides a sound basis for children who wish to continue the study of music or dance. It is based on ideas developed by educator and musician Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. All classes are parented classes (parents are in attendance), 45 minutes long and held once a week. Students in our Music and Movement classes must have reached their third birthday before Sept. 1. $325

3 to 4 Year Olds 16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1096

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1100

16 classes

Sept. 15 – Jan. 19

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1101

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1103

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1113

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1090

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CRN 1082

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Early Childhood Programs Kodály Classes Kodály musicianship classes create a playful atmosphere, where children use the voice as their first instrument. Children are actively engaged as they develop music reading and writing skills that prepare budding musicians for future studies. This includes: • in-tune singing • beat, rhythm, melody, form • phrasing, dynamics • tempo and timbre Xylophones and rhythm instruments are used to reinforce concepts first heard through singing. In advanced levels, the recorder is introduced to reinforce music reading skills. Parental involvement is an essential component of the Kodály program. Parents join their children for the final 10 minutes of each class and are encouraged to share musical activities at home. Children have weekly take-home activities to reinforce the lessons.

Kodály Prep Class Enrolment is accepted in Sept. or Feb., depending on your child’s readiness for an un-parented experience. $195

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CRN 1044

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

4 – 4:30 p.m.

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CRN 1054

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

6 – 6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1055

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

8:30 – 9 a.m.

CRN 1078

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1110

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1938

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

4 – 4:30 p.m.

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CRN 1939

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

4:30 – 5 p.m.

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CRN 1047

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

CRN 1048

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

2 – 2:45 p.m.

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CRN 1056

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

5:15 – 6 p.m.

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CRN 1061

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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Kodály Level 1 $289

4 Year Olds

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CRN 1067

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10 – 10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1069

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1496

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12 :15 – 1 p.m.

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CRN 1070

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

2:15 – 3 p.m.

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CRN 1960

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

5 – 5:45 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1052 Classes in Okotoks CRN 1073

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Early Childhood Programs Kodály Level 2 $289

5 and 6 Year Olds CRN 1049

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

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CRN 1057

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

1:15 – 2 p.m.

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CRN 1062

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

4:15 – 5 p.m.

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CRN 1065

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

10:15 – 11 a.m.

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CRN 1074

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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CRN 1076

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

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CRN 1077

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1703

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1725

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

1 – 1:45 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1045 Classes in Okotoks CRN 1934

Children must have completed Level 2. $329 CRN 1046

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

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CRN 1050

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

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CRN 1053

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

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CRN 1059

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1068

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1071

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

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Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

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Kodály Level 4 Children must have completed Level 3. $329 CRN 1051

16 classes

CRN 1066

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CRN 1935

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

5 – 6 p.m.

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CRN 1936

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1937

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

M

Classes at Vecova CRN 1064

Kodály Advanced Musicianship Children must have completed Level 4. $329 CRN 1058

16 classes

Sept. 11 – Jan. 22

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

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CRN 1060

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

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Early Childhood Programs Orff Classes Using their voices to speak and sing, and their bodies to move and dance, children in the Orff classes joyously progress from musical imitation to improvisation and literacy. The classes are based on things children like to do: sing, chant rhymes, clap, dance and keep a beat on anything near at hand. These instincts are directed into learning music by hearing and making it first, and then by reading and writing music later, as age appropriate. The students explore their own creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere. The unity of music, speech and movement are essential in the teaching based on the ideas of Carl Orff. Through singing, dancing and playing on a wide variety of instruments, children learn music in a playful and holistic way. At the end of the term, each class has the opportunity to perform in one of MRU’s beautiful theatres. The whole family is invited to celebrate the children’s accomplishments. All Orff Classes are un-parented.

Orff Prep Classes This is an un-parented class, which introduces some of the fundamental elements of music in a playful and holistic way. The children sing, dance and play music on a variety of instruments and develop their intellectual, motor, emotional and social skills. $325

3 and 4 Year Olds

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CRN 1028

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16 classes

Sept. 12 – Jan. 16

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1942

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

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CRN 1943

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

12 –12:45 p.m.

R

Orff Basic Classes This class is for four year olds who had previous music experiences (e.g. Music and Movement classes or Orff Prep) and for five year olds with no previous music experience. By making music together and later labeling and consciously experiencing the elements of music, children learn about rhythm, beat, melody and basic music notation. $325

4 and 5 Year Olds CRN 1029

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

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CRN 1033

16 classes

Sept. 14 – Jan. 18

11 – 11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1944

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

12 – 12:45 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova CRN 1031

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1032

16 classes

Sept. 20 – Jan. 17

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1034

16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

2 – 2:45 p.m.

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Orff Ensembles This class is for five year olds who have taken the Orff Basics class and six or seven year olds with no previous music experience. Children will learn and create arrangements using un-pitched percussion and Orff instruments, such as xylophones. For Level 2, children must have completed two terms of Level 1. $395

Level 1 (5, 6 and 7 Year Olds) CRN 1030

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 16

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1035

16 classes

Sept. 9 – Jan. 20

1 – 2 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

4 – 5 p.m.

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16 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

5 – 6 p.m.

Classes at Vecova Level 1 CRN 1941

$395

Level 2 CRN 1036

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Early Childhood Programs Early Childhood Strings The Conservatory’s Early Childhood Strings program provides specialized instructional balance. Your child will benefit by being in a supportive group setting, where games and songs provide an enjoyable child-centered environment. Group classes provide you with a cost-effective way to ensure your child profits from an exceptional learning experience. Students learn through games, songs, solfege, rhythm, music reading and storytelling. After one to two years, depending on the individual child, they will be able to: • play with good posture and physical set up • exhibit good technical fundamentals • be grounded in sound production, rhythm and solfege • perform simple melodies on their instruments • properly care for their instruments

$520

Violin: 4 Year Olds and Up CRN 1930

12 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 23

5 – 5:45 p.m.

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CRN 1164

12 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 23

6 – 6:45 p.m.

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CRN 1165

12 classes

Sept. 16 – Jan. 20

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

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CRN 1166

12 classes

Sept. 16 – Jan. 20

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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CRN 2091

12 classes

Sept. 16 – Jan. 20

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1931

12 classes

Sept. 13 – Dec. 6

2 – 2:45 p.m.

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CRN 1932

12 classes

Sept. 9 – Dec. 16

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

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$520

Cello: 4 Year Olds and Up

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Conservatory

In addition to the intrinsic value of learning to play an instrument well, studies show there are many non-musical benefits for your child. These include: • more robust brain stem responses to sound • improved discrimination of pitch and segmentation, and enhanced neural processing of speech • better working memory and cognitive flexibility • enhanced reading abilities • greater spatial-navigational reasoning, visual form analysis, numerical discrimination and receptive vocabulary • increased finger motor skills

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Early Childhood Programs Children’s Early Cello Ensembles Cello group classes are a wonderful complement to private lessons as they allow young cellists to experience the fun of making music with their peers. Children’s daily practice is inspired by sharing their weekly accomplishments through solo performance and being able to celebrate the success of their friends. Technique is improved through scale and arpeggio repetition, focus on in-tune ringing tones and maintaining fine cello posture. Beginning reading, rhythm, and music theory are actively put to use through unison two-and three-voice ensemble playing. This program provides weekly performance opportunities and four Saturday morning recitals each year, which feature the group and solo repertoire prepared in class. Classes include: • basic music, specific cello and chamber music skills • effective classroom, audience and performance behaviour • extended cello techniques learned through accompanied storytelling • weekly scale, arpeggio and technical bow work • important music theory and reading tools • solo performance opportunities with piano accompaniment • the inspiring experience of putting all of the above together, while creating music with their friends

Conservatory

All young cellists are welcome, however, in the best interest of the student, they must also have a regular private lesson instructor. $269

3 to 8 Year Olds CRN 1019

14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

CRN 1020

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$269

9 to 12 Year Olds 14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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Suzuki Programs Programs

Guitar

For 3 Year Olds Plus All Mount Royal University Conservatory Suzuki programs are endorsed by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association. Each program delivers musical and instrumental instruction in accordance with the proven Suzuki method instructional philosophy: • learning to play an instrument in the same way they learn to speak their native language with a step-by-step process based on listening, watching and building their own “musical-instrumental vocabulary”

Every child can learn to play the guitar at a high level. Listening to recordings of guitar repertoire, parental involvement, group classes, daily practice and encouragement are key elements of the Suzuki method. Carefully chosen repertoire will enable your child to build excellent technique and musicianship from a solid foundation of musical awareness.

• supportive atmosphere, tailored to the learning pace of each child • musical and instrumental skills gained through step-by-step learning • learning instrumental skills before learning to read music and play simultaneously

• parental involvement You will attend all your child’s classes and be a practice coach at home. To prepare you for this role, you will participate in Suzuki training prior to your child’s first lessons.

Piano Piano students in the Suzuki Method learn music in a simple and direct way, similar to the way they learn to speak. Throughout the Suzuki growing process, your child thrives in an atmosphere of continual support and understanding. Every aspect of the Suzuki program is dedicated to the child — from repertoire, lesson length and seating at the instrument to the positive pedagogic approach. Parents participate actively, attending lessons and practicing with their child at home.

Trumpet Taught by the first accredited Suzuki trumpet instructor in North America, Natalie DeJong, this program will pilot the use of the first Suzuki trumpet book. The year-long program provides a balance between working on musical literacy and gaining instrumental skills so students develop the ability to read music and to play their instrument with beautiful tone and strong technique. All Suzuki Program instruction is provided as private lessons. To register, call MRU Conservatory, 403.440.6821.

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• individual attention in private lessons and group learning in a positive social environment

To make studying classical guitar fun, musical games are played and learning happens one step at a time. In addition to weekly lessons, your child will learn from other students in bi-monthly group classes and frequent recitals. These learning opportunities will further your child’s playing skills and motivation.

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Choirs and Vocals Mount Royal Arietta Choir One of Mount Royal Conservatory’s youngest choral groups, Arietta, provides an opportunity for young singers to begin a life-long journey in music. Using choral repertoire, vocal and musical literacy is carefully developed. This allows singers to build social and emotional connections, while pursuing musical excellence with new friends. The Arietta Choir regularly shares their gift of music with the Calgary community, and performs with the Mount Royal Conservatory’s family of choirs on Calgary’s finest stages. $500

Kindergarten to Grade 2 CRN 1148

34 classes

Sept. 6 – May 16

6 – 7:15 p.m.

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Mount Royal Aria Choir The Aria Choir program provides an opportunity for singers to continue developing their vocal and musical literacy in a fun and creative environment. Choristers explore more advanced repertoire, allowing singers to build social and emotional connections as they pursue musical excellence with new friends. The Aria Choir regularly shares their gift of music with the Calgary community, and performs with the Mount Royal Conservatory’s family of choirs on Calgary’s finest stages. $500

Grades 3 to 6

Conservatory

CRN 1940

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34 classes

Sept. 6 – May 16

6 – 7:15 p.m.

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Mount Royal Arioso Choir The Arioso Choir program provides singers with the opportunity to pursue and experience the challenge, joy and reward of singing the highest calibre of choral music. Choristers receive exceptional musicianship instruction, varied performance opportunities and local and international touring experience, while building community, experiencing social growth and honing a passion for excellence. Arioso singers have shared the stage with international choirs, including the Vienna Boys’ Choir at the 2014 World Peace Choral Festival in Vienna, and have performed in the 2016 “Unisong Festival,” celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario. $515

Grades 6 to 12 CRN 1042

34 classes

Sept. 6 – May 16

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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Mount Royal Artio Choir The name Artio is derived from the Celtic word for “bear,” and was the name of a Gallo-Roman goddess who often took the form of a bear. She represented creative, bold and emergent abundance — all qualities that describe the singers who make up the Mount Royal Artio Choir and what they do. The Artio Choir specializes in choral music that is distinct, demanding, diverse and innovative. Members explore a variety of genres from early music through to innovative creations being crafted by today’s composers. They re-imagine and re-invent music of the past and embrace the avant-garde music of tomorrow, while continually seeking to push the boundaries of choral music and performance. Mount Royal Artio presents a final choral music performance each year that fuses music with innovative ideas and other art forms. This includes “choral theatre” performances that give audiences exciting new performance presentations that draw upon the talent and imagination of the members. If you are imaginative and keen to explore music and art in a variety of forms, consider joining the Mount Royal Artio Choir. $580

15 Year Olds Plus CRN 1383

34 classes

Sept. 12 – May 15

7 – 9:30 p.m.

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Choirs and Vocals Kantorei Choir Mount Royal Kantorei is a mixed voice, auditioned choir that embraces a varied repertoire, ranging from W.A. Mozart to Eric Whitacre. The choir focuses on classical music of all periods, Canadian repertoire and contemporary works. Through its connection with Mount Royal University, the ensemble aims to strengthen the musical and vocal skills of individual members, and is unique in offering individual vocal coaching to all its members, along with workshops and sectional rehearsals to enhance the choir as a whole. $399

Adults CRN 1153

34 classes

Sept. 11 – May 14

7:15 – 9:45 p.m.

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Mount Royal Zhi-Yin Choir Under the directorship of its founder and conductor Shana Yang, the choir has grown to consist of over 60 enthusiastic choral music lovers. The choir is actively involved in the city, especially in the local Chinese community. Zhi-Yin Choir is a mixed-voice adult choir. Its main focus is on popular and classical music, with Chinese being the most commonly used language. The name of the Choir ‘Zhi-Yin’ means “friends in music.” The choir shares experience and cooperation in music in order to build friendships and to promote multiculturalism in Canada.

$200 CRN 1382

34 classes

Sept. 10 – June 24

5 – 8 p.m.

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Hindustani Vocal Music Hindustani vocal music is the classical music of Northern India. The music is based on the Raga system, which is a melodic scale consisting of notes from the basic seven notes (with soft notes, flat notes and sharp notes). This class takes place in a fun, organized and respectful learning environment. Students will develop and progress individually, while benefitting from a communal learning atmosphere that fosters teamwork and peer support. $155 CRN 1968

8 classes

Conservatory

Zhi-Yin Choir provides vocal coaching to all of their members through its music conductor and guest speakers. The choir has been active in hosting concerts in Calgary annually and has also participated in out-of-town concerts in Edmonton, Vancouver and New York over the past years.

Sept. 13 – Nov. 1

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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Orchestras and Ensembles Preparatory Strings This is the entry-level ensemble for strings. All first-year orchestra members will start in this group. Members should be a minimum of seven years old and have at least two years playing experience (minimum RCM Grade I / end of Suzuki Book I level). No maximum age is set. The orchestra concentrates on basic orchestral skills, listening, ensemble playing, etc. Members should be able to play in the keys of D, G, A, C. $319

Minimum 7 Year Olds CRN 1169

34 classes

Sept. 9 – May. 26

12 – 1 p.m.

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Pre Chamber Strings A In this string orchestra, members benefit from further ensemble skills in preparation for the Chamber or Junior Strings. Most players have one year of experience in the Preparatory Strings or its equivalent. $319 CRN 1146

34 classes

Sept. 8 – May 25

5 – 6:15 p.m.

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Conservatory

Pre Chamber Strings B Members in this string orchestra benefit from further ensemble skills in preparation for the Chamber or Junior Strings. Most players have one year of experience in the Preparatory Strings or its equivalent.

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Chamber Strings

$319 CRN 1167

34 classes

Sept. 8 – May 25

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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This is a small orchestra for ages eight to 12 years old, who will benefit from detailed training. Members should have at least two year of orchestral training. $460

8 to 12 Year Olds CRN 1015

34 classes

Sept. 9 – May 26

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Junior Strings Members of this large string ensemble investigate more advanced repertoire for orchestra members. A minimum RCM Grade 4 level is preferred. $460

10 to 15 Year Olds CRN 1039

34 classes

Sept. 7 – May 24

6 – 8 p.m.

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Conservatory Sinfonia We are thrilled to announce that for Fall 2017 our award-winning Conservatory Strings ensemble is expanding to include orchestral wind players. To herald this new development, we are excited to introduce the Conservatory Sinfonia in their inaugural season. The Conservatory Sinfonia is for advanced string and wind players 12 to 18 years old. This orchestra performs music from professional repertoire and a high degree of commitment is expected. In addition to weekly rehearsals, players participate in an annual workshop with a guest conductor, the Conservatory’s annual Winter Fantasia concert and other performance opportunities arising during the term. The former Conservatory Strings produced two CDs and were recorded by the CBC. $500

12 to 18 Year Olds CRN 1017

34 classes

Sept. 8 – May 25

4:30 – 6:45 p.m.

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Orchestras and Ensembles Calgary Youth Orchestra The Calgary Youth Orchestra (CYO) is the flagship orchestra in Mount Royal Conservatory’s Orchestral Program. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading youth orchestras, the CYO provides solid training in orchestral playing, with professional coaching from some of the best local, national and international clinicians and conductors. Workshops with guest conductors and visiting orchestras are a regular program feature. The CYO performs a series of concerts throughout the year and participates in the annual Alberta Youth Orchestra Symposium with the Edmonton Youth Orchestra in Banff. Since 1970, the orchestra has toured internationally and continues to do so, usually every second year. Acceptance into the orchestra is by competitive audition in May of each year, and is open to students who are aged 14 to 24 years old. The CYO is supported by the Calgary Youth Orchestra Society, an independent not-for-profit society, which works to provide enhanced performance opportunities for the orchestra. All CYO student members and their parents or guardians automatically become members of the Society. $1,005

14 to 24 Year Olds CRN 1018

34 classes

Sept. 9 – May 26

9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

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Mount Royal Chamber Flutes $245

13 Year Olds to Adults

Recommended playing level: RCM grades 4 – 6 CRN 1021

16 classes

Sept. 18 – Jan. 29

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

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$245

Advanced High School Students

Recommended playing level: RCM grade 8 CRN 1022

16 classes

Sept. 18 – Jan. 29

8 – 9:15 p.m.

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If you are unsure of your level of playing, please contact Lucie Jones at 403.202.8765 to determine which level would be most suitable for you.

Early Childhood Flute If your child is interested in learning the flute, enrol in our Early Childhood Flute classes. Group lessons are a great and affordable way to learn how to play the flute together with other children. This introductory course is a fantastic way to begin a child’s life-long journey into music. $280

6 to 10 Year Olds CRN 2085

8 classes

Sept. 21 – Nov. 9

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Fiddle Classes Fiddle classes focus on different bowing patterns, developing technical skills, learning fiddling styles and practicing back-up fiddle and harmony. You should be able to play well enough to focus on the music and not your instrument. $230

Intermediate CRN 1162

14 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

14 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 18

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$230

Advanced CRN 1955

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Conservatory

Mount Royal Chamber Flutes are open to anyone with a desire to become a better flute player and musician, while having fun in the process. Whether you take private lessons or not, everyone is welcome.

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Orchestras and Ensembles Horizon Brass Trumpet Troupe Haven’t picked up your trumpet in a while and still want to play? Maybe you are practicing, but do not have a group to play with? Or maybe you are playing a lot and want to add something a little different to your musical activities? We have a new horizon for you. MRU Conservatory is offering up the chance to join a trumpet ensemble. This unique group focuses on sound, balance and blend through a variety of challenging and rewarding chamber music for trumpets. With Horizon Brass Trumpet Troupe you can: • perform in public • revive and enhance your skills • develop your musicianship • enjoy collaborating with other musicians $175 CRN 2092

8 classes

Oct. 5 – Jan. 25

8 – 9 p.m.

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Conservatory

Saxophone Quartet

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Saxophone students from across Calgary and surrounding area will have the opportunity to participate in a saxophone quartet under the direction of the renowned MRU Conservatory saxophone faculty. With a focus on advanced ensemble playing, repertoire development and performance nuance, students in this ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy chamber music. $290 CRN 1163

12 classes

Sept. 26 – Jan. 16

7 – 8 p.m.

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Senior Guitar Ensemble (Classical Guitar) This ensemble is for adults and teens who wish to be challenged by a more advanced guitar ensemble repertoire. A minimum RCM Grade 4 level is required and previous ensemble experience is recommended. $300 CRN 1149

18 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 30

8 – 9 p.m.

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Orchestras and Ensembles De Boeck Jazz Combo For jazz students and enthusiasts alike, this Jazz Combo class provides the opportunity to develop the ensemble and improvisational skills necessary to perform in a jazz context. Examples of course content include: 12 bar blues chorus form, standard song repertoire, 32 bar chorus form, sight reading, basic theory to assist in developing improvisation techniques, rhythm exercises and transcribed solos with analysis. Students use these elements as models for improvisation and performing in various styles. Groups will be divided into one-hour segments. $345

16 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1151

17 classes

Sept. 12 – Jan. 30

6 – 9 p.m.

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CRN 1152

17 classes

Sept. 13 – Jan. 30

6 – 9 p.m.

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Adult Bands Mount Royal Adult Beginner Band

You will start with the basics and keep learning. If you have been inactive in your playing for some time, this is an opportunity to re-learn your instrument. Concert band instruments include: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone, tuba and percussion. $289 CRN 1016

15 classes

Sept. 12 – Jan. 30

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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Mount Royal Adult Intermediate Band The Intermediate Band is a continuation of the Beginner Band. If you are up for the challenge of playing in a mixed-level group, have at least one year experience with your instrument and can read music, this could be your group to join. We have the same positive and fun environment as the Beginner Band. $289 CRN 1168

15 classes

Sept. 13 – Jan. 31

7 – 9 p.m.

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Conservatory

This band is open to anyone with a desire to learn to play an instrument in a concert band setting. We make music in a fun, non-threatening, non-competitive and positive environment. If you would like an opportunity to learn to play an instrument in a group setting, much like a school band, this is the group for you. No previous experience is required.

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Group Lessons Introduction to Ukulele Introduction to Ukulele will have student’s playing a song in one minute and one second! This course is focused on having fun, while learning a wide variety of songs, rhythms, techniques and playing styles. Participants will play in groups ranging from beginner to advanced levels. $150

8 to 16 Year Olds CRN 1981

8 classes

Sept. 21 – Nov. 9

6 – 7 p.m.

$175

Adults CRN 1982

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8 classes

Sept. 21 – Nov. 9

7:30 – 9 p.m.

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Guitar Group Lessons Join our fun and easy-going group. Learn to play basic chords so you can play your favourite songs. Learn cool riffs from well-known songs and scales that are used in the solos of your favourite artists. No musical experience necessary. $235

Level 1: 15 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1038

16 classes

Sept. 18 – Jan. 29

6 – 7 p.m.

Conservatory

CRN 1037

16 classes

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$235

Level 2: 15 Year Olds to Adult Sept. 18 – Jan. 29

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

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Level 2 is a continuation, not a repeat of Beginner Guitar I. $235

Level 3: 15 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1933

16 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 30

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

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Students should be proficient on the guitar before registering.

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Adult Group Violin You can learn to play the violin, and play it well, as an adult. A group class is a great way to start. Not only will you will get feedback on your progress, you will also be motivated to practice and have fun making music with others. At the end of eight weeks, you will play with good posture and physical set up, be able play simple melodies, develop your pitch and rhythm and read simple music. No musical experience is necessary. $175 CRN 1958

8 classes

Sept. 19 – Nov. 14

7 – 8 p.m.

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Jazz Improv Do you find the idea of improvisation daunting or overwhelming? This program is designed to demystify the world of jazz improvisation in a relaxed and comfortable environment. You will be set up with the tools to help you take your skills as an improviser to the next level. By the end of the seven-week course, you will have improved your musical skills, have more confidence in spontaneous music making, and have increased your ability to express yourself away from the confines of written music. While no improvisation experience is required, in order to get the most out of this course, participants should be sufficiently competent on their instrument. All instruments welcome. $175

Level 1: 16 Years Old to Adult CRN 1959

7 classes

Sept. 17 – Nov. 5

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sept. 17 – Nov. 5

1 – 2:30 p.m.

$175

Level 2: 16 Years Old to Adult CRN 2086

7 classes

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Note: Students in this class should have completed Level 1.

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Group Lessons Horn Group Lessons Interested in horn lessons and developing friendships along the way? Consider joining us for our group horn lessons. Group lessons are a great, affordable way for you to learn how to play the horn and make new friends with whom you can play duets, trios and quartets. Typical group lessons are one hour in length and involve instruction catered towards the group, as well as individual help along the way. Enjoying playing in an excellent learning environment. $175

Intermediate/Advanced CRN 2087

8 classes

Sept. 28 – Dec. 7

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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This class is open to horn players who have been playing anywhere between two to five years and would like to work more on their technical and musical skills. $175

Adult CRN 2088

8 classes

Sept. 28 – Dec. 7

7 – 8 p.m.

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Nervous about taking lessons on your own? Come and join in with other adult horn players in a fun and safe environment.

Saxophone Group Lessons

$175 CRN 2089

8 classes

Sept. 28 – Nov. 16

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Accordion Group Classes The historically popular accordion is at the beginning of a triumphant comeback as the characteristic sound of this instrument is again being heard in concert halls and around cities and towns. New generations of aspiring accordion players, who have discovered these instruments hidden away in the attic of their grandparents’ houses, are bringing them out into the light of day. It is time to dust off your accordion and be a part of the resurgence of “The Stomach Steinway.” Join our accordion group classes and rediscover accordion music and culture, as we ride the wave of this developing musical rediscovery. $175 CRN 1980

8 classes

Sept. 19 – Nov. 7

6 – 7 p.m.

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Conservatory

Consider joining us for group saxophone lessons at MRU. These lessons are open to players who have been playing anywhere between two to five years and would like to work more on their technical and musical skills. Typical group lessons are one hour in length and involve instruction catered towards the group, as well as individual help along the way.

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Music Theory and History Music Theory, History and Composition For all ages Mount Royal University Conservatory offers group classes and private instruction in all theoretical and practical subjects, in accordance with the national standard as established by the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada. Not all Music Theory and History subjects or levels may be available as group classes each year.

Rudiments Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Learn the essential building blocks of music theory: notes, scales, keys, chords and rhythms. You will also practice aural skills, including interval recognition, sight singing, cadence recognition and melodic dictation. This is a full-year course. Please register for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semesters. $350

Basic/Intermediate CRN 1170

18 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 30

5 – 6 p.m.

Conservatory

CRN 1171

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$350

Advanced 18 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 25

5 – 6 p.m.

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Harmony Basic Harmony lays the foundation for further studies in harmony, counterpoint, analysis and composition. This is a full-year course. Please register for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semesters. $400

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CRN 1172

18 classes

Sept. 19 – Jan. 30

6 – 7:15 p.m.

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Intermediate Harmony is a continuation of Basic Harmony, exploring the minor mode and introducing the process of modulation (changing key) and the use of 7th chords. This is a full-year course. Please register for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semesters. $400 CRN 1156

18 classes

Sept. 21 – Jan. 25

6 – 7:15 p.m.

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Advanced Harmony demonstrates how the Romantic composers expanded on the style of Classical composers, with special emphasis on chromatic harmony. The counterpoint portion of Advanced Harmony hones melody-writing skills and culminates in the student’s creation of two-part contrapuntal compositions.

Analysis* Students will analyze repertoire, ranging from Baroque fugues, classical sonatas and Romantic lieder to the 20th Century compositions.

Composition* Private lessons are offered as both on-and-off-campus, with one of our faculty composers. Group instruction may be arranged by request.

Counterpoint* The art of combining two or more melodies within the harmonic framework is explored in Basic and Intermediate Harmony.

History* History 1: An overview of all historical periods from the Baroque to the 20th Century History 2: A closer look at the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods History 3: An in-depth look at the Romantic Era, the 20th Century and the history of Canadian music *Call MRU Conservatory for information on the next offering: 403.440.6821

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Speech Arts and Drama Rhymes and Rhythms The developmental approach and small class size encourage young children to develop clear, expressive speech and confident communication. The class atmosphere is supportive and dynamic, allowing both shy and confident children an opportunity to learn and grow. Children develop a love of literature, exploring rhymes and rhythms of nursery rhymes and poetry, and responding to the literature physically, vocally and imaginatively through movement, storytelling and choral speaking. Drama games and role playing activities stimulate the imagination and promote problem solving and self-esteem as children work collaboratively within the group. $325

4 Year Olds CRN 1121

14 classes

Sept. 17 – Jan. 21

10 – 11 a.m.

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CRN 1126

14 classes

Oct. 4 – Jan. 24

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1125

14 classes

Sept. 26 – Jan. 30

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

CRN 1947

14 classes

Sept. 26 – Jan. 30

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

$325

4 to 5 Year Olds

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$325

5 Year Olds 14 classes

Sept. 17 – Jan. 21

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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CRN 1948

14 classes

Oct. 4 – Jan. 24

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Storybook Series Children will step into some of their favourite and soon-to-be-favourite storybooks, experiencing them through creative drama, storytelling and dramatic play. The stories will come to life as they give voice to character and narration, and collaborate in building new stories and dramatic scenarios. Creativity and imagination are at the forefront of these playful classes that will assist children to find their voices and the joy of communication and storytelling. $100

Robert Munsch: 5 to 7 Year Olds CRN 1142

6 classes

Sept. 23 – Nov. 4

11 – 11:45 a.m.

CRN 1128

6 classes

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$100

Story Tales of the North Pole: 5 to 7 Year Olds Nov. 4 – Dec. 16

9 – 9:45 a.m.

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Act Up, Speak Out! Children have fun, build confidence and discover the power of the voice and the pleasure of language and literature in the creative, dynamic atmosphere of the Act Up Speak Out program. Imagination and creativity take centre stage as students explore a variety of contemporary and classic literature through creative drama, improvisation, storytelling and group performance. The collaborative, encouraging atmosphere is great for reluctant children and soon-to-be stars alike. $325

6 to 7 Year Olds CRN 1117

14 classes

Oct. 4 – Jan. 24

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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CRN 1118

14 classes

Oct. 5 – Jan. 25

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1119

14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

10 – 11 a.m.

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$325

8 to 9 Year Olds CRN 1120

14 classes

Oct. 5 – Jan. 25

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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CRN 1123

14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Conservatory

CRN 1131

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Speech Arts and Drama Speak Up, Make Your Point Speak up and make your point with energy, clarity and confidence and develop presentation skills crucial to success in today’s world. Orderly thinking develops as students learn to formulate topics, organize information and deliver clear, meaningful messages. Effective listening habits develop as students listen to and analyze the work of others. Students will reduce speech anxiety as they develop vocal dynamics and clarity of speech. Students learn to employ important delivery techniques, such as using language, gesture and eye contact to add impact to their presentations. Course work will include preparation and presentation of a variety of impromptu and prepared speeches. These classes are an excellent experience for beginners, children or teens, who are nervous about speaking in public. Activities are varied and the environment is positive, allowing students to be creative while developing a versatile and effective personal speaking style. $270

10 to 11 Year Olds CRN 1135

12 classes

Oct. 14 – Jan. 27

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

12 classes

Oct. 19 – Jan. 25

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$270

12 to 13 Year Olds CRN 1139

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Speechworks is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the enriched content of private-lesson study in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The achievement of excellence in personal performance goals is the aim of the Speechworks program. The curriculum is directly linked to the RCM Examinations Speech and Drama syllabus, and offers training in a full range of speech and drama skills including: • voice development (expression and clarity of speech, good posture, and breath control) • public speaking and storytelling • mime and movement • sight reading and interpretation of a variety of literature including poetry, prose and drama $355

Grades 2 to 4, RCM Grades 1 to 3 CRN 1124

14 classes

Sept. 17 – Jan. 21

9 – 10 a.m.

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CRN 1132

14 classes

Sept. 17 – Jan. 21

12 – 1 p.m.

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CRN 1133

14 classes

Oct. 4 – Jan. 24

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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CRN 1175

14 classes

Oct. 5 – Jan. 25

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1380

14 classes

Sept. 26 – Jan. 23

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1384

14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

9 – 10 a.m.

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CRN 1950

14 classes

Sept. 23 – Jan. 27

9 – 10 a.m.

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$435

Grade 5 to 7, RCM Grades 4 to 6 CRN 1136

14 classes

Oct. 5 – Jan. 25

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

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CRN 1145

14 classes

Sept. 17 – Jan. 21

1 – 2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1949

14 classes

Sept. 26 – Jan. 23

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

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Speech Arts and Drama Junior and Intermediate Debate Club MRU Conservatory’s Junior and Intermediate Debate Clubs will provide students who are new to debating opportunities to learn the ins-and-outs of parliamentary style debate in an exciting, challenging environment. Debaters will work in teams to research, practice and deliver powerful debates on a range of interesting topics. While debating, students will have the time to polish their speaking skills, as well enhance their quick-witted rebuttals. These clubs are suitable for students with little or no formal debate experience. $225

Level 1: Grades 6 to 8 CRN 1122

12 classes

Sept. 27 – Dec. 13

7 – 8:15 p.m.

12 classes

Sept. 27 – Dec. 13

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 – Dec. 13

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

$270

Level 2: Grades 6 to 8 CRN 1945

12 classes

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$225

Intermediate: Grades 6 to 8 CRN 1140

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Senior Debate Club

$270

Grades 9 to 12 CRN 1141

12 classes

Sept. 27 – Dec. 13

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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Conservatory

This class is designed for students that have previously participated in MRU Conservatory’s Junior Debate Clubs or have debated for at least one year in a school program. The Senior Debate Club allows participants to continue building excellence in their skills. Participants must have at least one year of debate experience.

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World Music Carnatic Raga Music Level I This course will serve as an introduction to Carnatic music. Basic exercises in different ragas will help to build the knowledge of placement of the notes (Swarasthanas) and voice culture techniques will help to establish a strong foundation in singing the notes. There will also be an introduction of the concept of gamakas and instruction on how to sing the gamakas correctly. Singing musical phrases using sol-fa notes (Swarajathis) in different ragas will also be covered. $175 CRN 1564

8 classes

Sept. 16 – Nov. 4

3 – 4 p.m.

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Mount Royal Zhi-Yin Choir Under the directorship of its founder and conductor Shana Yang, the choir has grown to consist of over 60 enthusiastic choral music lovers. The choir is actively involved in the city, especially in the local Chinese community.

Conservatory

Zhi-Yin Choir is a mixed-voice adult choir. Its main focus is on popular and classical music, with Chinese being the most commonly used language. The name of the Choir ‘Zhi-Yin’ means “friends in music.” The choir shares experience and cooperation in music in order to build friendships and to promote multiculturalism in Canada.

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Zhi-Yin provides vocal coaching to all of their members through its music conductor and guest speakers. The choir has been active in hosting concerts in Calgary annually and has also participated in out-of-town concerts in Edmonton, Vancouver and New York over the past years. $200 CRN 1382

34 classes

Sept. 10 – June 24

5 – 8 p.m.

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Hindustani Vocal Music Hindustani classical vocal music is the music of Northern India. The music is based on the Raga system, which is a melodic scale, consisting of notes from the basic seven notes (with soft notes, flat notes and sharp notes). This class takes place in a fun, organized and respectful learning environment. Students will develop and progress individually, while benefiting from a communal learning atmosphere that fosters teamwork and peer support. $155 CRN 1968

8 classes

Sept. 13 – Nov. 1

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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Kathak Dance Kathak dance, a form of Indian classical dance, is where movement and action, both lyrical and rhythmic, express Indian culture and storytelling. The classes draw upon India’s rich cultural past and express the beauty and energy of Indian culture. $175

Intro: Adults CRN 1967

8 classes

Sept. 10 – Nov. 5

5 – 6:30 p.m.

CRN 1965

16 classes

Sept. 10 – Jan. 22

2 – 3 p.m.

16 classes

Sept. 10 – Jan. 22

3 – 4 p.m.

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$280

9 to 12 Year Olds CRN 1966

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$280

Level 2: 6 to 9 Year Olds CRN 1381

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$280

Level 1: 6 to 9 Year Olds

16 classes

Sept. 10 – Jan. 22

4 – 5 p.m.

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World Music Mount Royal Taiko Drumming Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming. Traditionally performed for religious, theatrical and communication purposes, taiko is developing into a popular performance art. Taiko is now seen in many countries around the world and Canada established its first taiko ensemble in 1979. Classes will focus on introducing and developing basic striking skills, proper stance and posture, and learning taiko ensemble pieces with basic choreography. The four elements of taiko that are respected are: • kokoro (spirit: self-control and playing from the heart) • waza (action: musicianship, skill and technique) • karada (body: physical strength and endurance) • rei (etiquette: respect, courtesy and unity)

Taiko Ensemble Korekara

Students must have prior taiko experience and be comfortable with basic beta or naname technique and kuchishoga. $200

16 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1566

8 classes

Sept. 10 – Nov. 5

7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

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Taiko Ensemble Omiyage Omiyage was written by Shoji Kameda and refers to the traditional Japanese custom of gift-giving. Omiyage is a celebration of the love of taiko, the excitement of seeing taiko for the first time and the open, sharing attitude that is North American taiko. Students must have prior taiko experience and be comfortable with basic beta or naname technique and kuchishoga. $200

16 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1925

8 classes

Conservatory

Korekara (“from now on”) was written by Michelle Fuiji and Walter Clarke and was composed with a spirit of deep appreciation for the taiko pioneers that have come before us and excitement about the future. The taiko boom we now enjoy, with dozens upon dozens of taiko groups across North America, owes its roots to the vision, energy and teaching of the taiko pioneers in our community. Korekara is intended to honor the generosity of these visionaries, building upon the foundation that they have laid for us and encouraging taiko to go in exciting new directions.

Nov. 21 – Jan. 28

7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

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World Music Youth Taiko This class will introduce students to the art of taiko, including a brief history of modern taiko, basic taiko technique, proper stance and posture, and the beta (flat) and the naname (slant) styles of taiko playing. Students will learn a traditional taiko song in each style. No prior musical or drumming experience is necessary. Students who have prior experience can further develop their understanding of taiko technique and kuchishoga. $150

10 to 15 Year Olds CRN 1922

8 classes

Sept. 10 – Nov. 5

4 – 5 p.m.

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CRN 1927

8 classes

Nov. 19 – Jan. 28

4 – 5 p.m.

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Children’s Taiko Students will learn songs, games and exercises to develop a good sense of rhythm. Basic taiko technique will be introduced. No prior musical or drumming experience is necessary. $125

Conservatory

4 to 9 Year Olds

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CRN 1924

8 classes

Sept. 10 – Nov. 5

3:30 – 4 p.m.

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CRN 1929

8 classes

Nov. 19 – Jan. 28

3:30 – 4 p.m.

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Beginner Taiko This class will introduce students to the art of taiko, including a brief history of modern taiko, basic taiko technique, proper stance and posture, and an introduction to beta (flat) and naname (slant) style of taiko playing. Students will learn a traditional taiko song in each style. No prior drumming or musical experience is necessary. Students who have prior experience can further develop their understanding of taiko technique and kuchishoga. $150

16 Year Olds to Adult CRN 1921

8 classes

Sept. 10 – Nov. 5

6 – 7 p.m.

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CRN 1926

8 classes

Nov. 19 – Jan. 28

6 – 7 p.m.

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Mount Royal University Conservatory Fall 2017 Program Guide  

Music and speech arts instruction for every person, every age and every level of development at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.

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