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Mount Royal University Conservatory Classes and Programs Winter 2017


Mount Royal University Conservatory

About the MRU Conservatory

We have a place for you

At the Mount Royal University Conservatory, we believe that the human spirit achieves its truest expression and deepest fulfillment through the arts.

Whether your goal is to introduce your baby or toddler to the world of music, or to learn to play an instrument at age 6 or 106, the Mount Royal University Conservatory has a program for you. From advanced programs for elite young professionals to adult beginner classes to music appreciation, the Mount Royal University Conservatory’s programs serve diverse learners who have one thing in common — a love of music and speech arts.

We have played a pivotal role in Calgary’s performing arts scene since 1911, enabling people of all ages and abilities to take part in the performing arts. Now the largest institution of our kind in Canada, we are unique in the breadth and scope of our programming, serving a large and diverse community. Our mission is to nurture the artistic potential in everyone, and identify and train the great artists of tomorrow. We teach more than 4,000 students every year and welcome tens of thousands of others from our community to attend our festivals, concerts and special events.

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Facilities The stunning Bella Concert Hall is at the heart of the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. The 787-seat venue is host to our new 2016-17 MRU Conservatory Concert Season: Music To Your Ears. It is also the new home of the Wyatt Concert Series featuring distinguished visiting faculty from around the globe. Perhaps most importantly, it is the stage where many of tomorrow’s stars of classical music will play their first public performances, experiencing the magical connection that is only possible with a live audience.

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The Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts is also home to the TransAlta Pavilion, classrooms and studios to serve Conservatory students and faculty, as well as organizations that rent the facilities for meetings, performances and events.

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There are three more performance venues at Mount Royal University, each suitable for intimate performances and events: the Leacock Theatre, the Wright Theatre and the Nickle Theatre.

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Courses and Programs Winter 2017 Early Childhood Programs

Instrumental Ensemble

Music With Your Baby.............................4 Music & Movement (3-4)........................4 Kodály Prep Class....................................5 Kodály Level 1..........................................5 Kodály Level 2..........................................5 Kodály Level 3..........................................5 Kodály Level 4..........................................5 Kodály Advanced Musicianship..............5 Orff Classes..............................................6 Orff Ensemble..........................................6 Early Childhood Strings............................6 Early Childhood Cello Ensemble.............7 Suzuki Programs......................................8

Chamber Flutes...................................... 11 Fiddle Classes........................................ 11 Junior High Band.................................... 11 Adult Band Beginner.............................. 11 Adult Band Intermediate........................ 11 Horizon Brass......................................... 11 Performance Outreach.......................... 11 Jazz Connection Big Band.....................12 De Boeck Jazz Combo..........................12 Sax Quartet............................................12 Stoll Jazz Ensemble...............................12

Choirs and Vocals

Speech Arts & Drama

Calgary Boys Choir...................................9 Arietta Choir.............................................9 Arioso Choir .............................................9 Artio Choir.................................................9 Kantorei Choir ..........................................9

Orchestras & String Ensembles Junior Orchestra Program.....................10 Preparatory Strings Pre Chamber Strings A Pre Chamber Strings B Junior Strings Chamber Strings

Conservatory Strings.............................10 Calgary Youth Orchestra........................10

Private Lessons...........................17

Music Theory & History.........12

Custom Workshops & Clinics......................18 Academy for Gifted Youth...............................................19 Advanced Performance Program................ 20 How to Register.................................. 21 Map....................................................... 21

Rhymes and Rhythms...........................13 Storybook Series Ages 4-5...................13 Act Up, Speak Out!................................13 Shakespeare Performance Ensemble................................................13 Speakers Tool Kit Children and Teens.................................13 Speakers Tool Kit - Adult........................14 Speechworks.........................................14 Debate Club Junior and Intermediate....................................14 Senior Debate Club................................14

World Music Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir..............................15 Latin Percussion.....................................15 Carnatic Raga Music..............................15 Taiko Drumming.....................................15

Dance Programs Intro to Dance Theatre...........................16 Creative Dance ......................................16 Indigenous Dance..................................16 Kathak Dance.........................................16

Guitar Courses Guitar Level 1.........................................16 Guitar Level 2.........................................16 Guitar Level 3.........................................16 Jazz Guitar with R. Buschmeyer...........16

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Early Childhood Programs Music With Your Baby

Music With Your Baby (24-36 mo)

$325

Learn to provide an enriched environment of music and reading for your infant or toddler during these very important first years. 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 selfesteem, increases focus and concentration, increases physical and aural awareness, and fosters a love of music, language and learning that will last throughout your child’s life.

CRN 1288

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CRN 1289

16 classes

Feb. 7-Jun. 6

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1290

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

10:15-11 a.m.

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CRN 1291

16 classes

Feb. 2-Jun. 1

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1292

16 classes

Feb. 2-Jun. 1

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1293

16 classes

Feb. 3-May 26

9-9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1294

16 classes

Feb. 3-May 26

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1295

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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Build a foundation of listening using the human voice in rhyme, rhythm and song, present traditional folk and nursery songs, rhymes, chants and storytelling, respect the learning pace of each child.

CRN 1296

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

9-9:45 a.m.

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CRN 1297

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1298

16 classes

Feb. 5-Jun. 11

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Music With Your Baby (0-24 mo)

$325

Sibling

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U $325

CRN 1269

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1300

CRN 1270

16 classes

Feb. 7-Jun. 6

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova*

CRN 1271

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

9:15-10 a.m.

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CRN 1301

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

10-10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1275

16 classes

Feb. 2-Jun. 1

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1302

16 classes

Feb. 2-May 18

11-11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1276

16 classes

Feb. 3-May 26

10-10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1277

16 classes

Feb. 3-Jun. 2

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1278

16 classes

Feb. 3-Jun. 2

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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CRN 1279

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

8:30-9:15 a.m.

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CRN 1280

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1281

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

11-11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1282

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1284

16 classes

Feb. 5-Jun. 11

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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Classes at Vecova*

$325

CRN 1285

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

11-11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1286

16 classes

CRN 1287

16 classes

Feb. 2-May 18

9-9:45 a.m.

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Feb. 2-May 18

10-10:45 a.m.

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*Vecova Recreation Centre, 3304 - 33 Street NW

16 classes

Feb. 5-Jun. 11

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Music & Movement Ages 3-4 Music & 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. Music and Movement 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. Music & Movement

$325

CRN 1258

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1263

16 classes

Feb. 2-Jun. 1

12:30-1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1264

16 classes

Feb. 3-Jun. 2

12:30-1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1265

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

S

CRN 1266

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

12:30-1:15 p.m.

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CRN 1267

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

10-10:45 a.m.

Classes at Vecova* CRN 1268

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16 classes

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Feb. 1-May 17

2:30-3:15 p.m.

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Early Childhood Programs Kodály Classes

Kodály Level 2

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: • 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 ten minutes of each class and are encouraged to share musical activities at home. Children have weekly take-home activities to reinforce the lessons.

45 minutes each week. Designed for children ages 5 and 6.

Kodály Prep Class Feb. 7-May 23

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

4:45-5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1221

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

1:15-2 p.m.

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CRN 1222

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

1:30-2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1223

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

10-10:45 a.m.

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CRN 1224

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

10:45-11:30 a.m.

S

CRN 1225

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

1-1:45 p.m.

S

CRN 1228

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

5-5:45 p.m.

T

CRN 1230

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

4:15-5 p.m.

W

1 hour each week. Must have completed Level 2.

30 minutes each week. Designed for 3-year-olds. Enrolment accepted in Sept. or Feb., depending on your child’s readiness for an un-parented experience.

16 classes

$289

CRN 1220

Kodály Level 3

Kodály Prep Classes

CRN 1249

Kodály Level 2

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Kodály Level 3

$329

CRN 1232

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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$195

CRN 1233

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

4:15-5:15 p.m.

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CRN 1237

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

10-11 a.m.

S

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

10:45-11:45 a.m.

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CRN 1250

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

9-9:30 a.m.

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CRN 1238

CRN 1251

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

12:15-12:45 p.m.

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CRN 1239

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

4:15-5:15 p.m.

CRN 1256

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

5-5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1240

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Classes at Vecova* CRN 1257

16 classes

$195 Feb. 6-Jun. 19

2:30-3 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova* CRN 1234

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

4-5 p.m.

Kodály Level 1

Kodály Level 4

45 minutes each week. Designed for 4-year-olds.

1 hour each week. Must have completed Level 3.

Kodály Level 1 CRN 1210

16 classes

$289 Feb. 7-May 23

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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Kodály Level 4

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$329

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CRN 1241

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

6:15-7:15 p.m.

M

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

12-1 p.m.

S

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

1:45-2:45 p.m.

S

CRN 1211

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

9:45-10:30 a.m.

M

CRN 1242

CRN 1213

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

12:45-1:30 p.m.

S

CRN 1243

CRN 1214

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

12:30-1:15 p.m.

S

CRN 1215

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

10-10:45 a.m.

S

CRN 1216

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

S

CRN 1617

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

S

CRN 1217

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

1:15-2 p.m.

T

Kodály Advanced Musicianship

CRN 1218

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

4:15-5 p.m.

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CRN 1245

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

9-10 a.m.

S

CRN 1219

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

9:45-10:30 a.m.

W

CRN 1246

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 17

11 a.m.-noon

S

$289

CRN 1247

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

5:15-6:15 p.m.

T

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

3-3:45 p.m.

Classes at Vecova* CRN 1212

16 classes

Kodály Advanced Musicianship 1 hour each week. Must have completed Level 4. $329

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*Vecova Recreation Centre, 3304 - 33 Street NW M: Monday T: Tuesday W: Wednesday R: Thursday F: Friday S: Saturday U: Sunday

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Early Childhood Programs Orff Classes

Early Childhood Strings

This is an un-parented class for 3 and 5 year olds 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.

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, while group classes provide you a cost-effective way to ensure your child profits from an exceptional learning experience.

Orff Classes

$325

Orff Prep Classes (3 to 4 yrs) CRN 1308

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

2:30-3:15 p.m.

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Basic Classes ( 4 to 5 yrs) CRN 1309

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

3:30-4:15 p.m.

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CRN 1314

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

12-12:45 p.m.

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Classes at Vecova*

$325

Prep Classes (3 to 4 yrs) CRN 1315

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

12:30-1:15 p.m.

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Basic Classes (4 to 5 yrs) CRN 1316

16 classes

Feb. 1-May 17

1:30-2:15 p.m.

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CRN 1317

16 classes

Feb. 2-May 18

2-2:45 p.m.

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Orff Ensemble For 5 year olds who have taken the Orff classes and 6 or 7 year olds with no previous music experience. The children will learn and create arrangements using un-pitched percussion and Orff instruments (xylophones, etc.). Orff Ensemble

$395

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 setup exhibit good technical fundamentals exhibit a grounding in sound production, rhythm and solfege play simple melodies on their instruments properly care for their instruments

In addition to the intrinsic value of learning to play an instrument well, studies show there are many non-musical benefits for your child: • more robust brain stem responses to sound • improved discrimination of pitch and segmentation and enhanced neural processing of speech • improved working memory and cognitive flexibility • enhanced reading abilities • improved spatial-navigational reasoning, visual form analysis, numerical discrimination and receptive vocabulary • finger motor skills Early Childhood Strings CRN 1626

$520

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 6

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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CRN 1627

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 6

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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CRN 1628

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 6

12:45-1:30 p.m.

S

CRN 1629

12 classes

Feb. 7-May 9

5:45-6:30 p.m.

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Ensemble 1 CRN 1303

16 classes

Feb. 7-May 23

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Classes at Vecova*

T $395

Ensemble Level 1 CRN 1305

16 classes

Feb. 2-May 18

4-5 p.m.

R

Feb. 2-May 18

5-6 p.m.

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Ensemble Level 2 CRN 1306

16 classes

*Vecova Recreation Centre, 3304 - 33 Street NW

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Early Childhood Programs Early Childhood Cello Ensemble 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 above together while creating music with their friends All young cellists are welcome, however, in the best interest of the student, they must also have a regular private lesson instructor. Early Childhood Cello Ensemble (3 to 8 yrs) CRN 1206

14 classes

Feb. 4-May 27

$269 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Early Childhood Cello Ensemble (9 to 12 yrs) CRN 1207

14 classes

Feb. 4-May 27

S $269

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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Early Childhood Programs Suzuki Programs For ages 3+ 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” • supportive atmosphere, tailored to the learning pace of each child • musical and instrumental skills gained though step-by-step learning • learning instrumental skills before learning to read music and play simultaneously • individual attention in private lessons, and group learning in a positive social environment • parental involvement

All Suzuki Program instruction is provided as private lessons. To register, call MRU Conservatory, 403.440.6821

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.

Suzuki Trumpet

Suzuki Guitar

The first of its kind in North America and taught by the Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Natalie DeJong, the first accredited Suzuki trumpet instructor in North America, this program will pilot the use of the first Suzuki trumpet book.

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.

The year-long program provides balance between working on musical literacy and gaining instrumental skills so that students develop the ability to read music and to play the instrument with beautiful tone and strong technique.

Suzuki Piano

To make studying classical guitar fun we play musical games and learn 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.

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.

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Choirs and Vocals Calgary Boys’ Choir

Artio Choir 15+ yrs

The Calgary Boys’ Choir has delighted music lovers with their beautiful tone and clear pure sound for over 40 years, bringing the choir critical and public acclaim. The Calgary Boys’ Choir not only enriches the lives of our members and Calgarians, but brings the music of Calgary’s youth to the entire world.

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 Mount Royal Artio and what they do. Artio specializes in choral music that is distinct, demanding, diverse and innovative. They 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 as they continually seek to push the boundaries of choral music and performance.

Calgary Boys’ Junior Choir Tuesday

$515* 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Calgary Boys’ Senior Choir Tuesday

$665* 6:15-8:15 p.m.

Arietta Choir 5-10 yrs 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, while allowing our singers to build social and emotional connections as they pursue musical excellence with new friends. Arietta regularly shares their gift of music with the Calgary community, and performs with Mount Royal Conservatory’s family of choirs on Calgary’s finest stages. Arietta Choir (ages 5-10) Wednesday

$500* 6-7:15 p.m.

Arioso Choir 9-14 yrs The choral programs at Mount Royal University allow singers to develop their musicianship from early childhood into adulthood. Arioso provides singers aged 9-14 the opportunity to pursue and experience the challenge, joy and reward of singing the highest calibre of choral music. We offer exceptional musicianship instruction, varied performance opportunities, touring, community building, social growth, and 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. Arioso also participated the 2016 “Unisong Festival,” celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario. Arioso Choir (ages 9-14) Wednesday

$515* 7-8:30 p.m.

*Fees pro-rated if joining in Winter Term 2017. For Jan. 2017 enrollment, please contact Claudia Hasan-Nielsen, Coordinator, Academy & Choral Programs: 403.440.6832, chasannielsen@mtroyal.ca

Mount Royal Artio presents a final choral music performance each year that fuses music with innovative ideas and other art forms — “choral theatre” performances that draw upon the talent and imagination of their members. If you are imaginative and keen to explore music and art in a variety of forms, explore membership in Mount Royal Artio.

Artio Choir 15+ yrs

$580*

Wednesday

7-9 p.m.

Kantorei Choir (Adult) Mount Royal’s Kantorei, established in 1995 by Founding Director David Ferguson, has been on the Calgary choral scene for over 20 years. Kantorei is an auditioned mixed-voice adult choir that has always championed a varied repertoire from Mozart to Whitacre. Emphasis is placed on the classical music of all periods, but focus is also placed on Canadian repertoire and contemporary works. Kantorei offers individual vocal coaching to all of their members. Through its connection with the Mount Royal Conservatory, the choir aims to strengthen both the musical and vocal skills of individual members and the ensemble as a whole. Kantorei Choir (Adult) Monday

$399* 7:15-9:45 p.m.

Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir The Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir was founded in September 2004 by conductor Shana Yang. This group is comprised of enthusiastic members who are not only committed to choir, but also to community service. The choir’s mandate is to promote multiculturalism in Canada through Chinese arts by enriching the appreciation of music to its members. Translated into English, “Zhi-Yin” means friends in music. Like the name suggests, we hope that through our choir experience, we can grow to better understand music and, through this shared experience, build friendships. Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir Sunday

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$200* 5-8 p.m.

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Orchestras & String Ensembles The Orchestral Program at the Mount Royal Conservatory provides a quality ensemble experience for young string, woodwind, brass and percussion players from Calgary and surrounding area. With six strings-based ensembles and one full orchestra, the Mount Royal Conservatory string orchestra program is one of the most comprehensive in Canada.

Junior Orchestra Program The Junior Orchestra Program offers five ensembles for string players ages 7-15. By audition, students are placed in the ensemble that best suits their needs, at the discretion of the Junior Orchestra Program Coordinator and ensemble directors. Preparatory Strings: the entry-level ensemble for strings. All first year orchestra members will start in this group. Pre-Chamber Strings A & B: string orchestras in which 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. Chamber Strings: a small orchestra for ages 8-12 who will benefit from detailed training. Members should have at least 2 years of orchestral training. Junior Strings: a large string ensemble investigating more advanced repertoire for orchestra members ages 10-15. Minimum RCM Grade IV level preferred.

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 each year, and is open to students aged 14 to 24. 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.

Sign up for auditions starting April 1, 2017. Please visit our website mru.ca/conservatory

Conservatory Strings Conservatory Strings is an award-winning ensemble for advanced string players, ages 12 to 16. This orchestra performs music from the 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 Strings have produced two CDs, and have been recorded by the CBC.

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Instrumental Ensembles Mount Royal Chamber Flutes

Adult Band Beginner

For ages 13+

Mount Royal Adult Beginner 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, 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. 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.

Mount Royal Chamber Flutes are open to anyone with a desire to become a better flute player, a better musician and to have fun in the process. Whether you take private lessons or not, everyone is welcome to join. Rehearsals are 1.25 Hours

Mount Royal Chamber Flutes I

Concert band instruments include: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba and percussion.

Open to adults and high school students. Recommended playing level: RCM grade 4 - 6

Mount Royal Chamber Flutes II

Adult Band Beginner

Open to adults and advanced high school students. Recommended playing level: RCM grade 8

CRN 1205

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

$245

CRN 1208

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

6:30-7:45 p.m.

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CRN 1209

16 classes

Feb. 6-Jun. 12

8-9:15 p.m.

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$230

Beginner/Intermediate CRN 1621

14 classes

Feb. 2-May 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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14 classes

Feb. 2-May 25

7:30-8:30 p.m.

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Advanced CRN 1622

Adult Band Intermediate

The MRU Junior High Band program will offer an exciting musical experience to students in grades 6 to 9 looking to try a new instrument, meet other musicians their age, or be a part of a musical team. This unique band experience includes weekly rehearsals, small group clinics, performance opportunities, as well as aural and theoretical training facilitated by experienced music educators in a relaxed yet structured environment. $350

Grade 6-7 15 classes

Feb. 3-May 26

7-9 p.m.

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15 classes

Feb. 3-May 26

7-9 p.m.

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Grade 8-9 CRN 1318

15 classes

$289 Feb. 1-May 31

7-9 p.m.

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If you’re an amateur brass player, we have a new horizon for you. MRU Conservatory is looking for trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone and tuba players (and percussionists) age 15 & up to join the Horizon Brass ensemble. This unique ensemble, under the direction of Natalie DeJong, focuses on sound, balance and blend through a variety of challenging and rewarding chamber music for brass. With Horizon Brass you can: • perform in public • enhance your musicianship • enjoy collaborating with other musicians • add to your musical resumé Acceptance by informal auditions. Applicants should prepare two short contrasting solos, studies or etudes for a 15-minute audition. No accompaniment necessary. To arrange for an audition, call 403.440.6839.

CRN 1612

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Mount Royal Intermediate Band is an extension 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, fun environment as noted above.

Horizon Brass 15+ yrs

Junior High Band

CRN 1319

7-8:30 p.m.

Horizon Brass 15+ yrs

Fiddle Classes focus on different bowing patterns, developing technical skills like vibrato, learning different fiddling styles and touching base on back-up fiddle and harmony. You should be able to play well enough to focus on the music and not just your instrument. Fiddle Classes

Feb. 7-May 30

Adult Band Intermediate

CRN 1204

Fiddle Classes Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced

15 classes

$289

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10 classes

$255 Feb. 6-May 15

7-8 p.m.

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Performance Outreach For all ages! 4 one hour masterclasses plus 4 performances within the Calgary community such as nursing homes, senior citizens homes, hospitals, schools and community centres of the Sundays following each class. Performance outreach is open to all ages and instruments including voice and speech art students, and includes all genres of music. The purpose is to bring performance experience together with community outreach through students volunteering their talents. The program bring a positive performing experience to those wishing to perform in a more casual and interactive environment. Students will receive a certificate from MRU Conservatory with a list of their volunteer performances. Performance Outreach

$125

CRN 1611

4 classes

Feb. 25-May 27

4-5 p.m.

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CRN 1610

4 classes

Feb. 22-May 24

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Instrumental Ensembles

Music Theory & History

Jazz Connection Big Band

Music Theory, History & Composition

Music students from across the city of Calgary and surrounding area will have the opportunity to participate in a jazz big band under the direction of leading musicians in the Calgary jazz community. With a focus on improvisation skills, advanced ensemble playing, repertoire development and performance nuance, students in this ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy jazz!

For all ages

Jazz Connection Big Band CRN 1624

13 classes

$265 Feb. 2-May 25

6:30-8 p.m.

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De Boeck Jazz Combo For jazz students and enthusiasts alike, Jazz Studies Combos 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, 32 bar chorus form, standard song repertoire, sight reading, basic theory to assist in developing improvisation techniques, rhythm exercises, transcribed solos with analysis as models for improvisation, performing in various styles De Boeck Jazz Combo

$345

CRN 1512

17 classes

Feb. 7-May 30

6-7 p.m.

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CRN 1513

17 classes

Feb. 8-May 31

6-7 p.m.

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Sax Quartet Saxophone students from across the city of 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! Sax Quartet CRN 1623

$290 12 classes

Feb. 7-May 16

7-8 p.m.

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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. Also includes aural skills (interval recognition, sight singing, cadence recognition, melodic dictation).

Harmony Basic: Laying the foundation for further studies in Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis and Composition. Intermediate: A continuation of Basic Harmony, exploring the minor mode and introducing the process of modulation (changing key) and the use of 7th chords. Advanced: 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.

Counterpoint

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

Analysis

The analysis of repertoire ranging from Baroque fugues, classical sonatas and Romantic lieder to 20th Century compositions.

Stoll Jazz Ensemble

History

Jazz ensemble welcomes young jazz musicans of high school and university age. The ensemble of 4-8 musicians plays in a traditional combo setting, but also explores non-traditional improvised possibilites in a jazz context. Interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering. Please contact the conservatory office for details 403.440.6821.

History 1: An overview of all historical periods from the Baroque to the 20th Century.

Stoll Jazz Ensemble

$400

CRN 1515

14 classes

Feb. 7-Jun. 6

8-9 p.m.

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CRN 1516

14 classes

Feb. 7-Jun. 6

9-10 p.m.

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History 2: A closer look at the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. History 3: An in-depth look at the Romantic era and the 20th Century, and delving into the history of Canadian music.

Composition

Offered as private lessons both on- and off-campus with one of our faculty composers. Group instruction may be arranged by request.

music and speech arts instruction for every person, every age, every level


Speech Arts & Drama Rhymes and Rhythms

Act Up, Speak Out! 6-9 yrs

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 have fun, build confidence, and discover the power of the voice and the pleasure of language and literature in the creative, dynamic atmosphere of our 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! .

Children develop a love of literature as they explore rhymes and rhythms of nursery rhymes and poetry, responding to the literature physically, vocally and imaginatively through movement, storytelling and choral speaking. Drama games and role play activities stimulate the imagination, and promote problem solving and self esteem as children work collaboratively within the group. Rhymes and Rhythms

CRN 1340

12 classes 12 classes

Feb. 7-May 9 Feb. 7-May 9

10:30-11:30 a.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

CRN 1341

6-7 yrs 12 classes

Feb. 1-May 10

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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CRN 1346

12 classes

Feb. 2-May 11

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1347

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 13

10-11 a.m.

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CRN 1348

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 13

10-11 a.m.

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8-9 yrs

4 yrs CRN 1339

$320

CRN 1345

$275

4-5 yrs CRN 1343

Act Up, Speak Out! 6-9 yrs

12 classes

Feb. 5-May 14

10-11 a.m.

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CRN 1349

12 classes

Feb. 2-May 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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CRN 1350

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 13

11 a.m.-noon

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12 classes

Feb. 1-May 10

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1344

12 classes

Feb. 1-May 10

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1342

12 classes

Feb. 5-May 14

11 a.m.-noon

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5 yrs

Storybook Series 4-5 yrs 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 we 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. Storybook Series 4-5 yrs

$80

Wild About Winter CRN 1320

4 classes

Feb. 4-Mar. 11

11 a.m.-noon

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Feb. 4-Mar. 11

1-2 p.m.

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Apr. 22-May 13

11 a.m.-noon

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Apr. 22-May 13

1-2 p.m.

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Fairy Tale Magic CRN 1321

4 classes

Wild Things! CRN 1322

4 classes

Stories of Spring CRN 1323

4 classes

Shakespeare Performance Ensemble Join the Mount Royal Shakespeare specialists and directors extraordinaire on a journey into the wonderful world of Shakespeare performance! The Shakespeare Performance Ensemble is a chance for speech arts and drama students in junior and senior high to work with their fellow students, build skills, and have a great time. The ensemble is an invaluable opportunity to learn, grow and perform. Shakespeare Performance Ensemble CRN 1643

8 classes

Feb. 5-Apr. 23

$225 1-3 p.m.

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Speakers Tool Kit - Children and Teens Access the influence of your voice and discover your unique communication style as you build tools to support you as you read aloud, make a point, tell a story or give a speech. Get connected to your voice and feel its command as you learn strategies to relax, access the support of breath, and release a full, free sound. Harness the power of language and bring words to life as we explore the sound dynamics and structure of a variety of texts in both solo and collaborative reading and performance. Communicate your ideas using storytelling and public speaking techniques organizing and shaping a narrative for maximum impact. Speakers Tool Kit - Children and Teens

$120

10-12 yrs CRN 1324

4 classes

Apr. 23-May 14

1-2:30 p.m.

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4 classes

Apr. 23-May 14

2:30-4 p.m.

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13-17 yrs CRN 1325

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Speech Arts & Drama Speakers Tool Kit - Adults

Debate Club Junior and Intermediate

Access the influence of your voice and discover your unique communication style as you build tools to support you as you read aloud, make a point, tell a story or give a speech. Get connected to your voice and feel its command as you learn strategies to relax, access the support of breath, and release a full, free sound. Harness the power of language and bring words to life as we explore the sound dynamics and structure of a variety of texts in both solo and collaborative reading and performance. Communicate your ideas using storytelling and public speaking techniques, organizing and shaping a narrative for maximum impact.

For School Grades 6 - 9. Suitable for new and experienced debaters. The Conservatory’s Debate Club will provide opportunities to learn the ins-and-outs of parliamentary style debate in an exciting, challenging environment. Work in teams to research, practice and deliver powerful debates on a range of interesting topics. Students will have the time to polish their speaking skills as well as become quick-witted debaters.

Speakers Tool Kit - Adults

$120

Debate Club Junior and Intermediate

$215

Grade 6-8 Junior CRN 1639

12 classes

CRN 1002

4 classes

Feb. 23-Mar. 16

7:15-8:45 p.m.

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Grade 7-9 Intermediate

CRN 1326

4 classes

Apr. 23-May 14

4-5:30 p.m.

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CRN 1640

12 classes

Jan. 11-Apr. 12

5:30-6:45 p.m.

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Jan. 11-Apr. 12

5:30-6:45 p.m.

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Speechworks 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 & 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.

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Speechworks School grades 2-4 / RCM grades 1-3

$350

CRN 1632

14 classes

Feb. 2-May 25

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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CRN 1635

14 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 3

9-10 a.m.

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CRN 1636

14 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 3

9-10 a.m.

CRN 1633

14 classes

Feb. 2-May 25

S $435

School grades 5-7 / RCM grades 4-6 yrs 6:30-7:45 p.m.

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Senior Debate Club For School Grades 9 - 12. This class is designed for students that have previously participated in MRU Conservatory’s Junior Debate Club or have debated for at least one year in a school program. Senior Debate Club CRN 1641

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12 classes

$255 Jan. 11-Apr. 12

7-8:30 p.m.

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World Music Mount Royal University Conservatory is going global! This year, the Conservatory is excited to expand our music programs to include: Chinese Classical Music, Raga Musici and Japanese Taiko Drumming.

Chinese Classical Music Private Lessons Calgary is a global platform for music, as the city is home to many culturally diverse communities. Eager to promote Eastern Classical music studies at Mount Royal Conservatory, we are excited to announce that students interested in Chinese classical music now have to opportunity to study Erhu, Dizi, Guzheng, and voice at the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. China has a historically rich musical tradition whose influence has had far reaching impact inspiring the work of composers and musicians throughout the world. Erhu A two stringed bowed instrument, it is one of the most popular and versatile Chinese musical instruments. Capable of playing lyrically beautiful melodies or high energy virtuosic works, the erhu can be heard in traditional as well as contemporary music, even being featured as a solo instrument with western style orchestras. Dizi A Chinese transverse flute made of bamboo. The dizi is an expressive instrument and widely used in Chinese folk music, Chinese opera, and is a key instrument in today’s modern Chinese orchestra. Students will enjoy exploring the energy and brilliance of the dizi under the instruction of Jiajia Li a passionate and active flute performer who plays both dizi and western transverse flute Guzheng The Chinese zither is a plucked string instrument with a rich history. The guzheng is the most commonly played Chinese classical instrument due to the instruments ability to accompany as well as be a featured melodic instrument. Repertoire for this instrument is broad and takes advantage of the unique sound and character of the instrument. Voice As with all forms of music around the world, the voice is a key musical element, capable of infusing music with text. Ancient and modern Chinese poetry has inspired composers across history resulting in a wealth of music for voice that touches on every emotion and aspect of life, making the voice the most expressive of instruments. Private lesson rates for Chinese Classical Instruments for the 2016/17 season for $30 per 1/2 hours. A coordinator will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term. Once the number, length, time and day for your lessons has been determined, please call 403.440.6821 during office hours to register.

Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir The Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir was founded in September 2004 by conductor Shana Yang. This group is comprised of enthusiastic members who are not only committed to choir, but also to community service. The choir’s mandate is to promote multiculturalism in Canada through Chinese arts by enriching the appreciation of music to its members. Translated into English, “Zhi-Yin” means friends in music. Like the name suggests, we hope that through our choir experience, we can grow to better understand music and, through this shared experience, build friendships. Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir

$200*

Sunday

5-8 p.m.

*Fees pro-rated if joining in Winter Term 2017. For Jan. 2017 enrollment, please contact Claudia Hasan-Nielsen, Coordinator, Academy & Choral Programs: 403.440.6832, chasannielsen@mtroyal.ca

Latin Percussion This course will focus on the history, rhythms, and communication of Latin music through percussion; i.e. timbales tubadoras, bongos, cajón, cumaco, culo e puya. We will examine the basic combinations that create the complex relationships among the different percussion instruments with origins in Peru, Afro Venezuelan, Afro Cuban, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Columbia. The goal of this course is to create a future generation of Latin percussionists in Calgary. Latin Percussion CRN 1677

$135

6 classes

Feb. 7-Mar. 14

7 p.m.

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Carnatic Raga Music Learn Master Compositions of the Trinity with Manodharma Students will be taught specific compositions of Carnatic Music Trinity, i.e., Thyagaraja, Mudduswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri. Compositions will be chosen to present a diversity of raga-s, tala-s, and languages. Students will learn and apply concepts in manodharma (improvisation), e.g. raga alapana, niraval, and kalpanasvaram. Carnatic Raga Music CRN 1614

8 classes

$175 Feb. 4-Mar. 25

3-4 p.m.

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Taiko Drumming Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming. Traditionally performed for religious, theatre, and communication purposes, taiko is developing into a popular performance art. Taiko is now seen in many countries around the world, and Canada’s first taiko ensemble was formed in 1979. Classes will focus on introducing and developing basic striking skills, proper stance and posture, and learning taiko ensemble pieces with basic choreography, with respect to all four elements of taiko: • • • •

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)

No drumming or musical experience is necessary to learn and love taiko. Taiko Drumming CRN 1650 M: Monday T: Tuesday W: Wednesday R: Thursday F: Friday S: Saturday U: Sunday

$175

8 classes

Feb. 5-Apr. 9

7-8:30 p.m.

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Dance Programs Intro to Dance Theatre (15+ yrs)

Kathak Dance

This creative movement class is designed to get everyone grooving. We will be exploring the creative possibilities in the human body and using well-defined movement exercises to develop physical awareness, skills, and fitness. Explore how to bring healthy habits into the body, structurally (alignment) and emotionally. Don’t worry, no ballet barres in this class!

Kathak Dance, a form of Indian Classical Dance where in movement and action, both lyrical and rhythmic, express Indian culture and storytelling drawing upon India’s rich cultural past but also expressing the beauty and energy of Indian culture.This is a full year class.Please sign up for both semesters.

Intro to Dance Theatre (15+ yrs) CRN 1649

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 13

$265 1-3 p.m.

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Kathak Dance 6-9 yrs

$279.50

Level 1 CRN 1647

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

3-4 p.m.

16 classes

Feb. 4-Jun. 10

3-4 p.m.

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Level 2

Creative Dance

CRN 1362

This course introduces children to a positive, inclusive, and noncompetitive dance program that fosters creativity while building movement skills. Movement exercises are fun, engaging and based on movement principles in Modern Dance. Students will develop a strong foundation for movement, and begin to develop a responsive and articulate body for creative exploration. Students will participate in a show alongside music students at the end of the term. Creative Dance

Kathak Dance 9-12 yrs

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Level 1 CRN 1363

16 classes

Feb. 5-Jun. 11

5-6:15 p.m.

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Guitar Courses

$275

4-5 yrs CRN 1367

12 classes

Feb. 4-May 27

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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12 classes

Feb. 4-May 27

10:15-11 a.m.

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5-6 yrs CRN 1368

Indigenous Dance Explore the fundamental aspects of pow-wow and hoop dancing while placing it in the context of history and cultural preservation. Powwow dance and hoop dance are high cardiovascular, skills-based dance forms that promote improvisation and creative thinking skills. Discover the music that accompanies these dances, while studying the spiritual and social aspects of these dances in various Indigenous cultures. $175

6-12 yrs CRN 1651

5 Classes

Feb. 21-Mar. 21

5-7:30 p.m.

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13 yrs+ CRN 1652

Join our fun and easy-going group; learn to play basic chords so you’ll be able to 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. Guitar Level 1 (15 yrs+)

Pow-wow and Hoop Dance Indigenous Dance

Indigenous Dance

Guitar Level 1

CRN 1619

16 classes

$235 Feb. 6-Jun. 12

6-7 p.m.

Guitar Level 2 Level 2 is a continuation, not a repeat of Beginner Guitar Level 1. Guitar Level 2 (15 yrs+) CRN 1620

16 classes

$235 Feb. 6-Jun. 12

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Feb. 21-Mar. 21

7:30-9 p.m.

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Guitar Level 3 Guitar Level 3 (15 yrs+)

5 Classes

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CRN 1648

16 classes

$235 Feb. 7-Jun. 13

7-8 p.m.

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Jazz Guitar with R. Buschmeyer Jazz guitar group focusing on improvisation, applied theory, and reading skills. Intermediate to advanced guitar players. Students need to bring their own guitars and amps. Jazz Guitar with R. Buschmeyer CRN 1625

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12 classes

Feb. 7-Apr. 25

$255 7:30-9 p.m.

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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 taught in a variety of styles including: blues, classical, contemporary, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, latin, popular, rock, traditional, and much more. All tailored to your interests. New students must complete an online lesson placement request form (http://www.mtroyal.ca/Conservatory/lessonform.shtml). A coordinator will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term. Once the number, length, time and day for your lessons has been determined, or please call 403.440.6821 during office hours to register. Fees: $78 ‑ $100/hr.

Strings

Brass

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Guitar Harp

Trumpet French Horn Trombone Euphonium Tuba

Voice Woodwinds Flute Clarinet Oboe Bassoon Saxophone

Percussion Piano/Keyboard Chinese Instruments Erhu Dizi Guzheng

Music Theory Music History

Music Training Boosts Brain Development It’s what parents and teachers dream of: early music training is proven to help children succeed in the long run. Music training for youngsters increases the neural connections in regions of the brain associated with creativity, decision making, and complex memory, according to studies from the Society for Neuroscience. And it doesn’t end there.

• Music training leads to improved overall IQ, particularly in language and math

• Better emotional resilience • Bolstered self confidence

Composition

• Improved attention and concentration

Speech Arts & Drama

• Enhanced social skills and empathy

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Custom Workshops & Clinics 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 ensemble music program at Mount Royal University Conservatory — programs that are tailored to both your budget, needs and schedule. •

concert bands and wind ensembles

jazz bands, ensembles and combos

choirs/choral groups

strings

orchestras

professional development workshops for teachers

Experience the MRU Conservatory Difference Not only will you be working with Western Canada’s most experienced and comprehensive music school, you will have access to superior facilities like our new Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. •

state-of-the-art studios, masterclass suites, large ensemble rehearsal rooms and new performance spaces which will accommodate full orchestras and mass choirs

professional performance theatres

catering or access to on-campus food service options

MRU carries comprehensive liability insurance as a public, postsecondary institution

workshops can include access to MRU recreational facilities, including the Aquatic Centre, Stanley Gymnasium and Climbing Centre

diverse offering of supplementary music options

To discuss your requirements, e-mail jroggensack@mtroyal.ca

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Academy for Gifted Youth Entrance to all Academy programs is by audition only. Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, February 15 and close Friday, April 14, 2017. An enrichment program providing intensive musical training of the highest quality to today’s outstanding young artists. The Academy Program offers participants a balanced, performancebased 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. 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. The Academy Program offers gifted young musicians the opportunity to progress at an accelerated pace. Graduates who continue with their musical studies are much sought-after by leading post-secondary music schools both in Canada, the United States and Europe. The Academy Program’s reputation is known and respected throughout the world.

Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion The Academy’s instrumental program is divided into four levels: Junior Academy: for students ages 6-12 who would benefit from the extensive technical enrichment provided at this level. Emphasis is on developing technical proficiency and musical skills; Intermediate Academy: for students between the ages of 8 and 14 who are playing advanced repertoire, but who are still developing their performance skills; Associate Academy: for students ages 10+ who are playing advanced repertoire (RCM Grade 8 and up); and Senior Academy: students ages 10-18 who are playing advanced repertoire and are musically mature. 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.

Guitar 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. M: Monday T: Tuesday W: Wednesday R: Thursday F: Friday S: Saturday U: Sunday

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 performing 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 Gifted Youth, visit mtroyal.ca/ academy

Wyatt Artist in Residence Program In music, as in other disciplines, artists often point to an educational encounter with, or 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 Gifted Youth 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 true 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 mtroyal.ca/wyatt

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Advanced Performance Program Applications are accepted between Nov. 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017 A unique program for aspiring professional musicians who wish to intensively hone their performance technique, musicianship, and collaboration skills in an inspiring, supportive environment. In our program, highly self-motivated students, while being artistically challenged, will have the flexibility to work toward their goals and prepare themselves to succeed in future academic and professional endeavors. The Advanced Performance Program is for music students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. However, exceptional students of high school age will also be considered. The Advanced Performance Program is an intensive, non-credit program which runs from September to May each year and can be pursued for 1, 2 or 3 years.

Primary Instrument The Advanced Performance Program is open to students in the following disciplines: • Strings • Piano • Brass • Woodwinds • Preformed chamber music ensembles* • Guitar* • Percussion* • Voice*

* By special arrangement: Please contact Julia Haager or Kirill Kalmykov, co-Program Administrators for more information, 403.440.6590, academychoral@mtroyal.ca

Advanced Performance Program students wishing to pursue B.Mus. or M.Mus. degrees while participating in the APP program can do so through a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University Conservatory. Students must apply to and fulfill entrance requirements for both institutions. Interested students should contact Claudia Hasan-Nielsen, Program Coordinator, Academy for Gifted Youth for more information: chasannielsen@mtroyal.ca

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How to Register

Register for private lessons & group classes

In Person

Online

For Private Lessons

Register in person any time during regular office hours:

To register online, the student being registered must have a Mount Royal Student ID number:

To register for private lessons, please call main office at 403.440.6821

M to R, 8:30 am - 8 pm F, 8:30 am ‑ 7 pm S, 9 am - 1 pm

A coordinator will contact you to assist with your placement for the term.

• If you are registering anyone other than

Closed Sundays and statutory holidays. Winter closure: noon, Dec. 24, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017. Office Location:

yourself, please ensure that the person being registered has his/her own MRU Student ID number.

Once the number, length, time and day for your lessons has been determined, you can register online, or call 403.440.6821 during office hours.

• If you are registering your child and he/she

does not have an existing student ID number, you cannot use a parent’s student ID number to register that child — you will need to create a new student ID for that child.

Mount Royal University Conservatory Main Reception Ground Level, ED0300 Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

By Phone Call 403.440.6821 during office hours Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready. Your registration will be confirmed over the phone.

Choose the appropriate link on our Register Now web page for your online course registration, either for registering a student under 18 years of age, or if you are 18+ years of age and registering for courses. For group classes that have already started, please call 403.440.6821 to register.

Please note: there may be longer than average wait times for phone registration during peak registration periods.

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MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORY PRESENTS

CONCERT SEASON 2016/17

Raghav

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

WED • Jan. 18, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

SUN • Jan. 29, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

Raghav is a globally recognized singer, songwriter and Calgarian. He has released 3 studio albums (Storyteller, Identity & The Phoenix) which include singles that have charted in the UK, Canada and around the world. Always creating, he continues to collaborate with world-renowned artists like Nelly, Kardinal Offishall and A. R. Rahman. Raghav performs his debut at the Bella Concert Hall with a new concert experience for his hometown fans.

One of the most versatile and soulful musicians in jazz, drummer and composer Brian Blade moved to New Orleans at age 18 to perform with Crescent City stars, Ellis Marsalis, Johnny Vidacovich and Harold Battiste. While developing as a bandleader, he formed The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd and Chris Thomas. In 2000, he joined jazz legend Wayne Shorter’s all-star quartet who toured the world and recorded four albums, including GRAMMY® Awardwinning Without a Net.

Antigona

Canadian Guitar Quartet

WED • Feb. 8, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

FRI • Mar. 10, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet (CGQ) has toured extensively in North and South America, from one standing ovation to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. The CGQ has appeared with orchestras across Canada, and has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs. Their mix of dynamic original music and classical masterpieces make a CGQ concert an unforgettable experience.

Sophocles’ classic play Antigone resonates with flamenco, which is based not in any one culture or region, but on the strength of family. Noche Flamenca’s Artistic Director Martín Santangelo was inspired to create a flamenco interpretation focusing on her humanity and quest to bury her brother, regardless of the circumstances. The company’s mission is to create a diverse theatrical performance through song, music and dance that expresses a spellbinding aesthetic in the form of flamenco.

Cowtown Opera

Avital Meets Avital

Presents... Guilty Pleasures

SUN • Apr. 2, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 2 PM Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s watching reality TV or singing your favourite Disney hits in the shower, it’s time to turn off the water and let your guilty pleasure shine. Calgary’s Englishlanguage opera company, Cowtown Opera invites you to laugh at their musical parody of the ABC show The Bachelor, then sing along to hits from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King and many more! All the magic of Disney… with all the comforts of home!

WED • Mar. 15, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM Avital meets Avital is a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds. GRAMMY®-nominee mandolinist, Avi Avital, comes from a classical tradition and award-winning bass virtuoso and oud player, Omer Avital, is an acclaimed jazz performer and composer. Together they draw on the diverse influences of Moroccan, Israeli, North African and Mediterranean sounds and rhythms to create a musical melting pot where the finesse of chamber music meets the raw emotional energy of jazz.

The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee

Pedrito Martinez Group

Come enter the magical world of The Queen, the Bear & the Bumblebee, based on the award-winning CD with story by Dini Petty and music by Canadian composers Andrew Homzy and Mark Goldman. This Calgary-born production led by Erin Thrall will feature new choreography by Yukichi Hattori, narration by Samantha Whelan Kotkas, special guest soloists and the Bumblebee Band and Children’s Choir.

A master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez plays the monumentally complex Oru seco exquisitely on each drum, or on all three at once. He’s also the world’s firstcall rumbero – playing, singing and dancing with dozens of groups on over 100 recordings and appearing in films including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico & Rita (2010). Pedrito has collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and more.

SUN • Apr. 23, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 2 PM

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MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORY PRESENTS

CONCERT SEASON 2016/17

Jan Lisiecki

Zukerman Trio

Calgary-born pianist Jan Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. In 2013, he received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and was named Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year. Highlights include his performance with Claudio Abbado and Orchestra Mozart and BBC Proms with Sir Antonio Pappano. To rave reviews, he debuted at Carnegie Hall with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in January 2016.

A prodigious talent recognized worldwide for his artistry, Pinchas Zukerman has been an inspiration to young musicians throughout his life. In a continuing effort to motivate future generations of musicians through education and outreach, the renowned artist teamed up with cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng to offer trio repertoire to their worldwide audiences. The ensemble has appeared in Japan, China, Spain, Italy, France, Hungary, South Africa, Istanbul, Russia and throughout the United States.

Wu Man & Friends

Kronos Quartet

FRI • Jan. 20, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

FRI • Mar. 3, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

FRI • Feb. 17, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

WED • Mar. 22, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, GRAMMY® Award-nominated musician Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrument a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. A member of the famed Silk Road Ensemble, Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works worldwide, while spearheading multimedia projects to preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions.

For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing over 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity and collaborating with many of the world’s most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers.

Journey LIVE!

Andrés Cárdenes with the CYO

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage. The Chicagobased Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his GRAMMY®-nominated score to the video game Journey.

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, GRAMMY®nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. An intensely passionate and personally charismatic artist, Cuban-born Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster and recording artist. Andrés Cárdenes is delighted to be sharing the stage with Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Calgary Youth Orchestra.

Land’s End Ensemble (with Evelyn Glennie)

Spotlight Series

FRI • May 26, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

TransAlta Pavilion ED2102

For two decades, JUNO®-nominated Land’s End Ensemble has captivated audiences with their high-calibre performances and innovative programming. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary season, world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie – winner of over 80 international awards including the GRAMMY® Award and the Polar Music Prize – will be joining the ensemble for this gala concert. This special event will feature new works written by many of today’s leading composers.

A Sunday recital showcase of our diverse and talented instructors.

FRI • May 5, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

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SUN • May 14, 2017 • Bella Concert Hall • 7:30 PM

Admission by donation ($15 suggested). For more information visit: mru.ca/enjoy

Salon Series

TransAlta Pavilion ED2102 Historically, the Salon was a favourite meeting place for musicians of all styles to play, listen and collaborate. We’re bringing it back.

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Raghav JAN. 18, 2017

Wu Man & Friends MAR. 3, 2017

Join us! mru.ca/enjoy

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORY PRESENTS

CONCERT SEASON 2016/17 The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee APR. 23, 2017

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