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private lessons for nearly every instrument • children’s lessons • speech arts and drama • group lessons • choirs, orchestras and ensembles •

Music and Speech Arts Community Enrichment Programs

Mount Royal University Conservatory

nurtures the artistic potential within each student. We serve our community by providing a learning environment in which students of all ages and levels of development can pursue their individual goals. The Conservatory offers a broad range of credit-free, personal development and general interest courses in all areas of music, speech arts and drama instruction for people of all ages and levels of development. From our youngest students — aged 6 months — to our most senior, our classes are designed to fit the learner. Beyond our listed programs, we are looking to work with groups and individuals who have specific curriculum and criteria, like homeschoolers, in order to develop programming that fits their needs. Registration for all programs can be completed online (for existing Mount Royal students) or by phone, 403.440.6821. Late registrations accepted only if space permits. Parking is available in student designated lots. Registrants may purchase a weekly pass or a day pass from the Mount Royal University Parking Office. Hours of enforcement are 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Scholarships are available for our summer programs. For more information, please contact the Conservatory at 403.440.6821. For more information please call Mount Royal University Conservatory at


The summer’s crop of instructional programming at the MRU Conservatory is

From Chicago blues to opera á la Callas, from intense improvisational jazz to just intensely fun, we’ve got you covered for summer with 9 great educational camps, programs and workshops: • Calgary Piano Institute Pianists ages 6-18 • Music Makers! Creative song fun for ages 5-9 • Guitarfest West Classical guitar immersion for ages 13+, minimum RCM 4 • Summer Jazz Workshop Jazz band for students ages 13+ • Headstart Band Program Beginner band for students entering school band Fall 2011 • Intermediate Band Program For students with at least one year of school band or lessons • Drumset Educational Camp Build your skills drummer, age 15+ • Blues & Jazz Guitar Workshop Blues and jazz techniques for ages 16+ • Cowtown Opera Summer Academy Explore your operatic voice, ages 17-23 Register today! Space is limited and summer is short. Call 403.440.6821 or visit us online: summer

Get inspired! Realize your potential! For ages 6 to 18

This institute picks up where regular lessons leave off, enhancing the teaching and practice that is required to master the piano. Designed to accelerate your learning in an immersion-style setting, it allows you to grow without distractions between lessons and practice times. Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels: • masterclasses • private lessons • technique classes • duet practice time • individual practice time • engaging group activities for junior levels • musicianship classes for intermediates • harpsichord experience for seniors Faculty: • Julia Haager • Dmitry Nesterov • Marianne Bleile Program coordinator: Marianne Bleile Fee: $300 Register by June 1, 2011

Inspiring children ages 5 to 9 to sing, dance, act, play and create!

Imagine a summer camp that gives your child an opportunity to explore all areas of the performing arts under the direction of stellar faculty. The camp provides enrichment for children who are already involved in our Conservatory programs, and serves as a fun-filled introduction for students new to the Conservatory. As a finale to the week’s instruction, there will be a performance for parents and friends. A typical day at Music Makers! will include: • lifting our voices in songs of the world • discovering the excitement of storytelling • creating and performing on pitched percussion instruments • stepping out with the beat of jazz music • playing singing games of other cultures • collaborating in set and prop design Program coordinator: Anita Perlau Fee: $225 Register early to avoid disappointment.

For young guitar students and emerging classical guitar performers aged 13 and older with a minium Grade 4 RCM.

A week of ‘guitar immersion’, guaranteed to excite and inspire young guitar students and emerging classical guitar performers. The program focuses on developing solo performance skills through private lessons and open masterclasses, preparing the student for a performance at week’s end. Students also have the opportunity to observe faculty performances in three evening concerts during the week. Activities include Finger Aerobics, Yoga for the practice room and a Flamenco workshop. Classes developed to help us remember how to have fun while developing good skills. • ensemble performance • masterclasses with Jerome Ducharme and Daniel Bolshoy • private instruction • faculty concerts • student recital Program coordinator: Murray Visscher Fee: $400 ($350 if registering as an existing group) Register by June 1, 2011

An intensive jazz workshop geared toward piano, bass, guitar, voice, drums, trombone, trumpet and saxophone students.

Focusing on improvisation and performance skills, this intensive workshop is designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of jazz styles, practices and history. Admission preference is given to students in a school band program. The course content provides novice students with an introduction to the essence of jazz, namely improvisation and performance. Those already acquainted with jazz will benefit from the week’s immersion in improvisation, rehearsal and performance. Students who have ensemble experience in jazz bands are encouraged to participate. Feature activities: • masterclasses with our faculty • daily concerts by faculty and students • combo rehearsals Program coordinator: Jim Brenan Fee: $275 Register by July 15, 2011

Morningside Music Bridge!

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a month of Music Bridge

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10 11 12 1 MMB Concerto Concert with the CPO 7 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Rozsa Centre, U of C $25 / $20 Student/Sr. Call 403.220.7202

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7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spend an evening with one of MRU Leacock Theatre Canada’s great romantic piano virtuosos, André Laplante.

Admission by donation

12:10 p.m. Cantos Music Foundation 134-11th Ave SE

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GUITARFEST WEST; M The Oberon Guitar Trio in concert 8 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre $20 Advance/$25 Door


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6 WED 7 THURS 8 FRI 9 SAT Student recitals

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MMB Faculty Concert

7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre Ning Feng, Gwen Hoebig and Ian Swensen, violins; Desmond Hoebig, cello; Teng Li, viola; David Moroz, piano.

Admission by donation

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2 p.m. and 7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre


MMB Faculty Concert

7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre

Two of Poland’s outstanding musicians: Tomasz Strahl, cello and Krzysztof Jablonski, piano.

Admission by donation

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Music@Noon@Pro Arts

Chamber Music Competition concerts

2:10 p.m. Pro Arts Society 04 - 1st St SE

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre

tudent recitals

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in concert 8 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre $20 Advance/$25 Door

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Cowtown Opera Student Recital FREE 7 p.m. MRU Leacock Theatre

HEADSTART BAND PROGRAM For students who are beginning band in school, or starting private lessons in the fall of 2011.

Starting a school band program in the fall of 2011? Itching to get started? Join us for a week of seriously fun music immersion, into a world of basic technique, note and rhythm reading and ensemble play. Students gain confidence, skill and musicianship, preparing them to be a section leader and other roles integral to the success of high school bands. Feature activities: • care and assembly of instruments • sound production • basic technique • note reading • rhythm reading • ensemble playing Program coordinator: Derek Stoll Fee: $250 ($225 Early Bird – before June 1, 2011) Fee does not include instruments Register by July 15, 2011

INTERMEDIATE BAND PROGRAM For students with at least one year experience in a junior high school band or private instruction.

Your first year of band is almost up, and the idea of spending two months practicing by yourself while waiting for September, seems pretty bleak. Good thing you’ve got the tenor sax to demonstrate your melancholy… unless you join us for Intermediate Band. You know how much fun it is to play in an ensemble. Whether your first year of band was a bit of a struggle or you’ve caught the music bug and are determined to jump ahead and become a superstar section leader, the Intermediate Band program offers a full week of serious immersion into theory, sectional and ensemble play and musicianship. Feature activities: • band rehearsal • sectional • musicianship (includes theory, creativity and improvisation) • daily staff recitals • final concerts Program coordinator: Derek Stoll Fee: $250 ($225 Early Bird – before June 1, 2011) Fee does not include instruments Register by July 15, 2011

An intensive yet fun masterclass setting, with some of Calgary’s leading percussionists.

For musicians who create the beat that others follow, this camp provides drummers, age 15 and up, an opportunity to hone their skills and enhance their talents through courses guided by some of Calgary’s finest. Intensive yet fun masterclass settings allow participants to go at their own pace. Topics covered: • swing ride cymbal approaches • big band chart reading • jazz combo drumming • funk drumming • stick and pedal techniques • Cuban and Brazilian rhythms on the drumset • improvisation • jazz drumset history • transcription analysis Program coordinator: Tyler Hornby Fee: $275 Register by July 15, 2011

Explore the essentials of effective blues and jazz improvisation through lessons and masterclasses.

Discover and test new material throughout the day in professionally supervised jam sessions and let experienced professionals guide you through the language of blues and jazz to connect with each other on a common playing field. With levels for beginner, intermediate and advanced improv groups, participants will have the opportunity to interact with players working on similar material while receiving guidance from leading professionals in the music industry. Feature activities: • blues scales and melodic interpretation • blues form and repertoire (BB, Freddie and Albert King, Eric Clapton and Robben Ford) • fretboard knowledge and application • jazz form and repertoire (Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Pat Metheny and John Scofield) • elements of reading a jazz chart • rhythm concepts • developing effective practice • large focus on interactive playing Auditions not required, but applications must be 16 and should have some experience. Program coordinator: Ralf Buschmeyer Fee: $275 Register by July 30, 2011

Explore opera and your voice with MRU’s truly international talent.

An international vision for aspiring singers, Cowtown Opera Summer Academy at Mount Royal Conservatory offers intensive short-term studies for singing students who wish to learn more about opera, art song, oratorio, stagecraft,and vocal health. Led by professionals with international experience, students will benefit from instruction in small groups as well as in individual lessons. Focusing on developing young singers of the future, the daily schedule will include individual voice and movement sessions, “Yoga for the Voice”, acting and stagecraft masterclasses, as well as classes in art song and oratorio. A performance opportunity in the closing concert will be offered to every student. Sat, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University. Free admission. Program coordinator: Edith Pritchard Fee: $550 + $25 non-refundable application fee Register by April 30, 2011


A bridge to knowledge & lasting learning Bringing together talented young artists from across Canada and around the world with faculty from the world’s leading music schools. JULY 3 - 29, 2011 MRU CONSERVATORY

recitals , faculty concerts , competitions , galas and more

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MRU Conservatory Summer Programs  

Mount Royal University Conservatory summer music programs for 2011, Calgary, Alberta, Canada