Cowichan Music - home of the Cowichan Valley Music Teachers Association

Welcome to our new CVMTA website!

Sign up for our news and check back often to post or to read about things music in the Cowichan Valley.  We have member teachers from Saltair and Ladysmith, through to Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Maple Bay, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake, teaching all manner of instruments, theory and voice.

Find a teacher or just explore the upcoming events - you'll find your music here!

Piano Fest Registrations now open 

If you are a piano student or the parent of one, your teacher may have already told you about Pianofest. This event is held every year, and provides a wonderful chance for any piano student to play for an adjudicator, and receive valuable feedback. 

We engage the finest adjudicators - this year we're delighted to announce that Barbara Seimans of Vancvouer will be here.

Barbara M. Siemens is an active contributor to the musical community. Since 1986, she has worked with piano students of all levels and ages…

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Cowichan Symphony Society 

Cowichan Consort Orchestra • Chr. Ref. Church 930 Trunk Road 

The Orchestra's Featuring Our Youth Concert will take place March 11th at 7:30 pm. Come hear Felipe Jiang , junior concerto winner play Mozart's Concerto # 8 K246 and the Senior winners who tied : Gillian Newburn and Thomas Bauer play Doppler's Concerto for 2 Flutes. The Consort will also perform 4 movements of The Planets by Holst. Tickets at the door or from Volume One Bookstore on Kenneth st. Adults $15 and Students 17 & under $10.

Victoria Symphony Concert Sat. Mar 4 

Who wouldn't want to hear the glories and ecstacy of choir and orchestra - and be there early to here Cowichan Music teachers Ann Mendenhall and Judit Kabbath present the the pre-concert tlak. See you there!

39 Days of Summer - Talent Contest has reminded everyone about the Duncan's Got Talent event in the summer. Not too early to be prepared. Here's what he said"

the 39 Days of July also hosts the Duncan Has Talent in conjunction with the Sassy Lion division of the Lions Club of Duncan ...they have graciously offered up $500 / $250 / $100 prizes in 3 categories Dance / Cover-show tunes / instrumental with an extra category for original song with another sponsor being set up. 
if you have students interested in joining up, we

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The CVMTA salutes Pink Shirt Day 

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. Beautiful tone, beautiful heart. Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” ~ Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music educator 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Pianofest Duncan United Church Duncan United Church
pianofest entry deadline  
17 - a Theatre concert featuring Morag Northey, cello St. Peter's church, duncan St. Peter's church, duncan
 —  — Cowichan Harp and Cello Festival St. Peter's Church Hall St. Peter's Church Hall
concerto competion  
Symphony talks Cowichan Centre for the Performing Arts boardroom Cowichan Centre for the Performing Arts boardroom
 —  — Pianofest Duncan United Church, Duncan, BC Duncan United Church, Duncan, BC
Cowichan Consort Concert Christian Reformed Church Christian Reformed Church
Cowichan Music teacher pre-concert talk Victoria Symphony and Cowichan Theatre Victoria Symphony and Cowichan Theatre
Wine and Chocolate and Music St. Peter's Anglican Church, Duncan, BC St. Peter's Anglican Church, Duncan, BC
 —  — Beginner Harp immersion Duncan Duncan
Cowichan Symphony Society and pre-concert talk  
Emily Armour Graduation Recital  
All-Islands Harp Day St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church, Duncan, BC St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church, Duncan, BC
Deadline Bursary applications  
 —  — One World Festival Vancouver Island University, Duncan, BC Vancouver Island University, Duncan, BC
The Citizen's Young Musicians of the Week