Cowichan Music Fest 2021 Cancelled

here's the word from the president of the music festival:

It is with much regret we have to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Provincial Health Office’s extension of the provincial wide restrictions the Cowichan Music…


Some amazing on line concerts

Against the Grain Theatre and Toronto Symphony produced an absolutely fantastic production of Messiah, call Messiah/Complex, featuring soloists of First Nations, Inuit and Metis descent. Some of in languages other than English. Just beautiful singing, recorded from wherever the soloists…


gearing up part 1 -basics

This is a short series of articles, with lots of info about how to prepare for distance lessons, either as a teacher or a student. It was originally published on Marilyn Rummel's webstie, and copied here from more info…


Gearing up - part 2 - headphones and mics

This and part 3 and 4 deal with extra things that make it all better for you and the students. That is, they don't change the "performance" but they really change the experience. I want to offer what you can…


Gearing up - Part 3 - cameras and displays

The display - 

If you are a teacher and you want to keep doing this distance teaching for days on end, you'll soon want to see what your students are doing without squinting at a tiny screen. It's probably…


The Canada Music Week Composers Contest

The contest is ended, and we'll announce the winner on Friday - thanks to all who entered!   Here are the questions they answered:

  1. Who got his face on a postage stamp?
  2. Name 2 composers who taught at University of…

pop-up Children's choir

Eve Daniell is organizing a pop-up Children’s Christmas choir. Any children between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings November 7th to December 5th from 5:15 to 6pm, with a performance on Sunday December 8th…


Exam dates

dates for Theory exams are Dec. 13, 2019. Next practical exam is Jan. 21, 2020


Canada Music Week Concerts - Nov. 23

Students from across the valley will gather to present and celebrate music by Canadian composers Sat., Nov 23.  There will be two concerts, at 2 and 3:30 pm with presentation of the theory awards, and a cookies and tea intermission…


Pianofest set for 2020

Robert Holliston is coming to adjudicate and the practicing has begun!! Ruth has set the dates for May 7 - 9 in Duncan. Registration is through a CVMTA member teacher and will open in March. But you're welcome to start…