Queen's Community Music

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Events and Outreach

EVENTS:

 

Free Yamaha Music Education System Preview Classes:

Queen’s Community Music offers the Yamaha Music Wonderland Course, Yamaha Junior Music Course and Yamaha Young Musician’s Course beginner level courses for different age groups that make music learning fun in a group environment. The Yamaha philosophy for music education is based on the belief that everyone has the potential to develop musical ability. Yamaha believes that everyone has the capacity to create, perform and enjoy one's own music, and that through this joy of music one can enjoy a richer life.  It is proven that group lessons are an effective way to achieve comprehensive musical training. Through groups, students can sing with others and perform in various kinds of ensembles. Groups also allow for children to be at ease, become motivated by their peers and develop confidence through regular in-class performance in front of a friendly and familiar audience.

The Yamaha curriculum includes singing words and solfège, keyboard playing, sight singing, sight playing, rhythm, ensemble work and musical creativity. Accompanied by the parent, as the parent is the essential link between the class experience and successful practice at the home, both child and parent can both share the joy of learning music with one another.

Join us for a Free Preview Class, to see what they are all about. Please contact us to register:

Music Wonderland (NEW!): for children aged 3-4. Students must be three years old by July 1st, 2017.

  • Saturday September 9th: 10.30am

Junior Music Course 1: for children aged 4-5. Students must be four years old by July 1st, 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 6th: 4.30pm
  • Thursday, September 7th: 3.30pm
  • Saturday, September 9th: 1pm

Young Musician’s Course 1: for children aged 6-8. Students must be six years old by July 1st, 2017.

  • Tuesday, September 5th: 4.30pm
  • Thursday, September 7th: 5.30pm

 

Summer Camps 2017:

 

ARTS BY THE LAKE

Three children with woodwind instrumentsThe Tett Centre logo

Band! Pottery! Jewelry! Printmaking! Drama!




Creative fun at the Tett this summer! Queen's Community Music and the Tett are delighted to offer for the third year, a 1-week summer day camp on site at the Tett for kids ages 8-13. A half-day of band camp and a half-day art package including one Art Stream (your choice of Pottery, Printmaking, Jewelry, Drama) and 4 Art Samplers (which include the 4 streams). This collaborative camp offers young people an opportunity to explore a variety of art forms over the course of a week, and present a concert/exhibition on Friday afternoon for family and friends. Special world music drumming is a highlight this year.

If your child is in need of an instrument, the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe's M.I.L.L.) will provide your child with an instrument free of charge for the week of camp!

Arts by the Lake runs from 8:30 am-4:15 pm Monday through Friday, costs $265 plus HST (10% discount if you register by April 30th), and is in session August 14-18.

For more information, email camps@tettcentre.org or call at 343-266-0009 ext 3090.

 

MUSIC IN MOTION

Queen's ARC Q logoGroup of children at the Music in Motion camp

This Music/Sports combo camp, offered collaboratively between Queen’s Community Music and Queen’s Athletics, is back for its sixth year! Children spend a half-day immersed in singing, drumming, and other musical activities, and the other half-day in sports, including free swim.  Students will work toward a concert presentation for parents on Friday afternoon. This one-week program will run for 5 consecutive weeks:

  • July 4-7 (Peewee: ages 4-5, mornings only) * short week. No concert.
  • July 10-14 (ages 6-8)
  • July 17-21 (Senior: ages 8-10)
  • July 24-28 (ages 6-8)
  • July 31-Aug 4 (ages 6-8)

Registration opened March 1st, 2017!! For more information click here, or email qcamps@gogaelsgo.com or call at (613) 533-6000 ext. 77686.

 

 

QCM Performance Events 2017-18:

QCM will organize and present performance opportunities throughout the 17/18 season. These will vary between recital and master-class/workshop format, providing the opportunity for students to both perform and receive feedback from specialists. Students and instructors will be reminded of performance dates well ahead of time. Students interested in participating will need to register for an event by fully completing a concert registration form before the posted deadline. Due to the popularity of performance events, late applications will not be accepted. For events with limited capacity (such as Workshops/Master-classes), participation will be on a first registered, first served basis. Group class performance registration is the responsibility of the instructor. Solo performance registration is the responsibility of the performer (or parent/guardian). Members of the public are welcome to attend and support all events (no admission charge but donations are appreciated).

  • Friday 24th - Saturday 25th November, 2017 - Canada Music Week Festival
  • Sunday 17th December, 2017 - Solos and small ensembles Fall Term Concert

Three one-hour recitals feature students of all ages who take private lessons and chamber music instruction at Queen's Community Music. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted at the door.

  • Sunday 11th February, 2018 - Solos and small ensembles Winter Term/Kiwanis preparation Concert - 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm

Three one-hour recitals feature students of all ages who take private lessons and chamber music instruction at Queen's Community Music. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted at the door.

  • Sunday 4th March, 2018 - Yamaha Junior Original Compositions Concert

Students in the Yamaha Music Education System perform their own compositions! Student composers range in age from 7-12. Free admission.

  • Sunday 10th June, 2018 - Solos and small ensembles Year End Concert

Three one-hour recitals feature students of all ages who take private lessons and chamber music instruction at Queen's Community Music. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted at the door.

  • Saturday 16th June, 2018 - Yamaha Year End Group Concert

Yamaha Music Education System Group Classes perform for family and friends. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted at the door.

 

Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University (Visiting artists and Colloquium series)

QCM students are welcome to attend the visiting artist events and the Colloquium Series hosted by the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University.
 
 

Outreach:

 

QCM Award for Youth:

The 'Queen's Community Music Awards for Youth Fund' scholarships were awarded to the following students for the 2017-18 season: 

 

Emma Abicht, Sophia Battel, Simon Cui, Jayne Hackett, Jean-Pierre Ingram,

Ines Koeppl, Sophie Koeppl, Jenna Martinello, Félix Melanson, Beth Misener, Sarah Moore, Alexander Nediak,

Finlay Paul, Lena Renwick, Stepan Samuleev, Luca Scarlett, Sophie Shen, Mia Wang, Addison Wu

 

This fund, which was established thanks to the very generous support of a QCM member, is a momentous milestone for Queen's Community Music, and for families who value and support music education for young people. Please join me in offering special thanks to our first donor for student scholarships!