We have many concerts, events and workshops scheduled throughout the year.  Some are specifically for our private students, some are for our ensemble students, and many are set up for all of Lethbridge!  Check them out!

 

Events Scheduled for Students

**Please note that the Conservatory will be closed from Monday December 24th to Monday January 1st. We will re-open on Tuesday January 2nd. Registration is always available online! **

 

PERFORMANCES/EVENTS FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS:

As part of your 'full-time' private music student status at the Conservatory ('full-time' status varies by instructor, but usually means 30 lessons throughout the school-year), you are eligible to attend and be a part of our many activities throughout the year. If you'd like to be a part of these opportunities, talk to your instructor so you can prepare your repertoire or sign up for the event.

NOTE: in addition to all of these opportunities, Full Time Students can receive 10% off Conservatory group classes or ensembles during the semester when the lessons are scheduled.  This discount is for the student who is studying privately only. You MUST ask for the discount at the time of registration -- It will not be applied after payment.

  • SonicPi": Music Writing using Code - Demonstration and Workshop: October 16:  -- Casa Community Room, 4:30-7:30PM
  • Winter Formal - "Frozen Sing-a-long": Saturday December 1st, 2018: -- Casa Community Room, 1-3PM
  • Folk Song Themed Concert: Saturday February 9th, 2019 -- Casa Community Room,  1-3pm 
  • Lounge & Music:  Casual Performance Opportunity for Adult Students -- March 15, 7-8:30pm
  • English Tea Party Recital: Monday, March 18: -- Casa Community Room, 4PM
  • Suzuki Year-End Recital: Saturday April 13th: -- Casa Community Room, 11AM
  • Let's Drum & WHIP Year End Concert: Tuesday April 16th: -- Casa Community Room & Stephure Hall, 5PM
  • Lunch & Listen Conservatory Studio Showcase (based on recommendation from your instructor)
  • Conservatory Studio Recitals and other Instructor planned events (check with your instructor for day and time).

MASTERCLASSES/MOCK EXAMS/PREP RECITALS

  • Masterclasses:
    • November
      • Monday 19th -  6:00-8:00 pm: Guitar (Emma Rush) - Stephure Hall
      • Monday 19th - 3:30-6:30PM: Woodwinds (Sara Traficante) - Penner Classroom
      • Wednesday 28th - 4:30-6:30PM: Strings - Community Room 
    • January
      • Saturday 12th - 12:00PM-2:00PM: Voice (Sandra Stringer-Conlon)- Community Room
      • Saturday 26th - 1:30PM-3:30PM: Strings (Peter Visentin) - Community Room 
    • February 
      • Saturday 9th - 11:00AM-12:30PM: Brass (Josh Davies) - Community Room
      • Saturday 16th - 11:00AM-12:30PM: Percussion - Community Room
    • March
      • Monday 4th - 4:30PM-6:30PM: Piano - Community Room
      • Monday 11th - 4:30PM-6:30PM: Voice - Community Room
      • Saturday 23rd - 11:00AM-12:30PM: Percussion - Stephure Hall

 

  • Royal Conservatory of Music Winter Mock Exams**: Saturday January 12th, 2019:  -- Casa Community Room, 10AM-12PM
  • Music Festival Run-Throughs: Saturday March 30th, 2019:  -- Casa Community Room, 10AM-1:30PM (exact times depend on number of performers - concert will likely be shorter)
  • Royal Conservatory of Music Mock Exam: Saturday June 1st, 2019: -- Stephure Hall, 10AM-2PM
  • Provincials Run-through Recital: TBA

*Unsure what a masterclass is? Masterclasses are an opportunity for students to perform and receive feedback and guidance from a master musician, usually someone other than your own teacher. These are wonderful opportunities for students to get a new perspective from another teacher and provide an encouraging environment to perform infront of peers. We provide these at no additional charge to Conservatory of Music private students, so we hope you can take advantage of them! Please talk to your teacher if you are interested in signing up.

**What is a Mock Exam?: Though many of our students do not study the Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire or register for examinations, we do also have many that do! Mock Exams are scheduled for Conservatory of Music students in the weeks before the RCM exams, as a way for our students to get the jitters and the bugs out! Please consult your teacher if you would to schedule a mock exam with one of our wonderful 'mock' examiners.

OTHER EVENTS FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS 

  • Practice-a-thon Challenge: May - details to be announced
  • Scale Challenge: Year-long!
  • 10% Discount off Ensembles and Group Classes at the Conservatory (see above for specifics)

EVENTS FOR ENSEMBLE STUDENTS:

  • SonicPi": Music Writing using Code - Demonstration and Workshop: October 16:  -- Casa Community Room, 4:30-7:30PM
  • Suzuki Violin School Concert: December 1st, 2018: -- Casa, 11AM
  • Ventus Women's Chorus - December 7 at 7:30pm -- St. Augustine's Church 
  • Strings Winter Concert: December 8th 2018 -- Casa 4PM
  • Let's Drum Ensemble (Ages 10+) Concert: December 11th, 2018: -- Casa 5PM
  • We Hit It Percussion (W.H.I.P) Concert: Decemeber 11th, 2018: -- Casa 5PM
  • Choir Winter Concert: Decemeber 15th, 2018: -- Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1PM
  • Strings Spring Concert: April 13, 2019 -- Casa 4PM
  • Choir Spring Concert: May 4th, 2019 -- Immanuel Lutheran 1:30PM
  • Lunch & Listen Conservatory Studio Showcase (based on recommendation from your instructor)

Young Artist Music Academy Concerts:

  • December 13 at 7:00PM at Casa
  • May 4 at 7:00PM at Casa

EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Family Fun Day: Family Day, Monday February 18th, 2019 
  • Free Lunch & Listen Concert Series 2018 - 12:15-1pm (Casa) - hosted on the First Friday of Every Month:
    • November 2 - Music Faculty Potpourri, with Carolyn Herrington (piano), Janet Youngdahl (soprano), Jaimee Jarvie (soprano), Mark Rodgers (cello), and Christine Bootland (cello), featuring works by Handel, Barber, Boccherini and Casals
    • December 7 - Conservatory Music Studio Showcase
    • January 4 – Exploring the Cello, featuring Julie Amundsen (cello)
    • February 1 – Sweet Breath, featuring Janet Youngdahl and others
    • March 1 – Brahms Piano Quartet, featuring Airdrie Robinson (violin), Gabe Kastelic (viola), Christine Bootland (cello) and John-Paul Ksiazek (piano)
    • April 5 – Piano, Meet Percussion, Joe Porter (percussion) and Joel Goodfellow (piano)
    • May  3 – Conservatory Student Showcase Concert, featuring students at the Conservatory (all ages and skill levels)
    • June 7 – Faculty Concert, featuring Department of Music faculty (Carolyn Herrington and others)
    • July  5 – Our Favorites, guests TBA
    • August 2 – A Concert for Mini-Musicians, guests TBA (with milk and cookies reception to follow)
    • September 6 – The Guitar Orchestra, guests TBA
    • October 4 – A Tribute to Dame Julie Andrews, featuring Megan Wittig (voice) and Joel Goodfellow (piano)
    • November 1 – The Piano, featuring Brad Parker (piano) [the newest addition to U of L’s Music Department Faculty]
    • December 6 – Lyrical Chamber Music, featuring students from the Conservatory’s Young Artists Music Academy

For more information, please contact the Conservatory of Music at (403) 329-2304.

For a full listing of upcoming First Friday Downtown Lethbridge events, visit: www.firstfridaylethbridge.com

 


CASA / CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC CLOSURES:

2018

September 3rd, Labour Day

October 8th, Thanksgiving Day

November 11th, Remembrance Day

December 25th, Christmas Day

2019

Jan 1st - New Year's Day

Apr 19th - Good Friday

May 20th - Victoria Day

July 1st - Canada Day

Sept 2nd - Labour Day

Oct 14th - Thanksgiving Day

Nov 11th - Remembrance Day

Dec 25th - Christmas Day