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Events for Private Students

2019 - 2020 Events

In light of the changing situation with the COVID-19 virus, and in keeping with precautionary measures suggested by the Alberta Health Services, the University of Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridge, our student masterclasses, performance opportunities and year-end ensemble concerts have been cancelled. 

Full Time* private music student are eligible to attend and/or perform in our many activities throughout the year. Please see the list below, and talk to your instructor so you can prepare your repertoire or sign up for the event!  Sign up is done directly through this site, and there are no additional costs (accompanists are not provided, however). 

Concerts for all students, instruments and skill-levels!

  • Costume Party!  Student Recital for All Ages: Friday, November 1, 2019: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Casa's Community Room - costumes are optional) - sign up here*
  • Spring Recital for All Students: Friday, March 6, 2020: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Casa's Community Room) - sign up here
  • Festival Prep/Run-Through Concert: Monday, March 16, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Casa's Community Room) - sign up here
  • Practice Passport Challenge: Running October, 2019 - May, 2020 (wrap up party/draw prizes in June). No sign-up required - just grab one from our front desk, or ask your instructor for details!
  • RCM Mock Exams: Saturday, May 30, 10 - 2:00 p.m. (Casa's Penner Classroom) - Sign-up Coming Soon!
  • And more! Check back regularly for updates.
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*Please note that when you sign up using the online form, your name (or your child) will be visible online.  If you prefer not to have your or your child's name visible, please contact to sign up. 

Masterclasses (Free to Full-Time Students*)

  • VOICE - October 7 - Kim Erickson (voice) - Lakehead University, Ontario - 5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) - Sign-Up Here
  • VIOLIN - October 28 - Veronique Mathieu (violin) – University of Saskatchewan (Chair of Music) -5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) Sign-Up Here
  • GUITAR - November 18  - Alexander Dunn (guitar) - University of Victoria - 5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) Sign-Up Here
  • CELLO - Wednesday, November 20 - Andrea Case (cello) - Medicine Hat College Conservatory 5-7pm (Community Room) Sign-Up Here
  • PIANO - January 27 - Cheryl Emery-Karapita (U of L)- 5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) Sign-Up Here
  • VOICE - March 9 - Sandra Stringer (voice) - University of Lethbridge - 5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) Sign-Up Here
  • CANCELLED: FLUTE - March 23 - Sarah MacDonald (Calgary) - 5:30-7pm (Penner Classroom) Sign-Up Here
  • CANCELLED: CELLO - March 16, 2020 - Julie Amundsen, cello (Lethbridge) Sign-Up Here
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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.

ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE DISCOUNT TO FULL-TIME STUDENTS! 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.

*'full-time' status refers to students who have committed and registered (and arranged for payment) of a minimum of 20 private lessons between Sept 1 - Aug 31, 2020.