We are pleased to announce the draft schedule for Summer Sizzle/Keyboard Kamp 2019 in Owen Sound. This schedule is subject to change at anytime, so please check back for updates! (Includes schedule for Teacher's Symposium (left) and Keyboard Kamp (right).
View the schedule below or download a PDF copy.
Presenter: Ernst Schneider:
Overview of Romantic music, art, literature and architecture. What was happening musically in Canada at this time?
Presenter: Ina Dykstra
Dance Portion Presenter: Adela Cleverley
The Waltz: roots and development through the Romantic Period, including Chopin's waltz style, general repertoire and even dancing!
Presenter: Tenley Dyck
New Canadian piano works written in the Romantic Style.
Presenter: Debra Wanless
Developing student 'processing' to reach full potential and independence.
Presenter: Christopher Norton at the piano.
Presenter: Lynette Sawatsky
Motivating Students in your Piano Studio: Lynette will look at key strategies for, benefits of and practical ways to motivate students in the studio.
Monday evening: Jen Smith Lanthier & Irene Enns, 2-piano recital
Monday evening: Christopher Norton at the piano.
Tuesday evening: New Canadian works performed by students, teachers and composers.
CNCM would like to thank all who came together to make Summer Sizzle in Biggar such a great event! To the students, teachers and parents; our many fantastic volunteers and supporters; our vendors and everyone else who made this the best event yet!
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Less than a month until Summer Sizzle 2018 in Biggar, Saskatchewan!
Watch composer, clinician, teacher and performer Ian Green talk a little about his experiences with Summer Sizzle!
CNCM is pleased to offer a new online order form for both Keyboard Kamp and the Teacher's Symposium! You can pay either with Credit Card or PayPal. Check it out!
CNCM is pleased to announce that SOCAN has granted Summer Sizzle 2018! We are grateful for their ongoing support!
Updated: Summer Sizzle is pleased to announce our updated list of composers for the year's event in August in Biggar, Saskatchewan. Christopher Norton, Debra Wanless, Wes Froese, Jen Smith Lanthier, Ian Green, Diane Hunter, Jo-Anne Neufeld, Ernst Schneider, Peggy L'Hoir, Michael Dobinson, Helen Barclay, Janet Gieck, Tenley Dyck, Ina Dykstra, Jan Randall, Wendy Wright, Dianna Neufeld, Andrea Neustaeter Heather Waldner, and Madeline Hildebrand.
As always, we will be announcing more guests in the coming months! Read our guest biographies.
August 8th and 9th
It is with great pleasure that Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Board of Directors has awarded Summer Sizzle 2018 to the community of Biggar, SK!
Summer Sizzle 2018 already has many composers and guests planning to attend including Wes Froese, Debra Wanless, Jen Smith Lanthier and Christopher Norton.
Summer Sizzle Keyboard Kamp & Pedagogy Symposium is a national music conference created by Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music.
Summer Sizzle is the only national conference to bring together Canadian composers, students of all ages and levels, teachers, parents and grandparents - working and sharing with all who attend. It is a truly historic event.
Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music is mandated to promote and support Canadian music at all levels and is committed to bringing this same Canadian music to communities across Canada.
It is our hope that all of you will support and attend this exciting event in Biggar on August 8th and 9th!
Let's make Summer Sizzle 2018 bigger and better in Biggar! Can't wait to see you in August!
Dale Donaldson (CNCM Chairman of the Board)
& Debra Wanless (CNCM Principal)
CNCM is celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary with 3 new piano collections:
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Composer's & Kids
Graded Piano Performance
Graded Piano Workshop
Music For Everyone
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