It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Rémi Bouchard, composer, music teacher, faithful friend and supporter of CNCM.
Rémi died Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 83. A prolific composer from Neepawa, Manitoba, Rémi contributed to many volumes of both of CNCM's repertoire series Northern Lights and Making Tracks. Rémi was also a frequent guest composer at Summer Sizzle. A composer entirely self-taught, he was strongly influenced by French and English composers. The core of his work has always been a concern for, and commitment to, his environment. In 2010, the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts Inc. presented Rémi with the "Above and Beyond Award for the Arts". Both Conservatory Canada and the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music recognized him with an Honorary Licentiate in 1999 and 2003 respectively.
Rémi will be greatly missed within the CNCM community and beyond.
CNCM would like to offer many thanks to all the participants who made Summer Sizzle 2019 in Owen Sound truly memorable: students, teachers, composers, clinicians, parents, grandparents, friends, and organizers and, volunteers! Look what a community coming together, blessed by music can do!
The following are words from Nancy Telfer (who holds an Honorary Licentiate from Northern Lights CNCM), read aloud at the Convocation Gala at SS:
If some day you should ever wonder about the who or what or why of your life, then remember this:
We are the music makers.
Our fortes thunder and we know the magic of how to get sweet whispers from a piano.
We are the people who count. We count beats and bars; we keep track of time. We understand the small details and the luxurious stretches of time.
We are the melody makers and with our melodies we can make eagles soar and lions roar.
We are the harmonizers. We can fill a room with such a richness of sound that it makes everyone feel bigger.
We are the movers and dancers. We participate in the flow of life; the slow, graceful rotation of the earth; the leaps; the whirls.
But, most of all, we are the dreamers. We imagine sounds so beautiful or so expressive that words can not describe them.
We are the music makers.
Please check out our Facebook page for pictures, updates and experiences from the event!
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.
The Canadian National Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the
2017-2018 Silver Medalists from Pre-Performance to Grade 8. Congratulations to
all of our Silver Medalists!
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!
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