Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music is the first conservatory in Canada to invite major national composers to write music to be published exclusively for young Canadian piano students in a graded series of books. The “Northern Lights” series provides piano students with pre-grade one pieces (premièred 2006) up to the current Grade 8 level books that premièred the summer of 2013. Since 2014 a series of duet books have been produced in the series ranging from Primary Level to Early Intermediate.
The first two volumes of Making Tracks were the result of several composers from across Canada honouring the rail history of our country. Volume 3 was produced containing advanced pieces for two pianos, and the series concluded with two volumes based on the theme of “Small Town Canada”.
A piano performance/workshop syllabus is available as well as an elementary/primary pedagogy syllabus and several handbooks to go along
with the completion of the various pedagogy diplomas. The CNCM Piano Syllabus has also been in print since 2003.
"I am so excited to see the books in July 2017. I have always been excited to have my work included in the CNCM books, but this time I am especially so. Maybe it’s because I feel that I am personally celebrating this special year in Canada’s history through CNCM’s books. I am also very keen to see what others have written.
Thank you once again for presenting my work to the public."
Programs / Exams
Composer's & Kids
Graded Piano Performance
Graded Piano Workshop
Music For Everyone
Exam Dates, Forms and Fees