MELUDIA – The Ultimate Ear Training Experience

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) has entered into a unique partnership with the French web-based music-learning platform, Meludia. Starting on December 6, 2017 and for a period of one year, unlimited access to the Meludia web platform of 625 interactive music learning exercises will be made available free of charge to every resident and visitor in Canada, a gift to the nation by the CPO and its Music Director, Rune Bergmann, who have made it their mission to encourage and nurture music literacy in Canada. The CPO wants to enrich the concert experience for all Canadians by fostering deeper engagement in music.

Meludia develops your ability to listen and understand music through fun and progressive exercises. Its innovative approach covers melody, harmony, rhythm, and so much more, all without the need for scores or tedious analysis.

Anyone with a Canadian IP address can log into meludia.com and enter the program free of charge until December 5, 2018. Canadians will benefit from the fun and interactive learning exercises offered on the platform. By using the platform just 15-minutes a day four days per week, a beginner should complete the ‘Discovery’ module in three months, the ‘Intermediate’ module in six months, and the ‘Advanced’ module in 12 months.

Clubhouse Art Walk January 2018

Art-Walk-poster-Jan-2018The Town of Cochrane presents:
ClubHouse ArtWalk
at the Clubhouse Activity Centre
Saturday, January 13
10am – 2pm
Rain or Shine
Free Admission

ClubHouse ArtWalk will include a Studio West Bronze Foundry outdoor sculpture garden, local artists show and sale, with an ArtWalk map to take you through Cochrane’s downtown to the various Bronze Statues and finally to the Foundry itself that will have doors open to the public at the same time.

Click here for the Clubhouse Artwalk Map

Calling all artists! Want to participate? Register at Cochrane.ca/artwalk  or call 403-851-2534

CMS Christmas Concert 2017

Christmas Concert 2017 Our Christmas Concert is in just as few days! We’re excited to try out a new venue – the Bow Valley Baptist Church.

Be sure to remind your friends to pack a Food Bank donation and come to enjoy our Music of Christmas.
54 West Aarsby Road
7:30pm

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West Valley Winds Workshop 2018

Join your musical friends at the 13th Annual West Valley Winds Workshop held in beautiful Canmore March 2,3  2018!

The Event
The workshop runs two concert bands: Dolce (Grade 3-4) and Vivace (Grade 4.5-5).

The entire workshop (Friday evening and all day Saturday) will be held in full ensembles under the direction of our guest conductors, Dr. Lawrence Stoffel (California State University, Northridge) and Dr. Michael Keddy (University of Victoria).

After the Friday evening sight reading session, everyone is invited to the Canmore Golf & Curling Club dining room for a closed party featuring our own jazz jam. Our rhythm section will lay down the beat and all are welcome to join in or simply listen and socialize with friends.

Saturday rehearsals will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Coffee breaks (with delicious snacks) are provided and everyone goes out to find lunch at any of the terrific Canmore eateries. The workshop will conclude with an informal concert at 5:00pm. For those who are having too much fun to stop, we’ll go out for supper together!

Registration
Cost: Just $60!
Click here for full information and registration form
Register soon! This is a popular workshop and space is limited.

A group block of hotel accommodations has been arranged for the workshop. Reservation details are on the registration form.

If you can’t attend the full workshop, drop in to the free concert to join in the fun and hear some great music!

Come and enjoy this fun and challenging weekend workshop!

Foothills Brass November 11 Concert

Foothills Brass Nov 11 ConcertJoin Foothills Brass Quintet in concert for an entertaining mix of swing, blues and Latin fire that recalls the struggles, victories and rebuilding of the 1940s.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Ave SW, Calgary

Showcasing music of the bands from Ellington to Prima to Miller, songs from Ella Fitzgerald and Cole Porter, and a piano tribute to Count Basie! With well-known Calgary artists Allison Lynch on vocals, Mark Limacher at the piano, and an outstanding trio of young singers (Kate Stevens, Izzy Zenglitzky,Tyra Sanderson as The Andrews Sisters!)

Tickets $20, $15 Student/Senior, $40 Family
To reserve tickets call 403-508-2225 or email foothillsbrass@gmail.com