Composer of the month – Andrew Harbridge

Composer of the month May…Andrew Harbridge Background Andrew Harbridge is a composer, clinician, examiner, and the music director at Park Street Baptist Church. Andrew lives in Peterborough, Ontario. I first came across his music several years ago when I began exploring the Conservatory Canada syllabus. Many students (especially boys!) LOVE playing his music, which ranges … More Composer of the month – Andrew Harbridge

On the Road to Excellence – Our Journey to the Baltimore MTNA Conference

A couple weeks ago in March, I was fortunate to attend a music teachers’ conference in Baltimore, MD. I drove down with another colleague, Liz Craig, and we had a fantastic 4 days of learning and networking, plus an extra day exploring Washington, DC. Below is our post about our experience: http://www.lizcraig.ca/single-post/2017/04/05/On-the-Road-to-Excellence-–-Our-Journey-to-the-Baltimore-MTNA-Conference  

Composer of the month – Debra Wanless

Composer of March…Debra Wanless! Background Debra Wanless is a pedagogy specialist who is the principal and founding member of the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music. This music conservatory is unique in that it features only Canadian composers; therefore the content is entirely Canadian! She is also the founder of a piano pedagogy symposium called “Summer … More Composer of the month – Debra Wanless

Composer of the month – Phillip Keveren

Composer for February…Phillip Keveren! Background Phil Keveren  is an American pianist and composer. He is a co-author of the popular Hal Leonard Student Piano Library method books (see photo below).  His “The Philip Keveren Series” are very popular. These books are arrangements of popular, religious, traditional tunes – the music that you often hear, yet … More Composer of the month – Phillip Keveren

Composer of the month – Christine Donkin

Composer for January…Christine Donkin! Background Christine Donkin was born in northwestern Alberta, and studied music composition at the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. She composes choral, chamber, and orchestral works, and has written several volumes of pedagogical books for the piano, violin, and double bass. I met Christine in 2012 at … More Composer of the month – Christine Donkin

Composer of the month – John Burge

Composer for December…Dr. John Burge! Background Dr. John Burge is an Juno award-winning Canadian composer, born in Ontario. He holds three degrees in composition and theory, and is a full-time professor and Director of the School of Music at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  Dr. Burge writes choral music, orchestral music (he won a Juno for … More Composer of the month – John Burge