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MCMA Music Equals Raffle

The MCMA is proud to present a raffle to support our Music Equals outreach program!

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Now that you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to expand your knowledge and repertoire, in the Uke Troop Ukulele Ensemble! You will reinforce the information you have already learned and hone your technical skills.  Strumming and picking patterns become more consistent and precise and your playing will become smoother.  Taught by experienced ukulele instructor, Phil […]

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An MCMA favorite – this class makes the mystery of how to sing well a reality for anyone. Our highly qualified instructor will work with this group to teach the basics of vocal production, diction, and breathing in a variety of musical styles. Take your singing to the next level with a mix of group […]

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Alexander Mickelthwate — Conducting

Specializes In: Biography German conductor Alexander Mickelthwate is renowned for his “splendid, richly idiomatic readings” (LA Weekly), “fearless” approach and “first-rate technique” (Los Angeles Times). Critics have noted Alexander’s extraordinary command over the Austro-Germanic repertoire, commenting on the “passion, profundity, emotional intensity, subtlety and degree of perfection achieved” in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 as “miraculous” […]

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Thank you for the music!

Well, it’s the end of the school year, and it’s been a busy one! We’ve finally settled into the swing of things at our new location as well as introduced a brand new community to the joy of music lessons. READ MORE Though the school year is over, the music doesn’t have to stop! The Conservatory provide individual […]

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John Einarson — Music Appreciation

Specializes In: Music appreciationBiography John Einarson a musicologist, broadcaster, educator and author of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed music biographies. He has written for Mojo, Uncut, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Classic Rock and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press. He wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multi-Media Life, […]

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2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to all who participated in the recent Scholarship competition!

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Edvanny Silva — Cello

Specializes In: CelloBiography Edvanny Klébia Silva, born in João Pessoa, Brazil, began her cello studies in 1999 with Francieudo Torres. From 2009 to 2012, Miss Silva was a member of YOA – Orchestra of the Americas. On tour with YOA, she shared the stage with Carlos Miguel Prieto, Gabriela Montero, Matt Haimovitz, Joshua Bell, Philippe […]

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Travis Harrison — Upright Bass

Specializes In: Double bass (upright bass)Travis Harrison, double bass faculty at the MCMA recently sat down with us to talk about his musical journey.  Travis first picked up the double bass when he was in grade six. His school had a strings program and since he was the tallest kid, the teacher recommended the double […]

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Caroline Bucher — Percussion

Specializes In: Timpani, Classical PercussionEducation/Training 15 years of studying piano privately, 4 years of studying percussion (3 of which at the University of Manitoba). Working with children at the Prairie Percussion Workshop since 2012 and at the Fort Gary Summer Band Camp since 2010. In the process of completing a Music Degree as well as […]

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