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Workshops

UPDATE: All programs are being offered exclusively through REMOTE and ONLINE DELIVERY in Spring and Summer 2021. Summer registration opens April 15. Click on the course links below for details or learn more on our About The Conservatory page.

 

Workshops at the Conservatory happen throughout the year in a variety of arts interest areas. Head to our Facebook to view our Events pages and share the listings with your family and friends!

Journeys in Music Talks

How do musicians and artists build unique pathways for their passions and art practices?

These FREE virtual talks are conversations with musicians of all types. At the heart of these dialogues is building understanding about how a musician or artist is made. How did they start playing? What inspired their studies? What was their journey to becoming a musician? These conversations are perfect for music students, artists, musicians, and community members interested in storytelling and learning more about the life of professional musicians. Talks will include a 45 minute video conference conversation with the below musicians and the Conservatory Head Christa Eidsness then 15 minutes at the end for questions and answers.

Please note: talks will be recorded. If you keep your camera and microphone off during the video conference call, you will not be included in the recording. Questions can be submitted through the chat function for those who do not wish to be recorded.

To access recorded talks: click the link below. If you do not have a CCE Community account, please use "Login as Guest".

Date Ages Speaker Registration Link
Recorded February 6, 2021 10+ Alison Yun-Fei Jiang is a Carrefoure Composer in Residence (2020-2022) with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and talks about her inspiration for composing and her passion for combining different musical traditions in her compositions. Watch Alison's Talk
Recorded February 20, 2021 10+ Chris Jones (double bass) talks about his understanding of music, his warm-up routine, and what it takes to stay on top of repertoire as the principal double bass player for the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Watch Chris's Talk
Recorded March 6, 2021 10+ Hyon Suk Kim (clarinet) will tell you what’s it like to be the principal clarinetist of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. In this conversation with Hyon Suk we will explore her start in music, what’s on her playlist, and what she’s passionate about. Watch Hyon Suk's Talk
Recorded March 13, 2021 10+ Kerry-Anne Kutz (soprano) is an active singer and teacher based in Montreal, Quebec. A graduate of both the University of Saskatoon and the Université de Montréal, Kerry-Anne has performed in every province in Canada and is a key organizer of the Festival de la Voix in Montreal. Watch Kerry-Anne's Talk
Recorded March 20, 2021 10+ Karley Parovsky (violin) is a teacher, performer, and fiddler based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Karley is beloved by her students and has a passion for teaching beginners. She plays with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and teaches group fiddle classes. Watch Karley's Talk
Saturday, March 27, 11:00 am 10+ Originally from Regina, Amy Hillis (violin) is a performer and educator now based in Toronto, Ontario. Amy is a founding member and manager of the Horizon String Quartet. With the quartet, Amy has performed 200 interactive concerts for more than 10,000 young people in 100 different Canadian cities. Watch Amy's Talk
Saturday, April 10, 11:00 am 10+ Anna Norris (bassoon) is the Principal Bassoon with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Regina Symphony Chamber Players. She has performed across southern Ontario and now makes her home in Regina. Watch Anna's Talk

Saturday, April 17, 1:30 pm

10+

Originally from Regina, Dan Scholz enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, teacher and conductor. He is an instructor at the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Mennonite University, as well as the conductor of the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra. Watch Dan's Talk

Saturday, April 24, 11:00 am

10+ Join RSO Education & Outreach Manager, Shawn Earle, who will talk about the four contemporary chamber music pieces
performed in the recent Regina Symphony Chamber Players video concert.
Register for Contemporary Music with the RSO

Saturday, May 1, 11:00 am

10+

Jean-Louis Bleau (choral conductor) is an active choral conductor in Calgary, Alberta. He is the artistic director of Choral Programs at Mount Royal Conservatory where is current the Interim Director.  He is also a sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary where he directs the University of Calgary Chamber Choir. Register for Jean-Louis' Talk
Saturday, May 8,  11:00 am 10+ Adrian Casas is a Mexican violinist and conductor. Born in Mexico city, Adrian Casas is an active musician in Canada and Mexico. His current career includes presentations in North America as a violinist and conductor. Register for Adrian's Talk

Saturday, May 15,  11:00 am

10+

Born in Romania, Carmen Constantinescu studied violin at the Bucharest Conservatory. She won many awards and performed concerts across Europe before coming to Canada in 1981. Carmen is currently a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Players and teaches violin at the Conservatory. Register for Carmen's Talk
Saturday, May 29,  11:00 am 10+

Tamsin Johnston is the principal oboeist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the RSO Chamber Players. She also teaches at the Conservatory of Performing Arts and her performance career has taken her across North America.

This will be our final Journeys in Music conversation for the spring term.

Register for Tamsin's Talk

Journeys in Music is supported by the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association (SOA) through their Project Grant program, which is supported by funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation through SaskCulture.

Summer Workshop Series

Our Summer Workshop Series features a variety of workshops for the whole family taught by our Private Lesson instructors. Workshops vary from participatory (bring your instrument) to lecture based courses. See our Performances & Events page for Mini Concerts this summer with our Private Lesson instructors. All workshops are $10 each.

Download and share the Summer Workshop Series Flyer

Date Ages Workshop Instructor Workshop Title & Registration Link
Thu, Jul 8, 7-8pm 14+ Alyssa Woolhether (voice) Healthy Belting 101
Mon, Jul 12, 7-8pm 16+ Renée Coghill (guitar) Play Popular Guitar Songs with 3 Chords
Wed, Jul 21, 5-6pm 4-6 Allison Luff (piano) Introduction to Music
Wed, Jul 28, 7-8pm 6+ Cécile Denis (harp) Enjoy Harp Lessons
Wed, Aug 4, 6-7pm 6+ Margaret Carey (violin) An Introduction to Fiddle Music
Tue, Aug 17, 6-7pm 10+ Cory Cristoph (guitar) Classical Music History & the Guitar

Adult Group Program Samplers

Join us this summer to take in one time course samplers before registering for fall programs. Learn more about our group programs available for teens and adults. Samplers are $10 each. If you are looking for summer program samplers for youth (ages 16 and under) please see our Summer Day Camps.

Download and share the Group Program Sampler Flyer

Date Ages Sampler Instructor Sampler Title & Registration Link
Thu, Jul 15, 7-8pm 16+ Karen Rose (contemporary dance) Contemporary Dance
Mon, Jul 19, 7-8pm 16+ Vanessa Nezamloo (theatre) Acting 101 for Adults
Thu, Jul 29, 7-8pm 13+ Adrian Casas (conductor) The Virtual Orchestra Experience
Thu, Aug 12, 7-8pm 16+ Alyssa Woolhether (voice) Vocal Identity & Songwriting: An Artist's Journey Finding Her Voice
Wed, Aug 18, 6-7pm 16+ Katelyn Ironstar (beadwork) Beadwork Artist Talk
Wed, Aug 25, 6-7pm 16+ Lori Potter (piano, choir director) Virtual Choir Sing-a-long

Have an Idea for a Workshop?

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