ONTARIO REGISTERED MUSIC TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association: Sault Ste. Marie Branch announced today that it is hosting its annual Canada Music Week recital, Music at the Rapids, on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Shingwauk Auditorium at Algoma University.
This recital will feature young musicians performing contemporary music written by Canadian composers, as well as traditional music performed by the First Nations student female drum group of White Pines Collegiate and Vocational school, The Braided Sweet Grass Singers.
There will also be a debut performance of a work by local resident teacher, artist, and composer Anne Louise-Turgeon. She has written a work entitled Icicles, to be performed by cellist, Corinne Turgeon, Royal Conservatory of Music gold medal winner for cello performance.
This event is co-sponsored by Algoma University, the Northern Arts Academy and White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School.
The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Held since 1960, Canada Music Week is an annual event where music teachers, students and their families gather together in their local communities all across Canada to celebrate Canadian music.
The aims of Canada Music Week are to bring to the attention of the public, through various means, the importance of Canadian music; to support composers and performers of Canadian music; to introduce contemporary music to young Canadians and stimulate a keener appreciation and understanding of this music; and to encourage music educators to widen their knowledge and experience of Canadian works.
The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) is a not-for-profit provincial organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of more than 1,300 registered music teachers and related members across Ontario. ORMTA is affiliated with the national association, the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA).