Meeting Dates

Next Meeting Details

May 5, 2021 – General Meeting 9:30 AM; Guest Speaker 10:30AM: Sean Bickerton, the director of the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver. He and his guest, Jordan Nobles will be highlighting the work of the CMC.  Sean will provide a very brief history and background of the CMC as it has evolved and grown, but focus mostly on the services and programs they provide today, as well as some of the issues they are exploring with Indigenous and Black teachers and leaders.  Jordan will focus on the services the Library makes available to your members, and will show an animated score video and talk about some of the work composers are doing today that he finds interesting via Zoom.
 
Sean Bickerton is the BC Director of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), is Chair of the BC Alliance for Arts & Culture, and teaches at Capilano University. A former violinist, he is deeply committed to music education and the critical role the arts play in human development, expression. He lives in Vancouver with his husband, Tom. 
 

Jordan Nobles is a JUNO Award-Winning Associate Composer of the CMC, Librarian of CMC BC, head of Redshift Music Society and the founder of Redshift Records label. He is a driving force in new music in Western Canada and lives in North Vancouver with his wife Kelly, a piano and voice teacher, and son Julian. 

Perks for BCRMTA Members:

Discounts include:
Indigo/Chapters – educational materials discount of 20%
• may purchase the iRewards card for $20 instead of $35.
Staples – https://www.staples.ca/a/content/teacher-appreciation
• claim teacher’s discount at checkout
The Vancouver Chopin Society -https://chopinsociety.org/subscriptions/single-tickets
• 15% discount for individual tickets
• 20% on season tickets
Vancouver Recital Society – https://vanrecital.com/
• 15% discount on single tickets
VSO – https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/
• Select tickets for $20 members/$15 students/youth
WashWorld – Steveston Hwy & No. 4 Rd – http://washworld.ca/portfolio-item/richmond/
• show your membership card & get 10% off oil change
 
Please consult your Progressions Magazines for the latest discounts, and the method of attaining these discounts.

.2020-2021 General Meetings and Guest Speakers / Luncheon

All Branch meetings and programs are scheduled but NOT confirmed at this time. We will be continuing to update members via email as each date nears.

General meetings are usually held at Salvation Army (Richmond Community Church), 8280 Gilbert Road, Richmond, 9:30 AM. (map)

October 7, 2020 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker & Members Welcome Back: Bob Kohl & associates (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Pop-Up Store for Christmas/Seasonal/ Canada Music Week Books discount 25% via Zoom.
November 4, 2020 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Jarred Dunn on Chopin Etudes: Repertoire of Technique via Zoom. 
December 2, 2020 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Jarred Dunn on Meddling or Pedalling: Chopin, Debussy, Messiaen via Zoom. 
February 3, 2021 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: Dr. Ross Salvosa on Muscle Memory and Photographic Memory:  A Workshop on effective strategies and techniques to memorizing via Zoom.
March 3, 2021 09:30am – AGM & Election, 10:15am – General Meeting, Members Meet & Greet, Bob Kohl & associates (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Books etc. for Sale via Zoom.
April 7, 2021 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: Victoria Warfield on Understanding Performance Anxiety: Creating a Musician Without Fear via Zoom.
May 5, 2021 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15AM – Guest Speaker: Canada Music Centre – director Sean Bickerton & librarian Jordan Nobles via Zoom.
June 1, 2021 11am – General Meeting, 11:30am- Year End Luncheon at TBA.