Meeting Dates

Next Meeting Details

Dec 2, 2020 – General Meeting 9:30 AM; Guest Speaker 10:30AM: Jarred Dunn on Meddling or Pedalling: Chopin, Debussy, Messiaen via Zoom. 
 

This workshop examines the types of pedalling that lead to flattering sound effects in Chopin, Debussy, and Messiaen. A link between these three composers is their interest in expanding the possibilities the pianist can hear when interpreting the piano (breathing of singers, chamber music, overtones, etc). We will examine inappropriate pedalling choices and find ways to communicate them to students. Teachers interested in early 20th Century repertoire will enjoy delving into Messiaen’s communicative structures. Exploring these pedalling choices transforms lessons into a laboratory of (almost) endless experimentation that deepens comfort on stage and in the studio. Visit www.jarredunn.com

 
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% on 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: Ross Salvosa on Muscle Memory and Photographic Memory:  A Workshop on effective strategies and techniques to memorizing.
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
April 7, 2021 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: TBA.
May 5, 2021 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15AM – Guest Speaker: Facilitated Round Table Discussion – Covering current teacher concerns and interests.
June 1, 2021 11am – General Meeting, 11:30am- Year End Luncheon at TBA.