Upcoming events:

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    Music Student Award Auditions

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    Meeting of the MCPA Association Board of Directors

    11:00 AM
  • Fri
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    Jazz It Up! Fundraiser

    6:45pm to 9:00pm

Conservatory News

April 2017

Kathleen Doherty and Friends

Featuring performances by Kathleen Doherty, Kara Friesen, Michele Slattery, Lydia Zimmer, Votive Dance, The Expanse, Cobequid Young Company, Maritime Conservatory School of Dance, Maritime Dance Senior Elite, and Young Company of Halifax Dance. Admission by [...]

Broadway Company Players presents…

Please be sure to join us on June 8th and 9th at 8pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall for our fully staged musical production of SEUSSICAL starring the combined casts of our Elementary and [...]

March 2017

Children Arts and Fitness Tax Credits

Changes to the tax credit were issued this past April to take effect for the 2016 taxation year. Follow this link to the CRA site for complete details.

Events

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    6:30PM & 8:00PM
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    4:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the Conservatory

    In the Conservatory’s early years, a graduation recital by music graduates was an important right-of-passage and a recurring feature of the spring schedule. This venerable tradition has been revived by senior piano student Gina Park. Gina’s Graduation Recital will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 4:00 PM at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. Her programme will include music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. The Association is organizing a reception following the recital. Members of the MCPA Association are cordially invited to attend this celebratory concert.

    Gina is a piano student of Carol von Syberg and a theory student of Dr. Lorna Wanzel, both of whom are members of the MCPA Association of which Carol is also the Corresponding Secretary for the organizations Board of Directors. Gina performed at the Association’s 2016 AGM, and she has been a frequent recipient of MCPA Association Scholarships. She was also awarded the MCPA Association Medal for the highest marks in the Conservatory’s Grades 8, 9, and 10 piano exams and also earned High Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music in the same grades. With students of her own, Gina has already begun a career as a piano teacher.

    This year Gina is studying chamber music with Simon Docking and Gillian Smith. During her recital, Gina is delighted to be a part of a chamber group performing Mendelssohn’s melodious Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor. Three of Gina’s students will also be featured in a six-hand, one piano performance!

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    Gina Park was born in Bucheon, South Korea, and it was there that she began piano lessons at age six. In 2010 her family moved to Canada, settling in Halifax, where she enrolled at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. At MCPA she has continued her piano studies with Carol von Syberg with parallel explorations of music theory with Dr. Lorna Wanzel. Having completed Grade X in piano, Gina is currently studying Advanced Piano Pedagogy, the final component of the ARCT in Piano Pedagogy.

    Gina has also been active in the community. Last summer she volunteered at QEII Veterans’ Hospital where she made many veteran friends. Gina has also volunteered at the Spring Garden Road/Central Library, Feed Nova Scotia, CNIB, and as a math tutor at Gorsebrook Junior High. And if this weren’t enough, along with her studies as a Grade XII student at Citadel High School, Gina has been teaching piano to a growing group of both children and adults for the past two years!
    Gina is dedicated to promoting a love for music in her community by attending Symphony Nova Scotia concerts, encouraging younger musicians at her church and, most directly, teaching her students.

    When Gina is not teaching or practicing, she enjoys exploring contemporary piano pieces (with a particular fondness for composers such as Yann Tiersen, Joe Hisaishi, and Ludovico Einaudi), solving logic puzzles, learning German, and practising yoga.

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    11:00 AMthe Conservatory

    The regular monthly meeting of the MCPA Association Board of Directors will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017. The meeting will be at 11:00 AM at the Conservatory.

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  • Fri
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    6:45pm to 9:00pmMaritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

    The MCPA Association will be holding a Jazz themed fundraiser and silent auction at The Conservatory on Friday May 5th, 2017 starting at 6:45pm.  Zoe Leger, Kendall Stubbs, Antonia Pigot and David Pigot will set the mood with wonderful Jazy performances. And for some of your other senses, delectable Hors d'Oeuvres provided by Pavia Gallery will accompany a cash bar with non-alcoholic drinks also available. Don't forget about the silent auction!

    The cost for the for event is $30 per person. RSVP on or before April 28th, 2017 by coming to or phoning the Conservatory office. Payments of credit card, cheque or cash are excepted.

    Auction items would be gratefully accepted and can be delivered to Jeffrey or Clayton at the Conservatory office by May 1st.

    Proceeds from the event and from the silent auction go to the MCPA Association Student Scholarships and Bursary Funds.

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    All Tuesday ECMP and Jump classes will have a final presentation in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall (Exact times and details TBA)

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    All Saturday ECMP and Jump classes will have a final presentation in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall (Exact times and details TBA)

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    All Sunday ECMP and Jump classes will have a final presentation in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall (Exact times and details TBA)

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    6:30 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall
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    Bella Rose Theatre
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    1:00 & 5:00pmSpatz Theatre
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    11:00 AMthe Conservatory

    The regular monthly meeting of the MCPA Association Board of Directors will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017. The meeting will be at 11:00 AM at the Conservatory.

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    8:00 PM

    Please be sure to join us on June 8th and 9th at 8pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall for our fully staged musical production of SEUSSICAL starring the combined casts of our Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players. Now one of the most popular and performed shows in North America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favourite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination – Jojo." Tickets are available now at our Main Administration Desk!

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    2:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the Conservatory

    The Conservatory’s annual Convocation will be held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 PM in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. It is at Convocation that Scholarships and Prizes are awarded, including the Association’s many awards. All members of the Association are invited to attend Convocation.

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    11:00 AMthe Conservatory

    The regular monthly meeting of the MCPA Association Board of Directors will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017. The meeting will be at 11:00 AM at the Conservatory.

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    The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday afternoon, September 24, 2017, at the Conservatory (the time to be announced at a later date). Members of the Board of Directors are elected at the AGM, and there will be brief reports from the President and the Treasurer. A reception will follow the meeting. All members of the MCPA Association are invited to attend the AGM as voting members. Members of the Public are cordially invited to this meeting and to join us for the wine-and-cheese reception at the meeting’s conclusion.

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