Music is an essential part of any child or adult's education and life experience. Learning an instrument can improve concentration, coordination, character (through diligent practice), self-confidence (through performance), appreciation of different kinds of music, and ability to express ideas and emotions. In other words, a quality music education can provide the tools needed for success in life.
Discovering different genres of music through playing an instrument can also be an incredible life-long joy. If you want to fall in love with music, then the Prince George Conservatory of Music is just the place to do it!
We want to do our part to keep our staff, students and families safe. As such, all in-person private teaching will be suspended until further notice. Several of our teachers have transitioned to online lessons and will be in touch with students to discuss options. Our building is now closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future. We will provide updates to families by email as the situation progresses. Please take care of yourselves, keep practicing, and we look forward to seeing all of our students again in the near future!
Imagine an elegant 18th century parlour, a sun-drenched morning, a cozy cottage, a prairie vista, a magical forest glade, an enthralling midnight chorus. This program for flute and piano paints evocative scenes and memories with works by Jean-Baptiste (John) Loeillet, William Lloyd Webber, Ian Clarke, and contemporary Indigenous composers.
Jessica McMann is a Cree musician, contemporary dancer and choreographer.She has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary and an MFA from Simon Fraser University. Her recent compositions and soundscapes explore Indigenous identity and history. She was part of the inaugural Canadian Indigenous Classical Musicians Gathering in Banff. In addition, she is a hoop dancer, and has had the opportunity to present contemporary and traditional work at festivals across western Canada, and tour northern Europe.
Beverley McKiver is an Ottawa-based pianist, teacher and composer. Her musical suite “Boozhoo Manoomin” was presented at the Weesageechak Begins to Dance developmental festival at Native Earth Performing Arts in November 2018. She participated in the inaugural Indigenous Classical Music Gathering held at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in February 2019. Beverley has been commissioned by Jumblies Theatre and Soundstreams in Toronto to write a song cycle for Jumblies’ community choir as part of their collaborative “Odaabaanag” project. She is a recent graduate of the Piano Pedagogy Certificate program at University of Ottawa.
Presented by Living Room Live and hosted by the Prince George Conservatory of Music.
Tickets $20 at the door.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for teaching all ages and levels of students. The ideal candidate will possess an accredited Bachelors of Music Degree (or will at the start date of the position) and/or ARCT. We teach to the standards of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the majority of our students perform in the District Music Festival each year and complete Conservatory level exams at the end of the year.
The start date for these positions is as soon as possible. Our school year runs September to June, 36 weeks, closing for school holidays.
If you would like to become a part of our faculty, please send a cover letter and resumé, with references, to the Prince George Conservatory of Music, attention Allison Bell, Artistic Director, at email@example.com to set up an audition and interview time.