Conferences, Symposia, and Educational Events
To view some recent concerts in the community, please click here to visit the vFEST/VIRTUAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL.
Central Ontario Band Workshop
Annual invitational two day enrichment for Waterloo, Wellington, Perth County high school wind band students
Attendance, 120-140 players
Workshops and sectionals offered by Laurier faculty and students
Offered 3rd week of September
Guest conductors have included:
Dr. Mark Hopkins, 2011
Dr. Jessica Kun, 2010
Colin Clarke, 2009
Sing Fires of Justice
Annual ecumenical public choral event that focuses on a justice project. Partnered with WLU Seminary, Debbie Lou Ludolph, Dean of Chapel, Royal College of Canadian Organists, and community choral leaders.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 7:30 P.M. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Benton Street, Kitchener
High School String Symposium
Annual invitational two day enrichment for Waterloo Region string programs.
Attendance, 50-60 players
Penderecki String Quartet, Professor Paul Pulford, Laurier String Students provide leadership
Offered 3rd week of November
Artist, Composer, Educator –in-residence (Sponsored by KNAER and LcMc)
Dr. Peter Wiegold, Brunel University, London, UK
October 15-20, 2011
Schedule and Videos: http://engagetocreate.com/peter-wiegold-visit
SAME (Student Association of Music Educators)
Prospective music educators at Laurier volunteer in local schools as teachers’ assistants, a key part of the Centre’s work.
The Student Association of Music Educators will organizes and administers a one-day workshop for students and music teachers in the winter.
Saturday, March 10, 2012, Paul Martin Centre: RONDO : a full day conference sponsored by SAME. For more information, contact Ella Weber, President, SAME, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and Social and Environmental Justice Symposium
May 15, 2010. Featuring Keynote speakers Rena Uptis, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto in partnership with Learning Through the Arts. This academic symposium featured notable figures in both Arts and Social Justice as keynotes, and various themes of intersections within the theme.
Veena Sahasrabudde Indian Classical Lecture Demonstration and Public Concert
October 1-2, 2010 (in collaboration with the School of Business and Economics)
The lecture and demonstration by Dr. Hari and Dr. Veena Shasrabudde before a capacity student and faculty audience was enthusiastically received. The public concert in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall was a memorably significant cultural event in the history of the Faculty of Music.