Courses & Programs

2021 - 2022

Registration for the 2021-22 is Open Now! 

Please note that masking is required in all of our courses and programs.

We Hit It Percussion (W.H.I.P.) 

Open to students from grades 7-12, students work on music showcasing Caribbean rhythms, classical music, and all the way to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Santana. Contact Joe Porter (joe.porter@uleth.ca) for an audition. 
 

Tuesday: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)
Fall 2021Sept 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, Dec 1, Dec 8
Winter 2022: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Fees: $265 per semester

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*NEW* Keyed Percussion Class 

Our new Keyed Percussion Class will explore popular classical piano repertoire on percussion instruments. This class is geared to students who have some basic note reading skills, and will be an especially fun class for piano students and piano teachers to try out!  Parts will be assigned based on skill level, so you will never be in over your head.  Space is limited, so sign up today to explore those popular piano classics with a whole new spin!  All ages are welcome, but note reading skills are needed.

Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9 [CANCELLED]
Winter 2022: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7

Fees: $195 per semester

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*NEW* Carribean Steel Pans (for ages 12+) 

Join percussion expert, Joe Porter, and explore the bright, interlocking rhythms of the Caribbean steel pan! Why should kids have all the fun? Our Caribbean Steel Pan class will be open to anyone, aged 12+, so parents and grandparents can register too! Family rates are available - inquire today!


Thursday: 5:40 - 6:40 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9 [CANCELLED]
Winter 2022: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7Fees: $195 per semester

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Mini-U Baby (0-18 Months) 

Music provides multi-sensory experiences to your little one. While baby giggles and bops to the music during these classes, you will learn new songs, rhymes and dances to strengthen your connection with your baby in class and at home.  These classes are based on the current early childhood research, so every activity is not only fun, but builds skills and fosters your child's developmemt.  These classes have a capacity of 10 children, to give babies lots of room!

Option 1: Tuesday, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, Nov 30, Dec 7
Winter 2022: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Option 2: Thursday, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
Winter 2022: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Fees: $160 per semester, including materials

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Mini-U Toddler (18M - 3YR) 

We’ve designed a class that moves just as quickly as your little one. This class includes dances, rhymes, instrument exploration and most importantly, ways for your toddler to direct the activities.  The capacity of our Mini U Classes is 10, giving your child lots of room to move, and of course a ton of well deserved attention! Full parent participation is required in these classes.

Option 1: Tuesday, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, Nov 30, Dec 7
Winter 2022: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Option 2: Thursday, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
Winter 2022: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Option 3: Saturday, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021:  Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Winter 2022: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2

Fees: $160 per semester, including materials

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Mini-U Pre-Schooler (3 - 5YR) 

Our pre-schooler music classes foster your growing child’s wild imagination, using music as the tool for fun, learning and exploration! Songs, dances, instrument play and stories will engage your child and foster language development, self-regulation, music skills and confidence. We invite parents to join us for the last ten minutes of class.  The class capacity of our Mini U classes is 10, to allow for lots of room to move!

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sept Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Winter 2022: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2

Fees: $160 per semester, including materials 

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Sinfonia Allegro (Advanced String Orchestra) 

Sinfonia Allegro is an advanced orchestra of intensive instruction in all aspects of professional orchestral study and performance. Students foster skills such as: self discipline, rhythm and aural skills, while developing a new level of understanding of musical analysis and problem solving within a framework of teamwork and leadership. These abilities will not only have a positive impact on their solo and ensemble playing but on all aspects of their life. In this orchestra, musicians should be at a RCM level 4 or higher, or equivalent, and be studying their instrument privately. Prior orchestral experience is highly recommended. Students will be required to work on orchestral music at home, and are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts. New students can contact the music director, Gabe Kastelic at Gabe.Kastelic@gmail.com prior to registration.

Monday: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 13, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6  (CANCELLED) 
Winter 2022: Jan 10,17, 24, 31, Feb 7,  14, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 18, Apr 4, 

Fees: $390 / Year

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Stringendo (Beginner/Intermediate String Orchestra) 

The Stringendo orchestra is for students ready to begin building an appreciation of orchestral skills, music, and ensemble playing. Students learn to follow a conductor and play together as a cohesive unit. The emphasis in this group is to learn basic orchestral skills while having fun. Students of all ages should have at least two years playing experience, be able to play basic scales and know how to count simple rhythms.

Wednesday: 4:30 - 5:30
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8  (CANCELLED)
Winter 2022: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

Fees: $390 per year

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Ukulele Group Class 

Join world renowned classical guitarist, Iliana Matos, as she introduces students to the charming and joyful tones of the Ukulele. The ukulele's four nylon strings are gentle on little fingers and make chord shapes and scales easier to learn. No experience or note reading skills are necessary. This class will learn popular and classical tunes.  No ukulele?  No problem, just add on the ukulele for $57.00 when you register.  Your child will be making music in no time!


Option 1: Monday, 4:30 - 5:20 p.m. (ages 5 - 7)
Option 2: Monday, 5:35 - 6:25 p.m. (ages 8 - 9)
Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 27, Oct 4, 25, Nov 1, 15, 22, 30, Dec 6, 13, 20
Winter 2022: Jan 17, 24, 30, Feb 7, 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Fees: $160 per semester (plus ukulele if needed)

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Adult Group Voice Classes: The Singer Within 

Instructor: Jillian Bracken 

This class is for adults who are interested in exploring their singing voices in a supportive and welcoming small group environment, and want to learn more about the basics of vocal technique, song interpretation, and performance.  Repertoire will be self-selected based on individual preferences, stylistic interests, and skills, and some group repertoire may also be explored.

  • Mondays, 6:45-7:45pm*
  • Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm*

*These classes can accommodate both beginners and intermediate singers, who have either never performed in public, or who have some performing experience. 

Location: Penner Classroom (Casa)
Fall 2021: Sep 27, Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

Fees: $180 per semester

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Conservatory Opera Ensemble

Join artistic directors Lisa Mulgrew and Megan Wittig in this year's Conservatory Opera Ensemble!  Running from September - December, 2021, this is an auditioned ensemble, emphasizing the development of operatic stagecraft through practical application of these skills.  This ensemble will culminate in a semi-staged concert in December of Operatic Excerpts. Please note that this program rehearses and performs on campus (not at Casa).  Voice Majors are welcome to apply to do this program as an Applied Study (see below).  Anyone in the community is welcome to audition (as well as B.Mus students)!  For auditioning details, please contact Megan.Wittig@uleth.ca or Lisa.Mulgrew@uleth.ca .

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

  1. Saturday, September 11 (1-4pm)
  2. Saturday, September 18 (1-4pm)
  3. Saturday, September 25 (1-4pm)
  4. Saturday, October 2 (1-4pm)
  5. Sunday, October 17 (1-4pm) 
  6. Sunday, October 24 (1-4pm)
  7. Saturday, October 30 (1-4pm)
  8. Saturday, November 6 (1-4pm)
  9. Saturday, November 20 (1-4pm)
  10. Sunday, November 21 (1-4pm)
  11. Saturday, November 27 (1-4pm)
  12. Saturday, December 4 (1-4pm)
  13. Thursday, December 9 - Dress Rehearsal (7-10pm)
  14. Friday, December 10 - Dress Rehearsal (2-5pm or 7-10pm) TBD

CONCERT: Decrember 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Applied Study Opportunities, linked to the Conservatory Opera Ensemble (active uLethbridge students will need to log in to view these listings): Pianist - https://myexperience.uleth.ca/postings.htm?pId=15472; Advanced Vocalist - https://myexperience.uleth.ca/postings.htm?pId=15473; Production & Artistic Director Assistant - https://myexperience.uleth.ca/postings.htm?pId=15471

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Content Creators: Podcasting (ages 8 - 12) - $50
Option 1: Novemebr 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)

Option 2: Friday, January 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)

Stay-tuned for more details!

 

Storytelling Through Sound (Ages 8 - 12) - $160
Option 1: February 22 - 25, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)

Option 2: April 19 - 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Stephure Hall (Casa)

Stay-tuned for more details about these camps!

Did you know that we also offer Private Music Lessons?
Financial Assistance is available for those in need.
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