The Thunder Bay Conservatory of Music (TBCM) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to offer educational musical programming to the community of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.
LatinoAmericana concert, Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 pm. The Annex Quartet, our guest string quartet from Toronto, showcases works from their latest album, which explores chamber music from South America and beyond. Works by Piazzola, William Grant Still, Miguel del Aguila. Also featuring young artist Matt Sellick, flamenco guitar.
Northern Stars concert, Friday, August 23, 7:00 pm. Workshop faculty collaborate with the students from our Chamber Week workshop to present string orchestra and chamber favourites. Also featuring young artist Nicole Waboose, violin.
Journey to the East concert, Thursday, August 29, 7:00 pm. Local piano quintet Cosbey Quintet perform works written by Asian and Asian-Canadian artists. Works by Sean Kim, Zhou Yuguo, Jean Cras. Also featuring young artist Heran Zhou, guzheng.
Chamber Week August 19-23. Intermediate and advanced string students (ages 8-22) will have the opportunity to work closely with string pedagogues of the highest calibre for five intense days. This year’s guest faculty: the Annex Quartet.
Junior Week August 26-30. This is where it starts! Workshop aimed at children ages 3-10, this jump starts learning for young violinists and cellists.
Adult Workshop Tuesday, August 20, 6:00 pm. Dust off your bows and instruments! Aimed at string players over 18 at any level from beginner to Tchaikovsky. Work with the Annex Quartet on your chamber skills and linger to chat over coffee and dessert.
Children’s Choir – Choral singing is a great way to have fun while developing singing skills, group performance skills, and other skills foundational to all branches of musicianship. Details of choral events being planned for the 2018/2019 season will be posted when available. In the mean time, feel free to contact us to express an interest.
Student Recitals – provide an opportunity for students of Thunder Bay area music teachers to gain experience and build confidence performing in front of an audience.
Group Classes – provide an opportunity for young string students to learn the joys of playing with others as part of a musical team.
Community Orchestra – provides a venue for adults who play orchestral instruments non-professionally to get together to rehearse and to perform.
Summer Strings – provides a week of fun and skills-development for young string students at various levels.
|Summer Strings--Junior Week||Jul 30 - Aug 3||Trinity United Church|
|Summer Strings--Chamber Week||Aug 6 - Aug 11||Trinity United Church|
|Summer Strings Workshop
for adult string players
|Tuesday, Aug 7, 6:30 pm||Trinity United Church|
|Chamber Music Festival Concert
|Wednesday, Aug 8, 7:00 pm||Trinity United Church|
|Chamber Music Festival Concert
Inspired by Folk
|Friday, Aug 10, 7:00 pm||Trinity United Church|
|Summer Strings Student Showcase||Saturday, Aug 11, 1:00 pm||Trinity United Church|
For more information, or to sign up for any of our programmes, call Michelle at 807-252-7275, or email TBConMus@gmail.com.
There is a need for high-level summer music programming in Thunder Bay. Serious music students need to keep their skill sharp, and continue to take lessons through the summer months, often travelling to far- away places like Domaine Forget in Charlevoix, Quebec, or the Banff Centre in Alberta for much-needed training with prestigious guest teachers. But the travel, accommodation, and fees of these summer festivals are out of reach for many families.
Your donation can help support the flights and fees of our guest string quartet, to support us in bringing a high-level summer string festival right here where the students need it. For more information, or to make a donation, please have a look at our donation letter.