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Whether you have studied music for many years or have just begun your studies, you are welcome to join this group.  All students learning to play any instrument and learning with a teacher are welcome to join.   We also welcome those who are seriously thinking about it but would like to have support to take that first step!

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Upcoming Bi-Weekly Meetings

The next meetings are:​​​​​​​

  • In May and June, Steinway is totally booked for teachers' studios recitals so alternative locations will be investigated

  • Saturday, May 4, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm at a member's house

  • Saturday, May 25, 12-2pm on Zoom

  • June 15th 1-3 pm, in-person meeting at a member's backyard acreage west of Calgary

  • Saturday, June 29th 12- 2 pm on Zoom

  • Saturday, July 13th 11:00 - 1:00 pm at Steinway Piano Gallery

Please Note: All in person meetings will take place at our venue of choice, the Steinway Calgary Piano Gallery Recital Hall, unless otherwise specified.  Only group members or guests who have notified the ALMSG Leadership team of their trial visit will be allowed entry.   Masks can be worn at the discretion of each member's comfort level and personal preference - please sit six feet apart from others. All in-person Steinway meetings will be Zoomed as well so that all members will be able to participate regardless of location.

Collaborations 

 Many of our group members are collaborating on a music piece  "The Water is Wide" on the app Acapella.  Kaylene is heading this project so if you want more information and/or would like to be a part of the project, please contact Kaylene. Group members are also collaborating on another project that Kathy is leading and that is "Edelweiss". Group members, please contact Kathy for details if you want to get involved.

 

Members' Orchestra/Band Concert Nights

 

 

Recent and Upcoming Music Exams

  • Heather, Sexsmith AB, Completed Level 2 Piano Exam Feb'24

       Congratulations, Heather, on acheiving Honours with Distinction on this exam!

  • Joanne, north of Saskatoon SK, Completed Level 9 Piano Exam Jun'23

       Congratulations, Joanne!

  • Edel, Calgary AB, Completed Level 9 Piano Exam Jun'23

       Congratulations, Edel!

  • Ann, Toronto ON, Completed Level 3 Piano Exam Oct '23

        Congratulations, Ann!​

  • Kathleen, Calgary AB, Completed Level 2 Piano Exam Nov'23

         Congratulations, Kathleen!​

  • Sandra, Calgary AB, Registered for Level 6 Classical Piano Exam June 21st, 2024

  • Leslie, Collingwood, ON, Registerered for Level 8 Classical Harp Exam June 26, 2024

Members' Participation in Music Festivals 

The Alberta Piano Teachers' Association Festival is running from March 4 -16,2024 

  • Linda, Kathleen: Adult Piano Solo class

  • Sandra, Graham, Alan: Adult Piano Recital class

  • Linda: Sing and Play class

  • Kaylene & Alan: Piano Combo Class - Violin/Piano Duo

Congratulations to Alan on being asked to perform at the APTA showcase concert.  (Alan did not attend however as it conflicted with his family plans.)

The North York Music Festival runs April 5-28, 2024.  The registration for virtual entries opens Mar 1 and ends April 1st.  Video entries must be submitted by April 1st to be considered.

  • Kaylene entered this virtual festival for Adult Level 9/10 Violin and submitted three video performances -two on violin and one on viola.  Update:  Kaylene achieved gold for all three of her submissions.  Congratulations, Kaylene!

  • Ann entered this virtual festival for Adult Level 3 Piano and submitted five performance videos.  She achieved gold on four and she will be attending the Presentation Gala in June as she lives in Toronto.  Congratulations, Ann!

 

The 2023 first ever ALMSG Fall Fete ran Nov 18th, 2023, 11 am - 3 pm

The following members participated with one music selection unless otherwise noted:

  • Heather, Piano, virtual entry

  • Dorothy, Piano,

  • Linda, Piano,

  • Graham, Piano, 2 music selections

  • Sandra, Piano, 2 music selections

  • Kaylene, Violin, 2 movements

  • Kaylene, Viola,

  • Donalda, Voice,

  • Edel, Piano,

  • Sandra, Voice, 2 music selections

  • Alan, Piano, 3 music selections

 

The Contemporary Showcase Festival ran November 23-25, 2023

  • Graham & Alan, Piano, entered this festival and performed on Friday Nov. 24, 2023

Community Service Events

  • Sandra  is an AHS patient support - musician volunteer.  She plays at the McCAig Tower weekly on Fridays 1-2 pm on the Boston Grand piano on the ground floor.

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Steinway Piano Gallery

    76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary AB T2H 3A7

Thank you to Steinway Piano Gallery for supporting us

by allowing us to hold our monthly in-person meeting

at their beautiful recital hall.

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