Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

December Piano Recital

An end of term piano recital will be held on Sunday December 16th at 3 pm in Abbotsford.  This will be a fun event for all students.  The recital will include a group music game, piano performances, and prize give-aways.  An awards ceremony will follow the recital, commemorating all students who achieved Student of the Month this semester. Following the program there will be refreshments in the lobby.

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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Canada Music Week Recital

The Canada Music Week recital is put on each year by the Chilliwack chapter of the B.C. Registered Music Teacher’s Association. This recital features Canadian music exclusively (music by Canadian composers as well as student’s and teacher’s compositions). Only students who study with a member of the Chilliwack BCRMTA branch may perform in this recital.

Following the recital there will be an awards ceremony recognizing the students in Chilliwack who have achieved the highest marks on their RCM music examinations. The evening will conclude with refreshments in the lobby.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Technique Olympics: Day 2

Students of Kathleen’s Piano Studio who are between the ages of 7 and 12 years old have been invited to compete against the students of another nearby piano studio. Students will play scales, chords, and arpeggios and participate in music games to earn points for their team throughout the event. The winning team will be awarded a prize and everyone will enjoy refreshments together. All students will receive a goody bag at the end of the event.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Technique Olympics: Day 1

Students of Kathleen’s Piano Studio who are between the ages of 7 and 12 years old have been invited to compete against the students of another nearby piano studio. Students will play scales, chords, and arpeggios and participate in music games to earn points for their team throughout the event. The winning team will be awarded a prize and everyone will enjoy refreshments together. All students will receive a goody bag at the end of the event.

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Jul
2
to Aug 9

Summer Lessons

Piano and theory lessons are available to students over the summer months.  Current students are strongly recommended to sign up for a minimum of 2 piano lessons over the summer to help maintain their current level of skill and musicianship.

All students taking RCM exams in the summer are required to have weekly lessons until the date of their exam. 

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Last Day of Lessons Before Summer Break

Friday June 22nd is the final day of piano & theory lessons before the summer break.  Lessons are available during the summer break upon request.  Contact Kathleen Feenstra to set up lessons - all current students are strongly encouraged to schedule 2 lessons over the summer to keep up their current level of skill.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Year End Piano Recital

An end of term piano recital will be held on Friday June 15th at 7 pm in Abbotsford.  This will be a fun event for all students.  The recital will include a group theory game, piano performances, prize give-aways and refreshments.  Come on out to hear what your students have learned this term and celebrate their achievements with them.  Following the recital student of the month trophies will be handed out in an award ceremony.

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Apr
30
to May 4

Abbotsford Music Festival

  • Calvin Presbeterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Abbotsford Music Festival provides piano and violin students living in Abbotsford or studying with a teacher in Abbotsford with the unique opportunity to perform in either a competitive or a non-competitive adjudicated setting.

Numerous awards, trophies, and scholarships are available to be won by students who exhibit a high level of excellence.

Festival Dates:  April 30th - May 4th 2018 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Abbotsford BC.

Honours Concert: Saturday May 12th 2018, 7 pm.

Registration for the festival is now closed for 2018.

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Mar
5
to Mar 9

Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival (Piano Dates)

The Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival exists to foster a desire for lifelong learning and involvement in the Performing Arts by providing a positive and stimulating environment for participants to demonstrate their pursuit for excellence while receiving constructive commentary and/or adjudication.

The dates for the piano portion of the festival are March 5th-9th 2018.  

Registration Deadline: Deadline was December 1st 2017

 

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Piano Recital

An end of term piano recital will be held on Friday December 15th at 7 pm in Abbotsford.  This will be a fun event for all students.  The recital will include a group theory game, piano performances, prize give-aways and refreshments.  Come on out to hear what your students have learned this term and celebrate their achievements with them.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival Registration Deadline

The Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival exists to foster a desire for lifelong learning and involvement in the performing arts by providing a positive and stimulating environment for participants to demonstrate their pursuit for excellence while receiving constructive commentary and/or adjudication.

Registration Deadline: December 1st, 2017.

Festival Dates (Piano): March 5th - 9th 2018

Click HERE for entry forms

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Canada Music Week Recital 2017

This years recital will feature local composers and teachers who had their music published in "Creative Canadians Compose."  Students and teachers (including myself!) will be performing their own compositions.  Location for this event is TBA.  Following the recital awards will be given out to the students who recieved the highest marks in Abbotsford on their RCM examinations this past year.

To purchase a digital copy of the Creative Canadians Compose book go to: http://abbotsfordmusicbcrmta.com/composition-booklets-celebrate-canada-150/

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Jun
27
to Sep 4

Summer Piano & Theory Lessons

Piano & theory lessons are available during the summer break upon request.  Contact Kathleen Feenstra to set up lessons - all current students are strongly encouraged to schedule 2 lessons over the summer to keep up their current level of skill.

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Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Year End Piano Recital

This is a recital for all current piano students of Kathleen Feenstra.  There will be some awards & door prizes given out!!  Refreshments will follow the recital in the foyer of the church.  Please arrive at 6:50 pm if you are performing so that we can start at 7 pm sharp. Please also bring a smart device (phone/iPad etc) so you may participate in the online music games.

Dress code: semi-formal.

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Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Young Artists Concert (Auditions)

Venue: Bakerview Church, Abbotsford BC

An orchestra concert featuring 12 young soloists from the Abbotsford area, accompanied by the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and the Canada West Chamber Orchestra. Anyone studying with a teacher from BCRMTA (Abbotsford) may apply.  Any student between grade 1 and ARCT may apply, but priority will be given to those students playing “shorter pieces” so that more students may have an opportunity to perform.  Ideal length is 1 min. to 5 min.

Sponsored by BCRMTA (Abbotsford) and local music teachers.

Saturday June 10th (2pm to 5pm)

Rehearsals:

Wednesday, September 27th, or September 20th

Friday, September 29th 7pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, September 30th 2pm to 5pm (Concert)

Repertoire:

See List 1 and List 2 for repertoire for which orchestral accompaniment is currently available.  However, this is NOT an Exclusive List.  You may choose a piece that is not on the list, and if your piece is chosen, we will arrange to have an accompaniment written for you. 

Please audition with the piece that you want to play with orchestra.  Please provide 3 copies of the piece for the audition committee.  Note: the copies do not need to be originals, but may be photocopies.

Application Form

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May
1
to May 8

Abbotsford Music Festival 2017

  • Abbotsford Music Festival 2017 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Abbotsford Music Festival provides piano and violin students studying with a teacher in Abbotsford with the unique opportunity to perform in either a competitive or a non-competitive adjudicated setting.

Numerous awards, trophies, and scholarships are available to be won by students who exhibit a high level of excellence.

Entrance to play at the festival is open to any student who is currently studying music with a music teacher who lives in Abbotsford provided their application is received by the application deadline.

 

Festival Dates:  May 1st - 5th at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Abbotsford BC.

Deadline for entries: Feb 8, 2017

Honours Concert: Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church

Registration is now closed.

 

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

Christopher Norton Workshops & Masterclasses

  • Chilliwack Alliance Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chilliwack branch of the BC. Registered teacher's association is hosting composer Christopher Norton for 2 days of Teacher Workshops, Student Master Classes, Improv Sessions and a Grand Concert Gala.  CLICK HERE for more info.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com

Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd, Chilliwack, V2P 4V6

More details will be posted on the Chilliwack BCRMTA website shortly.

 

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Apr
2
to Apr 3

Senior's Home Recital

On Sunday, April 2nd, the Abbotsford branch of the B.C. Registered Music Teacher's Association is putting on a recital at MSA manor at 1:30 pm.  The number of students permitted to play in this recital is limited, so be sure to sign up early!  Students will be limited to the performance of one piece in this recital.

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