Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts: October Group Classes

ADULT GROUP CLASSES

the beatles singles 1962-1970

AGES 16+

THURSDAYS | 7:00 – 9:30 PM | October 7-28
COST: $100 | INSTRUCTOR: John Einarson | Virtual

Who doesn't love The Beatles? From "Love Me Do" to "The Long and Winding Road," we'll explore each of the Fab Four's single recordings from 1962 to 1970, the stories behind them, and how their sound evolved with each release. Sit back and relax with your favourite snacks and invite friends from anywhere to join in on the fun!

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/the-beatles-singles-1962-1970/

mozart masterpieces

Adults 16+

SUNDAYS | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | October 17 & 24
COST: $50 | INSTRUCTOR: Tadeusz Biernacki | Virtual

Mozart operas delight us with beautiful music, enchanting composition, spectacular characters, and timeless storylines. Join Tadeusz Biernacki, Chorus Master and Assistant Music Director of Manitoba Opera as he offers a closer look at two of Mozart's most famous and beloved operas: The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. We will explore the historical background, characters, the plot, musical themes and structure, famous arias, and ensembles as we watch and listen to audio and video excerpts from international performances.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/mozart-masterpieces/

Youth GROUP CLASSES

music & wellness for anxious times

AGES 13-15

TUESDAYS | 5:00 – 6:00 PM | October 6 – November 9
COST: $120 | INSTRUCTOR: McKenna Ogg | Virtual

Taking Care of our mental health is important. Do you have a go-to song that you listen to on tough days? How do the life stories of your favourite artists affect how you listen to their music? What playlist do you put on before you write a big exam? These are some of the questions we will explore in Music & Wellness. This group will explore how we can use music to support ourselves and each other through song sharing, discussions, artist biographies, and various art forms. The needs and interests of each group member will guide the content as we work to create a toolbox of coping skills that can help you navigate these challenging times.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/music-wellness-for-anxious-times/

find your voice

AGES 7-10

WEDNESDAYS | 4:30 – 5:15 PM | October 20 – November 24
COST: $90 | INSTRUCTOR: Sydney Clarke | Virtual

Learn how to sing and use your voice in this program featuring Theatre, Folk and Art Songs. Learn the basics of singing technique while telling stories behind English Arts Songs, Folk Songs and Musical Theatre. Express yourself using music and find your voice!

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/find-your-voice/

TROUVE TA VOIX

AGES 7-10

MERCREDIS | 5:30 – 6:15 PM | 20 Octobre – 24 Novembre
COÛT: 90$ | INSTRUCTEUR: Sydney Clarke | En-ligne

Apprend les principes de chant tout en découvrant l'histoire de mélodies françaises, de chansons folkoriques et de comédies musicales. Trouve ta voix et raconte tes histoires!

Pour plus d'information et pour t'inscrire, visite https://mcma.ca/trouve-ta-voix/

adult & Youth GROUP CLASSES

beginning ukulele

AGES 12+

TUESDAYS | 7:00 – 8:00 PM | October 12 – November 30
COST: $160 | INSTRUCTOR: Phil Natividad | In-person

If you've never played an instrument before, the ukulele is the perfect place to start. Beginning the Ukulele is a 4 week course that will get your foot in the door with the hip instrument everyone wants to play. Students will learn about ukulele care and tuning, how to read chord charts, basic strums and their application to simple songs.

Instrument information: Soprano, Tenor or Concert Ukulele. We recommend the Kala K-AS mahogany soprano ukulele.

A clip-on ukulele tuner (Snark or similar) is required.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/beginning-ukulele/

improvisation workshop

AGES 14+ with few years experience

SUNDAY | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | October 17
COST: $40 | INSTRUCTOR: Carter Graham | Virtual

Have you ever wanted to know how to improvise? How to make old songs feel new again? Did you ever feel like you weren't really able to express yourself on your instrument? This class is for experienced musicians who wish to develop their 'inner ear'. Pianist Carter Graham will be hosting a workshop on how to approach improvising on your instrument.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/improvisation-workshop/

FIDDLING FRENZY

3+ YEARS VIOLIN EXPERIENCE

MONDAYS | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | October 18 – November 22
COST: $120 | INSTRUCTOR: Kyle Burghout & Jane Cory | Virtual

Join Kyle Burghout, a North American Irish Fiddle Champion, for a weekly session of learning new fiddling repertoire. You will explore a variety of fiddling styles, including Old-Time, Metis, Quebecois, Cape Breton & Irish. This class is intended for those who have 3+ of violin or fiddling experience and are looking to explore new repertoire and make new friends. 2018 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion Jane Cory will join Kyle in a few classes as a guest instructor.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/fiddling-frenzy/

introduction to diction

ages 12+

SATURDAY | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | October 23
COST: $25 | INSTRUCTOR: Sydney Clarke & Sarah Witiuk | Virtual

Join MCMA voice instructors Sarah Witiuk and Sydney Clarke as they guide you through an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and how to apply it when interpreting languages such as French, German, Italian, and yes – English! Over the course of 90 minutes, participants will gather a basic understanding of IPA, as it applies to singing & speech in various languages. If you have always wanted to speak a language without a Canadian accent – this course is for you!

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/introduction-to-diction/

early childhood GROUP CLASSES

family music mornings

AGES 1-4 yrs

THURSDAYS | 9:30 – 10:15 AM | October 7 – 28
COST: $60 | INSTRUCTOR: McKenna Ogg | Virtual

Introduce your children to early musical concepts such as keeping time and matching pitch using familiar nursery rhymes and silly songs. We will sing, groove, and play along to music in a space where each child can participate at their own level. This group is a great option for siblings and caregivers to explore music together.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/family-music-mornings/

MUSICAL STORYTIME

AGES 2-3 YRS + PARENT

SATURDAYS | 9:30 – 10:15 AM | October 16 – November 20
COST: $90 | INSTRUCTOR: McKenna Ogg | In-person

What can we find as we tiptoe through the forest, fly through space, or zoom around in a car? This group will explore a new theme each week through singing, movement, crafts, and books. This hands-on group is a fun and engaging place to introduce your children to early musical concepts such as basic rhythms and matching pitch.

For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/musical-storytime/