activities & events

Montreal Classical Music Festival

Please visit the Festival's webpage at MCMFestival.org.

Spring Recital
  • Having an overwhelming end-of-year?
  • Not enough students to organize a concert of your own?
  • Wishing your students had more performing opportunities? 

This event is for you. Parents and teachers can come to cheer our young musicians at the Spring Recital.


 

Date : April 9 on Zoom

Information: Suzane Beauchamp | 514 271-4743 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hélène Lord | 514 702-5000 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Performance Clubs

About the Clubs

  • Teachers invite their adult students at the home of a host, to an informal gathering where they can perform the repertoire of their choice in a friendly atmosphere.
  • There are two clubs: (1) Beginners & Intermediate performers; (2) Advanced performers (Grade 8 RCM and up).

  • Admission is free. Guests each bring a plate to share to eat after the recital.

  • Participants must be comprised exclusively of friend members or students of current active or provisional QMTA members.

  • Reservation is required.


Beginner & Intermediate-Level Performers

Date: Sunday, June 13 @ 2 p.m.

Venue: Paroisse St-Edouard (corner Beaubien & St-Denis), Montreal

Chantal Bois, 514 598-7816 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Advanced Performers

Zoom Concert

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

Host: Graeme Wilkinson

Info & reservations: Heather Roberton | 514.697.8015 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

QMTA Annual General Meeting and Banquet

Virtual General Annual Meeting & Banquet

Date : June 2021

AGM @ 04:00 p.m.

Virtual Dinner Party @ 05:00 p.m.

Info : David Côté | 514 342-5106 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mélissa Faustin | 514 993-2460 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo by James Jadotte on Unsplash

Canada Music Week®

A Word from the CMW Covenor, Christiane Claude

To mark the 60th anniversary of Canada Music Week®, the Quebec Music Teachers Association had to rethink its ways and adapt to a new reality by organizing an entirely virtual event! 

This first time experience using this platform was enjoyed by all! We were happy to have many students ranging in age from 5 to 18 involved with this year’s event. Instruments played included the piano and the violin, and everyone enjoyed participating. 

During the week, our guest adjudicator Montreal-born pianist, composer and educator Frédéric Issid, was able to watch the performances from his office in Valence. Mr. Issid is currently pursuing his career in Spain. This is also a first for us, being able with this technology to invite an adjudicator from outside the country!

Mr. Issid recorded a personal message to each of the participants and they all received a certificate of participation. 

The judge's “favorites” selected from the music videos submitted were the stars of the virtual recital. This recital was added to one of the QMTA’s Web platforms on November 28, the last day of Canada Music Week®. Performers selected for the recital also received a bursary.

I would like to thank the members of the QMTA Virtual Festival team: David Côté President, Patrycia Meunier Treasurer, Gayle Colebrook and in particular Danielle Langevin, our Registrar and Web Coordinator, without whom this version of CMW activities would not have been possible.

Christiane Claude, CMW Coordinator

View the Gala-concert video on YouTube

History of Canada Music Week®

Canada Music WeekMD was established in 1960 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations. The event was so successful that the following year, the CFMTA Executive decided to turn it into an annual celebration of Canadian music. 

Objectives

The objectives of CMW include creating public awareness of Canadian music, supporting Canadian composers and artists, familiarizing young Canadians with contemporary music, and encouraging music teachers to expand their knowledge of Canadian repertoire.

Contact Info

Christiane Claude, coordinator | 514 617-4676 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download

List of Canadian Composers (PDF) (non-exhaustive list) 

QMTA / EMVI / Coop VDI Joint Workshops

In collaboration with École Vincent-d'Indy and the Co-op Vincent-d'Indy, the QMTA hosts renowned composers and teachers for lectures, workshops, and masterclasses. 


 

Informations : Mélissa Faustin, coordonnatrice des projets musicaux, 514 735-5261 poste 3039 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julio Gonzalo, directeur adjoint, 514 735-5261 poste 3069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kids' Club - Santa's Concert
  • Santa's concert is the key event of our Kids Club.
  • On the first Sunday of December, our young musicians are the stars of the show.
  • Santa Claus and the Christmas Elf surprise them with presents.
  • Open to all aged under 18.

Date: 

Info: Sarah Bertrand | 514 652-2426 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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