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Alexander Technique Workshop

OCT 1, 2017 AT 2:00PM UNTIL 3:30PM

$10 at BookLore, the church or at the door


The Other Instrument You Play presented by Nancy Sicsic, professor of piano

and the Alexander Technique at U of  T. This workshop will explain the

Alexander Technique and give musicians and nonmusicians a chance to

explore why we get tense when performing tasks such as playing an

instrument and how to "tune out minds and bodies" so they work for us, not

against us.

All are welcome.


Westminster United Church,

247 Broadway,

Orangeville, Ontario,

Canada, L9W 2Z5



20th Anniversary - Orangeville & District Music Festival

Festival Dates: Adjudications: May 1-3, 2017 Registration Dates: Forms are available February 2nd from Westminster United Church,247 Broadway - Tuesday to Thursday - 9 to 4:30 pm; Friday 9 to Noon Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Late Fee $10 per piece Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Adjudicators: Paul Coates holds ARCT diplomas in both piano and voice as well as a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Western Ontario. He also studied at the Chautauqua Institute and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He was privileged to perform for Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in London England and has attended master classes with Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Elly Ameling and Rudolph Jansen. Since his graduation he has enjoyed an active and varied performing career as both singer and accompanist, including solo concerts, chamber music, appearances with orchestra and CBC and TV Ontario broadcasts. Paul has been a faculty member of the School of Music of Windsor and the Royal Conservatory of Music where he taught in both the Community School and the Glenn Gould Professional School. Currently he maintains a private studio in Stratford. He is also active as an adjudicator and a clinician for ORMTA and is excited about his new series of talks on "Teach and Learn from a place of joy. The importance of being mindfully present in the now while celebrating the whole student. You are AWESOME just because you are. Not because of what you do or do not do! Your imagination is your limitation in life. You should have no limits when it comes to your imagination. However it is important to have boundaries." Mr. Coates has examined for RCM & CC and has been travelling across Canada presenting a workshop for teachers, parents and students entitled: "Calming the Practice Monster."

Gala Concert: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venue: Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville

Tickets available at the door - Adults - $10, Children 12 under - $5

MESSAGE FROM THE ODMF COMMITTEE: Welcome teachers, parents and prospective participants to the 19th Annual Orangeville & District Music Festival. ODMF is a non-profit, non-political, non-competitive adjudicated festival. Participants will not only benefit from the knowledgeable comments of our adjudicator(s), but will also be eligible for scholarship funding.

The Festival is an opportunity to offer an excellent learning experience for our performers and showcase our local talent to the community at the Gala Concert at which time the scholarships and the Most Promising Musician Award will be presented.

Teachers, however, are the backbone of our organization and are invite to become involved by volunteering your time, or by establishing a scholarship which would be awarded in your name or studio name.

ODMF is truly thankful for the generous support and donations from our community sponsors. With your continued support, we can work together to ensure the success of the Orangeville & District Music Festival for many years to come.

If you are a first timer or a repeat participant, we hope you enjoy your Orangeville & District Music Festival experience.

Festival Committee: Joy Bell, Laura Curtis, Shirley Jemmett, Jane Lanktree, Susan Moritz and Lynne Smith Telephone: Shirley Jemmett 519-942-8675 or E-mail: Lynne Smith 

Mailing address: O.D. Music Festival, c/o 1 Cedar Place, East Garafraxa, Ontario L9W 6B3


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