As educators we strive to promote higher learning and development! Join us at Unison 2012 where we hope you will be inspired and challenged while we come together as one.
The annual BCMEA Conference is back for another exciting year. The theme for this year’s conference is Unison 2012: coming together for music education, and it will be an amazing three days of seminars for music educators, performances by talented student musicians, and networking with fellow music educators and leaders in music education.
Join us at Unison 2012 from October 18th-20th at the Hotel at River Rock in Vancouver, BC. The delegates reception begins at 8 pm on Thursday, October 18th, with sessions all day Friday and Saturday. All of this year’s Honour Ensemble concerts will be held in the afternoon and evening of Friday, October 19th, at Fraserview Church in Richmond, BC.
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Learn from the best
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, renowned author, educator, and conductor, is Unison 2012′s keynote speaker.
Come together to learn from some of the greatest minds in music education, with tantalizing sessions by featured clinicians such as keynote speaker Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, whose clinic focuses on using positive techniques to not only develop beginners in music but retain them as music-makers for a lifetime.
Click here for a list of clinician bios.
Experience high-calibre musical performances by student-musicians
The BCMEA Honour Ensembles Program is an opportunity for BC students-musicians to come together and perform challenging repertoire in a high-calibre performance setting. The experiences, musical development, and new friendships built through this program will last for years. Each participating student-musician then brings a wealth of knowledge back to his/her respective school to share with peers. We are very proud to provide this program knowing how beneficial it can be to music education across British Columbia.
Click here for detailed information about the Honour Ensembles Program and how to be a part of it for next year. And click here for the concert schedule and to find out more about the talented individuals who will be running the two concerts.
Where is Unison 2012 taking place?
All BCMEA conference events are being held in the same location as the previous two years: Vancouver’s Hotel at River Rock, at 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC. This venue is easily accessible and close to the city’s transit system as well as the concert venue. Conference attendees can also stay on site at the Hotel at River Rock.
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The Honour Ensemble concerts will be held on Friday, October 19th, at the Fraserview Church at 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC. With a seating capacity that can comfortably hold more than 600 ticket-holders, conference attendees and family members of performing student-musicians will amply enjoy the afternoon and evening concerts. Delegates also have the opportunity to watch rehearsals, since the concert venue is only a short transit ride away from the Hotel at River Rock.
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Drop by and see us there
MUSICFOLDER.com will be attending again this year, along with some of the world’s best music folders. Come say hello at our display at booth #17!
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