Performers at the East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Association Canada Music Week Celebration at Knox United.

Performers at the East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Association Canada Music Week Celebration at Knox United.

Young musicians mark Canada Music Week

A week of celebrating the Canada Music Week ended with the EKMTA's Recital, on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Knox Church.

A week of celebrating the Canada Music Week ended with the East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Recital, on Sunday, November 20, at the Knox Church.

Arne Sahlen was a wonderful emcee, and welcomed Jeff Faragher, the Conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays to say a few inspiring words to the preformers. After this, Sahlen gave the large audience many interesting facts regarding the piece and composer of the next performer. Twenty-five talented young artists presented an all Canadian Programme, with one exception being “This land is Your Land” written by Woodie Guthrie. Many countries have adopted this song as their own, including Canada. Students sang, played the cello, violin and piano, without using music to help them out, making it a professional concert.

After the concert, the EKMTA Scholarships were awarded to students achieving high marks for their Royal Conservatory Exams in the past year. Also ribbons and adjudications were given to up and coming Canadian Composers. Congratulations to all, and thank you for a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Submitted by Lorraine Butler, photos by Cara Webb

Scholarship students: Back row: Micah Meuleman, Andrew Menning, Chelsea Sandberg, Drew Lyall, Bailey Lehmann, Emma Murtagh, Kiyoon Kim. Front row: Ben Miskulin, Jerika Pickering, Maeve Little, Paul Chong, Ben Thompson, Anna Cain, Molly Cain. Missing from photo:  Autumn Ewaskow, Emma Penner, Danielle Nicholson, Phoebe van Rensburg, Jordyn Walker.

 

Composition Students: Justin Cleland, Jordyn Andersson, Zoey Waswick, Emilee French, Kadie Anderson, Alexis Thielen, Emily Gall, Avery Waskwick, Kinsey Nilsson.