BCRMTA Provincial Conference 2016

When and Where

Downtown Vancouver September 2016

Fri September 23 - Sat September 24, 2016
The Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson Street,
Vancouver, BC V6G 1B9,

Music: Where We Belong

Come and Share Your Passion!

September is the beginning of our teaching season. To energize ourselves for a busy teaching year, BCRMTA Vancouver Branch is pleased to present the BCRMTA Provincial Conference 2016 in beautiful Vancouver. We look forward to welcoming teachers from Canada, the United States and other parts of the world.

Although September is a Fall season, Vancouver area still has an abundance of attractions, so why not make this your destination for an invigorating music conference and a sight-seeing weekend?

  • BC Piano Competition

    All competitors will perform on a Fazioli grand piano provided by Showcase Pianos

  • Workshop and Master Classes
  • Concert and Entertainment
  • Trade Exhibition

    Meet our conference partners – Long & McQuade, RCM and Showcase Pianos, and other trade exhibitors

Meet Our Adjudicator and Clinicians

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Peter Friesen

Jazz Workshop
Peter Friesen has been presenting teacher workshops since 2008. Peter has written several self published books on lead sheet arranging. His pieces have been played at festivals and Canada Music week celebrations.
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Dr. Peter Mack

BC Piano Competition Adjudicator; Keynote Opening Address
Irish pianist Peter Mack is in great demand as a performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International Piano Competitions.
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Dr. Sasha Starcevich

Piano Master Class; Dealing with Small Hands Workshop
Pianist Dr. Sasha Starcevich is currently enjoying a very rewarding career as an international performer and teacher. Since receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Yale University in May of 2003, he has continued to thrill audiences here in the United States, Canada and Europe.
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Dr. Sean Hutchins

Neuroscience and Music Workshop
Dr. Sean Hutchins is the Director of Research for The Royal Conservatory of Music. He serves as the head of The Royal Conservatory’s new research centre, focusing on experimental studies of music education, development, performance, and cognition
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Don Lum

Violin Master Class
Don Lum has been teaching violin for over thirty-five years. Don regularly acts as an adjudicator for music festivals, as well as working as an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Making Music Magic
Leading UK pedagogue, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, is an international lecturer, workshop leader and pianist who helps teachers follow their intuition, develop multisensory skills, and teach what, and how, pupils want to learn.

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