Upcoming Christmas Recitals

Join our students and teachers for Christmas Recitals to celebrate the progress our students have made.

Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. — Violin, Viola & Piano Students of Leslie Mahr

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Students from the December 1st recital. 

Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. — Piano Students of Andrew Sims 

Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m. — Violin Students of Amy Kao

Sunday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m. — Piano Students of Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva

Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. — Flute Students of Dorie Gold


4th Annual Madeline Pape Memorial Competition (Winner)

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Demi with Fred Pape On Friday night June 7, 2019 we held the 4th Annual Madeline Pape Memorial Competition. The winner of first prize and a $500 scholarship this year is pianist Demi Alba who performed Fantaisie-Impromptu op.66 by Chopin. She is a student of Dr. Yoana Kyurchieva at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor.

Demi was also awarded a trophy to take home with her name engraved on it. In the waiting area at the conservatory we now have a plaque with all the winners, past and present, of this prestigious award.


Demi Alba audience award



Pianist Demi Alba also won the audience prize, where those watching the competition were asked to vote on what they thought was the best performance! Demi is shown here with jury member pianist Sarah Ho.

Photography courtesy of L. Bruce Dean


3rd Annual Scholarship Competition (Winner)

Announcing the 2018 Winner of the Third Annual Madeline Pape Memorial Competition!

2018 Competition Winner Nikolai Nyagolovjury Aaron Au and Sarah Ho teacher Yoana Kyurkchieva Fred Pape  winner NikolaiThe jury for 2018 included Sarah Ho - piano soloist & teacher, and Aaron Au - violinist & violist. They had a challenging job choosing just one winner. The prize was awarded to pianist Nikolai Nyagolov (student of Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva).  Students must be chosen by their teacher to participate in the event and each will receive a $75 cash award. Parameters for choosing the winner of the $500 scholarship are "a polished performance, regardless of RCM level, which is musically interesting and enjoyable to listen to". 



Nikolai with Fred Pape our benefactorMr. Fred Pape of Edmonton set up an endowment for Taylor students in 2014 in honour of his wife, Madeline Buckles Pape. Part of the proceeds are directed towards students of the Conservatory of Music.

Mrs. Pape attended this institution in 1941-42 before becoming a teacher. She loved music, and Mr. Pape says he hopes the scholarship will encourage deserving students to apply their God-given talents for the glory of God.


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At the Conservatory of Music at Taylor we accept new students at any time of year. Contact us today for more information about our instructors and lessons, as well as what time slots are available.

Your contact person is Conservatory Director Leslie Mahr:

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