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What to Bring to Your Lesson

Pianists will need to have an instrument at home. An electronic keyboard is not enough. The best choice is a fully functioning upright or grand piano. The minimum requirement is a DIGITAL piano with 88 WEIGHTED KEYS and the option to change from light, to medium, to hard weight. For more information contact your teacher.

Audrey Butler

HELPFUL LINKS

Deadlines for RCM Exams
http://www.rcmexaminations.org/examinfo/index.html

Deadline for CC Exams
http://www.conservatorycanada.ca/exam

Music Festival Information
http://www.edmontonkiwanis.com/musicfest/registration.html

 

TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

1. Daly Family Scholarship

In honour of performer and teacher Eileen Arnold Daly (1920-2008) funds have been donated to Taylor by family members to assist with the education of students, specifically piano students.

2. Taylor Conservatory Student Scholarships

Money raised by faculty performances and odd fund raisers will be pooled and divided between studio teachers for annual awards for their best students. These students will also perform in the Scholarship Recital to be held in June of each year. Each student chosen to perform will receive a $75 cash award and certificate.

3. Madeline Pape Memorial Scholarship

Demi with Fred Yoana350wDemi is receiving her trophy from patron Fred Pape and her teacher Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva.

Nikolai Nyagolov 2018 winner and Demi Alba 2019 winnerNikolai Nyagolov 2018 winner and Demi Alba 2019 winner
Nikolai Nyagolov 2018 winner and Beatrice Lim 2017 winnerNikolai Nyagolov 2018 winner and Beatrice Lim 2017 winner

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.

Sarah Ho  and  DemiPianist Demi Alba also won the Audience prize. For the first time 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.

This annual scholarship of $500 was awarded for the first time at our 2016 Scholarship Recital. Flute student Audrey Butler was our first winner! She studied with Dorie Gold at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor. The judges for our second competition in June 2017 had a more difficult time choosing a winner. Pianist Beatrice Lim (student of Andrew Sims) was awarded $300 and pianist Nikolai Nyagolov (student of Dr. Kyurkchieva) was awarded $200. Judges Sarah Ho, and Aaron Au in 2018 awarded pianist Nikolai Nyagolov (student of Dr. Kyurkchieva) $500. The scholarship is generously endowed by Fred Pape in honour of his late wife Madeline who taught music and singing in the public schools.

Other scholarships will arise as we continue to grow and develop. Stay tuned to see how we do with supporting our students!

Photography courtesy of L. Bruce Dean

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