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Stepping Into the Classroom – Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:30 pm Via Zoom REGISTER NOW Are you new to the profession? Completing a Bachelor of Education? Currently enrolled in a music education program? This workshop is for you! There’s a lot to learn at the beginning of your teaching career, and as new teachers take their

Youth4Music Songwriting Workshop – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:30pm-1:30pm Via Zoom REGISTER NOW CALLING ALL YOUTH! Have you always wanted to write your own songs but didn’t know where to start?  Join us on December 4 for the Youth4Music Songwriting Workshop, with our very special guest, Mimi O’Bonsawin!  No previous songwriting experience is required. All

So, You Got Into Music School!

By: Simon Proulx So you’ve made it. You were admitted into a university music program, you’ve accepted your offer, and you’re preparing for the fall. What’s next, you may be asking yourself? Where do I go from here? You’ve likely been preparing for ensemble auditions. Maybe you are going off to a new province or

Youth4Music Virtual Workshop – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:30pm-3:30pm Via Zoom REGISTER NOW Calling All Youth! Registration for our first fall workshop is open! Canadian youth aged 30 and under are invited to join us on October 23 at 12:30 pm ET for Activating Youth Leaders: Youth Music Advocacy in the Post-Covid Classroom.  This is

Sidnee’s Summer Reflections

By: Sidnee McLeod For eight weeks, I was lucky enough to have an internship with the Coalition’s Youth4Music team.  I have a great passion for music education and social media, so this position seemed like a perfect fit. It was also my first time having a remote position, and therefore, I had the privilege of

A Summer at Youth4Music

By: Simon Proulx Summer 2020 - In Manitoba COVID cases were down, society was opening up, and I had just completed my last year of high school in less than normal circumstances (what many liked to call “unprecedented times”). University was right around the corner, and I had to begin thinking about making some money.

Coda: End of First Year and the Future

By: Simon Proulx One of the views I am looking forward to seeing in the fall. While it is easy to blanket my first year of university with negatives, I have treated each issue as a learning experience. As previously mentioned, one of the most overwhelming issues I encountered at university was burnout. At the

Caesura: A Remote Second Semester

By: Simon Proulx A forest trail near my home in Winnipeg Despite my initial resistance, the upsides to living at home quickly made themselves apparent. I was living in a larger area rather than a cramped dorm room, I had access to delicious and nutritious meals that I did not have to pay for, and

Con spirito: A Semester in Vancouver

By: Simon Proulx Before flying to Vancouver, I was already preparing for my transition to university. During the summer, I was offered a few free online classes to help me acclimate to the post-secondary environment. I took advantage of the mental health and writing courses and got to learn about other students through discussion posts.

Lacrimoso: Goodbye High School, Hello UBC!

By: Simon Proulx My happy place - performing a concerto in Grade 11 with the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra, February 2019 I knew I wanted to enter a career in music by the end of my 10th grade year. By then, I had participated in numerous ensembles around Winnipeg, taken private lessons on piano and

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