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Bianca Chui: Musician, Advocate, Leader

by Xiaoyu Huang I have known Bianca Chui for just over a year, and I have known Tobias a similar time. He boasts a slender build; thin, athletic neck and flattened, oblong torso that accompanies Bianca wherever she went. By day, she is an Second Year International Baccalaureate Diploma student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary

Newest Olympic Sport….Poetry!?

by Céline Peterson The years? 1912-1948. That was the last time that the arts were represented in the Olympic games. Yes, it’s true - there were medals given out for art forms such as music, sculpture, and literature. There are very few people today who would remember that this used to be the case. However,

Highlight On National Youth Leadership: David Lee

by Sarah Veber  The music industry can be a difficult one to navigate, especially beyond the safety net that post secondary institutions provide. To David Lee, music education involves more than just mastering an instrument. It’s about providing performance and networking opportunities to young musicians who are trying to make it big after graduation. This

Community Music, the new form of music education?

Community music, though it may be an unfamiliar concept to many, has deep roots in many societies. From singing around a campfire to improvising music together with different instruments, community music takes on many forms. May Chook, currently working from her studio in Toronto, has taken an interest in this unique field of music in

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Xiaoyu Huang

An accomplished pianist, Xiaoyu Huang began his studies in China before coming to Canada at the age of 8. He went on to receive an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music at age 12. As a performer, he has partnered with Canadian composer Spencer Tsai to premier unpublished works and has

Music Monday Spotlight on Youth: Sophie Perey

Individuals comprising the Youth4Music network are active in communities across the nation, planning outreach events to advocate for our collective belief in the value of music education. Sophie Perey, a passionate young leader from Prince Edward island, played an important role in the highly successful Music Monday events in Summerside. Sophie’s love for singing, acting

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Sarah Veber

Originally from Newfoundland, Sarah Veber is currently pursuing a BMus in Harp Performance paired with Science Studies at the University of Ottawa. As an up-and-coming harpist, some highlights to date include appearing as guest soloist with the String’s of St. John’s, performing as principal harpist with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra for four seasons and

NUFSICISUM Interview (James Klassen)

From Winnipeg, James Klassen is one of five 2016 NUFSICISUM winners from across Canada. Recognized for his leadership qualities through music, James recalls musical experiences and opportunities which have helped to distinguish him as a Youth4Music Ambassador. Beginning piano lessons early on, James understands the benefit of having had access to music education at an

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