To Hear or to Listen: this is the question...?

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm, January 14-February 18 (6 weeks)

$50 Course Fee

Nicole Hounjet, Dr. Angela Schroeder and Richard Harding (bios below)

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of music we like and want to further understand,

Or to take arms against that which is unworthy of our ears.

And, by opposing those unworthy sounds, end them?
To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream of playing and singing again,
But for now, here will we sit, and let the sounds of music creep in our ears:
Soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.

Whether it be Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Armstrong or Miles.

Be inspired by our incredible panel of presenters, as we listen to and learn about a wide range of concert band, jazz and choral repertoire.

Recommended for EVERYONE

Your Presenters:

Nicole Hounjet has had the privilege of working with outstanding choral conductors, composers and choirs, including her Wonderful Westwinds Women, whom she loves very much. After nearly 8 years on the Choir Alberta board, she has become acutely aware of the choral community's diversification and firmly believes there is a piece of choral music and a choir for every voice.

Dr. Angela Schroeder is Full Professor and Director of Bands at the University of Alberta-as well as a former Calgarian and Westwinds Blue Band percussion instructor. She is passionate about wind band music and is thrilled to have the opportunity to share some of her "greatest hits" with all of you.

Richard Harding is a professional musician and educator who is very passionate about jazz music and performance. His latest project was playing on Jens Lindemann’s CD released in November 2020 called ‘Then is Now’. Richard will take you on a wild ride, listening to everything from the jazz legends to modern-day jazz performers.

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Phone:  403.255.3485

Room 38-B8, 2526 Battleford Avenue SW

Calgary, AB  T3E 7J4

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