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2022 Convention

July 22-24, 2022

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, ON

The 2022 Convention was held in-person with ORMTA's first ever hybrid AGM. Attendees were welcomed on Thursday night with a Meet & Greet in the Isabel's glass-sided lobby and music by The Downtown Trio. The free Vendor Show ran throughout the duration of the three-day Convention with a number of vendors from across Ontario and Canada.

Friday included:

  • Pedagogical workshops presented by:
  • Robb MacKay - "Blobs, Blocks and Beats: Surprising Versatile Online Music Education Tools"
  • Cécile Desrosiers & Eleanor Gummer - "Women Composers: Three Centuries of Keyboard Works"
  • Natasha Finlay - "Baroque Dance for Musicians"
  • Audrey Marshall - "Freedom and Ease at the Piano: How the Body Works Best"
  • Vendor workshops from:
  • Musicology - "Online Teaching Made Easy with Rebecca Featherstone"
  • Counterpoint Music Library Services - "Canadian Opera Anthology with Dr. Stephanie Nakagawa (Soprano), Victor Davies (Composer) and Korin Thomas-Smith (Baritone)
  • Red Leaf Pianoworks - "Red Leaf Pianoworks in Concert: "Branches" Official Release"
  • Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. - "One Masterclass, Two Locations"
  • Christopher Norton - "Wendy Edwards Beardall-Norton: A New Voice in Canadian Music"
  • An incredible Gala Concert featuring a sung Land Acknowledgement from Yessica Rivera Belsham and performances by Lesley Andrew, Michel Fournier, Robert Kortgaard, Valery Lloyd-Watts and Patricia O'Callaghan
  • The DAN School of Drama and Music, Musical Theatre Competition

Saturday was a whirlwind of events, that included:

  • More pedagogical workshops from:
  • Molly Luhta - "Contemporary Music Theatre: Vocal Styles and Performance Practise"
  • A Panel Discussion - "Bicycle Opera and Opera InReach with Geoff Sirett & Larissa Konuik"
  • Dina Namer - "Clara Schumann: Wonder Woman of the 19th Century"
  • Nisreen Jardaneh - "Creative Use of Music Technology for Teaching Students of All Abilities"
  • Masterclasses presented by:
  • Valery Lloyd-Watts - "Intermediate Piano Masterclass - Visualization: An Essential Tool for an Aural Art"
  • Patricia O'Callaghan - "Vocal Masterclass: The Art of Cabaret" (a video of this Masterclass will be available on the CFMTA/FCAPM video library later this year)
  • Vendor workshops by:
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music - "Celebration Series, Sixth Edition with Elaine Rusk"
  • Yamaha Music School Markham - "Yamaha Music Education System: The Best Kept Secret in North America"
  • Long & McQuade - "Discover and Explore the Work of Ukranian Canadian Composer Larysa Kuzmenko & Soprano Natalya Gennadi"
  • Magnopere Corporation - "Ultra-Smooth Online Music Collaboration with SuperConductor"
  • A delicious Awards Luncheon where the OCTA's were presented
  • An enjoyable Gala Dinner with a keynote address from Valery Lloyd-Watts
  • The Provincial Instrumental and Vocal Competitions

Sunday, the final day, concluded with:

  • Pedagogical workshops and presentations:
  • Lori Lynn Penny - "Teaching Music Theory with about, in and Through Music"
  • Yessica Rivera Belsham - "Explorations in Soundscapes"
  • Lesley Andrew - "Lessons for Inspired Teaching, Learning and Living"
  • Tricia Baldwin - "Riding the Roller Coaster: The Future of Arts and Creativity"
  • Dr. Colleen Renihan - "Bodies of Repertoire: The Embodied Transmission of Knowledge in Music"
  • A vendor presentation from One-Eye Publications titled, "Modern Approaches to Piano Lessons with Traditional Concepts"
  • A Senior Piano Masterclass on French Impressionism presented by Michel Fournier (a video of this Masterclass will be available on the CFMTA/FCAPM video library later this year)
  • Our hybrid AGM which included a boxed lunch
  • The Young Artist Competition

Thank you to all attendees, the Kingston Convention Committee, Adjudicators, Presenters, Students and Sponsors


2022 Convention Photos

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