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2018 Convention

July 27-29, 2018

Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

ORMTA Members gathered in Canada's capital for a phenomenal 2018 Convention.

Friday night's Welcome to Ottawa Events brought attendees to the University of Ottawa. They were treated to a tour of the Piano Pedagogy Lab with Dr. Gilles Comeau and then had a chance to explore period instruments with Dr. Elaine Keillor. The night ended on Parliament Hill with The Northern Lights, a spectacular sound and light show.

Saturday was filled with:


  • Masterclasses with Dina Namer and John Avey
  • A Workshop with Lori Lynn Penny, "Teaching Theory Tips: Melody Writing, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
  • Sponsor workshops from Conservatory Canada, Ultimate Music Theory and One Eye Cat Publications
  • The ORMTA Provincial Instrumental and Vocal Competitions
  • A fantastic Awards Luncheon and Gala Dinner

The convention concluded on Sunday with:

  • A masterclass with Dina Namer
  • A workshop with Susan Blyth-Schofield, "Performance Anxiety"
  • A workshop with Kathy Schmidt, "Learn About your ORMTA Membership" (watch the full workshop online, here.
  • Sponsor workshops from QuenMar Music, Red Leaf Piano Works & The Royal Conservatory of Music
  • An astounding piano concert by Kyung-a Lee
  • The Young Artist Competition
  • The AGM Luncheon & meeting


2018 AGM

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