2017 Christmas Recitals
Join our students and three of our teachers for Christmas Recitals to celebrate the progress our students have made. Due to renovations scheduled to begin in Stencel Hall in early December 2017, our recitals are taking place this month. All student recitals are FREE!
Violin students of Amy Kao – Sunday November 19th at 2:30 p.m.
Violin, viola and piano students of Leslie Mahr – Sunday November 26th at 3:00 p.m.
Piano students of Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva – Sunday November 26th at 6:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Scholarship Competition
Announcing the 2017 Winners of the Second Annual Madeline Pape Memorial Competition!
The jury for 2017 included Sarah Ho - piano soloist & teacher, Aaron Au - violinist & violist and Petar Dunjerski - flautist & conductor. They had a challenging job choosing just one winner. First prize went to pianist Beatrice Lim (student of Andrew Sims). Second prize was awarded to pianist Nikolai Nyagolov (student of Dr. Kyurkchieva). Two honourable mentions went to guitarist Cole van Velzen (student of Tyson Oatway) and pianist Demi Alba (student of Dr. Kyurkchieva). Students must be chosen by their teacher to participate in the event and each will receive a $75 cash award. Parameters for choosing the winner of the $500 scholarship are "a polished performance, regardless of RCM level, which is musically interesting and enjoyable to listen to".
MORE ABOUT THE MADELINE PAPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Fred Pape of Edmonton set up an endowment for Taylor students in 2014 in honour of his wife, Madeline Buckles Pape. Part of the proceeds are directed towards students of the Conservatory of Music.
Mrs. Pape attended this institution in 1941-42 before becoming a teacher. She loved music, and Mr. Pape says he hopes the scholarship will encourage deserving students to apply their God-given talents for the glory of God.
Start Music Lessons Anytime!
At the Conservatory of Music at Taylor we accept new students at any time of year. Contact us today for more information about our instructors and lessons, as well as what time slots are available.
Your contact person is Conservatory Director Leslie Mahr:
Phone: (780) 757-7540
Email: Leslie Mahr
Taylor is located at 11525-23rd Avenue, Edmonton. (Please use the west parking lot.)
Taylor Flute Ensembles
Alena Sianko (B. Mus) Cello
Alena Sianko received her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Belarus State Academy of Music in Minsk. She has performed with the Belarus State Philharmonic and the Belarus Symphony Orchestra. Alena has taught private cello lessons in Canada and Belarus.
She is accepting new students on Thursdays.
Amy Kao (B. Mus) Violin
Violinist Amy Kao began her studies in Taiwan at the age of seven. She later moved to Edmonton where she studied with Dr. Guillaume Tardiff, Dr. Aaron Au and Frank Ho. Currently she is working with Broderyck Olson. Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance in 2009. She is an experienced orchestral and chamber musician. Ms. Kao performs regularly with Opera Nuova and the Taylor String Quartet.
Amy is taking new students on Tuesdays and Saturdays.