Audrey Butler receiving Madeline Pape Memorial Scholarship from Fred Pape2nd Annual Madeline Pape Memorial Scholarship Competition

Our second Madeline Pape Memorial Scholarship Competition took place on June 10th, 2017 in Stencel Hall on the Taylor campus. Students were chosen by their teacher to participate in the event and each received a $75 cash award.

The jury for 2017 included Sarah Ho - piano soloist & teacher, Aaron Au - violinist & violist and Petar Dunjerski - flautist & conductor. Parameters for choosing the winner of the $500 scholarship were "a polished performance, regardless of RCM level, which is musically interesting and enjoyable to listen to".

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.Fred Pape, Audrey Butler and Instructor

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

doriegoldsmThe Taylor Flute Ensemble (adults) meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Studio A of the conservatory.  For more detailed information on this program please look under the Programs & Classes menu and pull down to Performance Classes.

Alena Sianko (B. Mus) Cello

Alena1Alena 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

Amy14Violinist 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.