Conservatory of Music at Taylor Ready to Launch
Taylor College and Seminary is pleased to announce that a Conservatory of Music will be launched in Fall 2010. Featuring a group of accomplished and well-known instructors from the Edmonton area, the Conservatory of Music at Taylor will serve hundreds of students with lessons, classes, choirs and other instruction. The new logo for the Conservatory features a stylized music note that forms the letters “C” and “M” and includes the “Taylor” wordmark.
“For 70 years, music has been a part of this institution,” says Taylor President Dr. David Williams. “We are delighted that this new initiative will strengthen this important connection with our roots. Of course, we also recognize that musicians of all ages are eager to develop their skills, and Taylor is looking forward to providing a place of excellence in music instruction.”
Heading up the Conservatory of Music at Taylor will be Marg Daly. Ms. Daly has extensive experience in the arts, having started similar conservatories in St. Albert and Lloydminster, having served as administrator of music programs at a college and at a university college, and having taught flute, piano, harmony and music history for many years.
Joining Ms. Daly will be Diana Wiens (conductor of the Taylor Community Choir and the Taylor Children’s Community Choir), who will teach voice. Other instructors include Denice Bennett (voice, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, music appreciation), Leslie Mahr (violin, viola, beginner piano), Dorie Gold (flute) and Harold Wiens (voice). A number of other instructors are expected to formally join the conservatory in the weeks ahead.
“We have had a very positive response already from instructors and students,” says director Marg Daly. “The calibre of instruction will be very high, and students of all ages are going to be well-served.”
The Conservatory of Music will be located in Muller Hall at the Taylor campus. Recitals and other performances will be held in Stencel Hall, Taylor’s lecture theatre.
A formal launch is planned for August 2010, and instruction will begin in September.