ARMTA Calgary is pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 5th at 1pm, Dr. Jacques Després will provide a Debussy lecture recital and two 30 minute masterclasses at Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos (6033 Centre St S). Admission is free to ARMTA members. Tickets for the general public are $10.
Dr. Després is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, the 1981 winner of the Prix d'Europe, and a professor on the faculty of music at the University of Alberta. This lecture recital and masterclass offer an extraordinary opportunity for teachers, students, and the general public to connect with this esteemed artist. Presented among the wonderful instruments in the intimate showroom of Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos, this event will allow us to learn more about Debussy, one of our great composers, and to watch Dr. Després, an engaging and charismatic master clinician, offer inspiration to students.
Students interested in participating in the masterclass are asked to complete an online submission form here: Please read the application guidelines carefully. Application to the masterclass is free, however please be aware that successful applicants will pay a fee of $40 to work with Dr. Despres directly. To be eligible to apply, students must currently be studying with ARMTA Calgary teachers in good standing, and working at a minimum RCM or CC Level 8 or equivalent.
The general public may enjoy this event to discover more about how musicians approach their work, and the things musicians think about when studying, practicing, and performing. The Calgary Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association would be pleased to welcome you as our guests.