T H E O F F I C IAL N E W S LE TT E R O F T H E SAS KAT C H E WAN M U S I C E D U CAT O R S AS S O C IAT I O N
SMEA Memorial Scholarship Funds 3
SMEA Honour Groups info ‘07 4
CMEA Student Essay Competition 8
Hailing all SMEA Members! 9
Regional Workshops 2007 INFO 10
Music Monday/Harmony Festival 12
Saskatoon Children’s Choir/CBC Award 13
2007 SMC Music Conference Report 14
Scholarships/Awards 2006! 15
SMEA General Meeting Highlights 16
Excellence in Music Education
2007 Junior Band NORTH! 18
E-Notz Calendar 19
CMEA Events Worldwide 20
International SAITO Program 22
Saskatchewan Junior Band news Implications of
Uniting Our Voices Symposium
Honour Groups Forms / Links
SMEA Board of Directors 2007
The board would like to welcome two
President new members to the table.
Mary Jane Schuler 569-2362 Aaron Thingelstad was appointed
in September to replace Cheryl Hutton
Peter Pizurny 659-4780 in Region 2.
Past-President Rita Hilbig was elected to represent
Doug McCosh 373-9673 Region 3, replacing Shannon Mc-
Ann Mueller 256-3372
Aaron Thingelstad 773-2713
Rita Hilbig 786-6566
Thecla Anderson 651-6064
Kara Helms 763-5357
Yvonne Kerpjuweit (780) 875-1913
Michelle Nye 731-2784
Graeme Steen, email@example.com
Heart of the City Piano Program:
Melanie Sydiaha (Saskatoon) 667 1317
Saskatoon Children’s Choir:
Phoebe Voigts 683-7340
Michelle Nye (Lumsden) 731-2784
NOTZ is compiled by Shannon McIntyre and published by
SMEA. Submissions or requests can be made at any of the
contact numbers listed.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In 1957 Lester B. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace recognizing those SMEA colleagues who have been significant in
Prize, John Diefenbaker was swept into power by a land- shaping music education in Saskatchewan. It is also time to share
slide, the USSR launched sputnik, I entered grade 1 (no kin- our aspirations and good wishes for SMEA in the next fifty years
dergarten in our town way back then), and Doug McCosh, and beyond. We are hoping to hear from as many of you as pos-
our current Past President, was born. But those were by no sible. Let’s celebrate!
means the only momentous events that took place that year
for in 1957 SMEA WAS BORN! Yes, the Saskatchewan Those of you who have shared your e-mail address with us have
Music Educators Association is fifty years old. It is time to begun to receive “e-Notz” in your electronic mailboxes. We hope
celebrate our golden anniversary! to use this vehicle to circulate information which our regular
publications “Notz” and “Cadenza” may not be able to deliver in a
A short time ago Doug McCosh invited all of you to jot timely manner. In addition, our national body, CMEA, and our in-
down your stories, pictures, and treasured recollections of ternational affiliate, ISME, have instituted the use of e-newsletters
SMEA’s first fifty years and to submit them to our anniver- which they have asked us to forward to you in an effort to improve
sary planning committee. It is time for thoughtful retrospec- communication with their membership while keeping their cost of
tion on what SMEA has accomplished over the last fifty publications in check. If you have not shared your e-mail address
years, for sharing fond reminiscences of SMEA and what with us but would like to receive e-Notz please forward your ad-
it has been or how it and its members may have influenced dress to our office in Cudworth.
our professional (and, in some cases, personal) lives, and for
Music Monday is May 7 this year. Remember to take a look
at the website and to register online. Let us know what you are
doing to celebrate music on that day. This idea has the potential to
become a powerful music advocacy tool. Think about becoming
The Saskatchewan Music involved.
2007 promises to be another busy and exciting year. I hope all the
is the STF Special Subject Council for workshops, concerts, and special events you are planning are suc-
Music Educators in Saskatchewan cessful and rewarding. Have a wonderful year. Happy Birthday!
SMEA Mission Statement:
To promote the development of high standards of music and music education.
To exchange information and ideas with those interested in music.
To sponsor conventions, workshops, clinics and other means of musical development, information and education.
SMEA is a Special Subject Council of the STF. Anyone teaching music in Saskatchewan schools should be
a member of SMEA, so that we can adequately represent music education to the STF and the government. It
is our responsibility to urge music educators who don’t yet belong to their subject council to join SMEA for a
stronger subject council. Please encourage fellow music teachers in your school or division to join SMEA to
help to make us a stronger voice.
SMEA Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Frank Connell Rj Staples
The R.J. Staples and the Frank Connell memorial scholarships of $500.00 each are awarded annually to a
third or fourth year music student from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
SMEA continues to challenge all members to make a donation to our Special Scholarship Fund Rais-
ing Program, to ensure that we are able to continue supporting our up and coming music educators. All
contributors will receive a charitable tax receipt and will be acknowledged in our Newsletters and Annual
The SMEA would like to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, all the donations made to the SMEA Memorial Scholarship Fund. All contributors will be issued
a charitable tax receipt and will be acknowledged in our Newsletters and Annual Report.
2003 – 2006 Thank you for your support! Cheques should be pay-
SUPPORTERS ($50) Sharie Argue
PATRONS ($100) Jeff Lawrence Doug McCosh
John Poettcker Mary Jane Schuler
Roxanne Inch Lynne Driedger-Enns
Shannon McIntyre Debbie McPherson
SPONSORS ($500)BENEFACTORS ($1000)
Saskatchewan Music Educators Association
the challenge goes out ‘07!!
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Ensemble
Denise Grant Elaine
conducts the The goal of the Honour Quilichini is
Wind Ensemble Groups Project is to foster recognized for
and teaches her exceptional
even higher standards of musicianship
conducting artistic achievement among and distin-
and music young musicians. It is guished work
education at the designed to provide an op- with choral
University of portunity for young players ensembles. As
Toronto, where a Master of
from ALL communities Music (Kodály
she has earned
a reputation for in the province to work in Emphasis, Holy Names College, Oakland,
her innovative programming and sensitive concert with their peers in California), she is in demand as a clinician,
interpretation of a wide variety of works. She this unique and affordable lecturer, adjudicator and guest conductor
earned her Ph.D. at the University of Min- manner. 2007 is the 34th across Canada, the United States and as far
nesota where she studies conducting with away as Australia.
consecutive year of the pro- In 1995, Ms. Quilichini founded the Cal-
Craig Kirchhoff. Dr. Grant was formerly
director of bands at the University of Regina gram. The SMC concludes gary Girls Choir, one of Canada’s most
and was an instrumental music teacher with with a final concert of the dynamic and award-winning ensembles.
the Halifax (NS) Regional School Board 2007 groups (in Regina this In addition to her private music studio, she
for eight years. She is a strong advocate for year). also directs the University of Calgary’s
music education is active as a guest conduc- Women’s Choir.
Make sure to check the In 2003 Ms. Quilichini made her debut
tor and adjudicator across Canada.
Dr. Grant is founding editor of Canadian Honour Groups websitefor as maestro at Carnegie Hall, directing
Winds, the journal of the Canadian Band active materials for 2007. the choral concert A Tribute to Peace
Association. As a saxophonist, Dr. Grant and Freedom on the American Memo-
has performed a wide body of music ranging rial Day weekend. In 2004, she was Guest
from chamber to jazz. She is a former mem- Conductor of the National Honor Choir
ber of the Scotia Winds Saxophone Quar- at the American Kodály Conference in San
tet, performing regularly in the Maritimes Francisco. Ms. Quilichini also presented
and garnering praise for their interpretations 2007 Chairperson: workshops for several choirs in Canada
of diverse works. She currently plays with the Michelle Nye and the United States. She conducted the
University of Toronto Faculty Saxophone 731 2784 Calgary Girls Choir’s junior ensemble as
Quartet with Paul Read, Alex Dean, and Rob the invited guest artist at the National Orff
Carli. Conference in Calgary.
to: MUSIC TEACHERS, BAND, CHOIR DIRECTORS
The Saskatchewan Music Educators Association is sponsoring the Provincial Honour Groups project
again this year, as an extension of our fall conference. The Honour Choir and Honour Band are created
by an anonymous audition process and comprise the top students in Saskatchewan. These students
spend three intensive days working with exceptional directors, improving the students’ musical skills.
Their enthusiasm and leadership will benefit their own performing groups when they return home. This
is an excellent opportunity for your students to take part in a band, choir or orchestra on November
1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2007.
Students who are accepted will take part in three days of rehearsal in Regina with world class con-
ductors. Our conductors for the 2007 season are Elaine Quilichini (choir) and Denise Grant (band).
The final concert will take place in Regina on Saturday, November 3th at 4:30 P.M. Concert tickets
are $10 each.
Included here are application, and a poster. Please display the poster and copy the application and
consent forms as necessary. Please read the general information and fill out forms clearly, completely
and in ink.
If a student wishes to audition for more than one voice type or instrument, he/she must complete sepa-
rate forms and tapes/CDs for each. Do not put any identifying marks on your tape/CD, and include
a $10.00 fee for each recording. Please package your audition tape carefully between cardboard or in
a bubble package. Do not record your name or the name of your school on the tape itself and do not
place any identifying marks on either the tape or the tape case. If you are sending in multiple tapes,
either place each tape and application form in an envelope within the package or use an elastic band
to wrap each form and tape together.
Your assistance is appreciated in helping the students with their recording and in organizing their
paperwork. All applicants should submit their applications by March 31, 2007 to the general office
of the SMEA. Please feel free to have the audition tapes returned earlier than the March 31, 2007
deadline. (SMEA Honour Groups Box 519 Cudworth SK, S0K 1B0).
Choral directors, please note that we strive to achieve a balance in all four voices in our Honour Choir.
If you have any male singers who would be interested in participating, please encourage them to send
in their audition applications. We would love to hear them! (Note no pre-rehearsal this year!)
We hope to inform students by June 1st, 2007 if they have been successful. We would like to give
directors this opportunity to recognize students at final concerts and congratulate them on their suc-
2007 PROVINCIAL HONOUR GROUPS
CHOIR/BAND AUDITION APPLICATION
Audition requirements are stipulated on the website. For your convenience requirements
are included on the following page of this publication. Students on orchestral stringed instruments who wish to audition for the
2007 Saskatchewan Honour Orchestra should request audition informaion and material from Wayne toews - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Name Male Female
Student Mailing address
City/Town Postal Code
Home Telephone Grade (Sept07)
Audition for: [ ] Band $10 [ ] Choir $10
Please ensure that payment is attached to this application for EACH TAPE submitted. Submit a separate
form, tape and cheque with each application.
VOICE: [ ] soprano [ ] alto [ ] baritone [ ] bass
YOU MAY APPLY FOR BOTH CHOIR AND BAND. HOWEVER APPLICANTS CAN PERFORM
IN ONLY ONE GROUP. THEREFORE PLEASE INDICATE YOUR FIRST CHOICE:
[ ] Band [ ] Choir
Teacher Information (The following information must be completed in full)
City/Town Postal Code
Work Telephone: School Telephone:
Photocopy as needed.
Tip: Fill in teacher info first and save time!
2007 SMEA Honour Groups Audition Guidelines (check website for complete details)
Auditions can be made on cassette or CD, and must follow these rules.
Record your tape in this specific order only and follow the specific tempos. Your tape will be judged on how
closely you can follow directions!
Woodwinds and Brass:
1) Chromatic Scale : in eighth notes at mm= 96. Ascending and Descending. Articulation -slurred. To demonstrate range,
begin on your lowest note and play up to the highest note of your range.
2) Concert F Major Scale : 2 octaves in eighth notes at mm = 96. Articulation - 2 slurred, 2 tongued.
3) Two Contrasting Pieces or Studies : If this material is not available to you through your school band program or private
lessons, 2 contrasting etudes are available online at: www.musiceducationonline.org/smea/honour.html . Follow the “SMEA
1) Bells - Concert Eb Major Scale. 2 octaves at mm = 96.
2) Snare Drum - Buzz roll from pp. Crescendo to ff and diminuendo to pp.
3) 2 Pieces/Excerpts : To demonstrate your ability to play 2 instruments (ie: timpani, snare drum, or bells). If this material
is not available to you through your school program or private lessons, 2 contrasting etudes are available online
at: www.musiceducationonline.org/smea/honour.html . Follow the “SMEA Honour” links.
Saskatchewan Music Educator
Please ensure that there is NO speaking whatsoever by ANYONE, and that your singing voice is UNAMPLIFIED/MODI-
FIED. Do not stand too close or too far away from the microphone. For full consideration of your tape, pay very close
attention to all metronome tempos and other instructions marked for each exercise below.
Record your tape in this specific order only and follow the specific tempos. Your tape will be judged on how closely you
can follow directions!
1. Sing one verse (or for approximately two minutes at most) a selected portion from an art song, recital piece, or traditional
folk song. Accompaniment is optional (but avoid a lengthy piano introduction). Do not use pop songs or selections
from Broadway or movies. The piece selected should demonstrate your vocal characteristics and range.
2. Sing “O Canada,” UNACCOMPANIED. Begin on the following notes:
Soprano: begin on A1-above middle C (singing in the key of F)
Alto: begin on G1-above middle C (singing in the key of Eb)
Tenor: begin on G#-below middle C (singing in the key of E)
Bass: begin on F#-below middle C (singing in the key of D)
3. VERY SLOWLY sing a major scale UNACCOMPANIED on “la” as follows:
Females: begin on f above middle c and sing an ascending scale as high as you can comfortably sing. Then begin
on the same pitch and sing a descending scale as low as you can comfortably sing.
Males: begin on f below middle c and sing an ascending scale as high as you can comfortably sing. Then begin on
the same pitch and sing a descending scale as low as you can comfortably sing.
4. VERY SLOWLY sing an UNACCOMPANIED ascending chromatic scale on “la”
Females: begin on d above middle C.
Males: begin on d below middle C.
5. TEST PIECE: Sing your voicepart from the score [4 pages]: (Testpiece is available fullsize
online: http://www.musiceducationonline.org/smea/honour.html (follow links).
2007 NATIONAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION
CANADIAN MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES EDUCATEURS DE MUSIQUE
Promoting Excellence in Music Education
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all Canadian undergraduate and graduate students studying worldwide and also to foreign
students studying in Canadian universities.
TOPIC: Topics will be of the students choosing but must be relevant to some branch of music education.
STYLE: Essays must be typed and must conform to standard APA style. A general guide is available under “Information for Contribu-
tors” in the Canadian Music Educator. Essays will be between 2000 – 4000 words. All charts, diagrams and photos must be supplied
JURY: The competitions will be judged by nationally recognized scholars in the field of music education who will be selected after
the entries have been received to avoid conflicts and announced with the
SUBMISSIONS: Submissions must be postmarked on or before MAY 1ST, 2007. No late submissions will be accepted. Contestants
are required to submit four (4) copies of the essay and a computer file of the paper would be advantageous. In order to have a blind
review, the name of the author and institutional affiliation and a permanent home address and email address must appear on a separate
cover sheet. No identifying content within the body of the text is allowed with respect to either author or institution. A letter of institu-
tional affiliation and current graduate/undergraduate status from a member of the faculty must also be submitted. Essays must be the
student’s own work but may be vetted through faculty at the request of the author. Winning essays may be published by the CMEA.
First place winners in each category will receive a cash award.
Submissions are to be made to:
THE CANADIAN MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION,
Peter Stigings, Administrator, National Essay Competition,
6675 Wiltshire St., Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5G8
DEADLINE MAY 1ST, 2007
SMEA 50th Anniversary
1957 - 2007
Hailing All SMEA Members!
SMEA is celebrating 50 years of making music in 2007. We want your stories and expe-
riences of making music for a Special 50th Anniversary Edition of CADENZA.
Stories about you and your students - the what, where, when, why, how and with whom
of your music making/teaching/learning. In short, we would like stories of the significant
musical events in your life as a music educator.
We hope to hear from everyone, so please try to keep your stories to one page. Point
form is fine if you have been busy. We reserve the right to edit your text. By submitting
your story, it is anticipated you are also granting SMEA permission to print your story in
CADENZA or any other SMEA publication.
Along with your story, please include your contact information – phone number and/or
email address so, if necessary, we can contact you for clarification.
DEADLINE - June 30, 2007
You can submit your memories in print or electronic form to:
Doug McCosh, Chair
75 Leddy Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7H 3Y9
Honourary Life Membership/Outstanding
Please consider someone who you think is deserving
of one or both of these awards. Fill out the form at the
back of the newsletter, and forward it to SMEA.
We want your nominations!
SMEA Regional Workshops
The following workshops approved so far for 2007: requests have increased,
making it necessary for
Region 3 Jr. Choir Retreat
the board to be strict
Region 4 Harmony Festival 2007
Region 5 East Flat Beginner Band
in requiring that ap-
Region 7 Jazz Fusion plications are filled out
correctly and passed
through the proper chan-
SMEA Regional Workshops nels.
Members of SMEA can apply for workshop money, by obtaining an application form from
your Regional Director or from the SMEA website. Your form must be signed by your
Regional Director before the board will consider your application. The following is required:
• Fill out the form completely, include a proposed budget, identify the workshop as a program of the SMEA,
include the whole region if possible, and use the SMEA and Sask. Lottery Logos on all
printed material. SMEA must receive this prior to your workshop, so check out the meeting dates
• The first half of the payment is given before the workshop and the final amount is given only after the
follow up report has been submitted to your Regional Director.
• This must be done within three months of the workshop.
If you have any questions, or need ideas or help with a workshop, please contact your regional Director, or any board member.
Regional Workshop Applications should be sent o the SMEA General Office, Box 519 Cudworth SK S0K 1B0
Regional Workshop Deadlines: If the workshop falls between: Your deadline for submission is:
Feb. 1 - June 30 January 1
July 1 - Sept. 30 June 1
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Sept. 1
(Vacant - contact SMEA General Office)
Aaron Thingelstad 375 - 7th Ave E, Swift Current SK S9H 2N5
Rita Hilbig 24 Canwood Cres, Yorkton SK, S9H 2N5
Thecla Anderson 114 O’Regan Cres Saskatoon SK, S7L 6T2
Kara Helms 221 - 1580 Olive Diefenbaker Dr. , Prince Albert SK
Yvonne Kurpjuweit 5511 - 29th Street, Lloydminster AB T9V 2A9
Michelle Nye Box 374 Lumsden SK A0G 3C0
Memorial Fund – Beverley leaves behind many friends, students and her
family - her mom and dad, a sister and brother and their
Beverley Ann Shore families.
A Memorial service was held on Dec. 21 in Yorkton with
Beverley died accidentally on Dec. 16, 2006. many friends, students, former students, colleagues and
She grew up and was educated in Regina and family members packing St. Andrews Church.
taught in Watrous, Yorkton, Deloraine, Manitoba
and then came back to Yorkton where she has A Memorial Fund has been set up in memory of Beverley.
worked for the former Yorkdale Division, now Donations can be sent to:
part of Good Spirit, for the last several years.
Beverley was very involved with all aspects of Beverley Shore Memorial Fund
music in Yorkton. She belonged to the St. An- c/o Saskatchewan Band Association
drews United Church Choir, sang in many mu- 34 Sunset Drive North
sicals, and was President of the Yorkton Music Yorkton, Sk. S3N 3K9
Festival. She also spent many summers heading
the SBA Band Camps in Yorkton and was an Ex- (tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.00)
ecutive Member of the Sask. Band Association.
Just the facts ma’am, just the facts...
The SMEA and our Member Organizations have again achieved tremendous success in 2006.
10,140 SMEA and Member Organization members and volunteers spent a total of 158,800 vol-
unteer hours to provide 1,129 programs that directly affected 179, 562 individuals in 2006. This
remarkable achievement was possible only with the support of a dedicated membership and an
enthusiastic volunteer base.
is a great place to publicize your events and concerts.
or visit the calendar section of
the website. Circle. Online.
There is a form which helps with key information,
and we can link to your own page should you have one.
Music Harmony Festival 2007
Contact is Ms. Gerry Silverson 343-8924!
Monday, The Saskatoon Magic City Chorus
and the Chimo Chordsmen are ex-
May 7, cited to announce the Young Wom-
en in Harmony and Young Men in
2007 Harmony Workshop:
The third annual Mu-
sic Monday is being
planned to celebrate
the importance of mu- being held in Saskatoon the evening
sic in our lives and our of March 30, 2007 (7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
schools. A new song and during the day on March 31,
2007 (9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). This is the
by DALA, entitled “Our sixth Harmony Festival in Saskatoon.
Song” has been commis-
sioned for this year and This workshop is open to any young men
and women, 12 to 25 years of age, who
is available to download are interested in learning to sing a cap-
in every form. Please pella 4-part harmony, barbershop style.
check the website The fee is $20 and includes the workshop,
music, learning tapes and lunch. Sponsor-
ships are available. The Harmony Festival
2007 will conclude with a show at 4 p.m.
www.musicmonday.ca Saturday March 31st at the Sask Abilities
Council Auditorium where the partici-
pants can perform for family, teachers
for information, and to and friends. Please plan to attend this re-
register your school to markable performance.
take part in this event.
SMEA has adapted all forms and databases to fall within the confidentiality and secu-
rity rules as set out by the Privacy Legislation. Thank you to our members for your
cooperation with respect to the use of consent forms.
SASKATOON Monte - the arrangement you created was
ingeniously scored and beautifully crafted.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR Our broadcast is only as good as the con-
tent it contains and you provided us with
excellent raw material to work with. You
CBC Radio Programs Award can certainly hear that this music was a
for Brundibar broadcast: real labour of love.
Phoebe - it’s always a delight to hear the
Brundibar was a Special Centennial Saskatoon Children’s Choir in concert.
Project of SMEA in 2005. The following is Your commitment to tackling social is-
a letter was received from Shauna Powers sues in your repertoire is inspiring. You
of the CBC in December: brought such a professional attitude to the
project, and the choir and soloists brought
I’m writing to let you know that CBC this music to life with such vitality and
recently recognized our ‘Opera Brundibar’ sensitivity. The children who read the
broadcast as the ‘Best Regional Weekly’ Terezin poems presented those haunting
program in the country. words with both drama and a strong sense
Every year, CBC presents the CBC Radio
Program Awards. Producers from all across Please pass these congratulations along to
the country submit their best work which the many other people who were involved
gets judged by a national jury. We submit- in making this project such a success.
ted Opera Brundibar, and I just found out When Saskatchewan is recognized on the
last week that it won! This is a great hon- national stage, it reminds everyone else in
our for me and Chris, but I also want you the country of the many fine performers
to know it is a great honour for you, too. and composers that inhabit this less-dense-
Congratulations! ly populated part of the world. Bravo!
Rita - your vision in realizing the dream of Cheers,
mounting the opera in Saskatchewan was Shauna Powers
bold and courageous. The project was made CBC
all the more meaningful by your personal
connection to the Terezin Concentration
camp. Your mother’s presence in our
broadcast touched all of us deeply. And the
English translation you were part of creating
allowed us Anglophones to really connect
with the story.
Saskatchewan Music A session that held a lot of interest was a presentation
by a Saskatoon chiropractor on coping with the physi-
cal stresses particular to music teachers.
Nov. 2-4, 2006 The display area offered many ways to spend
your music budget.
The SMC Band was conducted this year by Bruce
Celebrating the Musical Pearson. Well known to most band directors, he held
Heart of the Prairies
two sessions, giving some very practical ideas on
starting beginner students, as well as ideas on effec-
Thank you to Patrick Kelly, the Chairperson of the SMC The SMC Choir was conducted by Lisa Ward
Planning committee and his committee for the many (Fielder) from Red Deer. She led two sessions on
hours they put into planning another successful confer- Vocal Jazz – how to get a group started, and then re-
ence. hearsal techniques, improvising, repertoire and more.
A highlight was the keynote address by the Honourable A performance was also given by the Saskatoon
Dr. Lynda Haverstock who discussed the extraordi- Children’s Choir, under the direction of Phoebe
nary legacy of creativity in Saskatchewan, including Voigts. This extraordinary group is always a pleasure
the remarkable people and circumstances that led our to hear perform.
province to become a world leader in the arts.
The Awards Banquet saw many deserving music
Keeping with the theme of the conference, we welcomed educators and others who have been very involved
two Saskatchewan educators to lead the Honour Band with music in Saskatchewan, receive awards for their
- Dr.Glen Gillis and Choir - Dr. Gerald Langner. The contributions.
SOA Honour Orchestra was conducted by Yari Aloni. The social that followed featured entertainment by
Thank you to Doug McCosh and Graeme Steen, who the Roy Sydiaha Trio.
acted as Honour Groups chairperson and registrar.
The Silent Auction, to raise funds for the various
Sessions were offered in all areas of music; something for Scholarship funds, was set up during the entire con-
everyone. ference. A huge thank you to all who donated items
for the auction and to all who bid on and purchased
Band sessions included: instrument repair, percussion the items. The auction brought in over $1300.00.
techniques, how to nourish French Horn and trombone
players, tips and tricks and jazz band.
The 2007 conference is planned for
Choral sessions on: musical theater, rehearsal November 2 & 3 at the Regina Inn,
techniques for choirs, choral reading sessions and vocal
General music sessions: music in early childhood, arts
education report from Sask Learning and the Orff For All
Seasons sessions by Randy DeLelles and Jeff Kriske.
HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERS
Lloyd Blackman William Duignan
David Kaplan Floyd Nelson
Alastair Browne Verla Forsyth**
Colin King John Stienecker
William Browne Robert Gibson
Robert Latimer Marlene Taylor
Marjorie Burns Gary Gullickson
Isabelle Mills Joan Therens
Don Cowan * Gloria Herauf
Dwaine Nelson Gene Aulinger
*Recipient of ISME Jewel Award 1978
** Recipient of CMEA Honourary Life 1991
SMEA OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Gene Aulinger Colin King
John Panio Joan Therens
Scholarship and Award Cindy Burham
George Charpentier Janet Marek
Carol Petrie Brian Unverricht
The RJ Staples Memorial Scholarship 2006 was
Richard Dube Blaine McClary
John Poettcker Phoebe Voigts
awarded to Tanis Lindsay who is attending the U. of S. Margo Fournier Greg McLean
The Frank Connell Memorial Scholarship 2006 was
Corinne Olson Stewart Wilkinson
Gary Gullickson Dwaine Nelson
awarded to Kurt Gillett from the U. of R. Marvin Shields
The SMEA Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes
either one outstanding accomplishment or an ongoing dedica- 2003 SPECIAL VOLUNTEER AWARD - David
tion to excellence in music. The recipient need not be or have Kaplan
been a member of SMEA.
Congratulations to Corinne Olson and Greg McLean, who 2005 CENTENNIAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
both received the award this year. – Debbie McPherson & Peter Pizurny
Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award and the SMEA HONOURARY PRESIDENTS – Rj
Honourary Life Membership can be made by any SMEA mem- Staples, H. A. Jeffrey & Reg McFarland
ber, by either filling out the nomination form (found elsewhere
in Notz and online) or by contacting any SMEA board member.
MEETING & REPORT 2007 President
Mary Jane Schuler 569-2362
Peter Pizurny 659 4780
Doug McCosh 373-9673
The board would like to welcome two new members to
the table. Aaron Thingelstad was appointed in September
to replace Cheryl Hutton in Region 2. Rita Hilbig was Executive Director Ann Mueller
elected to represent Region 3, replacing Shannon Mc- Region 1 vacant
Region 2 Aaron Thingelstad 773-2713
Intyre. Region 3 Rita Hilbig 786-6566
Region 4 Thecla Anderson 651-6064
Region 5 Kara Helms 763-5357
SMEA PROGRAMS: Region 6 Yvonne Kerpjuweit
Region 7 Michelle Nye
780- 875 1913
Regional Workshops 2006
The following workshops were approved in 2006: SMEA would like to emphasize that the forms do have
to be filled in correctly, with all pertinent information
Region 1: Beginner Band Workshop – Estevan (Cindy Burham) included. This is not to discourage you from applying,
Region 2: Beginner Band Workshop – Swift Current (Jennifer
Switzer) but just to ensure that the board can allocate funding
Region 5: East Flat Beginner Band Workshop – Christopher Lake fairly and with full knowledge that the guidelines that
(Kara Helms) are expected by the Sask. Lotteries, are being followed.
Region 5: Beginner Band Workshop – Lake Lenore (Brenda Kerna- It is also very helpful if follow up reports are done as
leguen) soon as possible after the workshop (within 90 days)
Region 6: Beginner Band Workshop – North Battleford (Debra
Lammers) so that the final payment of funds can be sent.
Region 7: Jazz Fusion Workshop – Regina (Kelly Magnusson)
Region 7: Thom Area Head Start Clinic – Regina (Jane Pinch)
Region 7: Prairie Land Jazz Camp – Regina (Kathy Anderson/ Request Deadlines:
Region 7: Johnson Area Beginner Band - Regina (Alison Thiele) If the workshop falls between: Your deadline
Region 7: Beginner Band Clinic – Moose Jaw (Janie Fries) for submission is:
Feb. 1- June 30 January 1
July 1 – Sept. 30 June 1
The SMEA Board has approved an increase in funding Oct. 1 – Jan. 31 September 1
for workshops in 2007, so encourages more applications
and new workshops this year.
If you would like to coordinate a workshop, or
need ideas/help on getting started, please contact
your Regional Director, who can help get you Canadian Choral Centre Inc.
is a corporate member of SMEA
started and help ensure that the application forms 380-550 Century Street Winnipeg MB R3H 0Y1
are done correctly – the forms are not really that 1-800-665-8995
University Student Grants
The SMEA provides funding support to the Music
Celebrating 50 years of
Student groups of the U of S and the U of R These
funds are used for workshops organized by the students.
commitment and leader-
SMEA also extends a complimentary organizational
membership to all first year music teachers in Saskatch-
ewan, upon request.
Heart of the City Piano Program:
HCPP provides free piano lessons, taught by volunteer 1957 - 2006
music teachers/students to Inner City Community School
Children. The majority of the students are aboriginal and/or
Reg McFarland (1957)
at-risk youth. The intent of this program is to nurture success
and empower children. Presently, the program is operating Lloyd Blackman (1958)
in 16 schools and community centers in five provincial cities, Don Cowan (1959)
as well as in numerous locations in Edmonton and Ottawa. Mikel Kalmakoff (1961)
There are approximately 62 volunteer piano teachers pro-
Lloyd Blackman (1963)
viding weekly piano lessons to about 600 children in the
province. David Kaplan (1965)
William Otis (1967)
This program was founded in 1995 by Richard Dube. In Tom Magnuson (1969)
2005, Heart of the City celebrated its’ 10th Anniversary with
Blaine McClary (1971)
a special ‘Festival of the Hearts’. The students participate
in recitals, their local Sask. Music Festivals and many go on Alastair Browne (1973)
to achieve First Class Honours in their Royal Conservatory Phil Johnson (1975)
exams. Brian Hartsook (1977)
Dennis Humenick (1978)
Communications: Joan Therens (1980)
Robert Latimer (1982)
SMEA publishes our newsletter Notz, in January and Septem-
ber. Cadenza, our Journal is published in the fall. All articles George Charpentier (1984)
or notices of upcoming events should be sent to Peter Pizurny Colin King (1986)
at HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com” Joe Hary (1988)
Debbie McPherson (1990)
The SMEA website HYPERLINK “http://www.musiceduca-
tiononline.org” www.musiceducationonline.org is formatted as Stephanie Stefanson-Pexa (1992)
a guide to Music Education in Canada and as a resource guide Jack Jones (1994)
to safe internet surfing for music classes. Fred Barker (1996)
Murray Rausch (1998)
‘Enotz’ has been initiated recently to be able to communi-
cate with members between printed publications. This gives Kevin Dyck (2000)
SMEA a way to remind members of deadlines, and give John Poettker (2002)
program news, and time sensitive information pertinent to Doug McCosh (2004)
our members. Contact Peter Pizurny HYPERLINK “mailto:
Mary Jane Schuler (2006)
Saskatchewan Junior Band Report
Preparations for the SMEA/SBA Junior Band are in full swing! SBA representatives for
this joint venture are Sally Cochrane and Tana Brown, while Kara Helms and Yvonne Kur-
pjuweit represent the SMEA. Our planning committee received approximately 90 entries from
Grade 7 and 8 students in the northern half of Saskatchewan. With a balanced ensemble in
mind, we selected 70 students from a variety of band programs and experience. These students
were selected from 20 different band programs in the following towns/cities: Saskatoon, Prince
Albert, Melfort, Kinistino, Lloydminster, Saskatoon West, Kindersley, Humboldt, and Rosetown.
It’s great to see such a wide variety of schools represented, with a fabulous turn-out from all
All Junior Band activities will take place at the University of Saskatchewan on March 9th and
10th. Quance Theatre is the venue for the final performance on Saturday at 2PM. Letters of ac-
ceptance, medical forms, and music are already in the mail to participating students.
The registration form, medical form, and registration fee ($50) were due by
February 9th, 2007.
Cheques are payable to the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and mailed along
with registration forms to: Yvonne Kurpjuweit (5511 – 29th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 2A9).
It should be a terrific weekend of making music and making new friends!
STAY TUNED FOR
The latest from E-Notz!
To contribute email firstname.lastname@example.org
full archive is online:
Band - Concert Program Submissions - Canadian Band Association members are invited to submit their most recent concert
programs for the inclusion in the spring issue of Canadian Winds. E-mail your concert programs to Fraser Linklater at fraserlin-
email@example.com or fax to (204) 474 - 7546.
Music Education Website - A useful website for band directors can be found at Banddirector.com.
February 13th - Band -PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - The 4th Annual Band Director Seminar will be held on
Tuesday, February13th, 2007 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Convocation Hall at the University Of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon). The
University Of Saskatchewan Music Department will be hosting the event and invites band directors from around the province
to attend. Richard Saucedo from Indianapolis who is an accomplished high school band director will be the guest speaker. For
more information, please contact Glen Gillis at 966 - 8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19 Band - The Regina Wind Ensemble Concert - On Monday,February 19th at 7:00pm, the Regina Wind Ensemble
directed by Brent Ghiglione will perform music by Grainger, Holsinger, Bennett and Whitacre. The performance will take place
at Darke Hall, Regina.
February 25th - COMPOSITION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH - SASKATOON COMPOSERS’ PERFORMANCE SO-
CIETY ; MAYFAIR UNITED CHURCH 902 33RD STREET WEST. Concert begins at 3:00pm. This concert will feature the
works of Dr. Monte Keene Pishny- Floyd. For more information, please contact Dr. Monte Keene Pishny - Floyd at 652-3205 or
March 9th - 10th, 2007 - Saskatchewan Junior Band (Saskatoon)
March 10 - Orchestra - The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra - An Evening With The Stars - The SYO will hold it’s annual gala at
the Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon on March 10th, 2007. Cocktails start at 6:00pm . Dinner at 7:00pm followed by a performance
by the SYO. Tickets are $65.00.
March 14th - 16th - Optimist Band Festival ( Regina)
March 18th - COMPOSITION SCPS - TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH - ST. JAMES
ANGLICAN CHURCH 12TH & DUFFERIN. Concert begins at 3:00pm. Compositions by Saskatoon’s very own Jack Johnson
(1940 - 1998 ). For more information, please contact Dr. Monte Keene Pishny - Floyd at 652-3205 or 221-7096
April 24th - CLASSROOM MUSIC - Music for Children. Carl Orff Canada presents the Twentieth National Conference to
be held on April 24th to the 27th, 2008 at the Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton Alberta. For more information, please visit http:/
May 11 - Band - TD Canada Trust Young Band Celebration - This music festival is for first and second year bands utilizing
the non - competitive format of the Beginner Band Festival. It will be held on May, 11th, 2007 at the University of Saskatch-
ewan. the new registration fee is $75.00 per band. Information and registration forms available oneline at http://www.saskband.
May 16-18, 2007 -Moose Jaw Kinsmen Band & Choir Festival ( Moose Jaw)
May 19th, 2007 - Moose Jaw Highland Festival ( Moose Jaw)
May 25th-26th -Springfest (Regina)
July 23- 31 - International SAITO Conducting Method workshop (Saskatoon)
CMEA WORLDWIDE EVENTS
UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education
The UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education was CMEA/ACEM student chapters
held in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 6-9, 2006. The Canadian DID YOU KNOW? CMEA provides Student Chapters
Reflections on Arts and Learning [PDF format - 108 KB] with an opportunity to apply for funding (up to $250) to
http://www.unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/artslearning/ assist student chapters in bringing keynote speakers, or-
documents/2006Lisbon-eng.pdf ganizing PRO D activities involving Clinicians outside of
was the document presented for Canada. You might be inter- their current faculty and planning special music education
ested in reading what the higher-level policy makers are think- days, such as the Prelude at WLU. For application forms
ing about arts education (and therefore, music education). To and additional information, please contact Peter Stigings,
assist in preparing Canada’s position for the 2006 World Con- CMEA Member at Large, Student Chapter Liaison at:
ference, the Canadian UNESCO Commission held a series “email@example.com” or phone 604-261-6891
of regional consultations with specialists in the field of arts (office & home)
and learning. Read about these consultations at http://www.
unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/artslearning/default.aspx. Other Student Chapters?
There are a number of student chapters in Canada. What
A National Arts and Learning Symposium called “The Path are doing; what are you planning? Please send a report to
to and from Lisbon” will take place May 3-4, 2007 at the Peter Stigings.
National Arts Centre and Faculty of Education, Ottawa Uni-
versity. Contact Michael Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
Phenomenon of Singing
International Symposium VI
CMEA/ACME June 28 - July 1, 2007
Call for Papers & Presentations
If you’re interested in singing...the place to be in the sum-
2007 Performance Awards mer of 2007 is Newfoundland and Labrador. Indulge your
For guidelines and application forms “http://bctf.ca/bcmea/ musical, creative and scholarly spirit and join us for this
cmea/CMEAperformanceawards.html” exciting event in Canada’s most eastern province!
Enquiries: David Ennis: email@example.com FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices, in cooperation with
Tel - 604-308-4150 Memorial University of Newfoundland, invites propos-
als for papers and presentations at The Phenomenon of
*********************** Singing International Symposium VI. This Symposium is
an integral academic component of the FESTIVAL 500
2007 National Student Essay Competition international choral festival. The Symposium invites sub-
Promoting Excellence in Music Education missions relating to all aspects of singing and the voice.
DEADLINE - MAY 1ST, 2007 Submissions relating to the 2007 special focus area for
“http://bctf.ca/bcmea/cmea/CMEAessay.html” FESTIVAL 500, Celtic musical traditions, are encouraged
Enquiries: Peter Stigings, Administrator, as well.
National Essay Competition,
6675 Wiltshire St., Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5G8 Go to http://www.festival500.com/news.asp for Call for
Papers and Presentations and Symposium Brochure and
5th International Conference on SWING SOLEIL TO
Imagination and Education PERFORM IN OTTAWA
“Imaginative Education: Provoking Excellence Across the Cur-
Swing Soleil, a Junior choir from Esterhazy
riculum” High School, has been invited to represent
Saskatchewan, by singing in Ottawa during the
Wednesday, July 18th through Saturday, July 21st , 2007 Canada Day celebrations. The choir, under the
Coast Plaza Hotel at Stanley Park, in Vancouver, Canada direction of Kathy Stokes, consists of 50 stu-
dents, aged 11 to 13. The invitation comes from
Please visit our website, the UNISONG Choral Festival who chose
Swing Soleil on the recommendation of the
“http://www.ierg.net/confs/index.php?cf=4” Association of Canadian Choral Conductors
and the Saskatchewan Choral Federation.
The choir will be singing during the eleventh
for details about the format and to submit a paper in one of the
annual Unisong, on the main stage of Canada’s
National Arts Centre with an audience of more
than 2300. The group will be part of a Mass
1) Evaluating Imaginative Learning Choir of 400 voices, made up of choirs from
2) Imagination in Science and/or every province. This choir, under the direction
of Dr. Doreen Rao, and accompanied by the
National Arts Centre Orchestra, will perform
3) Imagination in Arts and/or Humanities three concerts. Swing Soleil will perform their
4) Implementing Imaginative Education own repertoire during three shared concerts
5) Imaginative Curriculum Design – one in the rotunda of the Parliament build-
ings, one in an historical church in Ottawa, and
6) Theory of Imaginative Education another on the Foyer Stage of the National Arts
7) Research Symposium Centre. The members of the choir will also
have an opportunity to meet the members of
the other choirs, enjoy social events, and visit
Parliament and other sights.
To help prepare the students for their trip,
Senator Pana Merchant of Regina has agreed
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to
to act as the group’s official patron. Senator
Merchant will meet with the students in the
the universe, wings to the mind, flight
spring to give them an idea of what they can
expect to experience in Ottawa.
to the imagination, and charm and
Swing Soleil has been entertaining audiences
in Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the past ten
year. This particular group is very honoured and
gaiety to life and to everything.
excited to accept the invitation and along with
their parents and conductor, are busy making
plans for the trip and working on repertoire for
The UNISONG Choral Festival was named the recipient
of the 2004 National Choral Award as the Outstanding
Canadian Choral Event by the Association of Canadian
Choral Conductors. The Artistic Director of the Festival
is Dr Barbara Clark, conductor of the Ottawa-Carleton
Regional Youth Choir.
SAITO Conducting Method Workshop
In 2005 Wayne Toews created Conductorschool to share the Saito Conducting Method with
musicians from around the world. Mr. Toews edited Fumihiko Torigai’s (SMEA Board Alumnus)
translation of Saito’s text to create the English edition of the Saito Conducting Method textbook
which was published in 1988. In July 2006 nineteen conductors gathered in Saskatoon to study
with Morihiro Okabe and Wayne Toews. The class list included professional, amateur and student
conductors who were elated with the experience and what they learned.
Students of the Saito Conducting method develop extraordinary technique which allows them to
express their musical ideas with clarity and artistry. As a student in Germany and principal cellist
of the NHK orchestra, Hideo Saito took the opportunity to analyze the gestures used by the most
outstanding European conductors. The resulting method has developed during the past fifty-five
years at the Toho Gakuen School of Music whose alumni include Seiji Ozawa and Kazuyoshi
The method uses compositions which are rich with conducting challenges. From the first lesson,
students learn how the motion of their arm elicits sounds.
The method provides a comprehensive study of all major aspects of conducting as a foundation
for further study. Students are challenged to express their own interpretations and empowered to
apply gestural concepts to new music.
Students receive group and individual instruction in a detailed course of study, based upon the
Saito Conducting method textbook, and each is given a block of time to work with the teacher.
Students also have the opportunity to observe during the lessons of other students. During the
lessons, students conduct duo pianists who act as the “ensemble” and who respond accurately
and sensitively to the conductor’s gestures. Saito conducting students learn by doing, by observ-
Young Hideo Saito
ing and by responding. Video recordings are made of each participant.
Prof. Okabe, the 84 year old master teacher of the method has accepted Wayne
Toews’ invitation to join him in teaching the 2007 workshop to be held in Saskatoon
from July 23-31, 2007. Prof. Okabe previously gave workshops in Canada in 1974, 1987,
1991 and 2006. This will be his third visit to Saskatchewan.
Dianne Gryba and Bonnie Nicholson will return
as pianists in the instructional team. For more
than 30 years Mr. Toews has studied, practiced and
taught the method and has consistently received
acclaim as an excellent teacher. Groups under his
direction have won 8 national awards. More than
July 70 conductors have already benefited from his
instruction. The workshop is designed for musicians
who have excellent listening, music reading and
interpretive abilities and who have a keen desire to
develop or to improve their gestural skills.
For more information visit http://www.conduc-
2007 torschool.com, call (306) 373-6408 or write to
February 1, 2007
Implications of the
Uniting our Voices Symposium for Saskatchewan music educators
by Wayne Toews
I represented the SMEA and the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association at the Uniting Our Voices Symposium held
in Ottawa, June 23 - 25, 2006. Please read Lee Willingham’s excellent summary of the event published in the
Autumn 2006 edition of the Canadian Music Educator. The Symposium, sponsored by the National Arts Cen-
tre, the CMEA and the Coalition for Music Education, is a continuation of the national meeting held at the 2003
Saskatchewan Music Conference. At the 2006 Symposium, participants identified challenges and agreed to co-
operate in initiatives to support music education in Canada. To plot a course of action, a steering committee was
formed and I agreed to sit on that committee. We met via conference call on October 25, 2006.
The challenges faced in the various regions of Canada are very katoon high schools. The competition was for both individuals
different. Changes in the Ontario curriculum have hurt music and bands. It was a media event and was well covered by the
education and resulted in the decline and elimination of music local media. Students collected and collated the results and
education classes in many Ontario schools. The implication informed the media each day of the week. It was the students,
for Saskatchewan is to identify clearly the challenges faced not the teachers who did the work. It was easy to do and the
by music educators here. It is easy to presume that additional students were happy doing it.
resources and a greater allocation of time are needed for music
One element that I raised at the Symposium was the need
classes in Saskatchewan schools but I doubt that it is that simple.
I urge all music educators to identify areas of concern and make for more exposure on national radio and television for youth
them known to the SMEA and to me. It is important that we bands, choirs and orchestras. I followed-up by writing to Mark
identify priorities and establish a plan of action. Steinmetz, national director of CBC radio, about what can be
done to have more performances by young Canadian musicians
A primary concern at the Symposium involved the establish- broadcast on the national network. He didn’t answer my ques-
ment of a national voice for music education and the assign- tion but referred me instead to our regional CBC radio produc-
ment of power to represent all music educators. The answer ers who told me that they would be happy to receive quality
that emerged was: all of us have the voice and the power. The recordings of groups and individuals for possible broadcast
existing organizations will do all they can individually and col- in Saskatchewan. Any Saskatchewan music educators who
lectively in support of music education. Since many professional have recordings of excellent performances by their groups are
and business organizations were represented at the Symposium encouraged to submit them to the CBC and to continue pres-
educators should realize the extent of support that exists for sure to make opportunities for our young musicians to be heard
their work. The Coalition for Music Education will continue nationally.
it’s successful “Music Monday” on Monday, May 7, 2007. (See:
http://www.coalitionformusiced.ca/html/sec2-events/music- One issue at the Symposium concerned the preparation, educa-
monday/ ) In 2006, participation by Saskatchewan schools in tion and upgrading of music educators. Saskatchewan music
Music Monday was significant. However, not only do we need educators have a long heritage of sharing and co-operating
to encourage greater participation, but also we need to make which is not readily apparent elsewhere. The internet allows
Music Monday known within our communities through media new ways of sharing. For example, for material that I’m
exposure and the involvement of as many as possible. School prepared to share see: http://www.conductorschool.com/re-
officials should be able to answer the question, “How was our sources. I invite others to submit resources to be added to the
school involved in Music Monday.” list by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org In Sas-
katchewan we need to find ways to encourage broader partici-
It is important that music educators understand their role in pation at conventions, clinics and workshops. I urge all to seek
motivating, empowering and giving organizational support to out opportunities to further develop their skills and abilities to
students and parents to help with the many chores involved in improve their teaching as well as to sustain and refresh their
promoting a quality music education. Music educators don’t efforts as music educators.
have time to do all the chores themselves. Having students
and parents involved in projects adds expertise and gives them I ask all Saskatchewan music educators to identify issues that
ownership in the program. A decade ago my students organized the national coalition should address and to communicate those
a practice competition between and among band students in Sas- to the SMEA and me at email@example.com.
Honourary Life Membership/
Outstanding Achievement Award
telephone city/town postal code
institution(s) conferring degree(s)
Membership in SMEA (past or present) yes no If yes, #of years_____
[ ] music educator [ ] classroom teacher [ ] music supervisor
[ ] principal other(specify)__________________________
years teaching in Saskatchewan_______
list other professional organizations in which the nominee has held/holds membership
principle reasons why nominee should be considered for honourary life membership
(please include a short biography of your candidate)..........
(requires TWO SMEA members’ nomination) - nominator’s information
telephone city/town postal code
telephone city/town postal code
please forward this form to : Doug McCosh, Committe Chair, 18 Yale Cres., Saskatoon S7N 0T4
Western Music Sales
306 665 0949
org/links/linxparent.html check out Western Music Sales on the
SMEA Member Links at:
PHOTO: R. Dubé
is a great place to publicize your events and concerts.
GRAND STAFF MUSIC
is a corporate member of SMEA
or visit the calendar section of YAMAHA CANADA
is a corporate member of SMEA
There is a form which helps with key information,
and we can link to your own page should you have one. U.of S. Dept of Music
is a corporate member of SMEA
SMEA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL FORM
The following information will be used to contact members for renewal and membership drive
purposes, to send newsletters or journals; and to forward conference, program, services and pro-
fessional development opportunities information.
A membership in SMEA also entitles you to a membership in the Canadian Music Educators
Association. Your name, address and membership catalogue will be shared with the CMEA. The
SMEA is a Special Subject Council of the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation and receives
grants based on membership. Your name, address, membership catalogue and teaching Certificate
Number will be shared with the STF. The SMEA receives funds from the Sask. Lottery Trust.
Your name, postal code and membership catalogue may* be shared with SaskCulture Inc. for ad-
vocacy purposes. Information gathered regarding individual members will be retained on database
in the SMEA general office for a period of twenty-four months, along with this signed and dated
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL FORM (Please print clearly)
________________________________________ Postal Code_____________
Teaching Certificate Number (to verify STF membership) _______________________
Home Telephone________________ Business Telephone_____________________
Fax Number ________________ Email _______________________________
Type of Membership Areas of Interest
___ Regular $50 _____ Instrumental
___ Associate $30 _____ Choral
___ Retired $30 _____ Classroom
___ Student $15 _____ Mentor
___ Administrative $100 _____ Consultant
___ Parent/Group $25
___ Corporate $75 I am enclosing _____________for membership fees
*I choose to be excluded from lists that may be disclosed to ___SaskCulture Inc.
Please forward form along with your cheque to SMEA, Box 519, Cudworth, Sk. S0K 1B0
SMEA membership means more...
support for creative initiatives
classroom music resources
relevant and timely communications
professional impact (STF Special Subject Council for music)
support for workshops province-wide
equal opportunity access for ALL music students
support of UofR and UofS undergrad music chapters
support for 1st year teachers (complimentary memberships)
diversified and experienced pool of mentors and friends
democratic and fair issue management
national affiliations and network support
publishing opportunities in NOTZ and CADENZA and