Masterclasses and Workshops

We invite community and student auditors to attend workshops and masterclasses for FREE!    

Wednesday, January 23

ELINA VÄHÄLÄ, Strings Masterclass

5:00 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of twelve and was later chosen as the orchestra’s Young Master Soloist. Since then, her career continues to expand on the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike.  elinavahala.com

Friday, January 18

MARITIME BRASS QUINTET, Composition Readings

9:30-11:30 am, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre
A reading session of student compositions leading toward a March 10 public concert at the Halifax Central Library.maritimebrassquintet.ca

Friday, January 25

GABRIELLE HOULE,  Masks and Faces:  An Introduction to the Commedia dell’Arte

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Studio Two, Dalhousie Arts Centre. 
Having trained in Italy, France, the United States, Costa Rica, and Denmark, Gabrielle has taught theatre and directed plays in universities across Canada. She is back at Dalhousie teaching Acting and directing the final play of the Fountain School’s season, Molière One-Acts. 

Tuesday, January 29 *note date change

CHRISTINE CARTER,  Performance Psychology

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre.  Canadian clarinetist Christine Carter has appeared at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.   christine-carter.com

Saturday, March 2

IAN HOPKIN, Woodwinds Masterclass

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre.  Ian Hopkin, principal bassoonist at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Orchestra London, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Stratford Festival, and recorded with CBC.

Friday, March 15

LARA ST. JOHN, Strings Masterclass

4:30 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Cecilia Series performance: Mar 16, 7:00 pm.  Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has performed and recorded as soloist with orchestras around the world. She created her own record label, Ancalagon, in 1999 and won a Juno award in 2011 for her Mozart album.  larastjohn.com

Saturday, March 23

KINAN AZMEH,  Woodwinds Masterclass

10:30 am - 12:00 noon, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Kinan Azmeh’s distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition as a clarinetist and composer. He has toured the world and performed with leading orchestras in Europe, Western Asia, South America, and the USA.