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Volume 11 Issue 3 - November 2005

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"How I met my Teacher"

"How I met my Teacher" continued from page 69 (painting, dance, theatre or music ... ). This requires incredible strength of spirit. Perhaps that's why it's so essential in the formative years to work with teachers and mentors who are not only skilled technicians in their own right, but also open-minded and perceptive individuals who will look for unique qualities in each of their students, to help and support each one as they become more true to themselves, and gain the confidence to express themselves publicly. "You cannot please all by your art or your work. Satisfy the few ; to please many is bad." J.S. Bach Joelle's upcoming engagements in the Toronto area include: Transverse Pleasures (Baroque Music Beside the Grange, Nov.4); Musicke 's Feaste Celestiall:l 7th­ Century English Music for Voices and Instruments (benefit program, Saint Thomas 's Anglican Church, Nov. 19); Viol n' Femmes (Dec. 8 at Victoria College Chapel). This latter program, the second in Joelle's Scaramella series(info:, includes viol music by Purcell, Lawes, and Ho/borne. Several of the Hart House Viols (17th century instruments owned by the University of Toronto) will be coming out of the display case for the first time in more than 20 years. Musical Life: GRACE NOTES TAFELMUSIK ANNOUNCES Face the Musik: AffordableTickets for 18 to 30 year olds An initiative to open musical doors for younger audiences. In addition to affordable tickets to many Tafelmusik concerts, there will soon be a new Face the Musik section on the Tafelmusik website (www.tafelmusik. org), and an electronic mailing list for its users. Contact info@ or call 416-964-6337. Next Face the MusikConcert is English Baroque: The Thames Revisited (Dec 1-3.) BAND AID The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), producers of the Juno Awards, announced 35 Canadian elementary and secondary schools who will receive a "Band Aid" musical instrument grant to replace old, borrowed or broken school instruments. Including this year's grants, CARAS will have donated over a million dollars to music programs, impacting 75,000 young Canadians from coast to coast. CARAS received over 115 applications this year from Canadian schools in need. For information on MusiCan or to lend your support: visit or call 416.485.3135 x 228. FREE CLASSICAL MUSIC PODCASTS Naxos is now offering classical music podcasts - a new one every two weeks. You need a computer or any MP3 player and an internet connection. Go to, type "Naxos" into the search bar, and voila! Each 20 minute podcast is a short introduction to a composer, a particular piece of music, or a new Naxos CD. They are all free, and you can log on anytime you want! GRACE NOTES welcomes brief information from individuals and organisations whose initiatives make more music more accessible to more people. Please share what you know about discounted ticketing, outreach projects, donations, scholarships, and other acts of musical philanthropy. musical _life@the whole note. com Prepare your Voice for the World Stage For the past 20 years Daniel Eby, Artistic Director of The New School of Classical Vocal Studies (NSCVS), has taught vocal technique in downtown Toronto. Over the years, some amazing voices have been developed in his vocal studio, and many of them have gone on to fulfilling careers in the operatic world. Prepare your voice to reach World Class potential! Phone: 416-927-9800 or e-mail Back to Ad Index WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM Toronto Musicians' Association News compiled and edited by Brian Blain Changes at the TMA: The new President of the Toronto Musicians' Association is Neil Spaulding. Rosemary Galloway did not run for reelection though the remainder of the board remains mostly unchanged and all were welcomed by acclamation at the recent General Meeting. In addition to Neil Spaulding, the new TMA Board is Vice-President Jamie Hopkings, Treasurer Tom Robins, Secretary Allan Macmillan and Directors Kevin Barrett, Linda Cara, Charlie Gray, Dean Jarvis, Andy Morris, Gabe Radford, Christian Sharpe and Bill Skolnik. Sincere thanks and appreciation for years of dedicated service to President Rosemary Galloway and Board Member Doriann Forrester who are retiring from the Board at the end of the term. The "Skolniks": TMA Executive Director Bill Skolnik spends a lot of time on the front lines, with Senior Business Rep Jim Biros, negotiating agreements on behalf of musicians. As the year winds down, Bill has selected recipients of his 2005 "deserving of special mention" awards: Insight Productions. "It is tough being a variety producer in Canada these days but Insight always perseveres. Whether it is the Open Mike show, Canadian Idol, the Juno Awards or T.O. Variety, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are committed to using Canadian musicians on their productions. We have had our moments but always, always, there is a deal. Individual agreements were arrived at for both the Open Mike show and Canadian Idol. They needed things peculiar to their productions and we needed things for our members. They heard us and we heard them. Insight has a commitment to music, and more importantly, a passion for music, that is recognized and appreciated." The Montreal Bistro: "The Montreal Bistro is now the only game in town. Nobody else commits to steady engagements (i.e. at least three consecutive days) of jazz players from week to week. Nobody else provides more than one nighters. Sure the Bistro has had to cut back on the length of engagements from its glory days. Nonetheless, bands can still look forward to three straight nights with their fans. The Bistro is one of a kind, especially now. Clubs are closing, so we are ever so grateful to the Bistro for propping the door open - somehow." Jazz-FM: "We are in the process of concluding an agreement with Jazz­ FM. Our talks are going well - real well. Jazz-FM has always been a strong proponent of Toronto's music and musicians. Now, under Ross Porter, it is putting what meagre money it has where its broadcasting mouth is when it comes to recording the music of Toronto. They are commencing a major expansion in the area of live music recording. This broadcast season will see around 22 hours of concerts recorded by its flagship performance series Sound of Toronto, almost double the number of original recording in past years. The series Duets will be bring a further 26 hours of live music to listeners exploring and highlighting the diverse virtuosity of jazz soloists. Players are accompanied by TMA member and Jazz-FM host Joe Sealy. Other TMA members also have outlets on the station. Bill King is both a host and producer. Jeff Healey brings his beloved and wildly popular My Kind of Jazz back to the airwaves from its CBC exile. Toronto's music scene always had a home on Jazz-FM. Now, in the spirit of home renovation, a couple of new rooms, and maybe more, are being added." Music To My Ears is a project initiated and headed up by Second Line Music Society in close partnership with the TMA, Innovation Toronto and Kiwanis Casa Loma. It is a musical mentorship programme to promote leadership, musicianship and healthy self-esteem in youth through music. Participants will receive their own instrument and learn from their musical mentor. Currently, we are looking for used or new instruments, music stands, mentors who would like to teach youth how to play an instrument or sing, instrument repair experts, any recordings of any type of music in any format and original sheet music. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a Mentor please contact We'd like to hear from you: The Toronto Musicians' Association invites WholeNote readers to give us your feedback on this new column. If you have any suggestions for news items re/.ating to members of the Toronto Musicians' Association, please forward them to Please include the word "Wholenote" in the subject line.

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