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Volume 19 Issue 1 - September 2013

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Classified Advertising | classad@thewholenote.comAUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIESARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ CONDUCTORWANTED: Formed in 1992, The NewTecumseth Singers seeks an individualwho enjoys working with amateur singers.Details about the position and applicationprocess can be found on Facebook –search The New Tecumseth Singers.Application deadline is September 15,2013.ARTISTIC DIRECTOR sought by the TorontoChamber Choir to begin July 1st, 2014. Weare a 40 voice amateur, auditioned choir witha reputation for high quality and historicallyinformed performances of Renaissanceand Baroque music. Please visit for further details.ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR (paid) – Callfor Auditions: for Youth and CommunityOrchestra in Peterborough, ON. Applicationdeadline is September 6, 2013.Admin www.thekyo.orgBASS CHOIR LEAD: St Simon-the-ApostleAnglican Church, near SherbourneSubway, immediate opening. Competitivecompensation, rehearsals Thursdayevenings, rehearsal and services Sundaymornings plus occasional evening servicesand other events. The position offersthe opportunity to perform an extensiverange of repertoire at a high standardwith occasional concerts with orchestralaccompaniment. Excellent sight readingskills and ensemble tone are preferred.For an audition please contact Robin Davis,905 409 6121 or CIVIC CHORALE welcomesnew singers for the 2013-2014 season.Please call 905-681-8109 or visitwww.burlingtoncivicchorale.caCHOIR OPPORTUNITY: friendly groupwelcomes new members for September.Four-part harmony, eclectic music, noauditions. Rehearsals Wednesdays 1-3Yonge & Blythwood. Contact Elizabeth416-486-7411.COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITYORCHESTRA ( volunteer musicians: Mondayevening rehearsals, downtown Toronto.Especially looking for trombones andstrings. Email LIKE US, a small gay men’s choir herein Toronto, is looking for new members!We sing popular music and rehearseWednesdays, 7.30-9.30 pm, Carlton andSherbourne area. Visit, or email gayguys_sing@live.comINVITING NEW VOICES for our 2013-2014concert season. The John Laing Singers is achamber choir known for choral excellenceand intriguing programming, based in theHamilton-Burlington-Oakville area. We singa mix of engaging and innovative repertoirethat spans the centuries, under the dynamicleadership of Artistic Director Dr. RogerBergs. For audition information – and to see,hear, and learn more about us– please visitwww.johnlaingsingers.comL’ENSEMBLE VOCAL LES VOIX DUCŒUR accueillent de nouveaux choristesfrancophones et francophiles pour lasaison 2013-2014. Informations sur NADAL JCC WOMENS CHORUSSing eclectic repertoire with ConductorGillian Stecyk and women of all ages!Learn vocal technique, and train your earto sing harmony. Monday evenings, Sept-June. Non-auditioned. 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EDUCATION WATCH AT THE WHOLENOTESeeing OrangeTale Of A Lively “Like”The WholeNote posted theaccompanying poster, advocatingmusic in public schools,on our Facebook page lastMarch 19, with a suggestion thatour friends “share the post ifyou agree.” We were expectinga decent response — after all,what’s not to “like” about that?But the actual response was jawdropping:41,233 “shares” (and still counting);well over 1 million views across the Englishspeakingworld as far away as Australia andNew Zealand — five cities with more than200,000 views — Los Angeles and Torontoneck-and-neck for the lead. The response,and the hundreds of comments that camewith it, reveal the passion behind the issue ofmusic education and opened our eyes to thepotential to harness the power of social andnew media to the cause of music education inCanada, the U.S. and beyond.RANDOM STAtsIf you google “music belongs in publicschools,” 700 million results appear in 0.17seconds. If you search on, you willbe presented with 80.4 million links.Reprieve for TDSB musicprogramsIt took one such groundswell ofcommunity murmuring back inJune to stop the Toronto DistrictSchool Board from cutting fundingfor itinerant music teachers fromits budget for the school yearabout to start. One powerful voiceamong the many was that of theCoalition for Music Education(, tireless advocatesfor the necessity of music ina rounded education. It’s worthquoting from their public statement,issued as the crucial TDSBtrustee meeting loomed.“The Coalition for MusicEducation, Music Canada andMusiCounts [music educationcharity associated withCARAS] believe in the importanceof music education for allyoung people in schools. We arejoining our voices together tourge the Toronto District SchoolBoard (TDSB) to keep providinga comprehensive educationthat includes qualitymusic instruction for allstudents, taught by individualswith a backgroundand trainingin music. Research hasproven that music educationprovides far-reachingbenefits to the lives ofyoung Canadians, to ourcommunities and to ourculture. We believe thatdecisions minimizingany aspect of the TDSB’smusic program will have along-term negative impacton the lives of Torontostudents and on thecommunity.Music is essential toeducation and to life.Music education:◆ teaches students tothink creatively andcritically,◆ develops skills thatare essential in the 21stcentury workforce,◆ opens students’ minds to diverse perspectivesand thinking,◆ bridges languages, cultures and generations,◆ unites us through shared experiences,enriches our sense of beauty andimagination, and◆ supports student success.”As stated earlier, sometimes it helps tomake music, and sometimes it helps to makenoise! Two days later the TDSB voted, for now,to keep its music programs alive.INTERNETresOURCESThe Children’s Music Workshop website hasa wealth of material ( such as “Whento Start Playing,” “Playing Music Tunes theBrain” and “Music and Young Minds,” andmany other resources such as Music Links.One click on that button will open up avast world of educational institutions, journalsand magazines, and articles on variousmusical instruments.The International Society for MusicEducation is gearing up for the 31st worldconference on music education to be held inPorto Alegre, Brazil, next year. Their website( provides links and bookmarks ofinterest as well as an advocacy quotient.Send ideas and links Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable rates35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 September 1 – October 7, 2013 | 57

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