The Schubertiades

Introduction to programs offered

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The recreational program is dedicated to all students who wish to learn a musical instrument, in following a program without time constraints.

Classes are given once a week and the theory component is included in the instrument course. Like students registered in the elite program they will have to listen to a list of classical music supplied by the school, for literary music. There will be a listening test at the end of the session given by the teacher. These lists of classical music are an indispensable tool in discovering Grand classical composers, as much as encouraging an interest in music on the part of the student.

The recreational student’s tasks:
Each student in the recreational program must practice at least 3 times a week, 20 minutes at least per practice session. Gradually as the student progresses, he or she will have to increase the length of the practice sessions to 30 minutes or even 60 minutes (advanced students) in order to see satisfying results.

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``Very important parents``

VIP COURSE

Every session parents are invited to participate with their children on the last day of classes. At the same time the teacher will hand out their reports cards for the session, including the progress that their children have made. Suggestions for improvement will also be given.

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The elite program is dedicated to students that anticipate eventually including music into their educational path.

At the College level it is possible to do a double D.E.C. Either pure & applied sciences-music or social sciences-music. The Vincent d’Indy music school offers this double D.E.C. in partnership with collège Jean-de-Brébeuf.

This double diploma open doors to many University programs, and helps students stand out as candidates where programs have limited enrolment. Even if students choose not to do a double college diploma music graduates will have acquired an important extra benefit to add to their resumes.

The elite program includes a 45 minute instrument course (at advanced levels the minimum time rises to 60 minutes). If the student cannot attend group classes they should do a 30 minute private theory class.

The annual exams remain optional, but are strongly recommended to prepare students for future college auditions. It should be noted that an exam allows a student to see where he or she has progressed to, in order to get constructive feedback to continue to go forward and build up their confidence in playing musical instruments. Also, the annual exams of the Vincent d’Indy music school start in the second year of study. This allows the student to get used to being evaluated by doing exams at the conservatory for the preparatory and first year of study.

The elite student’s tasks:
Each student in the elite program must have at a minimum 5 weekly periods of at least 20 minutes reserved to practice for the preparatory year of study. The more the elite student progresses, the longer the the practice sessions will become, going from 30 minutes to 60 minutes or more.

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``Very important parents``

VIP COURSE

Every session parents are invited to participate with their children on the last day of classes. At the same time the teacher will hand out their reports cards for the session, including the progress that their children have made. Suggestions for improvement will also be given.

The elite program

Exams

Le conservatoire vous offre plusieurs choix de programmes de musique. Voici une brève description de deux de ces programmes:

Exams at the Vincent D’Indy Music School

Exams start in the second year of instrument training. They are held around May-June for grades 2-5.
As of the 6th grade there are three periods throughout the year reserved for exams. Students may separate their program on top of the exam.

Certificates earned by students are recognized by the Ministry of Education & Sport. Recognition of educational credits can then be made through the student’s educational institution.

For more information you may consult the Vincent D’Indy Music School website:
http://www.emvi.qc.ca/professeurs-affilies/examens/

Exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto

Certificates earned by students are eligible as extra credits for students from Secondary one through 5.

Exams may begin during the first year of instruction.

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There is no age limit to start learning music. All adult students are welcome at the Conservatory, and adults may choose between the recreational or elite programs.

We also offer adults the option of taking courses every two weeks (specific times will be reserved for these courses). Adults do choose to do annual exams because it presents a self challenge, and at the end of the day a personal accomplishment.

Music also brings benefits with age, like maintaining intellectual & physical health (articulation, coordination) and psychological well-being. Learning a musical instrument means letting go of our psychological & physical tensions, thus allowing ourselves to express our inner-selves through musical expression. There are a number of learning methods for adults with a very nice repertoire of music. We organize small concerts for adults bi-annually.

Recreational program • Elite program • Adults/senior citizens program

Public performances

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As music is a form of expression and communication, students are encouraged to perform in public, at least twice a year at Christmas and the end of the school year.

Meetings will also be organized between students, particularly before concerts so that students may share their passion for music with each other. Students may also benefit from a master class where a guest teacher will come and listen to the students and comment on their performance. It is a class given in front of other students, and is for everyone, those who play or who listen. They can all benefit from the teacher’s comments. There will also be bi-annual concerts for adult students.

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