Delta Community Music School will be hosting an Open House event on Sunday May 16 at the school at 4705 Arthur Drive.  There will be student performances and other entertainment in the house and on the grounds.  Many of our students and faculty will be performing in several concerts during the day.  More information will be coming soon!

Our annual Scholarship Recital and competition is coming up on Sunday April 25th at 2pm at the school. Our adjudicator this year will be Dr. Barrie Barrington from Douglas College.

Application forms will be available this week at the school , or can be downloaded from a link at the bottom of this article and must be returned to the office by Thursday April 15th. A fee of $15 is required to offset the costs of hiring the adjudicator.  This concert is open to the public and is intended to be a “music festival” kind of experience. All performances will be adjudicated and written comments are provided to each student.

There are two age categories, students 12 years and younger, and students ages 13 – 21 years as of January 1st, 2010 may participate. Students must be recommended by their teacher to participate.  Only students with previous performances experience may enter, this is not an appropriate concert for “first time ” performers.  You can always enter next year after you get some experience.

There are scholarship awards that will go to the top two students in each category.  Those names are also added to our awards plaque which is kept a the school.  students interested in being considered for the Kennel scholarship for post secondary studies in music should also participate in this recital.

Scholarship Application Form 2010

The music school is now officially on Spring Break. There are no regularly scheduled classes between March 7 and 21, although some teachers may schedule make up or extra lessons. We have completed the move to our new facility at 4705 Arthur Drive. We will be working this week to set up the new place. Our website, email and phone numbers will be staying the same.

Improvisation and Saxophone Masterclass with

Hashem Assadulahi

Tuesday, March 16, 7pm – 9pm

open to any instrument and any level of player

admission $15 at the door

Kinsroom, Delta Community Music School
4705 Arthur Drive, Delta BC

class accompanist: Jared Burrows

email jburrows@telus.net to reserve a space or ask questions

Students should come prepared to play a jazz piece including melody and improvising. Accompanist provided.

Instructor Bio:

Hashem Assadullahi received his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Texas in Arlington and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. As a jazz saxophonist Hashem has performed music ranging from the big band repertoire of the swing era, to straight-ahead styles, to contemporary projects performing the works of Ornette Coleman, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Zorn, and Tim Berne. In recent years he has had the privilege to perform with Ron Miles, Ben Monder, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Motown’s The Platters. In addition to his own release “The Strange Neighbor”, Hashem has had the opportunity to record with several ensembles, appearing on the albums “Live at Jo Fed’s” with the Poisonous Birds (June 2008), “The Turning Point” with the Douglas Detrick Quintet (pending release), and “Walking Across” with Anywhen (pending release). In addition to performing, Hashem has held teaching positions at various institutions including Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand, Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon. Hashem frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator across the United States and Southeast Asia.

on the web at: http://www.myspace.com/hashemassadullahi

If you are in Vancouver this weekend and have time to take in a concert, FYI our very own Cello instructor, Bo Peng, is being featured this weekend with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. He is performing  Antonin Dvorak’s famous Cello Concerto with the VPO. The concert is this Saturday February 20th at 8pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W. 33rd Ave., Vancouver.

Our guitar instructor John Walsh is currently on tour with his band Brasstronaut. They will be playing throughout western Canada over the next month, then through the USA in March with dates in New York, Boston, Texas and Los Angeles. Check their myspace page for more details.