Medal winners to perform in Celebration of Talent Concert
Young musicians from across the Maritimes will gather at Brunton Auditorium in the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music (134 Main St., Sackville) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, to participate in the annual Celebration of Talent Concert, which is presented by the Mount Allison Local Centre Examinations in Music.
The concert will feature performances by medal winners from the 2017 examination session.
In late May and early June, more than 160 exams in piano and voice were administered in 10 centres located throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Medals will be awarded to students who received the highest provincial mark for each instrument in each of the musical grades 1 through 10, with a minimum mark of 85 per cent. All medal winners are being invited to perform at the annual Celebration of Talent Concert.
Established in 1911 by James Noel Brunton as a service to local piano teachers and their students, the Mount Allison Local Centre Examination system has continued to be a vital part of the outreach of the university’s department of music.
Stephen Runge, director of Local Centre Examinations, said: “It is a pleasure to be able to celebrate the talents of young Maritime musicians, their teachers, and their families. I am pleased that the long and distinguished tradition of Local Centre Examinations continues to play such an important role in the musical education of today’s youth.”
The public is invited to attend the Celebration of Talent Concert, for which there is no admission charge.
A reception will follow the concert in the lobby of the Conservatory.
For additional information, contact the department of music at 506-364-2374 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.