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WELCOME | RCM Music Appreciation Has Joined The Growing Musical Toronto Community

By Member on March 10, 2016

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The Royal Conservatory

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

273 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON M5S 1W2

(416) 408-2825

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The Royal Conservatory offers an unsurpassed breadth of music appreciation courses taught by experts in a welcoming and collegial environment. Build new contexts for your musical experiences as you deepen your understanding and enjoyment of music across genres and historical periods, from the rich traditions of the past to the exciting frontiers of the present. With courses offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening, you’re sure to find something in our selection of offerings that sparks your curiosity and fits your schedule!

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Events

Opera Overtures

Opera Overtures
Mondays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Mar. 21 to Apr. 18

Instructor: Kyra Millan
Course fee: $185

Learn about the history, the music, and the sublime and sublimely ridiculous elements that make opera so fabulous in this interactive course.
More info or to register.


Cinematic Music: How We Hear Film

Cinematic Music: How We Hear Film
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Mar. 23 to Apr. 27

Instructor: Leslie Barcza
Course fee: $225

Examine what music contributes to a movie, with a focus on the practices of Hollywood producers in the 20th century, beginning with silent films and moving through the classic scores of the 1930s, to our own time.
More info or to register.


Opera in the City (Spring)

Opera in the City (Spring)
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Mar. 29 to May 3

Instructor: Eric Domville
Course fee: $295

Join us for this illuminating journey into operatic history and enhance your experience of the operas scheduled to be performed in Toronto this spring.
More info or to register.


 Discover Jazz

Discover Jazz
Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Apr. 1 to May 6

Instructor: Mark Micklethwaite
Course fee: $295

Through lectures, discussion and performance, you’ll come away from this course with strategies to enjoy jazz in a deeper and more meaningful way.
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The Grand Tour: 1608

The Grand Tour: 1608
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Apr. 5 to Apr. 26

Instructor: Katherine Hill
Course fee: $195

Using Thomas Coryat’s 1608 guidebook and accounts of music on his travels, we will follow in his footsteps, investigating the colourful and sumptuous instrumental and vocal music he would have heard in homes, courts, cities and churches on his way to Venice and back again.
More info or to register.


The Schumann Circle

The Schumann Circle
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Apr. 6 to Apr. 27

Instructor: Helen Jacob-Stein
Course fee: $150

Explore Romantic chamber music of 19th-Century Germany with members of our RCM community, featuring in-class performances of violin, cello and piano.
More info or to register.


F. J. Haydn: The Creation

F. J. Haydn: The Creation
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Apr. 19 to Apr. 26

Instructor: Rick Phillips
Course fee: $99

Explore The Creation, Haydn’s powerful musical depiction of the creation of the world, from nothing through sun, moon, plants and animals, to Adam and Eve.
More info or to register.


Music Through the Ages: 1880-1920

Music Through the Ages: 1880-1920
Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Apr. 21 to May 19

Instructor: Clayton Scott
Course fee: $250

Delve into the music from the end of the 19th century: Post-Romanticism and then Expressionism in Germany, Impressionism in France, and Primitivism in Russia.
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 Outside-the-Box Baroque

Outside-the-Box Baroque
Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
May 11 to June 15

Instructor: Alison Melville
Course fee: $295

Through listening, lecture, discussion and the use of images, we’ll explore the music, composers and musical life of Baroque Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Scotland, Scandinavia and Russia.
More info or to register.


Festival Preview: TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Festival Preview: TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm
May 27 to Jun. 10

Instructor: James Stager
Course fee: $110

Join Jamie Stager as he explores the music and musicians coming to Toronto this summer for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival! This course includes engaging lectures and a special in-class discussion with Josh Grossman, Artistic Director of Toronto Downtown Jazz.
More info or to register.


Festival Preview: Toronto Summer Music Festival

Festival Preview: Toronto Summer Music Festival
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jun. 22 to Jul. 13

Instructor: Rick Phillips
Course fee: $189

Delve into the topic and music of this summer’s TSMF, with background, history and insights into the composers, music and musicians, enhancing your overall 2016 TSMF experience. Also featured will be an interview and informal in-class Q and A with TSMF Artistic Director, Douglas McNabney.
More info or to register.


Elgar: Musical Voice of the Edwardian Era

Elgar: Musical Voice of the Edwardian Era
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jul. 19 & Jul. 26

Instructor: Rick Phillips
Course fee: $99

In his day, some found Elgar to be the voice of a way of life then past. But Elgar’s music still expresses human situations and emotions that are as valid today as they were 100 years ago.
More info or to register.


* A 10% discount will be applied automatically at checkout for students who are enrolled concurrently in any of the following Royal Conservatory School music classes: Individual Instruction, Group Classes, Learn to Play/Sing, Small Ensemble, Theory and History.

Photo credits: Orchestral Music of Brahms: Hector Fantini; Opera Overtures: Bo Huang; Cinematic Music: Holger Ellgaard; Opera in the City: DuPage Opera Theatre, Cebula; Discover Jazz: BBC Big Band, Burmingham, England; The Grand Tour: The Musicians by Caravaggio at Metropolitan Museum of Art by Yair Haklai (own work); The Schumann Cirle: Chamber Music Socity artists Erin Keefe, Richard O’Neill, and Andreas Brantelid, photo by Tristan Cook; Elgar: Herbert Lambert.

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