AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
SOPRANO AND ALTO AND WANTED for the semi-professional choir of St. George’s on the Hill Anglican Church. High church liturgy with innovative repertoire. Remuneration to be negotiated. Contact Karen Rymal, organist/choir director at email@example.com
AVAILABLE POSITIONS FOR MUSICIANS AT THE KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: Principal Cellist, Principal Trumpeter, Associate (or 2nd) Trumpeter, Associate (or 2nd) Trombonist and 3rd (bass) Trombonist, as well as sectional Violinists, Violists, Cellists and Contrabassists. The KSO is an auditioned-based community orchestra that rehearses once a week (Tuesday evenings) at the state-of-the-art Cornell Recital Hall in Markham (407 ETR and 9th Ln). Led by the charismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Orchestra is enjoying an enormous popularity among York Region’s residents and continues to attract avid audiences across the GTA. Interested musicians are invited to email General Manager Jobert Sevilleno at GM@KSOrchestra.ca and visit www.KSOrchestra.ca for more information.
CHOPS FLOPPY? SIGHT READING GONE? Why not come down to the 48th Highlanders of Canada Brass & Reed Band, and get back in shape? We need clarinets and saxophones and the odd trombone. Tubas more than welcome. There is minimal military hassles and we have fun doing what we all love to do – PLAY. Call Mike at 905-898-3438 or buskers.jazz@rogers .com. Moss Park Armouries, Tuesday nights from 8-10.
COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA (www.ccorchestra.org) welcomes volunteer musicians for Monday evening rehearsals, downtown Toronto. We’re especially looking for trombones and strings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU DRIVE? DO YOU LOVE THE WHOLENOTE? You can share the love and earn a little money at the same time. The WholeNote occasionally adds new drivers with vehicles to our list of stalwarts who reliably deliver our magazines, 9 times a year, rain or shine (or snow!) to locations in the GTA and well beyond. Contact email@example.com.
THE DON MILLS CHOIR needs bass/baritone & tenor voices. We are an SATB choir of friends who sing all kinds of music, from classical to Broadway under the direction of Larry Green, currently the director of music at the Church of the Ascension (Don Mills) where we meet on Wednesday evenings. Larry has a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, has conducted touring musicals such as Les Mis, The Secret Garden and Jesus Christ Superstar. He’s a total musician and fun to work with. If you’re interested, can read music and sing your part, contact Brian Metcalfe at 416-486-7333.
NORTH YORK CONCERT ORCHESTRA is interested in welcoming new players for the 2014-15 season. We are a community orchestra which rehearses throughout the year on Weds. nights, York Mills Collegiate in Don Mills. There are four subscription concerts and several outreach opportunities. Especially interested in hearing from violinists and string bass players. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
ORGANIST/MUSIC FACILITATOR (PART-TIME CONTRACT POSITION): DONWAY COVENANT UNITED is a welcoming congregation with a strong musical tradition serving a mature and increasingly diverse community in the Don Mills area of Toronto. We are searching for a skilled organist, pianist and choir leader who can help transition our senior choir and congregation to a more contemporary musical style without abandoning our history. Good communication skills are required, along with experience in both contemporary and traditional music - knowledge of additional musical instruments an asset. We have a well maintained electric Allen organ, a 6 foot Kawai grand piano and a Yamaha Clavinova. Applicants should email a resume and covering letter to Ingrid Smith, email@example.com, cc’d to firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than Nov. 28 2014. For further information visit www.donwaycovenant.com
THE WYCHWOOD CLARINET CHOIR (www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.com) welcomes enthusiastic clarinet players to audition for a place in our group. All ages welcome. Tuesdays 7:30-10 PM
INSTRUCTION & COURSES
FLAMENCO GUITAR LESSONS with award winning professional Spanish Canadian Flamenco guitarist. Roncesvalles/High Park area. Contact email@example.com
FLUTE LESSONS with experienced and highly trained teacher. Contact Dr. Izabella Budai at 416-881-7972orwww.izabellabudai.com. All levels and ages welcome.
FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS, RCM EXAM PREPARATION: Samantha Chang, Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. 416-293-1302, firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEVIN COURRIER SPINS THE BEATLES: Mondays, Oct 20 - Dec 8, 7-9pm. Examine how the Beatles’ music created both dreams and nightmares in their pursuit of an artificial paradise, ‘Nowhere Land’, built on the principles of pleasure and fulfillment. This course and the film clips used during the program are based on Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of The Beatles’ Utopian Dream (Greenwood-Praeger, 2009), by lecturer Kevin Courrier. Cost: $90/8 lectures / Drop in: $12; $6 for students. Miles Nadal JCC | 750 Spadina Ave. at Bloor St. |www.mnjcc.org Info: email@example.com | (416) 924-6211 x 606.
NOW ACCEPTING PRIVATE STUDENTS: international concert pianist with 30 years’ experience (Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto). All ages and levels welcome, central location. firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-546-6664. www.about.me/helena_bowkun
PIANO LESSONS: personalized instruction by experienced teacher, concert pianist EVE EGOYAN (M. Mus., L.R.A.M., F.R.S.C.). All ages and levels. Downtown location. email@example.com or 416- 603-4640.
PIANO PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP SERIES - JULIA TCHERNIK on Oct 9, 16 and 23, 10:00am. Overview of fundamentals combined with personal insight on developing technique across the levels, teaching without method books, improvisation and creativity and more. For new or experienced teachers. North York location. 416-638-8226. $140(full series); $50(single day).For details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIVATE LESSONS IN ALL LEVELS OF RUDIMENTS, THEORY AND PIANO in central Burlington. Please contact Natalie at 888-359-5670.
SENSIBLE VOCAL TRAINING Build. Restore. Refurbish your Voice.Whether you just want to tone and tune up, or have a burning desire to raise the bar and advance your vocal abilities, this training is ideal! Call for an introductory session. If you’re a beginner, no worries; we build from scratch!! Phone Pattie Kelly (905)271-6896 vocalsense.ca
SINGING STUDIO OF DEBORAH STAIMAN – try an introductory masterclass on October 19, at 2pm or Nov 2 at 2pm. Musical theatre/audition preparation, using textual analysis and other interpretative tools for the sung monologue. Yonge and Eglinton area, call for exact location. 416-483-9532. $55(participant)/$35(auditor).
THE SONG SANCTUARY Private & Semi-Private Sessions in Voice, Performance, and Songwriting. Group Workshops and Roundtables. Visit rosemaryphelan.com email@example.com
VOICE LESSONS – experienced, professional & supportive teacher. All ages & levels, adult beginners welcome. Contact: Grant Allert B.mus. 416-910-9605, firstname.lastname@example.org
WARMHEARTED PIANO TEACHER with sterling credentials, unfailing good humor, and buckets of patience. Royal Conservatory washouts and shy or overwrought teens/adults especially welcome. Lovely Cabbagetown studio, with German grand and Kleenex. Testimonials: “Best teacher ever!” - Riverdale girl, age 14. “Bach is more affordable than talk therapy!” - Beaches fellow, 40s. “Beats studying with those Quebec nuns!” - Rosedale lady, age withheld. Peter Kristian Mose, 416-923-3060. www.MoseMusicalArts.com. My students have never won any prizes, except for love of music. (And loyalty.)
INSTRUMENTS: FOR SALE / WANTED
FRENCH HORN FOR SALE: One-of-a-kind double horn (Reynolds prototype for Selmer), one owner since 1978, excellent condition. Suitable for advanced student or working musician. email@example.com
*Lorée OBOE & ENGLISH HORN stolen from car on Sept 11 2014, Bloor/Bathurst area. $700 reward for information leading to return of these instruments. Serial #’s: oboe TA 78, English horn HV 25. Please call Karen 416-656-4312 or 416-323-2232 x.26
*WHILE YOUR GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS: Garage band days just a hazy memory? Your lovely old guitar / violin / clarinet is crying out to be played! There’s someone out there who’d love to love it, and give it new life. Sell your unused instruments with a WholeNote classified ad: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? The WholeNote gets inquiries from readers seeking musicians to provide live music for all kinds of occasions. We can’t recommend your ensemble, but YOU can! Contact email@example.com by October 24 and book your ad for the November edition!
BARD – EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorder and virginal available to provide background atmosphere for teas, receptions or other functions – greater Toronto area. For rates and info call 905-722-5618 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUMPET PLAYER AND SINGER seeks ensemble (standards/jazz/soul/blues/pop). Phone Mark at 416-803-5531.Email: mark@ markwalkermw.com
ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICE for small business and individuals, to save you time and money, customized to meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985.
*DO YOU HAVE PRECIOUS MEMORIES LOST ON OLD RECORDS, TAPES, PHOTOS etc.? Recitals-gigs-auditions-air checks-family stuff. 78’s-cassettes-reels-35mm slides-etc. ArtsMediaProjects will restore them on CD’s or DVD’s. Call George @ 416-910-1091.
MUSIC ENGRAVING/COPYING: FOR PERFORMANCES, RECORDINGS, ETC.: well-laid-out, publisher-quality scores and parts; also transposition, piano reductions, proofreading. email@example.com; www.gregorymillar.net
VENUES AVAILABLE / WANTED
ARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT OR RECITAL? Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor Street United Church. Phone: 416-924-7439 x22. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERFORMANCE / REHEARSAL / STUDIO / OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: great acoustics, reasonable rates, close to Green P Parking, cafés & restaurants. Historic church at College & Bellevue, near Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. Email email@example.com