Team CMA

What is it? Team CMA is a competitive music team that will be participating in the 2019 Kiwanis Festival in Guelph. All piano, vocal, violin, and guitar students are welcome to audition. The students will prepare as a team but will compete individually or in group categories if applicable. Students must pass the entrance audition held in lessons from October 22 - 27 , 2018 in order to participate, and then must commit to attend the master classes held throughout the year.

Why Should Students Participate? We want to ensure that any student participating in a festival is as prepared as possible. The benefit of joining Team CMA is the expertise and support of a number of instructors, the opportunity to play in front of groups of both peers and professionals to get feedback and to ease nerves, and the support system the team environment provides

What Does the Program Include? The Team CMA music program includes six master classes, where students work with several different instructors on their pieces in groups and individually. Each team member will also receive a Team CMA jacket and an invitation to a celebratory pizza party once the festival is over.

What does the Program Cost? There is no cost to audition for Team CMA. If selected as a participant there is a one-time fee of $190.00 which includes all six master classes, an official Team CMA jacket, and a pizza party after the competition has ended. Vocal students will also be provided with an accompanist at no charge.

Important Dates

  • Master Class 1: Saturday November 10th

  • Master Class 2: Saturday December 8th

  • Master Class 3: Saturday January 26th

  • Master Class 4: Saturday February 23rd

  • Master Class 5: Saturday March 9th

  • Master Class 6: Saturday March 30th

  • Pizza Party: Saturday April 27th

Master Class Times by Instrument

  • Junior Voice: 10:00 - 11:30

  • Senior Voice: 11:30 - 1:00

  • Piano: 11:00 - 1:00

  • Violin: n/a

  • Guitar: 10:30 - 12:30