North York/York Region Branch
Welcome to the North York/York Region Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association
Our Music-making is changing for a while!
Let's Welcome Spring and Summer and embrace being together while being "apart"... by making music!
Our lives have certainly become different these past weeks, and although performing in or attending a concert in person is not in our immediate future, we musicians are creative!
Throughout the world, we are singing, and playing, and dancing to celebrate simply being human, with all its vulnerabilities, and strengths! The internet and social media are becoming a big part of our artistic lives, as we navigate through this unprecedented time. A great way to spend some time during our days now is enjoying listening to and making beautiful music that warms our hearts and minds.
Concerts, recitals, festivals, and examinations are being cancelled or postponed, but we still need to continue to foster our love of music-making. This isolation time has brought new challenges but also new opportunities for our students and teachers to continue to grow in our love of music.
Our Branch Auditions are presently postponed until we are given the "all clear", and unfortunately we had to cancel our Beethoven 250 concert. However, although both the GTA Zone and the Provincial Competitions have been cancelled for this year, we are hoping that our North York/York Region Branch will still be able to offer our annual adjudication opportunity with Spring Auditions (maybe to take place in the summer!!) and our annual Awards Festival Recital day shortly thereafter.
Please remember to continue to support our emerging artists - support their lovely creative noises as they practise in close quarters with you all, and as they take their music out the windows, over the balconies, and into the air!