Students of CBY Music get access to a number of unique performance opportunities, made possible by our special relationships within the industry.
To allow students to take advantage of these opportunities, we have a number of pathways available. These pathways help students to apply what they learn in their lessons in a meaningful way and bring their skills to life!
Students can choose as many, or as few, pathways as they wish, depending on their goals.
Our STUDENT CONCERTS are a highlight of our academic year. Our first concert takes place at Christmas to mark the end of term 1 and to celebrate the holidays with our community, Our second concert takes place at the end of June to mark the end of our academic year.
We are grateful for our friendships with local churches St. James United and St. Thomas The Apostle who provide us with their beautiful venues for our concerts.
We take part in OMFA music FESTIVALS, both at the local and provincial level, both competitive and non-competitive. Students who participate in these festivals have the opportunity to perform for esteemed adjudicators and receive invaluable feedback that we can then apply in their lessons.
Students who are interested in developing a career in the arts can get a jump start at CBY Music. We give students access to unique opportunities to further their development in music, acting and theatre.
Students wanting to get into Film and TV can learn the craft of screen acting with our teacher, Alysa King. Her weekly "Acting for the Camera" program teaches everything from slating to character development, with students working towards a final drama performance each term.
Our record label and recording studio offer students the opportunity to have their songs fully produced and released to commercial markets.
We also work closely with local musical theatre companies, preparing our students for auditions and performances in youth musical productions. We even produce our own musicals every now and then!
All music students at CBY can work towards earning their music qualifications with the Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada. Learning from these established curriculums improves general musicianship, repertoire knowledge and technical ability. In addition to these benefits, completion of these exams can earn students 1 high school credit for Grades 11 and 12.
We offer regular masterclasses with successful professionals in the arts industry, where our students can learn, aspire and hone their skills. Previous masterclasses have been led by Vanessa Sears, Dr. Vicki St. Pierre and Jonny Fines.
Our "Music In Action" virtual summer camp in 2020 was a 7-week program of arts-focused education, enriching young people during COVID-19 lockdowns. Each week trained students in a different arts discipline, from singing to cabaret performing to puppet making.