I’m thrilled to announce that the Dream Big conference website is now live, and here is the University of Manitoba’s press release officially announcing the upcoming conference:
The University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music is delighted to host Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds, a three-day conference to be held on February 20-22, 2020. Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds is dedicated to celebrating the contributions, creativity, and innovation that collaborative pianists bring to music performance and pedagogy, with keynote presentations and masterclasses from renowned collaborative pianists Jean Barr and Margo Garrett.
The theme for Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds’ inaugural conference draws its inspiration from the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR), focusing on challenging, thoughtful, and empowering music created in response to times of conflict.
Through the conference’s presentations, panel discussions, public masterclasses, student and professional performances, and guided tour of the CMHR curated especially for our participants, we will examine the role of musical creation and collaboration in healing and regaining our humanity.
Eight performing groups, representing professional and student duos and chamber ensembles, will be selected to participate in masterclasses and a final performance.
We also look forward to using this conference to start dreaming of a Canadian-based Society of Collaborative Pianists; a community that supports creativity and commissions new works.
For more information, to register, or to apply for masterclasses, please visit: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/dreambig.html.
Those of you on the mailing list will be receiving the official invitation shortly. If you’re not yet on the mailing list but would like to be included on future mailings, feel free to contact me so I can add you.
Here are some more links for those interested in attending:
- Application for performing groups to work with Jean Barr and Margo Garrett
- Registration info ($300CDN for professionals to attend, $150CDN for students)
- Full schedule of events