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Upcoming Events

2020/21 Upcoming Events

Hello ORMTA CTB Members,

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have moved our events online:


Scholarship Recital

Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020

Time: 3pm

Format: Performers chosen from the auditions will perform live on ZOOM. 

Check your inboxes for your ZOOM invitation!


1. Panel Discussion on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) music and composers

Date: January 2021
Where: Online
Who: Panel members Peteris Zarins, Heather Taves, Denise Williams.

We are looking for more representation from BIPOC teachers. Kindly submit your suggestions to Denise Williams.


2. Winter General Meeting

Date: Wednesday January 13, 2021

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Format: Via ZOOM. Link will be sent upon registration

Register: not available yet


Piano Masterclass, Teen & Adult Recital

MAY 2021

Teachers in Concert Fundraiser 

Past Events


Fall Auditions

Our biannual music competition will be online ONLY for Fall 2020

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 11:59EST

Format: Submit your pre-recorded YouTube video online for adjudication. Scholarship winners will be chosen from the auditions ONLY.

Register here


Canada Music Week & Composition Masterclass

In celebration of CANADA MUSIC WEEK, November 22 – 28, ORMTA Central Toronto Branch is holding a Composition Master Class with composer clinician Christopher Norton! 

What: Send your pre-recorded music or sheet music to Christopher Norton. Pieces do NOT need to be finished/complete. Teachers and students are eligible! He will send feedback, via email, in some combination of written comments, video response, and score annotations, highlighting strengths, giving suggestions for next steps, and perhaps suggesting related works for score study and listening. 

Fee: $40.00

Deadline: Friday November 13, 2020

More info here

Register here



Children's Halloween Recital

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 2-6pm 
Where: Live  on ZOOM (link will be sent after registration)

Fee: $10/participant, audience by donation

More info here


ORMTA CTB Fall General Meeting & Sightreading Workshop by Nathan Petitpas

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 
9:30am-10:30am - Fall General Meeting
10:30am-11:30am - Workshop by Nathan Petitpas
Where: Click here to RSVP

Percussionist Nathan Petitpas of Canada’s acclaimed and Toronto-based Thin Edge New Music Collective will be giving an online workshop for ORMTA members following the Fall General Meeting.  Nathan is the author of “Dots and Beams,” a line of graduated music sight-reading books that are designed to suit any instrument.  These collections are highly adaptable and Nathan will discuss not only the content of the series but also how they can be helpful as sight-reading materials for students in a custom-designed way to develop their specific musical skills.



JUNE 2020

Annual General Meeting

Join us on Zoom for our AGM on June 5, 2020, 12pm-2:00pm.

You will receive a brief report on the events from 2019/2020, and participate in discussions on our upcoming 2020/21 season.

The event details and login details have been emailed to you if you are a member! We are looking forward to seeing you there (virtually). 

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