2010-2011 Season
Star Search 2011

When

Friday May 13, 7pm

Where

Eagle Eye Theatre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tickets

$10 in advance at Billie's Bouquet
$12 at the door

Who's the next big Squamish Star going to be?  Find out on May 13th at the Eagle Eye Theatre.  Star Search is a program produced by the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association.  The purpose is to promote and encourage young local talent, and all funds raised go to the AME: Access Music Education fund which awards bursaries to local youth to pursue music education.  Come out for a great show, and support our young stars!

Here's a video of the winners from our last Star Search in 2009!

Courtesy of Dana-Marie Battaglia
 
Howe Sound Music Festival
The Howe Sound Music Festival celebrates its 10th year this year! 

Piano, Vocal, and Choral students have been working hard to showcase their work for professional adjudicators, Susan Evans and Sarona Mynhardt. 

Running from Wednesday, April 13 - Sunday, April 17, classes are open to the public for only $2 a session.  All Gold Performers are invited to showcase their talent in the Highlights Concert, Sunday, April 17 at 3 PM at St. John's Anglican Church.  At this event, Medals and Scholarships will be awarded and Provincial Music Festival delegates will be announced. 

Highlights Concert tickets are only $7 each.  For the best value, purchase a Festival Pass for only $10, valid for all sessions in both Squamish and Whistler, including the Highlights Concert and reception.

Click here to view the HSMF Schedule
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For more information please visit
http://www.musicfestivalweb.com/hsmf
 
HSMF Schedule

2011 Howe Sound Music Festival
For More Details visit
http://www.musicfestivalweb.com/hsmf

Please Note: times are approximate

Date

Time

Category

Grade

Squamish Piano – St. John the Divine Church, 1930 Diamond Rd.

Wednesday, April 13

3:30 – 4:30

Canadian

Intro. – Gr. 4

4:30 – 5:30

20th/21st C. Modern, Contemp.

Intro. – Gr. 3

6:30 – 7:15

Romantic or 20th/21st C. Modern, Contemp.

Gr. 4 - 6

7:15 – 8:00

20th/21st C. Modern, Contemp.

Gr. 7 - 10

8:00 – 9:00

Romantic

Gr. 7 - 10

 

Thursday, April 14

3:30 – 4:30

Baroque

Gr. 1 - 4

4:30 – 5:30

Baroque

Gr. 6 - 9

6:30 – 8:00

Classical

Gr. 4 - 10

 

Whistler Piano – Our Lady of the Mountains, 6299 Lorimer Rd.

Friday, April 15

3:30 – 4:30

20th/21st C. Modern, Contemp.

Intro – Gr. 2

4:30 – 5:45

Romantic or 20th/21st C. Modern, Contemp.

Gr. 3 - 8

6:45 – 7:45

Classical

Gr. 1 - 4

7:45 – 8:45

Classical

Gr. 6 - 7

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 16

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Baroque

Intro. – Gr. 3

10:15 – 12:00

Canadian

Intro. – Gr. 4

1:00 – 2:20

Baroque

Gr. 4 - 6

2:20 – 2:45

Romantic

Gr. 7

2:45 – 3:00

Own Composition & Pop

Gr. 3 - 4

 

Vocal – St. John the Divine Church, 1930 Diamond Rd., Squamish

Friday, April 15

3:30 – 5:30

Art Song

Under 14-Adult

6:30 – 7:30

Repertoire

14 and under

7:30 – 8:00

Lieder

18 and under

8:00 – 8:30

Oratorio

18 and under

Saturday, April 16

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Folk song

Under 14-Adult

10:00 – 10:30

Own Comp./Modern Folk/Self-Accomp. Folk

all

10:45 – 11:30

Light Opera

18 and under

12:30 – 3:30

Musical Theatre

18 and under

3:30 – 4:30

Musical Theatre Duet

18 and under

 

Sunday, April 17

1:00 – 2:00

Choral

all

3:00 – 5:00

Highlights Concert

Gold Performers

 

 
Star Search Auditions

Dates

Auditions:
Wednesday March 30, 6:30-8:30
Registration Deadline:
Friday March 25, 2011
Concert Date:
Friday May 13, 2011

To Register

Contact Kristine Miles:
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Details

Star search is a local contest to showcase talented youth ages 9-18 years.

In its original format Star search was the preliminary contest for the PNE Youth Talent Search.  When the PNE no longer handled it this way, Squamish youth made it known that they felt this was a tradition in Squamish and an important forum to showcase local talent.

With that in mind, Star Search has continued with the same "rules" as in the past with judges on hand and a top prize awarded. Registration is Required.  Download details here.
 
Next Concert: Inspiration

When

Februrary 6,  2011 - 2pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church

Tickets

By donation.

Description

2 concerts benefitting the Howe Sound Music Festival featuring local teachers and past participants of the HSMF.  Suitable for Children, Students and music lovers of all ages.
 
Past Concert: Avan Yu

When

March 11,  2011 - 8pm
Pre-concert reception at 7pm by donation

Where

St. John Anglican Church

Tickets

$25
Available at Billies Bouquet and at the door

Description

At 23 years of age, Canadian pianist Avan Yu has performed in recital and as soloist with orchestras on four continents, consistently captivating audiences with his extraordinary musicianship. Avan made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall after winning Silver Medal at the 16th Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition in 2008. He frst came to national attention by winning frst prize at the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of seventeen, and was the only pianist to win First Prize in both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, he studied with Kut Kau Sum, and from 2003 with Ralph Markham and Kenneth Broadway. Since 2007 he has been studying at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Klaus Hellwig.  More details at www.avanyu.net