Crescendo Professional Development

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Crescendo is a professional development symposium for music specialist teachers presented by the Vancouver Symphony Education Department in partnership with the VSO School of Music and UBC School of Music. Crescendo features sessions on teaching band, strings, choir, elementary music, and jazz, held at the VSO School of Music.

Highlights from past sessions include:

  • instrumental techniques workshops taught by VSO musicians
  • expert clinicians including Jonathan Girard, Chris Bianco, Jodi Proznick, Jim Sparks, Morna Edmundson, Sandra Meister, and Marcelline Moody presenting on a variety of music education topics
  • Keynote performance with Maestro Bramwell Tovey and VSO Chamber Players Woodwind Quintet
  • option to observe a VSO rehearsal of Bramwell Tovey’s Fugitive Voices and Anna Höstman’s Singing the Earth with First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman
  • Special session: First Nations Perspectives in Music Teaching: a roundtable discussion with Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman
  • Special session: BC’s Music Education Strategy & the New Curriculum: a lunchtime roundtable with Mark Reid 
  • opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues from greater Vancouver and beyond
  • outstanding facilities at the VSO School of Music
  • catered lunch for all delegates
  • 2 complimentary VSO tickets for all delegates

The next Crescendo Professional Development Symposium will take place sometime during
the 2018-2019 season.

Please check back for details during our 100th anniversary season!

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Getting Here

Crescendo takes place at the VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St.) and The Annex (823 Seymour St.) in downtown Vancouver. These facilities are located next door to one another.

Granville Station (Expo or Millenium Line); City Centre Station (Canada Line)

There is paid parking available beneath the VSO School of Music (enter via Seymour St.), and a cheaper option around the block beneath Future Shop on Robson St.


Contact VSO Director of Education Christin Reardon MacLellan:

Email: christin@vancouversymphony.ca
Phone: 604-684-9100 ext 245

Check out the gallery for photos from past Crescendo Workshops!

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