By: EMSB Communications
Students from Grade 3 to Sec. IV who love to sing are invited to audition for the English Montreal School Board Chorale, now its 43rd season. Rehearsals start Saturday, September 7 and take place in Royal Vale School Auditorium, 5851 Somerled Ave. (use Draper St. auditorium entrance)
Exceptional musical training and opportunities to develop your singing voice, enhance language and auditory skills, memory, discipline and self-confidence. Perform the best classical, contemporary and multicultural choral literature Work with professional musicians and perform in Montreal’s top concert venues. Participate in music camps and tours. Make new friends who share a love of music!
The EMSB Chorale is a special project of the Educational Services Department. The chorale offers students the opportunity to acquire vocal and musical training, to perform a wide variety of music and to gain professional concert experience. This is the first audition call. Students will also be able to audition in late August and in September.
Entrance criteria: Students must be able to match pitches easily (have a good ear), show vocal potential, be motivated and willing to commit to a regular rehearsal schedule. Previous experience in a choir and/or playing a musical instrument as well as music-reading skills are helpful but not necessary to be accepted in the choir. Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition which consists of simple vocal and aural exercises.
Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, June 8
Tuesday, June 14
From 6 to 9 p.m. - By appointment only
Auditions will be held in person at the
School Board Administration Building, 6000 av. Fielding
Open to students currently in Grades 3 to Sec. IV
Mrs. Patricia Abbott
(514) 483-7200, ext. 7234
By: EMSB Communication
The English Montreal School Board Parents Committee will present a virtual conference on Sunday, May 29 (9 am to 3 pm). Early bird registration is free and concludes on Monday, May 14 after which there will be a $10 fee.
Mental Health will be the focus of the opening session, moderated by Virgin Radio afternoon show host and mental health advocate Lee Haberkorn. The panelists will be Dr. Karl Looper, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Jewish General Hospital; Dr. Rachel Kronick, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the JGH; Dr. Despina Vassilou, EMSB psychologist and coordinator of the Mental Health Resource Centre; and Bryana Catedral-Sansalone, a Secondary V student at Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North. The precise theme will be Youth Mental Health: Ongoing Pandemic considerations, including: a trauma perspective; impacting factors; and a developmental approach.
“Children and teens face so many issues and parents often struggle with how best to help their children,” said Conference Chair and EMSB Parent Commissioner Daniel Tatone. “That’s why our Parents Committee is holding this conference.”
A series of workshops for parents will be held on a variety of issues pertaining to children and teens.
Some of the workshops include:
Meal delivery coupons will be available for those who want a meal delivered at the lunch break and there will be some local entertainment as well.
Last year, the Parent Conference was a big success, with over 300 people in attendance and great reviews.
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Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.
The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.
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