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Yukon Music Teachers in Concert 

Yukon Music Teachers In Concert

Yukon Registered Music Teachers Association presents their annual fundraiser concert featuring Yukon Music Teachers. This year’s performance was an on-line streamed show, recorded at the Yukon Arts Centre. You can hear piano, guitar, marimba, violin and voice playing classical, jazz, pop, original compositions, and more! Performers include Barry Kitchen, Mother-daughter duo Joyce Klassen and Connie Penner, Annie Avery, Keitha Clark, Katie Avery, Tom Connor, Keiko Fujise, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk, Barbara Chamberlin and Logan Bennet. 

 The concert is now available to the public here

 Enjoy this much loved and anticipated annual offering and support your local music teachers!

Strings Extravganza!  

Yukon Registered Music Teachers’ Association presents:  

All the Strings! Baroque Strings Collective, Fiddleheads, Suzuki Strings, and Whitehorse String Ensemble come together for the spectacle of the year. Each group will do their thing on the Arts Center stage and then, for the grand finale, they all play together in a giant orchestra. The likes of which have only been seen once before, last year at this very event! Don't miss it.

March 3rd, 3pm at the Yukon Arts Centre

RMF 50th Anniversary Alumni Concert April 14th 


The 50th Anniversary Alumni Concert of the Rotary Music Festival is taking place this coming Saturday at 7:00 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre Theater. We would ask each of you teachers to invite your students, their families and their friends to this significant event. 

This happens only once in 50 years! The program features performers from 1976 to the present. There are 10 acts on the program, with performers coming from New Jersey, Nebraska, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and of course, Whitehorse. It will feature some of the best performers of all those years. The variety includes Piano, Voice, Violin, Fiddling, Piano Duet, Piano Quartet, and a world premier Composition. 


Cost is Adults $15; Children, Students, Seniors $10   

Tickets are also available online at the Yukon  Art Centre box office.

from the organizers: Henry & Joyce Klassen.  


Classical Guitarist Matthew McAllister in Concert 

Classical Guitarist Matthew McAllister will be in Whitehorse as the guitar adjudicator during Rotary Music Festival which  begins this week. McAllister will be available to teach private guitar sessions during his visit.  Please contact Danette Readman for more information or to book a lesson. 

Scottish musician Matthew McAllister is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and talented Classical Guitarists in Europe. Matthew has been delighting audiences worldwide with his exquisite performances and effortless presentation for over a decade.  

He will be performing at Hamilton & Son Guitar Works on April 26 at 7:30p.m. 

Matthew McAllister Bio pdf 

Matthew McAllister website 

 For more information on the Rotary Music Festival 2017 please visit the website.

Rehearsals Ramping Up! for 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by M. Mussorgsky  


"Rehearsals are ramping up for this concert - it is so much fun watching the piano players reaching over/under/around each other, jumping up to play INSIDE the piano, and bopping their heads to the beat!
As for the percussionists, we are doing our best to make it from one instrument to another in time for the next gong crash/timpani roll/vibraphone/marimba line!
Rumour has it this concert might be in the round, so audience members can see the craziness going on from all angles!" 

Andrea McColeman, March 6, 2017


Whitehorse Concerts Gallery Recital Series
 Sunday, March 12 - 1:00 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre. 


'Pictures at an Exhibition' by M. Mussorgsky


This piece has been arranged for 2 pianos - 12 hands - so that is 6 pianists at 2 pianos plus 2 percussionists! 

It's pretty crowded and lots of fun. This is real YRMTA collaboration! 

      The performers are:

       Piano 1   Barry Kitchen 

                     Annie Avery 

                          Roslyn Wilson 


           Piano 2   Jillian Durham 

                           Joyce Klassen 

                             Cheryl Wishart 

                 Percussion   Andrea McColeman 

                           Tom Connors

Louisa Lu Concert Tour in Whitehorse 

The Young Artist Series

The Young Artist Series was initiated in 1942 under the direction of Saskatchewan music educator, Dr. Lyell Gustin, and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations. The initiative was to give talented young performers of registered music teachers an opportunity to gain concert tour experience. The Young Artist Series now operates in five regions of Canada: Atlantic, Ontario, Western, British Columbia and Alberta. Biennially more than twenty-five communities have the priviolege of hearing these emerging artists. Many of the previous Young Artists have become renowned musicians — Angela Cheng, Valdine Anderson, and Andrew Dawes to name a few. 

The 2017 Alberta Young Artist is the winner of the Alberta Provincial Round of the CFMTA National Piano Competition. You may have had the opportunity to hear and experience the calibre of our Alberta talent with the previous Alberta Young Artists — Allison Hillier (2015), Peter Krejcar (2013), Quinn Gomez (2011) and Wesley Chiu (2009). 

To read more on the Young Artist Program and its history check: 


Louisa Lu Bio PDF