October 2020

  • BC Piano Competition: Congratulations to Betty and Rafael!


  • Meeting was held via zoom
  • ZOOM Workshop on November 6 at 11:00 a.m. with Jarred Dunn
    1. Length: 1 hour       (45 minute presentation and 15 minutes Q & A)
    2. Topic: Chopin Etudes:   technique and repertoire development
    3. Cost: covered by BCRMTA Professional Development monies
  • ZOOM Workshop on December 4 at 11:00 with Jarred Dunn
    1. Length: 1 hour
    2. Topic: Meddling or Pedaling:  Chopin, Debussy, and Messiaen
    3. Cost: also covered by BCRMTA Professional Development monies


***These workshops will not be recorded so please attend! Meeting will be at 10:30 prior to workshops.

  • January: festival
  • February workshop: Physically Informed approach to playing
  • March AGM


  • CMW: marks have been collected and have been sent out to members
  • Joyce has not received any submissions for performance yet.
  • November 27, at 7:00 p.m. via zoom
  • Theme: Canadian Women Composers.  Remember this is a guide, not a law.


  • Much discussion around the Victoria branch and the RCM Business Practices.
  • Teachers not renewing certification to make a stand against this new initiative.


  • Festival discussion: please read the Festival Committee’s proposal for Festival 2021 - sent out with minutes to members
  • Decision to be made mid March if the festival will move to zoom rooms. Currently the plan is to do a live festival provided the many needed provisions can be in place.  No printed programs:  only digital. Much thought has gone into the proposal…..thank you to Beth and the rest of the committee!


Happy Thanksgiving!