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Admin + Board


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Admin + Board


 

ARTISTIC + OPERATIONS

Artistic Director: Owen Underhill

Education + Outreach:  Jeremy Berkman

General Manager: Fleur Sweetman

Marketing + Communications:  Bonnie Allan

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Dubravko Pajalic

Vice President: Svjatoslav (Jay) Ciaputa

Treasurer: Elyn Dobbs

Secretary: Peter Dickinson

Members at Large: Heather Gunn & Angelique Po

Thank you to our present and past board members for supporting and encouraging the vision of Turning Point Ensemble!

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Education + Outreach


Education + Outreach


EDUCATION + OUTREACH

For the past 15 years, Turning Point Ensemble, with the generous support of our funders, has been able to take our Creating Composers music education program into schools across Metro Vancouver at no cost to participating individuals.

UMBRELLA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: CREATING COMPOSERS, NURTURING A LIFE-TIME OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION THROUGH MUSICAL COMPOSITION

 The TPE Ensemble and a professional composer team up to create new works with student composers and young creative artists ages 13-18 to give them the skills to “be a composer”.  

The workshops will not only focus on creative composition in general, but will a focus on orchestration  by augmenting the Turning Point ensemble with members of the local musician community and the guidance of professional composers who are members of the Canadian Music Centre. 

 WHAT'S THE SCORE?

TPE members create new works along the lines developed in the Creating Composers program, but with young composers focusing on orchestration...often in this program starting with the orchestration of an existing composition, "creating a score", and moving to orchestration of an original piece.

 MUSIC CON-TEXT (with performances entitled Poetry 'N Pieces)

Enhancing the development of music composition skills with associated skills in creative writing, the cohort of students create works inspired by or inclusive of original poetry or other text sources with the guidance not only of professional composers, but also professional poets. For the past two years, the Turning Point Ensemble musicians, and students worked with composer Owen Underhill and Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Sarojini Saklikar.

 MASTER CLASSES, READING SESSIONS, AND OPEN REHEARSALS

Turning Point facilitates visits by guest composers to local University music classes, and opens rehearsals to students to watch the process of creation and re-creation of music of our time.

 Music is a universal language and students can develop confidence through self-expression, regardless of economic, language, or cultural barriers. Turning Point Ensemble provides the catalyst to spark the interest in music or the arts in general.

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support


 

Turning Point Ensemble’s innovative, dynamic concerts and education programs are made possible with the support of our donors!

When you make a gift to Turning Point Ensemble you are nurturing new music by some of Canada’s most distinctive creative voices and supporting great concerts for the community and across Canada.

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Turning Point Ensemble’s innovative, dynamic concerts and education programs are made possible with the support of our donors!

When you make a gift to Turning Point Ensemble you are nurturing new music by some of Canada’s most distinctive creative voices and supporting great concerts for the community and across Canada.

All of us at Turning Point Ensemble are committed to sharing our love of music with our youth.  Your gift also helps us develop and deliver our outreach programs which include the free Creating Composers youth education program for school aged kids, mentorship opportunities for young emerging artists, a province wide composition competition for youth, and orchestration workshops for students living in remote BC communities.

We need your support today to keep bringing great music to the community!

Making your gift is easy and convenient.

Turning Point Ensemble
2227 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6K 2S4

Charitable Tax Number: 85659 2936 RR0001

Turning Point Ensemble respects the privacy of all personal information gathered, and will not share this information with any individual or organization unless legally required to do so or with the consent of the donor.

funders & partners


funders & partners


TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES OUR FUNDERS AND PARTNERS