Events and Programming
We'll post more information here soon about upcoming concerts, recitals, and other activities that we'll be taking part in around the community.
2023 Community Music for Seniors
This Spring, we offered community music sessions for seniors in the community.
We will be looking into restoring this program in the future!
Thanks to former teacher and Artistic Director Derek Gray.
2020 Rising Stars Concert
2019 Canada Day at Thomson Memorial Park
Springboard to Music was honoured to be invited by the City of Toronto to perform onstage at Canada Day 2019 at Thomson Memorial Park!
At our booth, we held drum circles periodically throughout the day, hosted by our Artistic Director, Derek Gray!
And at 1pm, we had an on-stage student performance, featuring STM students, led by Derek!
2019 Rising Stars Concert
Thank you to the very talented students of the Phil and EIi Taylor Academy for another great concert at the Sanctuary of SBUC on February 2nd, 2019.
Our students and community were blown away and inspired by the talent and the musicianship of the 6 young artists the academy chose to bring to Scarborough this year.
2019 Springboard to Music at Ravine Days
On Saturday, May 11th 2019 from 1-3 at the City of Toronto’s Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (225 Confederation Dr), Springboard To Music’s Artistic Director, Derek Gray led a FREE family-friendly drumming drop-in using a variety of percussion instruments.
2019 Vocal Workshop for Kids and Parents
Thank you for coming out to our last student workshop of this season with soprano Iris Rodrigues. Iris introduced the audience to children’s repertoire in classical music and even engaged the audience to singing 3-part harmonies. She sounded terrific and we can’t wait to have her back. Thank you Iris Rodrigues and Norman Reintamm for accompanying.
Workshop Leader, Iris Rodrigues, Soprano, is in demand as a solo recitalist and orchestra singer. Her engagements include solo performances at Roy Thompson Hall and numerous solo engagements in Handel’s Messiah. Iris coached with Richard Hetherington at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London, England. She also sang at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in Masterclasses with Dame Edith Mathis.
Accompanist: Norman Reintamm
On Tuesday May 7th from 7-8pm STM was presenting a Vocal Workshop for parents and their children. Centre of the workshop was how to get kids to sing and children’s song repertoire. Students, parents, families and community members are welcome. Admission was free!
2018 In The Key Of Rhythm
Thanks for coming out to our last student concert featuring STM instructors Derek Gray (drums) and Juan Carlos Medrano (perc.), demonstrating the various styles of Latin music from Cuba to Brazil with a 6-piece ensemble. Students, parents, families and friends welcome.
We had a great turnout and everyone seems to have enjoyed this experience.
2018 Annual Student Showcase
Thanks to all performers and all who came out to our Annual student showcase on April 8th. It was a wonderful afternoon of music that highlighted our students’ progress.
Group classes will hold a short demonstration of what they have been working on in the week of the last classes June 5/6. Parents and friends welcome to join.
2016 Annual Student Concert: Guitar Guitar Guitar (Nov 8)
This concert was most enjoyable and the presenters most interesting. Peter Albis (our faculty) opened with his own composition combining elements of Flamenco, jazz and classical music and demonstrating the use of a tape loop. He then played a flamenco piece playing a Yamaha Grand Concert instrument that he amplified. Evan Buckland (our faculty) presented a popular tune by Paul McCartney, Yesterday, which he demonstrated as an unaccompanied guitar solo. His instrument was an Epiphone Emperor hollow-body jazz guitar played without amplification. Evan also had a Gretsch Electromatic guitar for students to see. Kevin Vienneau ( a professional musician from the Toronto area) demonstrated country music with the impromptu assistance of Evan, the blues, which he invited both guitarists to participate in, and a rock guitar solo accompanied by Brad Lovatt on the piano. He had several instruments with him including a classic Fender solid body electric guitar. Peter closed the all too short hour with a short 16th century classical Italian love song. Attendance was approximately 40 parents and students.
Mystery of the Organ (Nov 16)
Norman Reintamm (conductor of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra) and his colleague Stillman Matheson? had an attentive audience combining The Bluffers from SBUC and students and parents from STM. Norman brought pipes from an actual pipe organ to show to the audience. The SBUC organ is digital but the sounds have been sampled from a real pipe organ. Stillman played excerpts to demonstrate the stops available on the instrument, and a student was invited to try the stops as well. Norman also demonstrated the difference between the piano (a percussion instrument) and the organ (originally a wind instrument). Many thanks to The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra which sponsored the concert in cooperation with Springboard To Music.