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To The Vancouver Musical Community
It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Edward James Parker on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
Over a career spanning six decades, Mr. Parker nurtured and educated thousands of students. He was an active contributor to the Vancouver Branch, writing articles for our Teachers’ Forum and participating in countless workshops and festivals. From amateurs to professionals, we will remember him for his uncanny musical abilities, his unique sense of humour and of course his piano key scarf.
Remembrances for the family can be left in the Guest Book at
A service will be held at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, Monday Feb 12 at 3:00pm.
The family will be establishing an Edward Parker Memorial Scholarship with more information coming in the near future.
Monday, February 26, 2018 11:00am
North West International Piano Ensemble Competition - Information Session at Tom Lee Music.
Come get more details about this unique event held each November for junior to senior students. Visit for details and contact information.
Thursday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm
Muzewest presents scholarship winner Emma Hoglund in recital at Showcase Pianos with a program of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Granados. For details and tickets click here.
Friday, April 20, 2018 7:30pm
Former Vancouver Branch president John Dupuis returns from Vienna with a programme of Beethoven, Fauré, Grieg, Liszt, Schubert, and a variety of Canadian composers! The recital is sponsored by Muzewest Concerts and will be held at the Canada Music Center, for more information and tickets click here.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018: Membership Renewal Deadline
This is the last day to renew your BCRMTA membership without a $50 reinstatement fee. You can renew your 2018-2019 membership online at or submit your cheque to our branch treasurer, Martha Brickman, at AGM.
Sunday, March 4, 2018: Celebration of Excellence
Location: Room 103, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018: Entry Deadline of Celebration of Excellence
To celebrate and showcase the outstanding achievement of students of BCRMTA Vancouver Branch members in practical examinations. The recital is open to the students of BCRMTA Vancouver Branch members and Student Teachers’ Auxiliary members only. See Details ...
Monday, January 29 - BCRMTA Vancouver Branch 2018 Annual General Meeting
Report by our executives and committee members, and Election of the 2018 Executive Board will take place during the first half of the meeting. The second half of the meeting will be an update/follow up on news of our branch by our new President. Please come hear all about them and to participate and have your opinions heard.Location: Long and McQuade, 368 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver
Time: 10am -12 noon
The BCRMTA Vancouver Branch Winter Student Recital will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Room 103. It welcomes all active members of all disciplines to send their students to this recital.Deadline for submission of entries: Sunday, December 18, 2017.Please click for complete details. See Details ...
The closed audition to choose our representative for the B.C. Piano Competition will be held on January 28, 2018, Sunday at the VSO School of Music from 1:00-5:00PM in Room 411. The adjudicator will be Ellen Silverman.Candidates can email Toni Meyer ( their entries. Repertoire for the closed audition should consist of two contrasting styles and a third piece written by a Canadian Composer. All pieces are to be in the ARCT level. Performance time should not exceed 20 minutes.
Deadline for submission of entries: January 15, 2018.

Past Events

We hosted two recitals that afternoon and both were very well attended.  Thank you to those teachers who have encouraged their students and helped them prepared for this performance.  Also, a big thank you to those who have volunteered their valuable time to come and help out at this event.  Your help was much appreciated!