The Cariboo Festival continues on Monday and Tuesday with the piano section of competition adjudicated by Yvette Rowledge.
Rowledge adjudicates many festivals throughout Western Canada and is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association and the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association.
She has taught all levels of music for more than 35 years and is a former faculty member of the Langley Community Music School, the Victoria Conservatory and the Douglas College Community Music School.
Rowledge graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria School of Music and holds diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (ARCT, Performance), the Victoria Conservatory of Music (AVCM, Performance and Pedagogy), and Camosun College (Associate of Arts Diploma in music).
She has examined senior levels of piano for The London College of Music and Media (England) and enjoys leading and participating in master classes.
The piano performances and adjudications take place at Calvary Church on Carson Drive.
This year’s festival includes five sessions of piano, three on Monday, April 14 during the morning and afternoon, plus a special evening session.
The Tuesday, April 15 sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon.
“One of the Cariboo Festival’s goals this year is to get the general public out to as many sessions as possible, especially evening sessions when many folks are finished work and have some time to take in wonderful performances for a mere donation at the door,” says festival president Ann Smith.
The evening session on Monday, April 14 starts at 6 p.m. at Calvary Church. The evening classes will include Primary Duet, Sacred, Intermediate Concerto, the Gail Carson Romantic Competition, and the Intermediate/Senior championship play-offs in Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Romantic, Canadian, Solo, and Impressionistic piano.
“All are welcome to attend,” Smith says. “It will be an evening of beautiful music performed by children and youth of all ages. The festival participants, their families, teachers, and friends will appreciate your support in person.”
Visitors are reminded that quiet is required during the performances while they are being adjudicated. Photography or taping is also not permitted during the adjudicated performances.
Cariboo Festival wraps up with the Honours Concert Saturday, April 26 starting at 7 p.m. at Cariboo Bethel Church.
For more information check out the Cariboo Festival, please visit www.cariboofestival.ca.