Debut marks the first recording of the Amorim-Rufino Duo. A married couple (and AIMTAC members), Brazilian-Canadian violist Fabiola Amorim and Brazilian-Canadian Violinist Vladimir Rufino have chosen to record works that tell a story of equity and partnership. These works present the violin and viola on an equal footing in an ongoing conversation involving the mutual sharing of musical ideas.
Amorim and Rufino’s musical histories are intertwined both artistically and academically. They have performed together as a duo as well as with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Brazil, United States and Canada since 2004, and have brought their art to stages in Canada, USA, France, Italy and Brazil. In addition to their performing careers, Rufino and Amorim each hold degrees from universities in Brazil and the United States, as well as a Doctor of Music from the University of Alberta (Canada).
This recording brings to life important violin and viola duets composed between 1788 and 2021 including the world recording premier of Two Hearts in Concert. These works stand individually as masterpieces, and together demonstrate the full capability of the genre. Wranitzky, Hoffmeister, Villa-Lobos, Martinů, and Horvat have composed duets that create a soundscape which transcends time. Debut provides a musical composite of beauty, mastery and virtuosity in both composition and performance.
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AIMTAC Board Welcomes New Board Member
The AIMTAC Board of Directors would like to welcome Faye Stollery to the AIMTAC Board. Many of you already know Faye and her years of terrific work as the Programs Assistant to the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music.
Faye Stollery began her journey with the Conservatory of Music as a voice student in 2004 and has been working at the Conservatory office since 2013. She has been performance coaching at Conservatory since 2014. With her background in theatre, meditation, and customer service she offers practical and effective ways to connect with others, navigate performance anxiety, and find joy on and off the stage.
We are proud to have Faye on our team!
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Conservatory Big Band Concert
Let’s show our support for AIMTAC member, Dan Davis, and the Conservatory Big Band students by attending their year-end concert.
Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 7:30 PM in Muttart Hall Doors open at 7 p.m.
Featuring the music of Audrey Ochoa and Ska Big Band Music! Featuring the MacEwan Conservatory Big Band under the direction of Dan Davis
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, we were excited to be back hosting our annual scholarship benefit concert live and in-person in Muttart Hall at MacEwan University's Alberta College Campus on March 6, 2022.
We sincerely thank all our wonderful performers and generous supporters. We hope you enjoyed the concert as much as we did putting it together.
And a heartfelt thank you to all who generously donated! We raised over $500, all of which goes directly to our Conservatory students through our AIMTAC Scholarship for Musical Excellence.If you haven’t donated yet and still want to support the AIMTAC Scholarship Fund for our Conservatory students, this is your chance.
The concert featured performances by scholarship winners, faculty, and special guests:
The Conservatory Big Band, directed by Dan Davis Eric Davidson, Oboe, with collaborating pianist Judy Loewen Jennifer O'Donnell, Soprano, with collaborating pianist Ariane Lowrey Helen Pan, Clarinet (2021 AIMTAC Scholarship Winner for Winds), with collaborating pianist Maureen Ha Evan Yin, Piano Maura Sharkey-Pryma & Stephanie Usher, vocalists, with collaborating pianist Dawn Stahl Studio B Saxophone Quartet with Raymond Baril, Jean-François Picard, Rosemarie Siever, Robin Taylor Faye Stollery, concert emcee
Special thanks to the AIMTAC Board of Directors, Carol and Clint Mellors, Maureen Ha, Faye Stollery, The Conservatory of Music, Long & McQuade, Pryma Photography, parents, friends and family for their amazing support and for making this event possible!
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual General Meeting in person and remotely. The meeting took place in PCL Hall of MacEwan University’s Alberta College Campus and via Zoom in October. We sincerely appreciate our membership’s continuous interest and support of AIMTAC.
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