Rosemarie Horne is a passionate teacher who has been teaching for over 40 years. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Piano Pedagogy as well as ARCT Performers and Teachers degrees. As a Registered Music Teacher she teaches piano, history and theory with her students winning at the local and provincial levels. However, what she enjoys most is helping students reach levels of perfection that they thought were nearly impossible. The success of her students and the joy they receive through serious music studies is what sustains her devotion to music education. In addition to her teaching, she enjoys accompanying various soloists and groups and is very involved in her church music. Rosemarie is an avid community member and looks for ways to improve her community through her music and as a volunteer. She was a three-term president of the Fort McMurray Music Teachers Association where she lived for over twenty years and currently is president of the Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association. When not at the piano, or out in the community, you can find her pursuing various athletic endeavours from yoga to golf to scuba diving.
Peggy L’Hoir is an experienced and innovative teacher, clinician, adjudicator, examiner, collaborative artist and composer. Peggy has been sharing her enthusiasm for music with her expansive music community for over four decades. Her network of friends and colleagues reaches far and wide, allowing her to share mentorship, friendship and encouragement with many.
While at home in Biggar, Saskatchewan, a culturally active community of 2500 people, Peggy guides a diverse class of students through piano, theory, accompanying and composition, from beginner to Associate level. Her goals as a teacher and mentor are to enthuse, educate and empower - enriching lives of students, families and communities, with and through music. Her teacher related activities include composing music for her students and friends. As well, Peggy is a strong believer in consistent professional development, regularly attending conventions to further her knowledge. She most recently attended the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, where she attended as a participant as well as a presenter.
Peggy is a Past President of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association (SRMTA), and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA), having had the opportunity to serve on many committees within these associations. As well, she was an integral catalyst in the SRMTA’s Centennial Publication, “From Prairie to Pine - Piano Solos by Saskatchewan Composers” (2005) and “From Prairie to Pine – Piano Solos by Saskatchewan Composers – Volume 2” (2011). Peggy has served on the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects as well as many other local boards. In the Fall of 2019, she was honoured and humbled to be a recipient of the Saskatchewan Music Festival’s Outstanding Adjudicator Award.
Collaborative music making has seen Peggy in the Jazz Duo – Strawberry Jam, in an easy listening ensemble – The Group, Musical Director of local musicals – from Fiddler on the Roof (2001) to Mamma Mia (2019), accompanying local choirs and soloists, playing duets with students and friends, directing her local church choir. Peggy loves creating local music events featuring local/professional musicians as well as most recently, co-chairing the hosting of CNCM’s Summer Sizzle 2018 and 2021.
Favorite pastimes include spending time and enjoying music with her family and friends, as well as composing, cooking, reading, gardening/preserving, crafting and fishing.
Cindy lives in Campbell River, BC, where she has a full and active music teaching studio. Many of her colleagues will recognize Cindy as the Past President of BCRMTA and CFMTA/FCAPM. Cindy is passionate about Canadian Music and Canadian Composers. She has been involved with planning many CMW concerts and events locally and continues to be active in her North Island Branch assisting the present CMW coordinator.
Experience as the BCRMTA Canada Music Week Chair from 2002 – 2010 will be an asset as Cindy steps into the role of the national CFMTA/FCAPM Canada Music Week Coordinator.
Over the past three years Cindy has been working closely with former CMW coordinator Po Yeh helping with the work of administering the Student Composer Competition, the William Andrews Awards, and the Call For Compositions.
In 2017 Cindy was part of the team that created the 2017 Call For Compositions book involved in decisions about music and artwork inclusions and proofreading the final product. She has been one of the musicians who perused the entries of the Call For Compositions over the past few years.
Cindy is member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association (BCRMTA) since 1978. She continues sharing her music with her community through her work in establishing a local North Island branch BCRMTA Student Teacher Auxiliary / Piano Mentorship Program (2018 – present). She was the Music and Choir Director of the Campbell River United Church for over thirty years; an Accompanist and Collaborative pianist Cindy is presently the accompanist and travelling pianist for the Campbell River Children’s Choir.