Hello everyone,

The Quebec Music Educators’ Association has been working hard to bring you an excellent professional development opportunity. We are very pleased to announce that R. Murray Schafer will give an interactive workshop on various aspects of composition to help you expand on this competency within your classroom. Learn how to develop the creative and inventive nature in your students and benefit from the vast expertise of an experienced composer and teacher.

This event will take place on Thursday, September 29 th, 2005 and will be held at FACE school, 3449 University, (McGill Metro). Take a look at what we have planned:

9:00 AM9:3011:00





Coffee and WelcomeEar Cleaning Exercises (workshop with elementary school children)Health break

Creating your Own Music

Lunch break – there are numerous restaurants in the immediate area

Discussion: Music and the Soundscape

Reception (snacks and beverages will be provided)

As you can see, it looks to be an exciting day. The registration fees are as follows:

Regular members:Regular non-members :Student members:

Students non-members:

$60$120 (This includes your $50 QMEA membership)$20

$50 (This includes your $20 QMEA membership)


If you are not already a member of the QMEA, you should also fill out the application form and your membership will be granted upon receipt of the appropriate registration fee. School teachers should ask their schools to cover all costs using PIC funds.

The deadline for registration and fee payment is Friday, September 23 rd, 2005. Please fill out the registration form and return it with a cheque or money order (made out to the QMEA ) to:

c/o Valerie Descombes, Membership Coordinator
1460 Dr. Penfield, #701
Montreal , Quebec H3G 1B8

R. Murray Schafer Composition Workshop Registration Form Word Document Format Portable Document Format


R. Murray Schafer
Composer / Librettist / Artistic Director

R. Murray Schafer is one of Canada’s pre-eminent composers and is known throughout the world. In an era of specialization, R. Murray Schafer has shown himself to be a true Renaissance man.

Born in Sarnia, Ontario, in 1933, Murray Schafer has won national and international acclaim not only for his achievements as a composer, but also as an educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, visual artist and provocateur. After receiving a Licentiate in piano through the Royal Schools of Music ( England) in 1952, he pursued further studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, followed by periods of autodidactic study in Austria and England, which encompassed literature, philosophy, music and journalism. A prolific composer, Murray has written works ranging from orchestral compositions to choral music, as well as musical theatre and multi-media ritual.

He has continued to be recognized for his “strong, benevolent and highly original imagination and intellect” as the first recipient of the triennial Glenn Gould Award presented by Sir Yehudi Menuhin in 1987. In 1983, Schafer was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts for his outstanding contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of Canada. In 1999, Mr. Schafer received the Ontario Arts Council’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.

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