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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts


April 2021

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: From Sinatra to Presley

April 27 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The music of the 1950’s exhibits some of the most dramatic shifts in popular music. In this course, find out how and why the music of the 1950s transitioned from Mom and Pop to teenagers. Sit back and relax with your favourite snacks and invite friends from anywhere to join in on the fun! Have to miss a class? Not to worry – Classes will be recorded and sent to participants as requested for a limited time following the delivery…

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May 2021

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Intro to Brazilian Music

May 6 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$35 – $50

Take a trip into the universe of Brazilian music and its history with renowned Winnipeg guitarist and musician, Marco Castillo. Join Marco for a journey into the music of Brazil, its influences, developments, and relevant facts. We will listen and learn about the diverse styles of Choro, Samba, and other rhythms; the bossa-nova era, and the evolution of samba and carnaval. Marco will also explore the effects of twenty-one years of military dictatorship in Brazil on the culture, the festivals…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Picking and Strumming Bootcamp

May 8 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Caught up in the straight-shuffle-up-down doldrums? Looking to add to your strumming technique? Every song need not be played with the island strum. In this 90 minute Picking and Strumming Bootcamp, we’ll explore techniques and strum patterns, including mutes/chucking, fan strum, and triplets to help spice up your playing. This class will be delivered through Zoom. For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/picking-and-strumming-bootcamp/

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