Music Festival performance dates ready to go

The 60th annual Weyburn Rotary Music Festival is set to go with a full slate of performers from March 5 to 15, with adjudicators set for the piano, vocal and instrumental competitions.
The piano classes will be held the week of March 5-9 at the T.C. Douglas Centre, the vocal classes will be held March 12-14 at the T.C. Douglas Centre and Cugnet Centre, and the instrumental classes are set for March 14-15 at both locations.
The piano classes will be adjudicated by Audrey Falk Janzen, who has taught piano and theory for more than 25 years.
She is a music festival adjudicator and a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, and has been active as a musical director with production at Rosthern Junior College as well as with the musical theatre ensemble class at the University of Saskatchewan.
Band teacher Scott Adelman will be adjudicating the instrumental classes. He has taught music for 21 years in Saskatchewan, including teaching at Weyburn Junior High from 1999 to 2005 before moving on to teach band for the Regina Catholic School Division.
He was an interim conductor for bands at the University of Regina, and an assistant at the University of Victoria of their Wind Symphony, where he completed his Masters in Education degree in 2006. He taught in Saudi Arabia in 2011, and the next year was back in Regina teaching with the Regina Public School Division.
Ron de Jager is the vocal adjudicator, and is in his 16th year teaching at Briercrest College. He took a two-year study leave in 2009 to complete his Doctor of Musical Arts at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.
In 2012, he sang for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Saskatchewan Legislature in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. He serves as a vocal adjudicator of festivals and competitions in Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Virginia, and is an associate professor at Briercrest College.
The best performances will be awarded, along with scholarships and bursaries, at the Stars of the Festival to be held on Wednesday, March 21 at the Cugnet Centre at 7 p.m.
The annual meeting of the Weyburn Music Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Comp School library.

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