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EMSB Chorale Auditions Notice 2022-23

EMSB Chorale Harmonia Mundi

By: EMSB Communications

Share your passion for music-making with an award-winning choir!

Students from Grade 3 to Sec. IV who love to sing are invited to audition for the English Montreal School Board Chorale, now its 43rd season. Rehearsals start Saturday, September 7 and take place in Royal Vale School Auditorium, 5851 Somerled Ave. (use Draper St. auditorium entrance)

Exceptional musical training and opportunities to develop your singing voice, enhance language and auditory skills, memory, discipline and self-confidence.  Perform the best classical, contemporary and multicultural choral literature  Work with professional musicians and perform in Montreal’s top concert venues. Participate in music camps and tours. Make new friends who share a love of music!

The EMSB Chorale is a special project of the Educational Services Department. The chorale offers students the opportunity to acquire vocal and musical training, to perform a wide variety of music and to gain professional concert experience. This is the first audition call. Students will also be able to audition in late August and in September. 

Entrance criteria: Students must be able to match pitches easily (have a good ear), show vocal potential, be motivated and willing to commit to a regular rehearsal schedule. Previous experience in a choir and/or playing a musical instrument as well as music-reading skills are helpful but not necessary to be accepted in the choir. Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition which consists of simple vocal and aural exercises. 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, June 8
Tuesday, June 14

From 6 to 9 p.m. - By appointment only

Auditions will be held in person at the 
School Board Administration Building, 6000 av. Fielding
Open to students currently in Grades 3 to Sec. IV

For more information and or schedule an audition:

Please contact:

Mrs. Patricia Abbott
(514) 483-7200, ext. 7234
pabbott@emsb.qc.ca

Read more about Spring Gala Concert at EMSB website

EMSB set for Virtual Parents Conference May 29

EMSB Virtual Parents Conference

By: EMSB Communication

The English Montreal School Board Parents Committee will present a virtual conference  on Sunday, May 29 (9 am to 3 pm).  Early bird registration is free and concludes on Monday, May 14 after which there will be a $10 fee.

Mental Health will be the focus of the opening session, moderated  by Virgin Radio afternoon show host and mental health advocate Lee Haberkorn. The panelists will be Dr. Karl Looper, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Jewish General Hospital; Dr. Rachel Kronick, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the JGH; Dr. Despina Vassilou, EMSB psychologist and coordinator of the Mental Health Resource Centre; and Bryana Catedral-Sansalone, a Secondary V student at Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North. The precise theme will be Youth Mental Health: Ongoing Pandemic considerations, including:  a trauma perspective; impacting factors; and a developmental approach.

“Children and teens face so many issues and parents often struggle with how best to help their children,” said Conference Chair and EMSB Parent Commissioner Daniel Tatone. “That’s why our Parents Committee  is holding this conference.”

A series of workshops for parents will be held on a variety of issues pertaining to children and teens.

Some of the workshops include:

  • The Five Faces of Bullying – with Alain Pelletier
  • Understanding Gender Identity
  • “We don’t talk about Brunnoe” : tips and tricks for developing spelling skills
  • What’s on the Menu (Nutrition)
  • Parenting Your Child & Adolescent with Screen Addiction
  • Virtual Library Resources: Reading for Fun & Reading for Research
  • Ready, Set, Start! – Understanding My Pre-Schooler
  • Storytelling Through Photography.
  • L’aventure du français en famille!
  • Spring Into Summer Meals (AEVS)
  • DEAL – A Different Way of Learning
  • The What, Who, Why & How of Giftedness
  • Helping Children with Reading Difficulties
  • Understanding Behavior & Attachment (PreK to Grade 3)
  • Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
  • LEARN – Online Tutoring

Meal delivery coupons will be available for those who want a meal delivered at the lunch break and there will be some local entertainment as well.

Last year, the Parent Conference was a big success, with over 300 people in attendance and great reviews. 

To register please go to www.emsbparents.ca, e-mail parentconference@emsb.qc.ca or  call Brigida Sellato 514-483-7200 ext. 7242.

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Read more at EMSB website

EMSB Online Resources & Educational Websites

Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.

Click here to visit the EMSB Education website

The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.

Click here to visit MEES Open School

A reminder to assess your health or your child's health each morning

Public Health authorities ask that you assess your health each morning. This on-line tool will help you determine if you can report to school/work or should stay home and seek further assessment for COVID-19.

Please refer to the COVID-19 symptoms self-assessment tool from Quebec.ca

Veuillez consulter le site Quebec.ca et utiliser l’outil d’autoévaluation des symptômes de la COVID-19

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