Band Director Academy

From 2006 – 2009 CADME maintained a partnership with the faculty from Jazz at the Lincoln Center. Each year the Faculty was brought to Calgary to work with Jazz educators, covering such topics as Jazz Improvisation, Rhythm Section Fundamentals and Rehearsal Techniques.

Jon Batiste (2014)

CADME in conjunction with the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts hosted workshops and performances by Jon Batiste and the band Stay Human for students of all ages. Everyone who was in attendance would agree that it was a huge success! Students from Richmond Elementary School recently wrote letters of appreciation for this experience, which
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Dale Lonis and Music Mentors International (2015)

CADME brought renowned educator, inspirational speaker, and international conductor Dale Lonis to Calgary for a weekend workshop, where he worked with educators of students grade 6-Adult. This workshop was a taste of the workshops that Music Mentors International run yearly at Seneca Lake, NY and Tuscany, Italy. At the workshop, he addressed a huge number
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Richard Nace and Geoffrey Boers Choral Workshops (2012-2015)

CADME has been able to support groups of between 15-25 choir directors coming together for a 3 day intensive workshop, where they developed a deeper understanding of not only the mechanics of singing, but also of inspiring students to express themselves. Usually, this workshop is only offered in Seattle, but thanks to CADME Mr. Nace
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Jens Lindemann

“As both a professional performer and educator, I must say that my experience with CADME was beyond any expectations. The mandate of this organization is extraordinary and virtually unprecedented anywhere in the world. The students, mentored by international artists who are brought in to educate them both in concert and instruction, are the true beneficiaries.
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Conspirare Private Concert and Workshop – May 23, 2016

CADME is excited to announce the sponsorship of a private concert and workshop with Conspirare on Monday, May 23, 2016, in partnership with Podium 2016, the Rozsa Foundation, Cantare Children’s Choir, Luminous Voices and Mount Royal Conservatory. Conspirare, directed by Craig Hella Johnson, is the 2015 Grammy award winner (and 2016 nominee) for best Choral
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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Workshop – April 14

Mid-day workshop for high school jazz ensembles with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. CADME will provide pre-study materials for these students. They MUST attend the concert on the 13 and have completed the pre-study. Stay tuned for details! Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Private Concert – April 13

CADME’s landmark project of the year – The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – private concert for students at the Jack Singer Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ticket orders for block bookings by schools will be out soon. This is for all students from elementary through high school – ticket orders will include room for adult supervisors
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CADME Vocal Jazz Workshop – January 28-29

CADME Vocal Jazz Workshop with Grammy nominated Jeremy Fox and others. Each participating school will host a workshop and perform at Lord Beaverbrook on the evening of January 29. Stay tuned for details.

James Zollar – November 23-27

CADME is proud to present James Zollar in partnership with the Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble. He will be available for school workshops from November 23 through 27. Mr. Zollar has been featured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Band, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and numerous others. To learn more, visit Please use the
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