Faculty of Music
Laurier Centre for Music in the Community presented its annual awards in a gala concert
The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LcMc) recognized and celebrated significant contributions to the music community with a gala concert in Laurier’s Keffer Chapel on June 4. Awards of Recognition were presented to Joanne Bender, Paul Maxwell, and Nancy Kidd. Each of the recipients has advanced music in the Waterloo community and beyond.
The concert featured string musicians, from beginner to professional; Laurier’s Faculty of Music established the Laurier String Academy in September of 2008, and students who have been studying violin with Emma Banfield and Julie Baumgartel performed, both in solo and in ensemble (Laurier is the first Canadian university to offer the violin program which was developed by Mimi Zweig of Indiana University and based on the philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland and Ivan Galamian-The academy’s goal is to develop a love and understanding of music, whether or not students become professionals.). In addition, the world-renowned Penderecki String Quartet and hosts of Laurier’s Quartetfestt performed in the gala concert.