Renowned performers share their expertise

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts (SCFPA) is offering a wonderful opportunity for percussion, woodwind and brass players and ensembles as well as classical guitar players this year.

If you are a woodwind, brass or classical guitar player, this would be a great year for you to get involved in the local music festival. The SCFPA is hosting Alexander Dunn for classical guitar and David P. Gagnon for woodwind, brass, bands and jazz bands.

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Dunn is an internationally renowned performer who heads up one of Canada’s top guitar programs at the University of Victoria and is a guest instructor at colleges and universities around the world. If you play classical guitar, this is a learning opportunity you shouldn’t miss.

Gagnon’s performance experience includes playing in a saxophone quartet, and playing in both jazz and concert bands. He was a member of the Naden Band for many years, has taught saxophone, flute and clarinet, and has directed elementary and secondary school bands. Gagnon is also a drum major – making this a great year for percussionists to consider participating.

For large and small bands as well as woodwind, brass and percussion soloists, this would be a good time to sign up and enjoy the expertise of this gifted teacher and performer.

Performance in the music festival gives a player the opportunity to work up a piece of music to a high level, to get ideas and suggestions from a pro, and to hear and support others who are also performing music.

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