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Claudette Caron

Claudette Caron
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  • Examiner

Education - Studies

  • BMus (Performance), University of Manitoba
  • Licentiate Diploma, Trinity College, London

Claudette Caron maintains a well-established independent studio in Brandon, Manitoba. She is devoted to teaching a large and varied class of piano students with a special emphasis on ensemble playing. Her students have consistently won awards at the local and provincial levels, and have distinguished themselves as scholarship recipients in music programs in Canada and the USA. Claudette holds a special interest in teaching young students, and consequently has always included them as part of her teaching studio. Since 2006 she has run a two-week Summer Concerto/Ensemble session that has been received enthusiastically by students and parents alike.

Claudette completed advanced studies with Alma Brock-Smith at the University of Manitoba, both as a solo pianist and with duo-piano partner Paulette Price. She continued her duo studies with Phyllis Sellick in London and solo piano studies with pianist Robin Harrison at the University of Saskatchewan. She attributes her love of Scarlatti and Spanish music to the work accomplished through those years when she earned her Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College, London under his guidance. As a clinician at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts Summer Session, Ms. Caron presented on the subject of ensemble playing. She gave guest lectures on pedagogy at Brandon University School of Music in 2011 and 2012. Her enthusiasm for sharing her particular expertise and ideas has made Claudette a respected clinician and adjudicator. She has adjudicated extensively throughout Western Canada and in Ontario.

Ms. Caron has presented solo recitals at Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg, as well as for the St. Matthews Cathedral Te Deum Series. She pursued her interest in chamber music in the Ford/Caron flute and piano duo with flautist Robert Ford from 1989 to 2010. These years included the release of a CD dedicated to the works of composer Siegfried Karg-Elert in 2000, and the premiere of a commissioned trio by Kenneth Nichols in 2003 on the Brandon University Pro Series. In the summer of 2011 she and her sister Yvonne Ingram premiered Piano Island, a piano duet written by Dr. Nichols, inspired by his experiences in China and dedicated to them. She has also premiered several works by Western Canadian composer David Dahlgren.

Claudette Caron was past president of the Brandon Registered Music Teachers' Association and a board member of the Brandon Festival of the Arts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association
  • Canadian Adjudicators' Association
  • Manitoba Registered Music Teachers' Association