Amicini 2020-2021 Registration Form

Please submit a separate form for each registrant.

The Amicini Program offers a variety of violin and cello classes ranging from our class for absolute beginners to those who are playing at approximately an RCM Grade 2-3 level. Classes will include skill development in solo and chamber group performance, establishing a technical foundation for cello or violin and note reading all while presented in an atmosphere of fun.

Our program includes 22 classes, from 4:15 to 5:15pm on Monday evenings. Classes are held at Bethany Chapel of Calgary, 3333 Richardson Way SW. Classes start September 28, 2020.

Recitals will be December 07, 2020 and April 19, 2021 at 5pm, at Bethany Chapel. Students will play both solo and chamber music pieces at each recital for which a pianist will be provided as part of the program fee. The accompaniment session will be one week prior to the recital.

Students are expected to come to each class with a solo piece to play for their peers, their chamber music parts learned and in possession of their provided Amicini folder, music and a pencil.

As a special group outing, we will be attending the Pro Musica family show “Classic Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs” on January 31, 2021 at 1:00PM or 3:30PM. Two of the most classic fairly tales get a creative retelling with live music and the puppet wizardry of Green Fools Theatre. The cost of the ticket is built into the Amicini fee as students are expected to attend. There is a special rate for other/additional family members to attend of $8 for children and $12 per adult.

Breval            4:15 – 5:15 pm     Teacher – Andrea Case (Cellists, RCM level Intro-2)
Mozart           4:15 – 5:15 pm     Teacher – Barbara Smith (Violinists, RCM level Intro-1)
Beethoven    4:15 – 5:15 pm     Teacher – Diane Lane (Violinists, RCM level 2-3)

Withdrawal from Program
In recognition of the impact on other participants of the program withdrawal after the program deadline of August 31, 2020 will be in effect.
September 01-September15:   a 50% penalty will be exacted
After September 15:            no refund will be provided

Annual Volunteer Deposit
Volunteers are required for events during the year. We count on each family volunteering at sometime over the course of each calendar year (September 01-September01). Events have included setting and clearing recital receptions, assisting at end of year events, assisting with lunches during summer camps, assisting with fund raising events, working at casinos, participating on the Amici Board. Additional opportunities often occur. Emails are sent out as volunteers are required. Volunteers are selected on a first-come basis.

Amici String Program requires a $250 volunteer deposit from each family. Registration in the Amici Program assumes a commitment to fulfil volunteer requirement for the calendar year (September 01-September 01).

For 2020-2021, a cheque payable to Amici String Program Association of $250, postdated September 30, 2021 is required. (One deposit per family.) This cheque can be submitted at anytime before the program begins in the fall or on the first day of classes. Please do not use e-transfer to pay volunteer deposit.

A volunteer list will be maintained. Volunteer deposit cheques will be returned after September 30, 2021 to those fulfilling this requirement; all others will be deposited as a volunteer buyout.

We require a regular checked email address for timely program correspondence.
Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.
(Tuition + Donation)
When you submit fees, please include the student name in the memo for future references.

Families can pay Amici via e-transfer by sending their online payment to Confirmation code is required when registering.

Registration forms may be emailed to if using e-transfer.
Please mail this application to:

Amici String Program
12 Sierra Vista Circle SW
Calgary, AB T3H 3A6

Technique and Masterclasses
Technique and masterclasses alternate weekly.
Chamber Music
Chamber music groups meet every week.
Summer Programs
We offer several summer programs, including the Amici String Camp and Stringfest for advanced students.
Programs for Young Children
The Amicini Program is for beginner students. There are several levels to choose from.
Amici offers solo and chamber music recitals for all students, with accompaniment.