Amicini 2021-2022 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 23 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 20, 2021.

Recitals will be December 06, 2021 and April 11, 2022 at 5:15pm, 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 “Hexagon – A Magical Journey of the Story of a Bee Who Saves a World” scheduled for May 14 & 15, 2022 at 1:00PM or 3:30PM at the Rozsa Centre. Composed by Claude Lapalme 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.

Schedule
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)

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 (October 01-October 01). 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 (October 01-October 01).

For 2021-2022, a cheque payable to Amici String Program Association of $250, postdated September 30, 2022 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, 2022 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 treasurer.amicistring@gmail.com. Confirmation code is required when registering.

Registration forms may be emailed to amici.stringprogram@gmail.com if using e-transfer.
OR:
Please mail this application to:

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

What Amici is doing to ensure each participant’s safety.

We ensured that our facility is
● aligned with provincial guidelines for Stage 2 reopening
● Cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas (e.g. doors, washrooms, etc.) regularly
● Providing access to hand sanitizer and hand wash stations
● Having staff wear face coverings
● Limiting the number of people allowed in each room to support physical distancing
● Faculty will ensure participants are practicing physical distancing (2 metres or 6 feet apart) as much as possible
● Staff will conduct non-contact symptom screening of participants. Parents/guardians will be contacted immediately to arrange for pick up from camp should a child show signs of illness.

Health Screening:

Our staff will be conducting non-contact active symptom screening of everyone at the beginning of each session. Such health screening could include temperature checks and other symptom monitoring.

Cancellation Policy:
● Cancellations made within 7 days of Amici programs starting will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.
● If the participant is showing any symptoms whatsoever, they are required to stay at home for that session. There will be no credits or refunds offered in this situation.
● Should Amici be required to cancel sessions due to any Covid-19 related instances, these sessions will be postponed. If that is not possible you will receive a pro-rated credit.
● Pro-rated credit issued to the purchaser’s Amici account are valid for one calendar year. If you have any additional questions, please email amici.stringprogram@gmail.com

Other Policies:
We may add further requirements or procedures, including but not limited to information or guidance received from the Government of Alberta or Alberta Health Services.

Amici Program participant requirements.

● To stay home if showing any symptoms of illness whatsoever
● To complete health check upon arrival for each session
● To sanitize hands with sanitizer before entering and exiting a room.
● To wear a mask while participating in indoor activities
● To follow the instructor’s instructions in regards to music stand and chair placement
● Not to share pencils, music, music stands or instruments
● To maintain social distancing both inside and outside
● Anyone showing symptoms will be asked to leave the activity immediately and self-isolate until they are able to get a ride home

If sufficient advance notice of absence due to illness is given it may be possible to be included in sessions virtually

It is recommended that each participant provide their own clean masks and sanitizer.

Participants must provide their own food and drink.

Failure to comply with these requirements could result in the participant being removed from the program.

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.
Recitals
Amici offers solo and chamber music recitals for all students, with accompaniment.