Amicini 2023-2024 Registration Form

Amicini 2023-2024 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 4:30 to 5:30pm on Monday evenings. Classes are held at Bethany Chapel of Calgary, 3333 Richardson Way SW. Classes start September 25, 2023 – April 15, 2024.

Recitals will be December 4, 2023 and April 15, 2024 at 5:00pm, 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.

Breval            4:30 – 5:30 pm     Teacher – Andrea Case (Cellists, RCM level Intro-2)
Mozart           4:30 – 5:30 pm     Teacher – Barbara Smith (Violinists, RCM level Intro-1)
Beethoven    4:30 – 5:30 pm     Teacher – Diane Lane (Violinists, RCM level 2-3)

Please contact us at if you have questions about class placement.

Annual Volunteer Bond
To keep registration fees affordable and to keep our program running smoothly, we count on each family volunteering over the course of each calendar year (October 1st – September 30th). Events include (but are not limited to) working at casinos, setting and clearing recital receptions, assisting at end of year events, assisting with lunches during summer camps, assisting with fundraising events, and 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.
The Amici Strings Program requires one $250 volunteer bond cheque from each family. Registration in the Amici Program assumes a commitment to fulfil volunteer requirements for the full calendar year (October 1st – September 30th).
A volunteer list will be maintained. Volunteer bond cheques will be destroyed after September 30th, 2024 to those fulfilling this requirement. Families that choose not to fulfill their volunteer commitment will have their cheques deposited as a non-volunteer buyout.
2023/24 is a casino year for Amici. All families are urged to volunteer this season at the Elbow River Casino (Date TBD Jan-Mar 2024).

Group Outing
As a special group outing, we will be attending the Pro Musica family show “More Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales” on April 28, 2024 – 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Storyteller/Musician Samantha Whelan Kotkas and her friends will entertain you and your children with musical interactive tales of child accessible hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Composer Tyler Hornby; Created and Narrated by Samantha Whelan Kotkas. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 but created with the entire family in mind. Come early for activities one hour before each show, stay after for a free cookie reception and meet the performers. There is a special rate for Amicini students and family members to attend. More information will be sent closer to the date.

Amici is a mask friendly environment. Regardless of any individual’s choice, all musicians will be treated with kindness and respect.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1st, 2023 payment required.
Late Registrations will be accepted at the discretion of the Coordinator. Applications will be processed in the order in which they arrive. For further inquiries please contact:

Student Bursary
Amici String Program Association has a bursary program that is open to Amici String Program students showing financial need. Please contact to request an application form.

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.