2017 Schedule of Events

SMC's 2017 Schedule of Events is now available!

Optional SMC Delegate Ticketed Events:

Breathing Gym Workshop (Adult/University Student Session) ONLY: $30 each
Friday, October 27, 2017; 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Martin Collegiate Auditorium

Instructor: Pat Sheridan
PD session for teachers | adult and professional musicians | university students

Kick off #SMC2017 with a Breathing Gym Workshop led by Pat Sheridan. The Breathing Gym is the world’s best-selling breathing method for wind instrumental and vocal improvement. It was originally released in a 2002 book by Sheridan and Sam Pilafian and has since been taught through workshops like this to more than one million musicians worldwide.

- Wind or vocal performers are guided through hands-on exercises designed to enhance performance skills through physical conditioning that focuses on breathing

- Stretches, flow studies, breathing patterns and strength and flexibility exercises are all presented in a fun, clear format that works well in a private lesson situation or group rehearsal setting

- Teaches techniques that will not only focus any ensemble, but add an element of fun as well

- Used by 1,000s of high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and universities worldwide


SMC Welcome Reception/Keynote Address ONLY: $35 each
Friday, October 27, 2017 - Delta Regina Hotel

Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Address/Awards Presentation:7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 9-11:00 p.m.

This reception is your opportunity to network with other professionals, celebrate Saskatchewan's vibrant music community and its volunteers through our annual awards presentation, and hear from this year's outstanding Keynote Speaker: Bruce Pearson. The reception will also feature mouth-watering appetizers and a cash bar.


SBA/SMEA AGM - Saturday Luncheon ONLY: $30 each
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Delta Regina Hotel
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

This optional ticket is available for members of the SBA and SMEA who are attending their respective Annual General Meetings and would like to purchase a meal to the luncheon.


  • 2017 Saskatchewan Provincial Honour Groups Concert
    Tickets: $10 each
    (children 12 and under are FREE)
    Living Hope Alliance Church
    (3900 Arcola Ave., Regina)
    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

    The Honour Groups Concert will take place following the conclusion of the conference. The Saskatchewan Provincial Honour Groups Program has been a SMEA flagship program for over 39 years. The band, orchestral and choir concert features the brightest and most talented young people from across the province as they come together to perform under the direction of internationally renowned conductors. Note: this event is not a formal part of the Saskatchewan Music Conference, but delegates are encouraged to purchase a ticket in order to show their support for our province's musical youth!



    Looking for information on #SMC2016?
    Click the links below for PDF copies of the conference and awards banquet programs, as well as photos from last year's event.

    2016 Saskatchewan Music Conference Program

    2016 Awards Banquet Program

    Jay Kimball's Planning and Implementing a Successful Artists in Schools Project Notes