YRMTA: Teaching in the North

In July 2021, the Yukon Registered Music Teachers' Association presented an online panel at the CFMTA's Connecting Canada Conference.  

Join members of the YRTMA as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of teaching in North. 

Panel Host: Annie Avery

Guests: Joyce Klassen, Ellen Thompson, Danette Readman, Barbara Chamberlin, Keitha Clark,  Barbara Barchen, 

Yukon Music Teachers in Concert!

Yukon Registered Music Teachers Association presents their annual fundraiser concert featuring Yukon Music Teachers. 

This year’s performance was an on-line streamed show, recorded at the Yukon Arts Centre. You can hear piano, guitar, marimba, violin and voice playing classical, jazz, pop, original compositions, and more! 

Performers include Barry Kitchen, Mother-daughter duo Joyce Klassen and Connie Penner, Annie Avery, Keitha Clark, Katie Avery, Tom Connor, Keiko Fujise, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk, Barbara Chamberlin and Logan Bennet. 

Enjoy this much loved and anticipated annual offering and support your local music teachers!


Canada Music Week Online Concert

The Yukon Registered Music Teachers' Association is hosting a special online concert to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Canada Music Week.    

This concert features respected Yukon composers and performers, as well as talented YRMTA students playing Canadian compositions.   

The show was pre-recorded at the Yukon Art Centre and is available to watch online at the YRMTA website anytime during the week of Nov. 22-28.   

Many thanks to Whitehorse Concerts, Yukon Arts Centre and PJ Productions for making this concert possible.   

About Canada Music Week:  

The aims of Canada Music Week are to bring to the attention of the public, through various means, the importance of Canadian music; to support composers and performers of Canadian music; to introduce contemporary music to young Canadians and stimulate a keener appreciation and understanding of this music, and to encourage music educators to widen their knowledge and experience of Canadian works.   

Canada Music Week is organized by the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations. Thousands of Canadians experience Canada Music Week festivities each year in their communities.

Previous events


"Music to Warm the Heart and Soul" Music Teachers' Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church, Duke Street, Whitehorse

YRMTA MUSIC TEACHERS' RECITAL An annual fundraising event featuring YRMTA - Registered Yukon Music Teachers Association musicians.
TICKETS ARE $10 and available from your YRMTA member.

YRMTA Canada Music Week Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church , 15 Duke Road , Whitehorse

YRMTA music students are celebrating Canada Music Week and well, just good music in general with performances on piano, guitar, vocals and violin. Join us on Sunday, December 1 at the Riverdale Baptist Church, 15 Duke Road. Doors open at 2:40 and the recital begins at 3:00 - 4:00 . Please join us to listen to these aspiring musicians. Free Admission


The Inspire Song - North for 90 scholarship deadline

This scholarship is created for youth/young adults 12 to 18 years of age who are inspired to write original songs or music.


Piano Recital featuring Jamie Phillips-Freedman

Riverdale Baptist Church, Whitehorse, Yukon

Jamie Phillips-Freedman will be performing repertoire he has prepared for the CFMTA National Piano Competition. The competition will be held in Winnipeg on July, 2019. This recital is sponsored by YRMTA and will raise funds to pay for his travel and accommodation expenses. All are welcome. Admission is by donation.


Student Gr. 10 Piano Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church

YRMTA presents a Grade 10 Piano Recital performed by Annie Li and Phoebe Qiu (students of Joyce Klassen) All are welcome! Admission is free.


Bursary 2019 Deadline May 23

BRUCE & PAT HARVEY MEMORIAL FUND 2019 BURSARIES The purpose of the fund is to provide encouragement to persons who show aptitude and diligence in their music studies, particularly but not exclusively the piano. Applications for bursaries are invited from music students.

Applications for the above Fund are available here and must be received by May 23, 2019.


Sumi Kim Piano Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church

Sumi Kim will give a piano recital at the Riverdale Baptist Church on Thursday evening, May 23 at 7:00. Admission by Donation.

Rotary Music and Dance Festival April 3 - 13, 2019

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Whitehorse, Yukon

Rotary Music and Dance Festival April 3 - 13, 2019

Registration begins soon! Are you ready?


Christine Donkin Composer Workshop Weekend

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Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon Registered Music Teachers Association presents: A series of Composition workshops with Canadian Composer Christine Donkin Jan 11,12,13,14th 2019 Registration due by Nov 23rd, 2018


Klassen Year- End Student Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church

Henry and Joyce Klassen are having their year-end student recital on Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at the Riverdale Baptist Church.


ARCT RECITAL - Jamie Phillips-Freedman

Riverdale Baptist Church, Whitehorse, Yukon

  1. Jamie Phillips-Freedman will be doing his ARCT recital on Friday, May 25 at 6:00 pm at the Riverdale Baptist Church.

His music is 45 - 50 minutes in length.

All are welcome to come and enjoy this recital.

Rotary 50th Anniversary Alumni Concert

Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage

2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Music Festival. The festival is an annual music event held during the month of April every year in Whitehorse. Performance opportunities are offered to music students in a variety of classes in piano, flute, woodwinds, voice, strings, guitar, percussion, accordion, bands, choirs, ensembles and the festival now offers a dance component. Yukon has a wealth of young musicians, singers and dancers. Like Olympic athletes, they have a solid backup team who support them every step of the way. So, we thank their families and teachers who help them discover the joy of music and performance. This year is very special. We’re acknowledging an entire generation of people for whom music enriched and in some cases, directed the paths of their careers. What a rich legacy all those music teachers have created. Imagine, students who performed years ago at the Rotary Music Festival are now watching their own children perform!


Music Teacher's Recital

Riverdale Baptist Church

Featured performers: Annie Avery
Keitha Clark
Bryn Knight
Keiko Fujise
Andrea McColeman 
Olivier de Colombel Henry and Joyce Klassen
Danette Readman
Ellen Thompson
Barry Kitchen
guitar! piano! voice! violin! saxophone!