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Chris Foley
Works at The Royal Conservatory
Attended The Eastman School of Music
Lives in Toronto, Canada
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Live-In Opera Coach?
As seen on Craigslist : Seeking live in Opera Coach to help soprano prepare music for auditions and concerts. Must be good with romance languages, especially french. Looking to put together a concert or production too. Play on a grand piano. Please send res...
Seeking live in Opera Coach to help soprano prepare music for auditions and concerts. Must be good with romance languages, especially french. Looking to put together a concert or production too. Play on a grand piano. Please send resume and samples of your work. Please include experience with ...
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Time for Three Takes on Bullying with Stronger
Time for Three is a string trio originally from the Curtis Institute but now in residence with the Indianapolis Symphony. Their unique style blends first-rate playing with some imaginative arrangements and video concepts. Their video for Stronger looks at t...
Time for Three is a string trio originally from the Curtis Institute but now in residence with the Indianapolis Symphony. Their unique style blends first-rate playing with some imaginative arrangements and video concepts. Their video for Stronger looks at the important issues of music education ...
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What I've Been Up To Lately
The exam room in Calgary SW last week. How appropriate! This summer is one of those times where so many projects are in development and coming up to completion that it can be difficult to take stock of exactly how things fit in perspective. Here's a short l...
This summer is one of those times where so many projects are in development and coming up to completion that it can be difficult to take stock of exactly how things fit in perspective. Here's a short list of my current and recent projects: Finishing up a tour of duty examining in southern ...
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Uncovering a Hidden Gem: Joseph Szulc's Clair de Lune
One of the most beautiful things about exploring the art song tradition is that every so often you uncover a song by an unknown composer that speaks with such elegance and beauty that one is astonished not to have heard it before. While preparing for a Voca...
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Collaborative Pianists and Professionalism: A Passionate Rant
alonefortherideily / cc Earlier today, Vancouver-based pianist Karen Lee Morlang posted this wonderful, perceptive rant on Facebook: Dear fellow collaborative pianist: You are a very good piano player. I hear it, and often enjoy listening to you play so wel...
You are a very good piano player. I hear it, and often enjoy listening to you play so well. You also seem to like it that everyone around you acknowledges that you are good. That's fine. You deserve recognition for your hard-earned skill! Unfortunately, you have also decided that everyone around ...
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The Cortazâr Trio Plays the 1st Movt. of Smetana's Piano Trio
Here's some energetic playing from a young and promising piano trio based in Bogota. The Cortazâr Trio are: Liz Valentina Muñoz, Violìn Jorge Vèlez Ortiz, Cello Daniel Aguire Ortega, Piano
Special promotion for Collaborative Piano Blog readers: sign up for any plan on Music Teacher's Helper and enter the promo code BB07D4 to get a 10% discount forever. Music Teacher's Helper can drive your music teaching or collaborative piano business with online registration, scheduling, ...
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Help the Collaborative Pianist Guild Become a Professional Advocacy Group for our Profession
Although collaborative pianists are known for their ability to work with others, as a group they can often be marginalized and sometimes find difficulty identifying with a professional organization. The Collaborative Pianist Guild aims to change all that. S...
Although collaborative pianists are known for their ability to work with others, as a group they can often be marginalized and sometimes find difficulty identifying with a professional organization. The Collaborative Pianist Guild aims to change all that. Starting off as an accompanist directory ...
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Ask the Readers: Which Collaborative Piano Programs Are Best for a Student from China?
eugenephoen / cc A few days ago, a reader posed this question on the long-running discussion of the Degree and Diplomas in Collaborative Piano post : I'm helping a Chinese friend search for the best US university for an MM in Collaborative Piano. If you cou...
Thanks for the comment and important question! That's one of the central issues for the increasingly large influx of pianists coming from China looking for collaborative piano degrees at the Master of Music level. The choices of these pianists won't just be about choosing the most famous teacher ...
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Class Piano/Collaborative Pianist Position at the University of Arkansas
In addition to the previous position  mentioned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, here is another listing for their Fayetteville campus: Description :
The University of Arkansas Department of Music is seeking a nine-month, non-tenure track Instr...
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Some Best Practices for Hiring Accompanists
Meri's Musical Musings has a very informative post on how to choose an accompanist for your performance, audition, exam, or competition , with best practices for both parents and teachers: Respect the accompanist’s fee and DON’T BARGAIN WITH THEM; remember,...
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Staff Accompanist Position: Boston University
The School of Music at Boston University has a staff accompanist opening for the upcoming academic year. About the duties and super-powers required: Support the academic functions of the School of Music by coaching and providing musical accompaniment for Sc...
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Occupation
Pianist, Teacher
Employment
  • The Royal Conservatory
    Pianist, Teacher, 2003 - present
  • Tapestry New Opera
    Leadership Legacy Intern, 2010 - 2010
  • University of British Columbia
    Faculty, 1996 - 2002
  • The Vancouver Academy of Music
    Faculty, 1994 - 2002
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Currently
Toronto, Canada
Previously
Toronto, Ontario - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rochester, New York - Brunswick, Maine
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Pianist, Teacher, Royal Conservatory faculty, member of Tapestry New Opera Studio Company, and author of the Collaborative Piano Blog.
Introduction
I'm on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a member of the Tapestry New Opera Works resident ensemble.
Education
  • The Eastman School of Music
  • The University of British Columbia
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Male