Con Brio Festivals – Whistler & Sun Peaks Brenna Houston
CON BRIO FESTIVALS
Whistler & Sun Peaks Music Festivals
We are the Officially Appointed Travel Agent for Con Brio Festivals!
Con Brio Festivals™ is the only Canadian music festival program granted membership into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association!
Con Brio Festivals has enriched the lives of young musicians by providing “active learning through participation”. Held annually in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, the Whistler and Sun Peaks Music Festivals offer a non-competitive experience for a full-range of ensembles and skill levels as well as a grading option for those wishing to qualify for gold, silver or bronze standing. Outstanding evening concerts and adjudicators from across North America as well as massed choir and band performances and professional development workshops for music directors round out this amazing musical experience. Young musicians and their directors leave the festivals enriched with new ideas and skills
“I have become very selective in lending my name and reputation to a festival or a company. There are numerous festivals and festival companies for whom I have worked. However, there are a select few for whom I have accepted a second, third or more invitations to work with student ensembles and teachers. Con Brio is at the very top of my list for offering an educationally driven festival that provides “once in a lifetime moments and goose bump opportunities” that students and educators will remember throughout their entire lives. I recommend it to everyone at literally every level of ability and every type of ensemble.”
Dr. Dale J. Lonis, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Canadian Wind Conductors development program and noted authority on conducting and pedagogy.
“Thank you for a terrific first experience at Con Brio! Your festival was beautifully organized; Con Brio and Ellison staff were extremely helpful and friendly; the hotels and venues in Whistler were absolutely outstanding in terms of their welcome, communication and flexibility, and we loved the opportunity to listen to and learn from bands, vocal jazz groups, and other choirs. Professional development was a wonderful “extra” at the festival and your line up of adjudicators was commendable. And we loved the line up at the Festival Gala Performance – wow!! Many thanks to you and your crew for making the experience valuable and memorable.
Carolyn Duerksen Director, DISTRICT 57 Tapestry Singers