Access to Music Foundation

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Reception

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting & Reception


Sep 13



 We’ve got a new name, a new look, and lots of wonderful news to share.

 Please join us for Music BC Charitable Foundation’s Annual General Meeting:

 Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music – 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
With Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Taylor,
Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles, UBC School of Music

Featuring a performance by the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy Jazz Ensemble, and a presentation by the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.


  • Welcome and Introduction; Shawn Cole, Chair, Music BC Charitable Foundation
  • Approval of 2012 AGM minutes, membership
  • Approval of 2012 Year End Financials, Bob D’Eith, treasurer, Music BC Charitable Foundation
  • Review of the year, Shawn Cole and Elka S. Yarlowe, President and CEO
  • Election of Board Directors

Seeking 2nd term; Cal Misener;
New board member incl. call for nominations from the floor

  • Guest Speaker, Dr. Robert Taylor
  • Performance by Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • Presentation by Ms. Sandra Wilkington, TELUS Vancouver Community Board
  • Thank you; Greg Simpson, Vice Chair, Music BC Charitable Foundation
  • New Business: Announcement and approval of name change, election and news; Shawn Cole and Elka S. Yarlowe
  • Presentation by Pacific Audio Visual Institute (PAVI) Music Business Management students
  • Adjourn

As a thank you to all our members and supporters, please join us for a reception immediately following the meeting.

Voting at the AGM is open to all members. New and returning members may join or renew their membership by Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by calling the Music BC Charitable Foundation at 604-873-1198, by e-mail at, or on line  Annual membership fees are $15.00. Student memberships are $10.00. New members may sign up the evening of September 23, but will not be entitled to vote. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for all paid memberships.


Join or renew your membership by Friday, September 13th  for a chance to win a $250 Best Buy gift certificate. Membership Application

 About the Speakers

Dr. Robert Taylor is Director of Bands at the University of British Columbia, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds, teaches instrumental conducting, and heads the brass division. Prior to his appointment at UBC, Dr. Taylor served as Director of Bands at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Eureka High School in northern California. Under his direction, the Eureka High Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band earned recognition for excellence by Downbeat Magazine, the Selmer Corporation, and Grammy Signature Schools, placing Eureka High among the finest school music programs in North America.

Dr. Taylor maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician. Past engagements include performances with the Vancouver Brass Project, Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Chicago-based contemporary music group, the Maverick Ensemble, in addition to collaborations with a wide range of international artists—from Allen Vizzutti, Gail Williams, and Ingrid Jensen, to Manhattan Transfer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. As a passionate advocate of music in the schools, Dr. Taylor is in high demand as a rehearsal clinician and festival adjudicator and has made frequent appearances with young musicians.

Music BC Charitable Foundation is honoured to have the illustrious Dr. Taylor address our membership.

Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy – GVYMA provides a creative, educational and completely musical experience for young musicians. Through their success formula the students are involved in a well rounded, artistic environment designed to stimulate their musicality. The primary goal of the GVYMA is to provide a creative, educational and completely musical experience for young musicians. Through their success formula the students are involved in a well rounded, artistic environment designed to stimulate their musicality.

Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and conductor, Nina Falcos, GVYMA provides musical training to over 60 students.  GVYMA faculty and coaches is comprised by some of the most notable musicians and music educators in the Vancouver area.  Not only is GVYMA training musical performers, but they are also inspiring young music educators by engaging senior students in the teaching process.

Music BC Charitable Foundation is pleased to be supporting the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy in the 2013-2014 academic year.

TELUS Community Boards – Since their inception in 2005, TELUS Community Boards have contributed over $35.75 million to both national and grassroots charitable organizations and supported more than 2,800 community projects. Contributions made through Community Boards are made possible by TELUS customers and shareholders.

In 2010 TELUS received the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation, making TELUS the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international award in recognition of our culture of giving.

TELUS Community boards and Action committees have generously contributed close to $50,000 in support of our Instrument programs in Vancouver, Prince George, and Central Okanagan.

Pacific Audio Visual Institute (PAVI) provides an educational environment conducive to the creation of audio and visual experts. PAVI provides outstanding curriculum, instructors currently active in their field and world-class facilities while ensuring that each student is treated and related to as an individual.

The Music Business Management program presents the entertainment industry from a promotional, legal, production, financial and career viewpoint in a ‘hands-on’ applied way.  Students engage in music business management including production, booking, management, marketing, distribution, social media, human resources, accounting, fundraising, networking and entrepreneurship.

Music BC Charitable Foundation wishes to thank PAVI Music Business Management students and their instructor, Allen Moy, for their enthusiasm and hard work in bringing our new campaigns to life.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

6:00 PM

843 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Music BC Charitable Foundation:
(604) 873-1198

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