BCMEA Conference - October 23rd - October 25, 2014


Welcome to the website for the annual British Columbia Music Educators’ Association Conference.

Conference Dates: October 23rd - October 25th, 2014.

We hope you will join us as we come together to celebrate Music Education and grow as professionals during this year’s BCMEA Conference.


Keynote Presentation - Anthony (Tony) Maiello


Anthony (Tony) Maiello - Anthony Maiello conducts the GMU Repertory Orchestra and teaches Graduate and Undergraduate Conducting, Jazz Theory & Arranging and Advanced Sight-Singing. From 1996 to 2009, he conducted the GMU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestr a. Under his direction, the ensembles at both Crane and George Mason University commissioned new works, made numerous recordings and appeared at national and international conferences.

Throughout his career, Maiello has published musical compositions for string orchestra and is the author of “Conducting Nuances” (GIAPublications, Inc.); “Conducting: A Hands-On-Approach” (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications); and co-author of “The 21st Century Band Method” (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications). His combined band and orchestra background brings a wider appeal to our delegates.

Conference Site

River Rock Casino Resort

BCMEA Conference

Alia Chua - Conference Co-Chair

Matt Martin - Conference Co-Chair

Jill Sparrow-Ng - Honour Ensembles Chair

Pamela Kwok - Teasurer

Elizabeth Berwick - Registrar



Chris de Felipe - Conference Facilitator

Brittany Bird - Clinician Committee Chair

Mandart Chan - Marketplace Chair

Regan McLachlan - Conference Publications Manager bcmusicjournal@gmail.com

C.J. Kumar - Equipment Chair