Posted on September 7, 2011 by Tia Lalani

This article by Dan Jensen on the Augustana Faculty Conservatory of Music appeared in the Camrose Booster on September 6, 2011.

By Dan Jensen

The Augustana Faculty Conservatory of Music provides lifelong learning and experiences in music to individuals in Camrose and throughout Central East Alberta.

The philosophy of the Conservatory is to provide quality music education for all ages and for all abilities, seeing music-making as an essential part of human existence and well-being.

Music with Children

The flagship educational experience of the Augustana Conservatory of Music is the Music with Children program. … Offered by the Augustana Music Conservatory for 24 years, Music with Children provides an environment where children ages three to seven discover music in a natural way through games, songs, rhymes, movement and rhythm instruments.

Classes are held one day a week from September through April.

Music with Children instructor Charlene Brown is an active soloist, choral singer and church musician who also adjudicates at festivals throughout the province of Alberta.


Brown also supports the Conservatory of Music’s Kindermusik program, a classroom learning experience designed for children of 18 months up to 3 years of age. … Kindermusik’s philosophy is founded upon rigorous research and the belief that every child is musical and should have the opportunity to experience the joy, fun and learning which music brings to life.

Music Lessons

The Augustana Conservatory of Music provides both university for-credit and community non-credit private lessons in brass, classical piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute, recorder, violin and voice. Suzuki Recorder, Suzuki Flute and Suzuki Violin lessons are available (private, with some group activities) as well as instruction in music theory, harmony and history.

Lesson fees vary, depending on the instructor and type of lesson. All playing levels are welcomed.

To register for the University of Alberta Augustana Campus Conservatory of Music, call 780-679-1673 or email Charlene Brown at

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