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Kathleen Schoen

I was born in Montréal, raised in Europe and Canada, and started playing the flute in elementary school band. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from University of B.C., with a concentration in flute and music history, then went on to study in Toronto at U of  T and the Royal Conservatory of Music. After university, I continue to study with master teachers at various summer programs and artist residencies.

I started doing numerous chamber music performances while I was in Toronto, as part of the Musical Performance and Communication Program at U of  T and the Baroque Chamber Music program at the Royal Conservatory. After returning to BC,  I toured throughout western Canada with several chamber music groups, playing in venues ranging from tiny northern villages to  Parliament Hill on Canada Day.

I taught at several colleges and music schools in the Lower Mainland of BC, including  Douglas College and Fraser Valley College. When I moved to Alberta I was invited to teach at Lakeland College,  then at Augustana  which later became part of the University of Alberta.  I also became involved in Suzuki Method music instruction, and have  participated in a number of international Suzuki conferences and institutes in both North and South America, as a student, a teacher, and most recently as a Teacher Trainer.

Currently I am Music Program Director of the Edmonton Suzuki Flute and Recorder Society, an organization which I founded in order to meet the demand for Suzuki Method instruction.  I have also been a  sessional instructor at the University of Alberta,  Augustana campus.  I perform locally and on tour with the Schoen Duo, as well as freelancing with many other groups in the Edmonton area.

 

 

Salterello (excerpt)

Salterello (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Salterello-preview.mp3

Siciliana (excerpt)

Siciliana (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Siciliana-preview.mp3

Three Reel Studies (excerpt)

Three Reel Studies (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3-reel-studies-preview.mp3

Red River Dances (excerpt)

Red River Dances (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Red-River-Dances-Preview.mp3

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt)

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kuhlau-Variations-Preview.mp3

Profile (excerpts)

In this EP we demonstrate the wide variety of styles we can cover. Medieval and Baroque music on period instruments, modern compositions that recall folk traditions, Native American and Metis melodies, and, of course, a little bit of classical music too.   About the Music: Salterello: This anonymous Italian dance from c.1400 is played on […]