Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds

February 20-22, 2020

Applications to perform at masterclasses are due December 5, 2019.

The University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music is delighted to host Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds, a three-day conference dedicated to celebrating the contributions, creativity, and innovation that collaborative pianists bring to music performance and pedagogy, with keynote presentations and masterclasses from renowned collaborative pianists Jean Barr (Eastman School of Music) & Margo Garrett (Juilliard School).

The theme for Dream Big: Music Out of Bounds’ inaugural conference draws its inspiration from the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR), focusing on challenging, thoughtful, and empowering music created in response to times of conflict.

Through the conference’s presentations, panel discussions, public masterclasses, student and professional performances, and guided tour of the CMHR curated especially for our participants, we will examine the role of musical creation and collaboration in healing and regaining our humanity.

Please occasionally check this website for conference updates.



Speaker & Performer Bios


What to do in Winnipeg

If you have questions, or would like to request more information, please contact:

Laura Loewen, DMA
Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano/Vocal Coach
Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2
(204) 474-9291

Judy Kehler Siebert, DMA
Professor of Piano, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music
Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba 
136 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2
Office: 204-474-8564