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NEW Faculty announcement:

Our full 2024 Faculty for Brass and Percussion – Learn more in the PMR24 tab above

We are excited to Welcome Little Brown Jug Brass to join us at PMR 2024. JBJB will be hosting a session on our community development day, taking part in PMR and performing on Saturday August 10th. Find out more about them here

2024 Faculty Announcement – August 7-11th

Guest Soloist

We are thrilled to welcome International Besson performing artist and Baritone soloist Amy Ewen to Canada to be our guest soloist. Amy is currently Solo Baritone with the Amersham Band and was previously a member of the Grimethorpe Colliery band and Principal Baritone for the world-famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band, where she became the first female baritone player to be appointed in the institution’s 140-year history, at the tender age of 21.

Read more about Amy here

Percussion Course Directors for 2024

We are so pleased to welcome past Percussion Course Director Michelle Colton back to PMR alongside Alejandro C├ęspedes to run our Percussion Ensemble this summer.

Read more about Alejandro and Michelle at their website here: https://oreganopercussion.com/

Beyond excited to announce our PMR Brass Band guest conductor:

Dr. David Thornton is regarded as one of the foremost euphonium players and teachers of his generation and has a global reputation. His work as a soloist, conductor and educator is renowned throughout the brass playing world to have a distinct hallmark of extreme virtuosity, professionalism and an ability to connect with audiences like few others in his field.

As a musical director and band trainer, David has directed Brighouse & Rastrick, Black Dyke and Grimethorpe and is currently the Principal Conductor of the GUS Band and Director of Brass Band Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

Read more about David Thornton here:


PMR Faculty announcement at the SBB: Fairy Tale in Brass Show tomorrow night!

See here for more details

10th Anniversary recap

What an amazing 10th anniversary! 3 concerts, 4 premieres, workshops, sectionals, masterclasses, discussions and a whole lot of fun.

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors: City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Band Association, Sask Lotteries, Sask Culture, Besson, Long and McQuade, St.Johns Music, Yamaha, Michaels Independent Grocers, Saskatoon Co-op, Sask Energy and Pacific Ave Pharmacy we couldn’t continue to build this course without our community support.

Can’t wait to see everyone in 2024, mark your calendars: August 7th to 11th

Watch this space for info coming soon!

2023 Gallery

See you on August 7th-11th 2024!


More 2023 Guest faculty announced!

We are delighted to announce that Cathy Stone (Trombone) will join us this year from Toronto as a sectional coach in addition to returning faculty Dean McNeill (Trumpet), Michael Eastep (Tuba) and Naomi Piggott-Suchan (Piano) and more. Make sure to join us either on the course or at one of our concerts and events!

New Music for the 10th Anniversary!

We are overjoyed to have former PMR guest conductors and composers Dr. Peter Meechan and Dr. Tom Davoren joining us for our 10th anniversary. We are excited to perform and premiere new music for Brass Band from both Pete and Tom!

Introducing the 2023 Faculty!

Read more about our faculty HERE

2019 Prairie Music Residency Brass and Percussion.
Picture courtesy of Rose Markwart