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Branch Teachers Scholarship Concert

Time: 7pm
Date; October 8, 2023
Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Markham Ontario

ORMTA Young Artist Recital -
Aidan Lao - Piano

Date: May 7, 2023
Time: 1 pm
Location: Infinity Strings, Markham

Branch Scholarship Awards Recital
Date: May 7, 2023
Time 4:30-6:30pm Junior/Intermediate
          7-9pm - Senior
Location: Infinity Strings, Markham

2023 Student Auditions:
Piano - April 21, 22
Voice - April 28-29

Piano - TBA
Voice - Leslie Fagan 

Exact Auditions times TBA

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Markham.

December 1, 2022 Christmas Student Scholarship concert and sing-along.  

Our branch raise over $1,600 for the student scholarship fund!!!!!!!

Markham-stouffville ORMTA Awards 2022



Primary Level 1-2

1st Emma Liu  

2nd Anycka Choi 

3rd Kadence Ng


Elementary Level 3-5

1st Kingsley Lam 

2nd Elly Liu 

3rd Kaja Kengatharan 


Junior Level 6-7

1st Indrina Battacharya 

2nd Michael Yang 

3rd Edward Zhao 


Intermediate Level 8-9 (Level C)

1st Iven Jiang 

2nd Bridget Puhacz

3rd Hadam Bang 


Senior Level 10 – ARCT (Level B)

1st Chelsea Gu 

2nd Jessica Jung 

3rd Jenise Pan 


Young Artist (Level A)

Aidan Lao 

Congratulations to our 2022 Zone Audition class winners!

Branch Co-President Alan Hobbins in recital live stream on Feb 25, 2022 @ 8pm.  Please click on the following link for more information: 

May 23, 2020

Markhan Stouffville ORMTA to host GTA ZONE Competitions

Come out for an all day affair to hear some of the best instrumental and vocal talent from around the GTA Zone of ORMTA.  It promises to be a stellar day of performances and workshops.

May 09, 2020

Markham Stouffville ORMTA Chapter Scholarship Recital

Come out to hear our star students in performance at our annual MS ORMTA chapter year end scholarship recital.  Senior Scholarships to be presented this year by our illustrious benefactor Mrs Dora So.

Locations: Steinway Piano Gallery

Time: 6pm

April 24, 2020

MS ORMTA 2020 Auditions

Have a chance to showcase your hard work and dedication, play for distinguished adjudicators, earn scholarships and more...

April 24 AND 25

Location: TBD

Adjudicators: Amber Morphy (Voice)

                      Cheryl Graham (Junior and Senior Piano

******Please note - please be free to audition on either of these two days.

October 26, 2019

Scholarship Fundraising Concert @ Infinity Strings

Come on out on Saturday night, October 26th @7pm to hear some of Markham’s BEST TEACHERS and STAR STUDENTS in a fundraising gala concert in support of the Markham Stouffville ORMTA student scholarship fund.   100% of all proceeds to be directed towards student scholarships. You don’t want to miss this fun filled, action packed event!

7pm Start Time

$15 Single Ticket

$30 Family

100% of proceeds go to support the scholarship fund.

July 01, 2020

Alan Hobbins recieves Ontario Contribution to Teaching Award

Alan Hobbins Markham Stoufville

Canada is home to acclaimed Jamaican born pianist Alan Hobbins. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and a graduate Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Alan has studied with world renowned concert pianists like Oxana Yablonskaya, Adele Marcus, Leon Fleisher and Chopin specialist Marek Jablonski.

Alan has given many successful solo and chamber music concerts in Toronto, Waterloo, London, Ottawa, New York City and Jamaica, West Indies. He has performed at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Glenn Gould Studio, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, National Library of Canada, and Toronto Centre for the Arts. Additional concert appearances also include, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York and the Ward Theatre in his native Jamaica. Alan’s artistry brought concert engagements with The Frédéric Chopin Society of Canada. In 1999, he was awarded the Chopin Medal of Recognition by the Society for his all-Chopin debut CD recording. Alan’s discography also includes works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. His recordings have been broadcast nationally on CBC Radio and Classical 96 FM.

In addition to Alan’s solo endeavors, he is also a superb collaborative pianist. He has worked with many singers in a variety of styles and performed in concert with the Upper Canada Children’s Chorus.

In 2008, Alan was honoured for Black History Month by the Markham African Caribbean Association for outstanding contributions and service to the community. In 1994, he received the Canadian Harry Jerome Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence. Other awards came from the Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Award and the Classical 96 FM scholarship for study at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Alan has been a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association since 2003, and is currently the Co-President of the Markham-Stouffville Branch. Over the years his students have won first place awards from ORMTA, Richmond Hill, Markham North York and Pickering Music Festivals, Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival and The Royal Conservatory of Music Silver Medal. Many of his students have pursued undergraduate music study and embarked on successful professional careers as musicians.

Alan is currently a member of the College of Examiners at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

May 25, 2019

Markham Stouffville ORMTA students shine at GTA Zones

GTA Zone Instrumental Results

Zone Level A/Young Artist

Enoch Wei - Runner Up

Zone Level B

Sandra Wang - First (Proceeds to Provincials)

Zone Level C  

Annie Chung  - First

GTA Zone Vocal

Lucia Santilly - First (Proceeds to Provincials)

Zone Vocal Intermediate

May 25, 2019

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GTA Zone Instrumental Results

Zone Level A/Young Artist

Enoch Wei - Runner Up

Zone Level B

Sandra Wang - First (Proceeds to Provincials)

Zone Level C  

Annie Chung  - First

GTA Zone Vocal

Lucia Santilly - First (Proceeds to Provincials)

Zone Vocal Intermediate

Giovanni Rabbito

May 26, 2019

GTA Zone Masterclasses with Li Wang and Leslie Fagan


May 25, 2019

GTA Zone competitions

Come out to hear our students perform alongside the best candidates from other GTA branches

May 04, 2019

Branch Honours Recital May 4, 2019 - Infinity Strings

Come out to hear out Honours students in recital along with awards gala.  ​

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