Morningside Music Bridge 2019
After a lively discussion about the pros and cons of moving the program around the world, or establishing a new long-term home, the Board of the Morningside Music Bridge Foundation came down in favor of a long-term home. To that end we are pleased to announce that Morningside Music Bridge has agreed to a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the New England Conservatory to hold the program there on an ongoing basis beginning in 2019.
MMB students, faculty and staff enjoyed MMB 2017 in Boston and gave a strong thumbs-up to Beantown. The school facility worked well with us, and is further enhanced with the opening of the new cafeteria and residence. The old residence has also re-opened after renovations to convert the former dorm spaces into 85 new practice rooms. Most importantly, we believe that we have formed a partnership with a world-class Conservatory that shares our values and aspirations.
MMB remains an educational festival program of the Calgary Philharmonic Society in partnership with the Morningside Music Bridge Foundation, a not-for-profit Canadian Foundation.
Morningside Music Bridge has had the opportunity to hold the program at various locations around the world since severing ties with Mount Royal University. MMB 2018 was held in Warsaw – a successful collaboration with the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music provided another cultural and musical experience. The Central Conservatory graciously hosted our 20th Anniversary in 2016, and many of the MMB family experienced the cultural richness of Beijing for the first time. In July of 2017, the program was held in Boston at the New England Conservatory where we enjoyed a wonderful program with concerts in the historic Jordan Hall as well as the many world-class amenities and activities in the area.
Thank you for your ongoing support for Morningside Music Bridge.
Paul Dornian, Executive Director of Morningside Music Bridge
Andy Chan, Board Chair of Morningside Music Bridge Foundation