Turning Point Ensemble plays an active role in the arts and education communities through its out reach activities.
Creating Composers Educational Program:
Turning Point Ensemble is proud to partner with Metro Vancouver public schools to present new work by young composers ages 8 – 18. These young creators work with Turning Point Ensemble members to develop the tools they need to be composers, and then compose music alongside the Turning Point Ensemble members that bring to the stage the sounds of their unique imaginations. Turning Point Ensemble members are experienced educators, and are thrilled to work with young composers as they discover and refine their abilities to express themselves through composition.
Turning Point Ensemble members are renowned educators as well as performers, with most faculty at Vancouver post-secondary institutions such as the University Of British Columbia, Simon Fraser and Kwantlen Universities, and Vancouver Community College. TPE members offer clinics in performance, composition, improvisation, and career preparation.
Open Reading Sessions:
TPE brings the compositional process to the public by holding open reading sessions of an early draft. At these sessions the musicians of Turning Point and the composer have a dialogue about what works and what can be made more effective so that the premiere performance represents the best possible collaboration of composer and ensemble.
Turning Point Ensemble members are available for artist-talks pre-concert or post concert talk-backs where there can be provocative dialogue on discussions of performance practice and programming.
Touring and Recording:
Turning Point Ensemble has toured Manitoba and Ontario with special guest Soprano Judith Forst, and its recordings have been distributed and broadcast internationally. TPE is very interested in opportunities for the distribution of its performance efforts through traditional recording or new media.