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Emerging Artists

SACMS is excited to be able to offer performance and scholarship opportunities to young local emerging artists. Each concert begins with a performance by an accomplished student musician from the St. Albert area. This gives up-and-coming performers valuable performing experience. Student performers receive an honorarium to encourage them to further their studies in music.

This season we welcome the following Emerging Artists: 

Sunday, October 23, 2022  Savanna Tippe

Savanna is a grade 12 student who has been playing Celtic and classical harp pieces for 7 years. She is currently working towards her Royal Conservatory of Music grade 8 exam designation. Savanna has competed at various fall festivals and concerts. Last year, she played with her high school honour band; they won superior level at the Red Deer Festival of the Bands.

Saturday, November 19, 2022  Elena Hryciw

Elena Hryciw is a grade five student from Edmonton, Alberta.  She has been studying cello for 7 years and piano for 5 years; cello with Caitlin Laslop and piano with Shelagh Scott. Elena also enjoys figure skating and reading. 

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Saturday, February 4, 2023  Sadie Samuel

Sadie Samuel is a grade 11 student who has been playing classical and jazz piano music for 11 years taught by Karla Boddez.


She is currently working towards her RCM Grade 9 piano examination.

Sadie has competed in multiple concerts and Rotary Music Festivals, winning many awards over the years. She enjoys collaborating with other musicians and had the opportunity to perform at a Young Composers competition in 2021.

She also enjoys reading, painting, and horseback riding.

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Sunday, March 26, 2023  Anika Valentine

Anika Valentine is a grade nine student in Edmonton. She has studied violin for seven years and viola for four years with Christina Barry. She is currently working towards her RCM level 8 violin examination. She is a member of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and Irish dance.

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