Diploma; Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction;
Certificate of Advanced Studies
Facilitator: Academy bass;
Strings Faculty (double bass)
Private Lesson Rate: $100.00 per hour, $50.00 per half-hour.
In addition to the CPO, Sheila has performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony, Banff Festival Orchestra, Calgary Chamber Ensemble, Indiana University Festival Orchestra, and Red Deer Symphony. Together with her husband CPO Principal Bass Charles Garrett, Sheila has been a recitalist at the conventions of Bassworks and the International Society of Bassists. With the Alberta Chamber Players, she premiered a bass concerto by Alberta composer Allan Rae based on paintings of Salvador Dali. Sheila has also collaborated with the Beau Quartet, Mount Royal Woodwind Quintet, Rosa Selvatica, and with MRU Conservatory faculty and guest artists, many performances recorded by CBC. In 2011, it was Sheila’s great honour to join Conservatory colleagues Colleen Athparia (piano)and Gwen Klassen (CPO Assistant Principal Flute, Director and Founder) at the Pender Island Flute Retreat in performances of Bach and Bolling. Most recently Sheila collaborated in a performance of the Brahms Serenades on the Instrumental Society of Calgary’s 2015-16 season.
Recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Sheila Garrett is an instructor in the string faculty of the Mount Royal University Conservatory, as well as coordinator of the Academy Bass program. Her students are consistent Kiwanis first place certificate winners, have excelled in CMC competitions, and earned scholarships to prestigious post secondary institutions and summer music festivals. Sheila has coached (and served as board member) for the Calgary Youth Orchestra and Banff Festival of Youth Orchestras. Ten of her students have been members of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Professionally, her students now hold positions in orchestras in Canada and Europe.