The charter meeting of the Trail Branch of the BCRMTA was held in September 1944, with Edith Anthony as president. Recently, the name of the branch was changed to "Trail/Castlegar" to reflect more accurately its geographical area. Currently there are seven teacher-associates of the branch working from their homes in the Trail/Warfield, Rossland, Fruitvale, Genelle and Castlegar areas.

During the first term of each year the branch presents a "Mini-Festival" with a visiting adjudicator, usually with a specific theme. At the conclusion of this event, an honours concert is given, with students as well as the adjudicator performing. Other regular branch activities include an annual composition contest as well as several recitals scheduled throughout the year, such as a Canada Music Week recital, pre-exam recitals, and special events such as "Youngest Artist" and "Funtastic" recitals. Awards for students who excel in both theory and performance are presented annually at the Canada Music Week recital.

Calendar of Events


  • Canada Music Week
  • Winter Pre-Exam Recitals
  • Youngest Artists Recital
  • Funtastic Recital
  • Summer Pre-Exam Recitals 

Meetings: First Friday of Every Month


Contact Persons:
President: Nicole Zimmer
Membership: Deborah Detmold 250-367-9427

Teachers are listed alphabetically by the discipline in which they are registered with the BCRMTA.

  • Most of the following teachers also teach theoretical subjects.
  • Only current and active members are listed.
  • Do NOT contact any member with unsolicited services or offers
  • Websites submitted by members are listed as a courtesy. BCRMTA is not responsible for the contents of the websites listed.
Tammy Francis 250.365.3695
Christina Allen 250.304.8271


Deborah Detmold 250.367.9427
Dawna Kavanagh
Nicole Zimmer 250.231.5183


Violin - Viola
Leslie Mahr 778.456.0668