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Volume 12 - Issue 5 - February 2007

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MUSICAL LIFE:GET READY FOR CAMP!Parents beware:fiddling can be habitforming. Especially ifyou get hooked as a· child.Pll OTO CO t: RT ESYAl.G0:\·1.-\ TR.-\DITIONA I. M usic.-\:'\ D F,\ ~111.Y D ,\ NCE CAMP"It was an orgy and it was legal.""!spent the days leading up to my summer vacation in a state ofquiet desperation ... ·a nightmare of shame, disappointment and selfrecri1,11ination.... I debated endlessly with myself about whether tocome clean before starting to play with my trio-mates, or to just 'wait to be found out .. ..Finally I understood what a narcotic this was for my brother andwhy he had wanted to share it with me .. . my fears had been replacedby the sense of joy that everyone was experiencing - including me. Iforgave my brother. Like him. I had become hooked ... . "Lola RasminskyWant to know inore about what happened to Lola last summer?Be sure to joil! us next month when the March WholeNote bringsyou "Letters from Camp" .... Our list reveals that there are summerlearning opportunities for every musical taste, age, and level of ability,and therefore as many stories as there are people. If there aresummer learning opportunities that you know about, not on our list,let us know for next time. And please! Send your favourite anecdotesand comments about your own experiences at your. favouritesummer mu~ic program to prime the pump, some comments from music educator CatherineCannon who has attended CAMMAC's Ontario Music CentreeveFy summer for the past ten years. CAMMAC (Canadian AmateurMusicians Musiciens Amateurs du Canada) goes back to 1953.Founders George and Carl Little and their wives, Madeleine andFrances, wanted to find a place in the midst of nature where all wholove music could participate in it under the direction of professionalmusicians. Active participation rather than passive listening was to befavoured."Christmas is over and it's time to start saving my pennies formusic camp. My first visit was the catalyst for enrolling in privatesinging lessons and camp has become somewhat of a barometer formy singing skills.I'll attend a week when the classical music classesallow me to focus o.n developing my singing, although there areinstrumental opportunities as well. We can start the day with TaiChi, breakfast, and a technique class, then master classes, choirsSUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION GUIDEAlgoma Traditional Music and Family Dance Camp(Desbarats, ON); August 20-27; 705-782-4311; www.algomatrad.caThe Banff Centre - Summer Residencies, Master ClassesJune 11-August 18; 800-565-9989; Lake MacDonald Music Centre(Harrington, QC); June 24-August 19; 888-622-8755; www.cammac.caCAMMAC: Ontario Music CentreLakefield College School; August 5-19; 866-273-7697; www.cammac.caCanadian Opera Company - Summer Programs(Toronto); July 5-20; 416-306-2377; www.coc.caCentauri Summer Arts Camp ·(Wellandport, ON); July, August; 416-766-7124; www.centauri.on.caChautauqua Music Festival 2007(New York); June 23-August 14; 716-357-6233; http://music.ciweb.orgChoirs Ontario - The Ontario Youth Choir 2007University of Ottawa; August 17-26; 416-923-1144; www.choirsontario.orgChoirs Ontario - VOCAL: Vacation of Choral Adult LearnersTrinity Anglican Church (Aurora); July 4-7; 416-923-1144; '·Claim Your Voice Studios -Workshops (Hamilton, Toronto)June 28-August 25; 416-523-1154; claimyourvoice@gmail.comClassical Pursuits • St. Michael's College, U of TJuly 15-21; 416-892-3580; www.classicalpursuits.comComox Valley Youth Music Centre(Courtenay, BC); July 1-August 5; 250-338-7463.; www.cymc.caDowntown Summer Institute - Choral, SuzukiMiles Nadal JGC (Toronto); July 23-August 3; 416-924-6211 x277;www.mnjcc.orgGoderich Celtic CollegeAugust 6-1 O; 519-524-8221; www.celticfestival.caGuitar Workshop PlusHumber College; July 15-27; 905-897-8397; www.guitarworkshopplus.comHockley Valley Music Camp Ecology Retreat Centre(Hockley Valley, ON); August 5-1 O; 905-294-1141; www.fiddlecamp.caHoney Bee Music and Dance Camp(Tisdale, SK); August 6-11; 306-873-5216; www.vopnimusic.comHumber College Summer Jazz WorkshopJuly 9-13; 416-~75-6622 x3316; parampreet.ubhi@humber.calnterprovincial Music Camp Camp Manitou (Parry Sound)August 19-S,eptember 2; 416-488-3316;· Irish Summer School(Toronto); dates t.b.a.; 416-446-6993; moleary2201 @rogers.comJVL Summer School for Performing Arts(North Bay); July; 416-735-7499; www.MusiclnSummer.comKincardine Summer Music FestivalAugust 5-18; 866-453-9716; www.ksmf.caor small group classes. I'll also enrol in something new - jazz Living Arts Centre- Summer Camps (Mississauga)history. African drumming, Celtic music or Latin percussion. July 3-August 24; 905-306-6000; www.livingartscentre.caThis year CAMMAC's Ontario Music Centre is adding Artists inResidence, with members of two well-known Canadian ensembles Mount Royal College Organ Academy (Calgary, AB)as part of the faculty: True North Brass (week i) and Quartetto July22-31;403-440-7769; (week 2). They'll also be in the amazing Thursday evening Music at Port Milford. staff concert. Friday evening and Saturday afternoon offer chances (Milford, ON); July 21-August 18; 914-439-5039; www.mpmcamp.orgfor small groups to perform things they have worked on. The final The Music Studio (Etobicoke)concert on Saturday evening features the orchestra, the choir (al- July, August; 416-234-9268; www.themusicstudio.camost all the camp participants) and the musical theatre. it's amazingwhat they get out of us in one week. it's a strange time warp.National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute (Ottawa)June 8-July 1; 613-947-7000 x568; www.nac-cna.caCamp leaves me on a euphoric'high which lasts weeks. i comehome renewed in my love of music and humanity. I gain new teachingmethods, techniques and philosophies that I use in my own August 19-September 2; 416-482-2475; www.nationalmusiccamp.comNational Music Camp of Canada (Longford Mills, ON) .music studio. I feel I have stepped out of my comfort zane andstretched myself I seem to become a different person; the me that INo Strings Theatre- Music Theatre for Youth (Toronto)July 3-27; 416-588-5845; www.nostringstheatre.comknow I can be. I would not miss this yearly experience for anything!"5 6 WWW. 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ACM Community School - Summer Programs (Toronto)June-August; 416-408-2825; Ontario Chamber Music InstituteAppleby College (Oakville); August 6-19;.905-842-5865; www.socmi.orgSummer Music Festival - Suzuki Kingston .St. Lawrence College; July 1-13; 888-283-1539; www.moreth~nmusic.comSummer Opera Lyric TheatreThe Edward Jackman Centre (Toronto); June-August; 416-922-2912;www.solt.caTafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Faculty of Music, U ofT; June 1-14; 416-964-9562 x241; www.tafelmusik.orgThornhill Chamber Music Institute ,July 9-20; 905-770-9059; www.tcmi.caToronto All-Star Big Band Summer ~rogramJune 18-September 1; 416-231-5695; www.torontoallstarbigband.comToronto Diocesan Choir School for Girls Trafalgar Castle School (Whitby);August 5-19; 905-727-9009; tbrowning@bss.on.caToronto District School Board- Downtown Summer Sounds/Strings/BandJuly; dennis.zimmer@tdsb.on.caToronto District Scho.ol Board - Summer Music Camps(Albion Hills/Mono Cliffs); July; dennis.zimmer@tdsb.on.caToronto Faculty of Music - Music Theatr!! Camp(Etobicoke); July-August; 416-231-4424; tfom@sympatico.caToronto Summer Music Academy & Festival Edward Johnson Bldg,U ofT; Ju,ly 22-August 19; 416-585-4464;• Trinity Presbyterian Church(Toronto); July; 416-763-5066 x1 ; www.tryptych.orgUniversity of Toronto - Camps, Symposiums Faculty of Music, U of TJune 24-July 20; 416-978-3733; Woods Music and Dance Camp(Rosseau, ON); August 22-27; 416-461-1862; www.the-woods.caYip's Music & Montessori Schools (Markham, Thornhill), June-September; 905-513-0955; www.yips.comCLASSES & LESSONSJoin Canada's leadingmusic school·!• Over 40 different instruments & genresranging from classical to rock, folk, worldmusic & hip-hop• Over- 230 professional faculty dedicatedto excellence in music education• Classes' for beginners (newborn to adult) ·• Choirs and ensembles for all levels• Convenient monthly payment plan c a .Application deadliners February, • 416 923 rr44 c ... ;:[:~·~·.~":!~~ ....The Royal Conservatory of MusicToronto:'416.408.2825 (Dufferi,n & Bloor)Mississauga:905.891.7944 (Cawthra & Lakeshore)WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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