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Volume 10 Issue 6 - March 2005

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Non residential Ages: 4 and up Level: Beginner. Intermediate, Advanced Suzuki and Traditional Method intruction in Strings, Flute, Saxophone. Clarinet. Recorder. Pia110. Brass. Accordion. Folk and Classical Guitar. Fiddling and Voice. Enrichment classes include Chamber Music, Master C::Jas · . Musical Theatre and Craft. TRYPTYCH SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP The Music of Kander and Ebb Phone: 416-763-5066 Fax: 416-960-8005 Contact: Edward Franko I William Shookhoff Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Ave., TO Application deadline: April 15 Audition dates: Sat. April 23 Program dates: August 2-17 Non residential Ages:l8-60 Level: Intermediate-Advanced Vocal master classes, movement classes. VIOLIN AND CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER COURSE Phone: 416-410-4857 Fax: 416-246-9418 Contact: Atis Bankas Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake Application deadline: May l for taped auditions Audition dates: live auditions ongoing until end of April Dates: August 7-21 Niagara College residences Ages: 11-35 Level: intermediate, advanced Intensive private lesson and chamber music coaching with internationally renowned faculcy. Master classes and performances at the iagara International Chamber Music Festival. WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE - MASTER CLASSES Phone: 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 Fax: 705-653-3180 Contact: Suzanne Andrews Location: Campbellford, ON Application deadline: first come first served Dates: Sound Haven Adult Chamber Music Master Classes July 5-8; Vocal Master Classes July 13-15 Billeting available Ages: young adult, adult Level: advanced , YAAHA SUPERSTARS. Phone: 416-224-5590 Fax: 416-224-0290 Contact: Jeff Greenway, director Location: Yamaha Music School, North York, ON Application deadline: fiRst come first served Audition dates: Auditions, if necessary, will be scheduled according to individual needs (i.e. Special needs, if unsure of performance level, etc.) Program dates: July 4-Aug. 19 One and two week sessions Non-residential Ages: 6-12 Level: Beginners (0 to 2 yrs experience), Advanced (2 yrs or more experience). Programs offered in keyboard (electronic), guitar, voice, flute, violin, saxophone, and clarinet. Other programs include creativity & composition, theory. t:ar training, evening performance and CD recording. j IT TORONTO, ONT. Session 1: July 17-22 • Session 2: July 24-29 VANCOUVER, B.C. • NEW! Session 3: August 15-20 ALL AGES WELCOME! 12-Adult CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS! Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Drums FRENCH FARMHOUSE HOLIDAYS 2005 COURSES Scandinavian & Baltic Choral Treasures with Diane Loomer July 6-17, 200 Baroque Choral Masterworks with lvars Taurins July 19·30, 2005 French Language and Culture July 6-17, 200 July 19-30, ?005 All-inclusive workshop holidays from 52750 604-737-1665 ON & OFF CAMPUS TUITION '.on

"How I met my Teacher" personal reflections on a formative relationship Soprano Suzie LeBlanc My teacher is a bit unusual. Perhaps "inspirer" describes her better. I'm speaking of Lorette Galant (then Sister Lorette Galant) who directed the choir with which I began to sing when I was 8 yrs old in Moncton, New Brunswick. The choir still exists and is quite famous. It is called "Les jeunes chanteurs d 'Acadie" and with them I experienced my first true musical high points. compiled and edited by Masha Buell Lorette Galam has devoted her entire life to music - teaching music to young people through multiple choirs. I think she still has three different ones for different age groups. She did far more than teach us· songs, she taught us to understand the vital elements of music: rhythm, harmony, phrasing and elocution, and how to love and excel at all of them. I sang with the choir for 2 years, and vividly remember the pleasure I had each time we met for rehearsals. We worked hard but the rewards were ours: from the sounds we produced and the pleasure we had making music together through to the recognition and the prizes we won at all the music festivals. We always came first! This is where I began learning how to work for excellence without ever losing sight of the enjoyment of music. If we sang in German, we would spend hours perfecting the pronunciation, being taught the meaning of each word and how to colour these words in the context of the piece. The tuning of the choir was pristine. Much time was devoted to listening -ro each other and refining our ears. All this perfection was sought with the sole intention of enhancing and expressing the music and making it as magical as possible. I;:ven though at times the work was quite demanding, we loved it' Perhaps all of this is not so unusual.· But the woman herself, Lorette Galam, is definitely special! I have rarely seen such energy and devotion, taking these children under her wings during several MARCH 1 - APRIL 7 2005 years and teaching them to love music and then seeing many of them go at the end of every year. Since the choir doesn't include anyone over 17, she is always starting over - always with the same enthusiasm. I met her again last summer, after many years, and visited the studio where the choir rehearses. It's the same room as in my time although it's been through some renovations. It brought back many memories with its trophies, prizes, reviews and photos from several trips to Europe where the choir distinguished ltself at major choir festivals around the world. All this originated in a tiny community with little means. Impressive! I feel very lucky to have gone through that "school" of music and a bit sorry that I left after on!; two years. But in those days, I preferred gymnastics, swimming and dance and couldn't fit everything into my schedule. When I came back to singing years later, I realized how much I had learned in that experience and from Lorette Galant herself. There were other wonderful choir experiences which followed and which shaped my musical learning. The Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal is one of these and it is led by another maritimer, Christopher Jackson. With a strong choir tradition, it's perhaps no surprise that the Maritimes has produced many of Canada's vocal soloists. Suzie LeBlanc appeared most recently in Toronto on February 18 with viola da gamba duo Les Voix fiumaines (Susie Napper and Marc'oNTINUES NEXT PAGE WWW. 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