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Volume 17 Issue 6 - March 2012

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SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATIONschedule. SOSI’s Young Artist Programmefor violin, cello and piano provides instructionin a setting that moves towards traditionalmusic college/university instructionwhile maintaining roots in Suzuki philosophyand pedagogy. For teachers, we offer SuzukiTeacher Development courses in violin/viola,cello, piano and Suzuki ECE.www.mysosi.caTracy Jewell, administrative coordinatorsosi@artset.net519-824-7609theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION 2012Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institutea music theatre show. This season’s show,comedy murder mystery, Curtains, is broughtto you by the makers of Cabaret and Chicago,Kander and Ebb!Introducing our summer Pit Orchestra programme— same dates, same show! Seewebsite for details.www.nostringstheatre.comdirectors@nostringstheatre.com416-588-5845❥❥THE NORTH BAY SYMPHONYOrchestra SUMMERSTRING RetreatAugust 19 to 24For adult string players, 18 and over, of all levelsLocation: Mattawa, ONRegistration open (limited enrollment);early bird before June 15The NBSO Summer String Retreat provides awonderfully positive and challenging experiencefor adult string players of all abilities.The focus is on chamber music with dailyinstrumental technique classes. You will beinspired by concerts and instruction by ourresident ensemble, the JUNO-nominatedSilver Birch String Quartet. New this year isan intensive double bass programme underthe tutelage of double bass professor andconductor Thomas Jones. Retreat participantsbenefit from the outdoor opportunitiesavailable in the beautiful and historicSamuel De Champlain Provincial Park whileenjoying the modern facilities of the CanadianEcology Centre.www.stringretreat.castring.retreat@northbaysymphony.org705-494-7744❥❥Oxford ChurCHMusic: TheSINGING VACATION in ENGLANDSeptember 6 to 20For adults of all singing abilities looking for a uniquechoral experienceLocation: Oxford, EnglandApplication deadline: July 31After 23 programmes in 17 years, OxfordChurchmusic has become the ultimate summerchoral experience in Europe. This year weoffer a two-week singing vacation in Oxfordfor adults of varying vocal abilities who sing,or have sung, in an amateur choir. The coursehas been prepared by conductors who knowsinging good music in a group is one of life’sgreat experiences. We sing every morningin the Balliol College Chapel, covering thefinest choral music from Gregorian chant togospel. Three conductors will work with youdaily and the programme ends with a farewellconcert in the historic church of St. Michaelat-the-North-Gate.Afternoons and eveningsare open for exploring the city.www.oxfordchurchmusic.caTim and Mary Eliaoxfordchurchmusic@rogers.com416-961-6136❥❥SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIOSuzUKI INSTITUTE, INC. (SOSI)Student Institute: August 12 to 17Teacher Institute: August 11 to 19For junior to advanced violin, viola, cello, harpand piano students, and their parents; teachersof Suzuki violin, viola, cello, piano; and thoseinterested in Suzuki Early Childhood EducationLocation: Waterloo, ONApplication deadlines: early bird, Young ArtistProgramme and bursary application – May 1;Payment of full tuition – June 1An annual six-day learning holiday for juniorto advanced students and their parents.Programmes include private lessons, groupactivities, enrichment classes, our new Baby& Toddler Class, exciting optional courses,play-ins and concerts. Our Mini-Institute providesa taste of the Institute to our youngerfirst-time registrants who would like a half-day❥❥SuMMer SiZZLe: A PiANOPEDAGOGY SYMPOSIUMAND KEYBOARD KAMPJuly 15 to 17For piano and music teachers, mature studentsand teachers, piano students ages 7 – 21 and theirparentsLocation: Mount Forest, ONRegistration open; rates change April 1(Keyboard Kamp participants shouldregister early to reserve limited space)Summer Sizzle is a three-day symposium forpiano teachers (experienced and new) held inconjunction with a Keyboard Kamp for pianostudents of all levels and skill. Parents are encouragedto attend and participate with theirchildren. Summer Sizzle offers pedagogy andstudent workshops, masterclasses and concertshosted by guest clinicians and Canadiancomposers from across the country and theUnited States. Students develop improvisational,performance and compositional skillsin a relaxed and friendly camp setting.www.cncm.caregistrar@cncm.ca1-866-889-8807; 519-417-5959❥❥TAFELMUSIK BAROQUESUMMER INSTITUTEJune 3 to 16For advanced students, pre-professional andprofessional musiciansLocation: Toronto, ONApplication deadline: March 21Each year Tafelmusik welcomes 90 musiciansfrom around the world to the TafelmusikBaroque Summer Institute (TBSI), held at theFaculty of Music, University of Toronto. TBSIis an intensive 14-day residency in baroqueperiod performance for instrumentalists, singersand conductors/directors taught by membersof the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestraand Chamber Choir and distinguished guestfaculty. Classes are offered in voice, strings(violin, viola, cello and bass), woodwinds(flute, oboe and bassoon), harpsichord, luteand guitar.The programme includes orchestra and choirrehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene studyfor singers, chamber ensembles, privatelessons, lectures and workshops, baroquedance classes and concerts by participantsand faculty.66 x241❥❥Thornhill CHAMBERMUSIC INSTITUTEAugust 7 to 17, weekdaysFor beginner to advanced children ages 8 – 16;apprenticeship 17 – 24Location: Thornhill, ONApplication deadline: 0 beforeMay 31 and 0 until June 30Thornhill Chamber Music Institute was establishedin 1991 as an organization dedicatedto providing excellence in the training ofyoung musicians in a non-competitive, nurturingenvironment. The institute featuresa festival concert series and masterclassesthat are open to the public, as well as classesin all aspects of musical training. All areasof chamber music are covered: singing, fiddling,duos, trios, quartets, small and largeensembles, performance and composition.Other activities include soccer, basketball,stretches and fitness for endurance. Volunteerhigh school credits are available.thornhillchambermusic.comGretchen Annerinfo@thornhillchambermusic.com905-770-9059❥❥TORONTO SCHOOL for STRINGSJuly 23 to 27For children ages 4 – 12Location: Deer Park Public School, Toronto, ONRegistration openJoin us for a fun-filled week of music, artand (new this year) dance from July 23 to27. Our enriched programming offers highlevel instruction from experienced, talentedprofessionals in Suzuki strings, traditionalstrings, fiddling, orchestra, chamber music,guitar, rhythm class, art, choir/vocal anddance. Beginners are welcome. Ages 4 –12,9am – 4pm.Teens can participate and get communityservice hours. The programme takes placeat Deer Park Public School (near the Yongeand St. Clair subway), an air-conditioned environmentwith shaded playground.www.torontoschoolforstrings.cominfo@torontoschoolforstrings.com416-968-0303❥❥TORONTO SUMMERMusic AcademyThe Chamber Music Institute (pianists and stringplayers): July 15 to August 5The Art of Song (pianists and singers): July 15 to 29For young musicians ages 18 – 35Location: Toronto, ONApplication deadline: February 15TSM Academy provides gifted young musicianswith an opportunity to study withinternational faculty, learning from theirThornhill Chamber Music Institute For more photos and new arrivals, and musicianship. The Art ofSong programme offers a two-week immersionin the world of art song under the guidanceof internationally renowned mentors.The Chamber Music Institute is specificallytailored to participants preparing for professionalcareers. Performing is an essentialcomponent of both programmes, and participantswill perform at numerous concertsas part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.All participants receive a full fellowship coveringtuition and housing is provided wherepossible, with participants placed with hostfamilies in private residences or in❥❥UNIVERSITY of NEW HAMPSHIRE39 th ANNUAL VIOLINCRAFTSMANSHIPSUMMER INSTITUTETake one or more weeks: June 25 to July 27For musicians, instrument makers and repairers,shop owners and others interested in violin buildingand bow making (18 years or older)Location: Durham, New HampshireApplication deadline: none; limited spaceThe Violin Craftsmanship Institute offersweeklong, hands-on workshops ledby renowned craftsmen Horst Kloss, LynnHannings, Paul Wiessmeyer, Francis Morrisand George Rubino. Register for one or moreweeks. The Institute is held on campus inthe quaint, beautiful New England town ofDurham, 15 minutes from beaches and theresort town of Portsmouth, and one hour fromBoston. Take basic through advanced workshopsin: violin building, set-up and repair,as well as bow making, repair and rehairing.Cost: approximately 0 per week, withdiscounts for multiple weeks. Inexpensivecampus housing available. Space is limited;register❥❥WORLDSONGS VOCAL CampAugust 6 to 12For adults, older youthLocation: Midland, ONRegistration open, with either depositor full payment due March 15Spend a wonderful week in mid-summer,singing songs from around the world at thebeautiful Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre nearMidland, Ontario, lead by renowed teachersAlan Gasser, Robert Bouthillier and Dr.Ysaye M. Barnwell. We will present a concerton Sunday afternoon at a local historicvenue. There will also be time during the weekto visit local sights and swim in GeorgianBay! Consult our website for more information.www.worldsongs.caworldsongs4@gmail.com415-588-9050 x2THE 2012 SUMMER MUSICEDUCATION TEAMProject Manager Karen AgesProject EditorsAdam Weinmann, Emina GamulinLayout & Design Uno RamatFor more information contact Karen by emailat karen@thewholenote.comor call 416-323-2232 x26theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION 201267

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