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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016

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From 30 camp profiles to spark thoughts of being your summer musical best, to testing LUDWIG as you while away the rest of so-called winter; from Scottish Opera and the Danish Midtvest, to a first Toronto recital appearance by violin superstar Maxim Vengerov; from musings on New Creations and new creation, to the boy who made a habit of crying Beowulf; it's a month of merry meetings and rousing recordings reviewed, all here to discover in The WholeNote.


JVL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS Summer time and the Learnin' is Easy! Summer is often a time of departure from our regular schedules, a time to devote energies toward activities and passions in a focused way. If you are thinking about music programs for yourself, your children or your whole family, our annual Summer Music Education directory is a significant resource. Whether you are an amateur musician or an emerging professional, there are many options to choose from. The profiles below, submitted by the organizations themselves, display a wealth of opportunities to hone your skills and make valuable friendships and connections. The offerings are varied: some are geared toward classical musicians and vocalists, with performance opportunities at the culmination of the programs, and others offer such diverse sessions as songwriting, jazz, rock, music theatre and guitar. There are even programs for kids and toddlers! Residential camps will get you out of the city (or province) and day camps are available for those of you who prefer something closer to home. We’ve also included programs for which the application deadline may have passed: we want you to be aware of what’s out there, if not for this summer, then for the future. We’ll be updating the directory online, so check back at thewholenote. com under resources for updates. ●●AlgomaTrad Family Camp for Traditional Music, Dance and Heritage Arts St. Joseph Island, Richards Landing, Ontario August 14 to 20, 2016 Contact: Julie Schryer 705-257-6106 Deadline: August 1, 2016 Cost: 0 - 0 (bursaries available) Residential program (day camper options available) !! AlgomaTrad is a not-for-profit arts organization that is dedicated to the sharing, celebration and learning of traditional music, dance, arts and craft that embraces our Canadian heritage. AlgomaTrad practises inclusivity and nurtures joyous, intergenerational community through its annual Family Camp – a week of classes in a wide variety of instruments, singing, theatre, dance, arts and heritage craft. Each day offers community gatherings, great food and evening contra/square/ceili dances and concerts. Renowned professional, vibrant, communityoriented staff are invited to teach and perform. Oral/aural traditions are the foundation of the curriculum and are shared with learners with respect to those traditions. ●●Arcadia Academy of Music - Summer Programs Bolton, Maple, Newmarket, North Brampton, Richmond Hill, South Brampton, West Brampton, Woodbridge, Ontario June to August, 2016 Contact: 905-850-3701 !! Arcadia Academy of Music is an awardwinning franchise music school with eight locations in the GTA. The Arcadia Academy of Music concept is simple yet effective – providing a personalized approach to delivering music education programs through quality and vision. This concept amalgamated with honesty, integrity and transparency has provided our longevity for the last 30 years. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to be exposed to music, enriching their lives inside and outside the classroom and delivering music programs that revolutionize the way music is TheWholeNote 2016 Summer Music Education Directory Team Project Coordinator: Karen Ages Project Editor: Kevin King Proofreading: Vanessa Wells, Karen Ages taught and learned. Some of our exciting summer programs include: band program, theory course and 0 two-month music lessons (0 vocal lessons). Visit to learn more or contact an Arcadia school near you. ●●CAMMAC Music Centre Harrington, Quebec June 26 to August 14, 2016 Contact: Margaret Little 1-888-622-8755 Cost: 0 - ,300 per week (bursaries available) Residential program !! Seven weeks of music for all tastes, ages and levels! Come with friends and family: choose your favourite week (or two) this summer and join in the pleasure of making music with others. Choir, orchestra, chamber music, Broadway, jazz, Celtic, early music – a full menu to suit your fancy! At CAMMAC, you can make music in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere, meet people who share your interests, learn from passionate teachers and discover new repertoire both in class and in concert. It is not surprising that so many new participants tell us that CAMMAC has changed their lives! No matter your skill level or age, our outstanding teachers will help you take that next step in your musical journey. ●●Canadian Opera Company Summer Opera Camps Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario July 4 to 8 (grades 1-3), July 11 to 15 (grades 4-6), July 18 to 22 (grades 7-8), July 25 to 30 (grades 9-12) Contact: COC Box Office 416-363-8231 Cost: 0 (grades 1-6), 0 (grades 7-8), 0 (grades 9-12) Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm (grades 1-8) and 9am - 4pm (grades 9-12) !! This July, the Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps offer children and youth entering grades 1 to 12 an immersive operatic experience. Participants playfully explore opera as both creators and performers, while developing their skills in a fun, yet intensive, one-week camp. Weekly activities include story creation, singing, composition, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. Each week ends in a special rehearsal open to family and friends. How To Join The Wholenote Summer Music Education Directory Missed the print edition? Your camp or program can still be part of our online directory. Please e-mail or call 416-323-2232 x26 for information. 54 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016

●●Centauri Arts Camp Wellandport, Ontario July 3 to August 21, 2016 (1 or 2 week sessions) Contact: Julie Hartley 416-766-7124 Cost: 5 - ,840 Residential program !! Centauri Summer Arts Camp is an overnight centre for the arts based in the Niagara Region. We offer more than 40 intensive arts programs, many of them music-based: songwriting, musical theatre, garage band, rock/pop/jazz music and “How to Be a Musician in the Real World.” Young people aged 9 to 18 are immersed in the unique atmosphere of overnight camp while working with industry professionals to improve their music skills and participating in varied arts electives. The atmosphere is collaborative, and all campers take part in concerts and performances on the final day. Be part of a unique arts community this summer and make memories and friends to last a lifetime. ●●Connecting Through Song at Westben Westben Arts Festival Theatre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford, Ontario June 25 to July 3, 2016 Contact: Donna Bennett 705-653-5508 Deadline: June 1, 2016 Cost: Varies from Free to - per session !! Connecting Through Song is a nine-day exploration of the themes of human connection as inspired by Brian Finley’s opera The Pencil Salesman, premiered at Westben in June 2016. Seminars, chats, workshops and studio tours investigate various connections between people and technology, society and multiple generations. Events offer hands-on opportunities using music to explore and connect through solo and choral singing, technology, recording and improvisation. A vocal intensive led by Dr. Michael Warren, DMA, is a powerful three-day immersion experience designed for all levels and genres of singers, age 16 and older. Participants work oneon-one with Dr. Warren in half-hour lessons that are observed by the other participants, allowing all to share vocal strengths and benefit from each other’s progress. ●●Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy Saint-Irénée, Quebec June 5 to August 21, 2016 Contact: Rachel Tremblay 418-452-8111 Deadlines: February 15, 2016, except Guitar and Dance (April 1, 2016) and Choir and Vocal Jazz (May 1, 2016) Cost: 5 - ,215 !! Le Domaine Forget Academy offers serious students the opportunity to perfect their skills under the auspices of world-renowned artists. The beauty and tranquility of the setting at Domaine Forget inspire creativity and the facilities are perfectly suited to the needs of both students and teachers. Whether you are a young professional or an advanced student, you will benefit from the opportunity to further your musical training through the tutelage of established teachers and the participation in master classes given by distinguished international artists. ●●Don Wright Faculty of Music Summer Programs Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London, Ontario Programs for all ages June 27 to July 24, 2016 Contact: Program Coordinator 519-661-2043 Deadlines: open Cost: 9 - ,600 Day programs !! The Don Wright Faculty of Music is pleased to offer several musical workshops this summer tailored to musicians of various ages and experience levels. Our Kodály Certification Program (2 weeks) engages music educators in an innovative pedagogical workshop, strengthening their musicianship and enhancing their teaching ability. Music Theatre on the Thames (4 weeks) – a unique intensive, ideal for the emerging musical theatre professional – integrates learning in singing, acting and movement and will present a full-scale production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Percshop (grades 9 to adult) provides more than 30 hours of hands-on instruction and playing, culminating in a final concert. Musical Futures (2 weeks) provides tools to create sustainable, student-centred, 21st-century music learning experiences using informal learning and non-formal teaching. Kodály Certification Program (July 3 to 15, 5); Music Theatre on the Thames (June 27 to July 24, ,600); PercShop (July 4 to 8, 9); Musical Futures Workshop (July 4 to July 15; 5). ●●DownTown Summer Strings Lord Lansdowne P.S., 33 Robert St., Toronto, Ontario Monday - Friday, July 20 to July 31 Contact: Rebecca Kurtis-Pomeroy and Ian Guenther 416-712-1329 (Ian Guenther) SummerPrograms/TDSBMusicCamps/ DownTownSummerStrings.aspx Deadline: First day of camp. Walk-ins are accepted on first day provided there are still spaces left. Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 8:30am - 12pm !! DownTown Summer Strings benefits students who have at least one year experience playing the violin, viola, cello or double bass. Instructors will provide master classes, coach small ensembles and conduct a string orchestra. DownTown Summer Strings concludes with a concert open to the public. It is open to all students in Grades 3 to 8 and enrolls a maximum of 80. Register early to guarantee your spot! There is a material fee per session to be paid to the instructor on the first day. Instruments are not provided. Students should consult with their school’s string instructor/teacher to borrow an instrument for the summer. Please indicate on the registration form which instrument(s) you play. Walk-in registrations are welcome starting the first day of camp! ●●Guitar Workshop Plus San Diego, CA: June 19 to 24, 2016 Nashville, TN: July 31 to August 5, 2016 Toronto, ON: session 1, August 7 to 12; session 2, August 14 to 19, 2016 Contact: 905-567-8000 For ages 10 to 90, beginner to professional !! Guitar Workshop Plus offers week-long workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Professional music faculty and worldfamous guest artists teach and perform for our participants. Guitar, bass, drum, keyboard, songwriting and vocal courses are offered for all LE DOMAIN FORGET INTERNATION MUSIC AND DANCE ACADEMY March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 55

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