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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.

levels, ages and styles

levels, ages and styles including rock, blues, jazz, acoustic and classical. Our top-ranked summer music program provides the opportunity to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Participants also take away a DVD of their live performances! Past guest instructors include Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, John Scofield, Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Summers, Billy Sheehan and many others! GWP is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. You’ve seen the rest…now come learn from the best! ●●Interprovincial Music Camp Camp Manitou, McKellar, Ontario August 21 to September 4, 2016 Contact: Anne Fleming-Read 416-488-3316 Cost: 9 - 8 Residential program !! IMC offers programs for orchestra, band, rock, jazz, choir, musical theatre, songwriting and sound engineering. The camp has been providing young musicians exceptional musical training and unforgettable summer-camp experiences since 1961. Campers fine-tune skills as musicians, develop friendships and forge a lifelong love of music while enjoying the setting of one of Canada’s finest camp facilities. The IMC experience includes housing, meals, master classes, sectionals, large and small ensembles, faculty concerts, recreational activities and evening programs. Each session IMC concludes with performances for family and friends. Our faculty includes Canada’s finest performers and educators. For more information, visit www. IMC - the highlight of a young musician’s summer! ●●JVL Summer School for Performing Arts International “Music in the Summer” Festival Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario July 2 to 12, 2016 Contact: Jacob Lakirovich 416-735-7499 Deadline: May 2, 2016 Residential program !! The Festival will feature a full program of master classes, concerts and competitions. The programs of the School encompass private instrumental lessons with internationally renowned teachers, master classes and workshops, chamber music classes, orchestral and ensemble classes, concert solo performances with the Academy orchestras, solo and chamber music recitals, as well as special seminars for Ear Training, Composition and Theory of Music. Performances in an acoustically superb concert hall and Serenade Concerts under the moonlight shore of Lake Couchiching will mesmerize our audiences and guests. Participation in the Festival is incredibly valuable for musicians of all ages and levels. The extensive musical training they will receive during this period will inevitably have a great impact on their personal growth as musicians and as individuals. ●●Kincardine Summer Music Festival Huron Heights Public School, 785 Russell St., Kincardine, Ontario August 8 to 12, 2016 Contact: John Schnarr 519-396-9716 Deadline: early discount June 30 Cost: 0 - 0 Camp Hours: 9am - 3:50pm !! Our 25th anniversary! Daytime music classes combine with the renowned KSMF Concert Series to produce a unique musical event. We offer beginner, junior, senior and adult classes in guitar, bands and strings programs. Many adult students register for all levels. Our teachers are experienced professionals. Free recreation program supervises young students. After class, enjoy the free KSMF 4 O’Clock in the Park Concert Series in nearby Victoria Park. Registration includes tickets to the fabulous KSMF Evening Concert Series featuring jazz, blues, classical, world and chamber music concert performances August 8 to 11. The Concert Series artists will also be featured in free, short afternoon outreach performances for registrants. A great fun family music opportunity on beautiful Lake Huron! ●●Kingsway Conservatory Summer Music Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario Weekly programs from July 4 to August 19, 2016 Contact: Sharon Burlacoff 416-234-0121 Deadlines: open; early-bird discount deadline April 15, 2016 Cost: various Camp Hours: various Day Programs !! Committed to “Inspired Learning,” the Kingsway Conservatory of Music provides summer programs for various ages and experience levels that engage, challenge and excite on many levels. Offerings for summer 2016 include: Kingsway Chamber Music Festival (1 week) for string players (min RCM Gr 3 for Intermediate / Gr 5 for Senior) and pianists (min RCM Gr 5 for Intermediate / Gr 7 for Senior) including chamber coachings, orchestra rehearsals, group composition, workshops and guest artists; Alice in Wonderland Jr. Musical Theatre Camp (2 weeks) for youth and teens, preparing and presenting a fantastic, full-scale musical production; Triple- Threat Arts Discovery Camp (4-8 years) inspiring self-expression through music, art and drama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (4-10 years) for string players in their beginning years; and Private Instruction on all instruments. ●●Lake Field Music Camp Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario August 7 to 14, 2016 Contact: Andrew Wolf 647-692-3463 Deadline: June 30, 2016 Residential programs !! Lake Field Music camp brings together adult amateur musicians of all ages with intermediate to advanced skills in a friendly and supportive environment. The one-week program focuses on classical and jazz with a sampling of world and popular music. Participants build their own program from more than 50 workshops, technique and master classes, choirs and instrumental ensembles coached by 20 experienced instructors specializing in vocals, strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass and percussion. Classes for beginners are also offered for those wanting to try something new. Evening concerts provide performance opportunities and a chance to hear the instructors. The beautiful waterfront campus includes air-conditioned classrooms and a theatre. Dormitory (air-conditioned and fresh-air) and meal plans are available. ●●Little Voices, Dancing Feet 2171 Queen St E., Toronto, Ontario Baby, Toddler & Pre-school Classes: June 28 to July 28; Camps: (JK-Gr 1): July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22; (Gr 1-3) July 25 to 29, 2016 Contact: Jodie Friesen 416-461-9989 Cost: Classes: , Camps: 8/wk Camp Hours: 1pm - 3:45/4pm !! Quality classes and camps with an experienced and enthusiastic Master Orff teacher. Integrated Arts Camps include musical exploration with xylophones and a multitude of multicultural percussion instruments (pretty much anything that can be struck, rubbed or shaken to make sound!), art (painting, drawing, sculpture, collage), drama, dance, stories, and even a themed snack! Camps are limited to 12 participants, in an air-conditioned space. The weekly, active and interactive parent/caregiver and child (newborn to preschool) music classes are also in small, age-specific groups and led by Jodie. They feature age-appropriate material (traditional, global, classical and original) and instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, castanets, rhythm sticks, etc.), and songs and rhymes for clapping, tickling, peekaboo, bouncing, swinging, dancing and rocking. Almost 25 years in the Beach! 56 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016

●●Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio Summer Program 2848 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario August 12 to 15 and August 20 to 23, 2016 Contact: Marjorie Sparks 416-893-8648 Deadline: June 6, 2016 Cost: 5 Camp Hours: 1pm - 6pm !! The Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio is offering an intensive vocal program for soloists and choral singers. Each singer is immersed in daily master classes, private lessons and performances. Six singers are accepted per week. Small classes equal greater participation. There are no formal auditions. Entry requirements are several selections of well-prepared songs and arias as well as some performance experience. The course facility is located near the subway and has excellent rooms and pianos. The staff are innovative and professional. The program aims to enhance your vocal skills and bring out the best in your performances. ●●Music at Port Milford Prince Edward County, Ontario July 10 to August 7, 2016 Contact: Meg Hill 914-439-5039 Deadline: rolling admissions Cost: 0/week Residential programs !! 2016 marks Music at Port Milford’s 30th year of bringing internationally renowned artist faculty and students with a passion for chamber music together to create an inspiring summer music experience. Throughout July and August, this experience is proudly shared with Prince Edward County, as the students and faculty bring the highest calibre of chamber music to Ontario. 2016 Faculty Artists include Canadian ensembles: The Afiara and Tokai string quartets, Ensemble Made in Canada and select members of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Ballet of Canada. ●●NAC Orchestra Young Artists Program University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario June 6 to 25, 2016 Contact: Kelly Symons 613-947-7000 x302 youngartists Deadline: February 8, 2016 Cost: 0 and 0 Residential program !! The Young Artists Program, founded by Pinchas Zukerman in 1999 and now in its 18th edition, offers outstanding private instruction and chamber music coaching with additional career-related sessions and mentoring as well as performance opportunities – including public chamber music concerts, public master classes, closed works-in-progress sessions and recitals. Seventy exceptionally talented, classically trained young artists from around the world, keen to steep themselves in individual instruction and to explore “musical conversation” within a chamber music community of peers, will be selected to study with an internationally renowned faculty in a comprehensive program in Ottawa. Senior and Pre-college students will be immersed in music playing and networking with like-minded young artists, all at the University of Ottawa School of Music and at the National Arts Centre nearby. ●● No Strings Theatre Summer Programs 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario July 11 to August 7, 2016 Contact: Denise Williams 416-551-2093 Deadline: March 30 Early Bird, June 15 for Summer Intensive Cost: 0/week Camp Hours: 9am – 5pm !! Whether you are an aspiring musical theatre star or a social musical theatre enthusiast, No Strings Theatre’s Summer Intensive will challenge you to be the best that you can be. Artistically, students will flourish with advanced universityprep-styled workshops in fundamental musical theatre techniques in acting, singing and dancing, including seminars and master classes with industry professionals. The training and fun culminates with the staged performance of Alan Menken’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” No Strings Theatre also introduces two new weeklong summer workshop programs: Acting for the Camera – an introduction to acting on camera for commercials, film and television, and Comedia Dell’Arte – discovering your skills of acting, creating, improv, playwriting, improvisation, storytelling and mask work. ●●Royal Conservatory School 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario July to August, 2016 Contact: 416-408-2825 Day programs !! Looking for a vibrant summer camp to explore creative potential while meeting new friends? Whether new to music or a seasoned young artist, the Royal Conservatory School is the place to be. We offer engaging full- and half-day camps for all ages and musical abilities: RCS Summer String Institute (ages 4 – 17) July 4 to 8, 9am – 4pm; From Toot to Flute (ages 4 – 7) July 4 to 8, 9am – 11am; Instrument Exploration (ages 4 – 7) July 11 to 15 & 25 to 29, 9am – 4pm; Keyboard Exploration, July 4 to 8, (ages 4 and 5) 9am – 12pm, (ages 6 and 7) 1pm – 4pm; Twist & Shout Children’s Choir (ages 7 – 11) July 18 to 22 and 25 to 29, 9am – 4pm; RCS Beginning Band (ages 9 – 13) August 8 to 12, 9am – 4pm; Cabarazz – Vocal Ensemble! (ages 14 – 20), July 6 to 9, 1pm – 4:15pm; RCS Summer Camps en français in partnership with Alliance Française! (ages 5 – 15) July 4 to 15 & 18 to 29, August 2 to 12 & 15 to 26. Join the fun! Register online at, by phone at 416-408- 2825, or in person at 273 Bloor St. W. ●●SICA Singers Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario July 11 to 15, 2016 Contact: Deanna Di Lello 416-924-6211 x250 Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm INTERPROVINCIAL MUSIC CAMP !! Want a singing staycation? Our goal is to excite participants about what they can do with their voice, determination and exposure to different musical genres. Experience over 25 hours of musical instruction, including group work and master classes in vocal production, choral singing, jazz, cabaret, opera, a cappella, performance strategies and more. Classes are March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 57

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