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Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017

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On our cover: Owen Pallett's musical palette on display at New Creations. Spring brings thoughts of summer music education! (It's never too late.). For Marc-Andre Hamelin the score is king. Ella at 100 has the tributes happening. All; this and more.

Springing Into Summer

Springing Into Summer Sweetness What good is the warmth of summer, without the joy of music to give it sweetness? And sweet as listening to music can be when the restraints of our regular schedules have been lifted, how much more so to engage in summer music-making! To remind ourselves of why we pour passion into musical activity in a context that leaves us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, because it is out of the ordinary. If you are thinking about music programs for yourself, your children or your whole family, our annual Summer Music Education directory is a great place to start (whether you are raring to go this summer, or already kicking yourself for leaving things too late again! There are many options to choose from here, whether you are an amateur musician or an emerging professional. The 35 profiles below, written by the organizations themselves, offer a singular insight into the range of musical opportunity that awaits. There are programs for musicians young and old, geared toward classical music, vocals, songwriting, jazz, rock, music theatre, guitar and much more. Residential programs will get you out of the city, province, or even country, while day camps are available for those who are looking for something closer to home. Though some of these programs have application deadlines that may have passed or are fast approaching, it is not too late to apply to most of them. We are confident that you’ll find something that suits your interests, whether for this summer or for many summers to come! This directory will be maintained and updated online on an ongoing basis, year round, so check back at thewholenote. com/resources for updates. To join The WholeNote Summer Music Education Directory: address inquiries to or call 416- 323-2232 x26. The WholeNote Directory Team: Project Manager: Karen Ages Project Editor: Kevin King Layout and design: Bryson Winchester Proofreading: Sara Constant ●● Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario July 10 to 29, 2017 (Little Company: July 10 to 14; Junior Company: July 17 to 21; Senior Company: July 24 to 29) Contact: Katherine Semcesen, associate director, education and outreach 416-363-8231 (COC Box Office) Deadline: Until full Cost: 0 (Little and Junior companies) / 0 (Senior Company) Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm (Little and Junior Companies) 9am - 4pm (Senior Company) !! The Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank 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, composing, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. Each week ends in a special rehearsal open to family and friends. ●● Centre for Opera Studies in Italy: COSI Academy for Pianists, Singers and Students of Italian Language & Culture Sulmona, Italy July 6 to 16, 2017 Contact: Katrina King 416-766-7817 Cost: ,990 (including tuition, accommodation and two meals daily) Residential program !! The COSI Academy is a ten-day intensive enrichment program for students aged 17 to 19 who are interested in music and language studies in Italy. The Music program for singers and pianists includes: private lessons, repertoire coaching, masterclasses and recitals. Seminars focus on audition preparation, musicianship and artistic collaboration. The Italian Language Studies program includes Italian language training along with varied opportunities for practical application. Topics include common phrases, grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Interactive cultural experiences (market trips, a cooking class) are also included. Evenings will be spent taking in concerts and performances in Sulmona. Exciting group excursions, at an additional cost, will be arranged. The COSI Academy changes lives! It is an amazing experience you’ll remember forever. 58 | March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017

●●Classical Pursuits Toronto, Ontario and worldwide July 16 to 21, 2017 and year-round Contact: Melanie Blake 647-846-3422 Deadline: Varies Cost: ,485 to ,990 Day and residential programs !! Travel the world – or your own hometown – with the world’s best books, art and music as your guides. Classical Pursuits offers two unique ways to share your passion for culture and conversation with other adults. Toronto Pursuits is a week of discussion-based seminars on topics from Plato to the history of the symphony and includes a five-part lecture series by opera expert Iain Scott. Travel Pursuits combines cultural travel with literary discussion. In 2017/18, our program includes journeys to Mexico for Day of the Dead and the Somme battlefields of WWI. With Classical Pursuits, enjoy meaningful learning experiences and time to relax, reflect and spend time with friends old and new. ●●Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy 5, rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, Québec June 4 to August 20, 2017 Contact: Rachel Tremblay 418-452-8111 Deadline: February 15, 2017, except Guitar, Dance and Pop Singing & Production (April 1, 2017) and Choir (May 1, 2017) Cost: 0 CDN - 60 CDN Residential program !! 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 masterclasses given by distinguished international artists. ●●Don Wright Faculty of Music Summer Programs Western University, 1151 Richmond St., North London, Ontario Programs for all ages\ May 1 to August 30, 2017 Contact: Program coordinator 519-661-2043 Deadline: open Cost: Varied Day programs !! The Don Wright Faculty of Music offers several musical workshops this summer tailored to various ages, experience levels of musicians and music educators. Summer opera intensives: Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA) and the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO) provide singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize, and sustain a career in the operatic profession; Kodály Certification Program: engages music educators in an innovative pedagogical workshop, strengthening their musicianship and enhancing their teaching ability; and Choral Music Education - Explorations in Gesture, Sound and Pedagogy: A five-day intensive course, for choral music educators at all levels of experience. Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps COAA (May 1 to 27, 0); AEDO (July 3 to August 13, €3000 incl. housing in Lucca, Italy); Kodály (July 2 to 14; 5). Choral workshop (August 26 to 30, 5 or 5 by day). ●●Don Wright Faculty of Music: Western 360 Summer Music Festival Western University, 1151 Richmond St., North London, Ontario August 10 to 13, 2017 Contact: Thea Boyd 519-661-2111 x81410 or 519-495-1660 Deadline: March 19, 2017 (contact coordinator for availability if date has passed) Cost: 0 Day program (daily hours vary) !! A new chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. Open to senior high school students (grades 11 and 12) and undergraduate college/university students of violin, viola and cello. With an emphasis on new music, First Nations influences and Canadian music, learn about new trends in a wholly non-competitive environment. Includes chamber music coaching and health-and-wellness activities specifically curated for the well-rounded musician. Workshops range from Haydn to website design. Opening night jam party features Canadian fiddler Shane Cook. Three concerts anchor the festival featuring Ensemble Made in Canada, Geoff Nuttall, Western University faculty members and festival participants. Preference given to artistically-inclined applicants looking to be global citizens who are curious about how to break out from traditions. ●●Guitar Workshop Plus Toronto, ON; July 23 to 28, 2017 San Diego, CA; June 18 to 23, 2017 Nashville, TN; July 30 to August 4, 2017 Seattle, WA; August 13 to 18, 2017 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 world-famous March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 | 59

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