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Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018

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In this issue: Canadian Stage, Tapestry Opera and Vancouver Opera collaborate to take Gogol’s short story The Overcoat to the operatic stage; Montreal-based Sam Shalabi brings his ensemble Land of Kush, and his newest composition, to Toronto; Five Canadian composers, each with a different CBC connection, are nominated for JUNOs; and The WholeNote team presents its annual Summer Music Education Directory, a directory of summer music camps, programs and courses across the province and beyond.


2018 SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION DIRECTORY Toronto School for Strings and Piano Summer Day Camp Even though it may feel as though 2018 has only just begun, summer, surely and steadily, is on its way – and with those longer days and freer schedules comes the chance to think about music-making in a whole new light. If you are considering summer music programs for yourself, your children, or your whole family this year, our annual Summer Music Education Directory is a significant resource. Whether you’re an amateur musician or an early-career professional, there are many options to choose from; the profiles below, submitted by the programs themselves, display a wealth of opportunity to hone your skills and make connections and friendships that could last a lifetime. Some programs are geared toward classical musicians and vocalists, with plenty of performance opportunities; others offer sessions in songwriting, jazz, rock, music theatre and guitar. There are programs for kids and toddlers too, as well as everything from out-of-town residential intensives to day programs and courses closer to home. There truly is something for everyone. (We’ve also included programs with application deadlines that have passed – we want you to be aware of what’s out there, if not for this summer, then for the future.) This directory will be maintained and updated online on an ongoing basis, year-round – so check back at throughout the year for more. To join The WholeNote Summer Music Education Directory: address inquiries to or call 416-323-2232 x26 for more information. The WholeNote Directory Team PROJECT MANAGER: Karen Ages PROJECT EDITOR: Kevin King LAYOUT AND DESIGN: Susan Sinclair PROOFREADING: Sara Constant ●●Beyond the Beat Summer Programs 463 Woodbine Ave, Toronto July 9 to August 24 Contact: Courtney 647-341-2264 Deadline: May 31 Cost: 9+ Day programs !! Whether you’re looking to advance your skills at writing music, singing or making beats, Beyond the Beat has the program for you. Our week-long summer projects range anywhere from Songwriting workshops to Vocal Summits, Recording and Production workshops, Electronic Music Production Intensives and Band camps. From beginners to experts, we invite you to refine your craft under the guidance of some of Toronto’s most qualified and talented industry professionals. ●● CAMMAC Music Centre Lake MacDonald, 85 Chemin Cammac, Harrington, Québec June 24 to August 12 Contact: Julie Roy 819-687-3938 x223 Deadline: August 1 Cost: 5 - 00 Residential program !! This is a family music camp for amateur musicians aged 5 years to 99 years. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult participant. The program consists of 7 independent week-long sessions, each with a different musical theme, from Early Music to Classical to Jazz; Chamber music to Choral music; traditional to Celtic to other world music. Professional musicians, carefully chosen for their positive attitude and their excellent pedagogy, coach, conduct, teach and encourage all participants to improve their musical level. Amateurs of all levels are welcome, and all have the life-changing opportunity of making music with other amateurs, in a supportive atmosphere and a stunningly beautiful natural environment situated on the banks of Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians. 58 | March 2018

●●Camp musical Tutti Bishop’s University, Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), Québec July 1 to 8 Contact: Nancy Golberg 514-697-3657 No Deadline Cost: Registration , educational program 0, food and lodging 0 Day and Residential programs Camp Hours: 8:45am to 9pm; 8:45am to 5:30pm for very young children !! Camp musical Tutti takes place the first week of July at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville (Sherbrooke) in the picturesque Eastern Townships of Quebec. Our goal is to encourage students to love making music. We run residential and day camps, and we offer a flex-stay program. Partial scholarships are available. As a non-profit organization, we will present our annual benefit concert, featuring Sharon Azrieli and the Trio de Montréal, on April 4, 2018. We welcome participants of all ages (children/adults), all levels and all instruments. We teach in English, French and Russian. Courses include choir, masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music and orchestra, theatre, art, swimming and other recreational activities. We end with a gala concert open to the public. ●●Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario July 3 to 28 (Little Company: July 3 to 6; Junior Company: July 9 to 13; Intermediate Company: July 16 to 20; Senior Company: July 23 to 28) Contact: Bryna Berezowska, Children Youth and Family Programs Manager 416-363-8231 (COC Box Office) Deadline: Until full Cost: 0 (Little company)/0 (Junior company)/0 (Intermediate Company)/0 (Senior Company) Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm (Little, Junior and Intermediate 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. Centauri Arts Camp IN THE LAURENTIANS DANS LES LAURENTIDES la MUSIQUE, c’est dans notre nature MUSIC: it’s in our nature A summer music retreat for adults, teens and children at an enchanting site where MUSIC and NATURE have been interwoven for over 65 years. June 24 – August 12, 2018 ●●Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA) and Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO) London, Canada and Lucca, Italy May 1 to 25 and July 2 to August 12 Contact: Carmen Specht and Brianna DeSantis 519-661-2111 x80047 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: Various – see website for details (housing included for AEDO) !! Two opera intensives from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University: COAA is an elite international program that provides singers, March 2018 | 59

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