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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.

an intensive five-day

an intensive five-day summer session course designed for choral music educators of all levels of experience. School, community and church choir directors along with those currently engaged in the formal study of choral conducting will benefit from a balanced offering of interactive activities, group discussion and individual coaching. Instructors: Jennifer Moir, Babette Lightner. ●●Creative Strings Workshop Choral Conducting Explorations in Gesture Sound and Pedagogy pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize and sustain a prolific and rewarding career in the operatic profession. AEDO, in Lucca, Italy, presents the ultimate European opera experience for singers, pianists, directors and instrumentalists with four fully-staged operas*: Handel’s Serse, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Puccini’s La Bohème. Audition required. *Final repertoire selection to be confirmed upon completion of auditions. General director: Sophie Louise Roland. Artistic director: Simone Luti. Jumblies Theatre, 132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto May 19 to 20 Contact: Victoria Yeh 416-799-0737 Deadline: May 12 Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 10am to 6pm !! A weekend improv intensive with masterclasses, group lessons and chamber music coaching for performers and teachers on bowed strings seeking transformative growth and professional development. Focus on Creative Musicianship – free improvisation; arranging; composition; modal, harmonic, and rhythmic internalization; contemporary styles; and more! Students, professional performers and teachers are welcome, including advanced jazz players and those with no improvisation training. Taught by celebrated violinists Christian Howes and Victoria Yeh, and sponsored by D’Addario Canada. Attend the entire weekend for 0, or join us for a 3-hour intro session for only 5. More CSW dates available in Ohio, California, North Carolina, Texas, Switzerland and England. ●●Centauri Arts Camp Wellandport, Niagara region July and August Contact: Craig or Julie Hartley 416-766-7124 Cost: 40/2 weeks Residential program !! Centauri is an overnight camp with a focus on the arts. Choose from 40 specialty arts programs including music, rock band, musical theatre, acting, film production, creative writing, dance, fine art, singing, digital arts and stage combat. Located on the Niagara escarpment in Ontario, Canada, Centauri welcomes young people from across North America and all over the world. With an outstanding faculty of arts instructors, fun-loving and talented counsellors, exciting camp activities and a nurturing, community focus, Centauri is the place to be if you love the arts! Choose from one- or two-week sessions. For ages 8 to 18. ●●Choral Conducting: Explorations in Gesture, Sound and Pedagogy Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Ontario August 25 to 29 Contact: Jennifer Moir 519-661-2043 Deadline: Until full - see website for details Cost: 5 + HST Day program !! Join us at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University for ●●Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix International Music and Dance Academy 5 rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, Québec June 10 to August 19 Contact: Rachel Tremblay 418-452-8111 Deadline: February 15, except Composition (January 29), Collaborative Piano, Dance and Guitar (April 1) and Choir (May 1) Cost: 0 - 65 Day programs !! 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. ●●Folk Camp Canada Grafton, Ontario August 20 to 26 Contact: Bozena Hrycyna, education and outreach 647-864-5641 Deadline: End of July Cost: 0 - 0 Residential program 60 | March 2018

!! Folk Camp is an arts-based intergenerational summer camp that offers participants a week-long immersion into folk culture through workshops in traditional singing, craft, dance and cooking, with a focus on polyphony and Eastern European folklore. Participants attend up to 3 workshops a day that run the course of 5 full days, in addition to participating in evening dances, storytelling and bonfire jams. A temporary “village”, the camp provides an opportunity for singing, dancing and crafting practices to be embodied in cultural context. The singing workshops this year include: Georgian, Kalevala (Finnish ballads), Central Ukrainian Polyphony, European Folk Dance Tunes, hand drumming and more. A complementary children’s program runs alongside the adult program. ●●Interprovincial Music Camp (IMC) Camp Manitou, McKellar, Ontario August 19 to 24, August 25 to Sept 2 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 with 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, 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 IMC – the highlight of a young musician’s summer! JVL Summer School for Performing Arts International “Music in the Summer” Festival Cost TBA Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm !! During this day program, children ages 4 to teens will sing, play instruments, learn about acting and participate in visual arts programming by experienced teachers. Children ages 4-6 will participate from 9am until noon, while older children will stay through the lunch hour (please provide a lunch) until 3:30pm. More details will follow as soon as possible. ●●JVL Summer School for Performing Arts International “Music in the Summer” Festival Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario June 30 to July 10 Contact: Jacob Lakirovich 416-735-7499 Deadline: May 1 Cost: ,560 Residential program !! This festival will feature a full program of masterclasses, concerts and competitions. The programs of the school encompass private instrumental lessons with internationally-renowned teachers, masterclasses and workshops, chamber music classes, orchestral and ensemble classes, concert solo performances with the Academy orchestras, and 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. ●●K@MP – Kids At Met Performing Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E, Toronto August 20 to 24 Contact: Patricia Wright 416-363-0331 x26 Deadline: June 15 ●●Kingsway Conservatory Summer Music Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W, Toronto July 2 to August 17 (weekly programs) Contact: Sharon Burlacoff 416-234-0121 Registration open; early-bird savings deadline March 30 Program costs vary Program hours vary !! Committed to “Inspired Learning,” KCM provides summer programs for various ages and experience levels to engage, challenge and excite. Offerings for Summer 2018: Kingsway Chamber Music Festival – Strings & Piano for Intermediate & Senior levels (strings min RCM Gr 3, piano min RCM Gr 5) including chamber coaching, orchestra rehearsals, group composition, workshops, guest artists; “Seussical KIDS” (8-11 years) and “Legally Blonde JR” (11-14 years) Music Theatre Camps – preparing and presenting fantastic, full-scale musical productions on a professional stage; Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camp (4-10 years), inspiring self-expression through music, art and drama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (4-10 years) for string players in their beginning years; Private Instruction on all instruments. ●●Kincardine Summer Music Festival Kincardine, Ontario August 13 to 17 Contact: J. Schnarr 519-396-9716 Deadline: August 10 Cost: 0 - 0 Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm March 2018 | 61

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