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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.

●●Lake Field Music

●●Lake Field Music Camp Kodály Certification Programs !! Celebrating its 27th anniversary, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival is renowned for consistently excellent programming, presenting fabulous live concerts starring brilliant vocalists and instrumentalists. August 12 to 17, enjoy free 4 O’Clock in the Park concerts. Daytime music classes August 13 to 17 are for everyone from beginners to experienced players. Last year, half of our students were adults! Guitar, Strings, Fiddle, Bands and Vocal programs – have fun, meet new friends and include your family! Fees run 0 to 0 and include tickets to August Evening Concert Series. Secure online registration. Discounts and scholarships available. Kincardine on Lake Huron – Music and the Beach! KSMF – creating fabulous musical experiences for 27 years! Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! See you there! ●●Kodály Certification Programs (Level I and II) Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Canada July 2 to 13 Contact: Kim Eyre 519-661-2043 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: 5 + HST Day program !! In this two-week intensive program at Western University, participants will strengthen their personal musicianship and pedagogical skills, with content grounded in a contemporary understanding of the philosophy inspired by Zoltán Kodály. Participants will engage in supportive musically educative opportunities through singing, reading, writing, moving and creating to build personal skills and knowledge to assist in classroom music teaching and learning. Level I is appropriate for experienced teachers, emerging teachers and graduate students. Level II builds on the learning in Level I and is open to those who have successfully completed a KSC or OAKE certified Kodály Level I course. Instructors: Kim Eyre, Cathy Benedict, Eila Peterson. Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario August 12 to 19 Contact: Andrew Wolf 647-692-3463 Deadline: June 30 Cost: 99 - 99 Residential program !! 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 classes and masterclasses, and 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 a performance theatre, onsite accommodations and meal plan. Day program also available. ●●MayDay Group Colloquium 30 Music Education Conference Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University June 6 to 9 Contact: Patrick Schmidt 519-661-2043 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Early bird pricing until March 15 – 5 ( students) Day program !! The internationally regarded MayDay Group will host its 30th Anniversary Symposium at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University. The conference – featuring keynote speaker Dr. Henry Giroux – will focus on the theme of curriculum in music education, exploring Mayday Action Ideal VII, addressing “effort towards understanding the context of music curriculum and education [that] must serve as a common starting point for nurturing robust communities of music educators and learners.” Registration for the MayDay Colloquium also allows participants to attend sessions and events at the Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium (see separate listing) June 8-9. Coordinator: Patrick Schmidt. ●●Michael Warren Vocal Intensive at Westben Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front Street South, Campbellford, Ontario June 21 to 23 Contact: Donna Bennett 1-877-883-5777 Deadline: June 7 Cost: - $235 Camp Hours: 1pm to 9pm !! Sing along with Westben! We welcome back Dr. Michael Warren for another powerful 3-day immersion experience designed for all levels and genres of singers, ages 16 and older. Sessions are aimed at heightening a singer’s vocal and artistic development in a group setting. Participants work one-on-one with Dr. Warren in half-hour lessons that are observed by the other participants. A limited number of private lessons will also be available. A gifted and positive teacher, Dr. Warren has helped students 62 | March 2018

who have sung leading roles in all the major opera houses of the world, performed leading roles on Broadway, or sung in major jazz venues globally. Ask about overnight accommodation. Westben presents 22 concerts of international and Canadian artists at The Barn, June 9 to August 4. for the culminating show. This season will highlight contemporary music theatre singing and the influences of Afrocentric styles, including soul, jazz, rap, and managing the mix-belt for teen voices. The featured musical will be The Wiz by Charlie Smalls. ●●Music at Port Milford Prince Edward County, Ontario July 15 to August 12 Contact: Meg Hill 914-439-5039 Deadline: rolling admissions Cost: 5-0/week, financial aid available Residential program !! 2018 marks Music at Port Milford’s 32nd 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. 2018 Faculty Artists include the Harlem String Quartet, Quatuor Saguenay (formerly Alcan), Tokai Quartet, pianists Angela Park and Allison Gagnon, and select members of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Ballet of Canada. ●●Music Niagara Performance Academy ●●Oboe Intensive at Western University Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Ontario July 24 to 26 Contact: Shelley Heron 519-661-2111 x85844 Deadline: April 30 Cost: Fundamentals: 0 participants/5 for auditors; Performance Prep: participants/ for auditors (+ HST) Day program !! Over 22 hours of masterclasses, tutorials, reed-making and recitals designed to improve your oboe performance skills! Days 1 and 2 (July 24 and 25), “Oboe Fundamentals” – Oboists of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Day 3 (July 26), “Performance/Audition Preparation” – Participants should have advanced skills; suitable for university students and young professionals. Oboists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to audit. Oboists registered for the Western University Summer Band Camp (see separate listing) taking place the same week are welcome to audit the Oboe Intensive at no additional charge. Please visit the website for complete program information or contact Shelley Heron. Instructors: Shelley Heron, Faith Scholfield, Ian Franklin and Joris van Daele. Niagara-on-the-Lake (St. Marks Anglican Church) July 21 to July 29 Contact: Barbara Worthy 905-468-0092/905-468-5566 Deadline: June 15 Cost: 0 + HST Residential program !! Music Niagara’s Performance Academy is a 9-day program offering a unique blend of interactive workshops, masterclasses and public performances, for gifted young musicians ages 11-21, to complement, enhance and improve overall musical performance. Overview: Masterclasses, open lessons, and solo/group chamber music instruction with acclaimed festival artists. Workshops: Public presentation, vocal skills, body language and performance presentation style Drama: from Shakespeare to improvisation, scenes, games, text and activities Period Dance: body movement and fitness, dancing to the music you play Alexander Technique: relieve physical stress, improve performance strength Students are also guaranteed at least 4 public performances. Daily personal practice time included in schedule. Lake Field Music Camp August 12 - 19 2018 ●●No Strings Theatre: Summer Music Theatre Intensive Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario July 3 to 29 Contact: Denise Williams 416-551-2093 Deadline: June 1 Cost: 00 - 00 Camp Hours: 9am to 5:30pm !! A 4-week music theatre training and performance intensive for youth (aged 12-21) led by industry professionals; SING, ACT, DANCE! Improve vocal, acting, and dance technique, as well as role and audition preparation, with weekly singing masterclasses, stage performances and rehearsals adult amateur singers + instrumentalists choirs ~ ensembles ~ workshops ~ concerts classical ~ jazz ~ world March 2018 | 63

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