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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.


●●Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium PercShop: Percussion Workshop ●● Orchestra North Summer Program Owen Sound Harmony Centre Owen Sound, Owen Sound, Ontario July 16 to 21 Contact: Chantal Lemire 519-933-2765 Deadline: June 30 Cost: 5 - 9 Camp Hours: 9am to 5pm !! Orchestra North presents a week-long summer music program in the heart of the scenic city of Owen Sound. Join us for orchestral and chamber ensembles, workshops, masterclasses, lessons, and more! Now offering three programs: 1) Beginner Strings: A half-day program suited to string players who have been studying for less than 2 years 2) Orchestral Winds and Strings: A full-day program suited to musicians of all ages eager to develop their technique and refine their musicianship skills 3) Orchestra North Academy: A mentorship program for musicians who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed post-secondary education. Academy players train with and perform alongside our professional faculty, and receive an honorarium upon completion of the program. See you this summer! ●●PercShop: Percussion Workshop Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University July 2 to 6 Contact: Jill Ball 519-661-2111 x80175 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: 18 and under: 0 + HST; Adults: 0 + HST Day program !! Percussion workshop for high school students and teachers at Western University. Two streams available: Pre-University stream for grades 9-12, and Adult stream for teachers and university students. Participate in more than 30 hours of hands-on instruction and playing on professional quality instruments, including keyboard percussion, snare drum, concert percussion, ensemble and additional exploratory sessions, culminating in a final concert Friday afternoon. Instructor: Jill Ball. Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University June 8 to 9 Contact: Ruth Wright 519-661-2043 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: Early bird pricing until March 15: 5 ( students) Day program !! Canadian and international teachers, musicians and scholars will gather at Western University in a process of knowledge exchange and discussion, leading to identification of future research areas and practice development around the use of popular music and associated pedagogies in music education. The symposium seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and others concerned with viewing popular music education through a progressive lens and will be organized according to three strands: Diversity & Inclusion, Practice, and Culture & Society. Registration for the Progressive Methods Symposium also allows participants to attend sessions and events at the MayDay Colloquium (see separate listing). Instructor: Ruth Wright. ●●Royal Conservatory School Summer Camps 2018 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario July 3 to August 24 (varies by program) Contact: Conservatory School 416-408-2825 Deadline: various Cost: 5 - 00 Camp Hours: 9am-4pm with extended care options available !! Play, sing and perform at the Royal Conservatory School this summer! We offer camps for ages 4 through adult. Try out different instruments at Instrument Exploration Camp (ages 4-7), sing, act, build sets and perform your favourite songs from musicals (ages 8-10), or explore the violin, viola, cello, or double bass at the Summer String Institute (ages 4-17). Students starting or continuing a band instrument are invited to join our Summer Band Camp (ages 9-16). For teens, we offer the international Voice Performance Intensive for serious young singers. For teens and adults, the Cadence a Cappella Bootcamp – taught by renowned vocal group, Cadence – will provide the opportunity to sing in a fun and relaxed environment. Camps sold out early last year, so register now! ( ●●Stratford Summer Music TorQ Percussion Seminar Stratford, Ontario July 28 to August 5 Contact: Lana Mau 519-271-2101/1-866-288-4313 Deadline: May 1 Cost: 0 Residential program !! Now in its seventh year, TorQ Percussion Seminar is an opportunity for college-level percussionists to come together for an intense but rewarding week of rehearsals, discussions, masterclasses, creation and performance, under the direction of the TorQ Percussion Quartet (Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy). The core of the TPS experience is ensemble rehearsal. Each participant will be part of 3-4 ensemble pieces that will be rehearsed throughout the week; that rehearsal process will culminate in a final concert presented as part of Stratford Summer Music. Pieces will include a mix of “classics” (John Cage, Steve Reich, etc) and new and recent percussion ensemble 64 | March 2018

compositions, with a focus on Canadian composers (including some works by members of TorQ). ●●Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy Stratford, Ontario August 12 to August 21 Contact: Lana Mau 519-271-2101/1-866-288-4313 Deadline: March 16 Cost: 00 Residential program !! We are an intensive study program for singers and for pianists with a keen interest in pursuing careers as coach/accompanists. Our internationally-recognized faculty focuses on the perfection of musicianship, language and technique within a supportive and creative atmosphere. We believe in the importance of a complete repertoire, therefore all participants are expected to work on art song, oratorio and opera. Applicants should have a degree/training program with a university, conservatory or opera company or have recently completed such training. 2018 Faculty: Phillip Addis, voice instructor; Emily Hamper, vocal coach; Johannes Debus, music director, Canadian Opera Company; Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; Howard Dyck, oratorio specialist; Geraint Wyn Davies, acting. ●●Summer@Eastman Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY, USA June 25 to August 3 Contact: Andrea Schuler 585-274-1074 or toll-free 1-844-820-3766 Deadline: June 1 (some programs have earlier deadlines; see website for details) Cost: 0 - 30 Residential and day programs !! The Eastman School of Music’s Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Choose between residential music programs for high school students (Summer Jazz Studies, Music Horizons), week-long institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties (for students and adults), and collegiate classes in music education, music history and music theory. New programs this year include the Summer Wind Conducting Institute, the Eastman Trumpet and Trombone Retreat at Keuka, Acting for Singers, Encouraging Ensemble: Integrating Theater into the Music Classroom, and two new online music theory courses: The Music of Alban Berg and Theory & Analysis of Rock Music. Visit for more information. Summer@Eastman from far and wide. Consider joining an amazing group of musicians to delve into the world of baroque music: we promise you an intensive learning experience, and lots of wonderful music-making. The TBSI program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber ensembles, opera scene study for vocalists, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance and public concerts by both participants and faculty. ●●Toronto School for Strings and Piano Summer Day Camp The Linden School, 10 Rosehill Ave., Toronto, Ontario July 23 to 27 Contact: Mary Fisher 416-968-0303 Deadline: June 15 Cost: 5 Full Day; 5 Half Day available for younger campers Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm !! The Toronto School for Strings and Piano offers an enriched musical and artistic experience for children ages 4-12 in a friendly and supportive environment. Activities include instrumental classes (Suzuki violin and fiddling), viola, cello, guitar and piano, art, Orff rhythm classes, music literacy, chamber music, orchestra, African Drumming and musical theatre. Our instructors are experienced top-notch professionals. Teens may apply to volunteer for Community Service Hours. “It was my favourite Camp of the whole summer” ●●Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty of Music, University of Toronto June 10 to 23 Contact: Caitlin Cross 416-964-9562 x241 Deadline: March 1 Cost: 75 Day program !! The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is a world-renowned training program in instrumental and vocal baroque performance practice, led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field. Since its inception in 2002, TBSI has continued to attract high-calibre musicians SUMMER DAY CAMP, JULY 23 – 27 The Toronto School for Strings and Piano violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano | orchestra & chamber music | Orff | musical theatre | art ENRICHED, CREATIVE, FUN FOR CAMPERS AGES 4 -12, Yonge and St. Clair area Teenagers: volunteer to earn community service hours! • • 416-968-0303 March 2018 | 65

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