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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.


20 UKRAINIAN ART SONG SUMMER INSTITUTE 2018 AUGUST 13-19 The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre For Performance and Learning 1 8 Guitar Workshop Plus Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute 2018 will be a unique dramatic experience limited to 8 young professionals /emerging artists in the field of classical music to further develop their skills in singing classical song and new repertoire: Ukrainian art songs that reflect a spirit of love, poetry and history. Participants will come away with a clearer understanding of how to express an art song, no matter what form, no matter what language. “Pavlo gave us incredible insight into the creative process, showing that every song can be interpreted in endless ways. I know that my own musical world will never be the same.” 1 Dave McCune - 2017 Summer 8Institute participant “It is a very “hands on” approach, it pulls you out of your comfort zone and gives a good perspective of what the expectations of the professional level are.” Natalya Gennadi - 2017 Summer Institute participant Summer Institute Faculty Pavlo Hunka - Bass-baritone Albert Krywolt - Pianist Robert Kortgaard - Pianist Melanie Turgeon - Choral Director Young professionals and emerging artists are invited to audition for the Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute. Applications and submission of all supporting materials and guidelines are available on-line at Imagine being part of this UKRAINIAN ART SONG SUMMER INSTITUTE 2018 AUGUST 13-19 The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre For Performance and Learning ●●Toronto Summer Music Community Academy Edward Johnson Building (University of Toronto Faculty of Music) July 30 to August 4 Contact: Jennifer Mak 647-430-5699 x111 Deadline: Rolling Applications (April 30, 2018 for the Chamber Music Program) Cost: 0 for the Chamber Choir, 0 for the Chamber Music Program and the Piano Masterclass Camp Hours: 9am-5pm, with evening concerts and events !! Are you an advanced amateur musician looking for an opportunity to connect with other musicians who share your passion? Apply now to the Toronto Summer Music Community Academy, where you can hone your skills and spend a fun week with the artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival. Choose from one of three programs: Chamber Choir, Chamber Music, and Piano Masterclass. Participants enjoy access to all mainstage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, events (July 30-August 4), as well as the opportunity to perform onstage at Walter Hall. The TSM Community Academy takes place at the Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. ●●Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario August 13 to 19 Contact: Lessia Tkach/Marianna Zaparyniuk 416-483-4987 Deadline: Until full. Enrollment limited to eight participants Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 9:30am to 6pm. Assigned rehearsals in evening. Accommodation available. !! Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute 2018 will be a unique, dramatic experience limited to eight young professionals/emerging artists to further develop their skills in singing classical song and new repertoire: Ukrainian art songs that reflect a spirit of love, poetry and history. Through collaboration, intensive training and a course anthology, they will come away with a clearer understanding of how to express an art song, no matter what form, no matter what language. The week will end with a public, showcase performance. Participants are required to learn and memorize four assigned art songs before starting the program. Faculty include Pavlo Hunka (bass-baritone), Albert Krywolt (pianist), Robert Kortgaard (pianist) and Dr. Melanie Turgeon (choral director). Accommodation is available. ●●Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler Whistler and Vancouver, British Columbia June 24 to July 3 Contact: Christin Reardon MacLellan 604-684-9100 x246 Deadline: March 11 Cost: 50 Residential program !! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collabora- 66 | March 2018

tive musical environment mentored by a world-class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in two performances of the Whistler Institute Orchestra, chamber music, a concerto competition, masterclasses, and a variety of unique performance opportunities will fill students’ warm summer days and cool, refreshing evenings in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia. You may also apply for the UBC Chamber Music Festival: July 3-8. ●●Westben’s Performer/Composer Residency Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford, Ontario July 8 to July 12 Contact: Ben Finley 1-877-883-5777 Deadline: April 1 Cost: ###COLUMNCONTENT### Residential program !! Westben’s inaugural Performer-Composer Residency is an international gathering of creative risk-takers whose practice involves some combination of both composition and performance. It is an intensive 4-day collaborative workshop culminating in a final performance – deeply woven into the beautiful rolling hills of Canada’s Northumberland County. This is not a typical summer music program; it is not based on a division between teachers and students or tuition and competition. Designed for leading professional and dedicated emerging musicians from Canada and beyond, the Westben Performer-Composer Residency encourages a multigenerational exchange within a plurality of approaches to music-making while sharing a commitment to building communities through music. ●●Western 360 Summer Music Festival Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Ontario August 20 to 24 Contact: Scott St. John 519-661-2043 Deadline: May 1 Cost: 0 + HST Day program !! A chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. With an emphasis on chamber music, new music, First Nations’ influences, and Canadian music from many cultures, students will learn about new trends in the music world in a wholly non-competitive environment. In addition to chamber music coaching from internationally-renowned faculty, students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of health-and-wellness activities, including Tai Chi, Alexander Technique and yoga, specifically curated for the well-rounded musician. The 2018 festival is open to violin, viola, cello and piano students in high school or undergraduate programs. Artistic director: Scott St. John. Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler !! Offering students entering grades 8-11 a musically engaging experience on the beautiful Western University campus, including a final concert presented in the Paul Davenport Theatre. In addition to performing in a concert band, students will be able to choose from other elective musical experiences, including sound painting and jazz ensemble. Because this is primarily a band camp, every student must participate on a wind or percussion instrument (see website for instrument list). Students may participate in the elective Jazz Ensemble on piano or guitar. Oboists are also welcome to audit Western’s three-day Oboe Intensive (taking place the same week – see separate listing) at no additional charge. Conductors: Kevin Watson, Colleen Richardson. ●●Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, Ontario May to July Contact: Mieke Barette, Outreach Coordinator 519-884-1970 x2492 Deadline and cost based on program Residential programs !! Laurier’s Faculty of Music offers summer programs for students of all abilities. New for 2018: Voice Lab, a two-week workshop for post-secondary students offering intensive individual and group focus on voice technique and repertoire (June 1 to 17). Music Theatre Academy (May 7 to 25) focuses on improving classically-trained singers’ skills in acting, dance and belt/ mix vocalization. QuartetFest, Laurier’s international intensive chamber music workshop for young artists, is led by the Penderecki String Quartet and is open to string quartets and string ensembles with piano (May 31 to June 17). The Faculty of Music’s Conservatory offers children summer camps for ages 5-13, which incorporate music, drama and art, as well as a Jazz for Adults program with coachings from local jazz professionals. ●●Western University Summer Band Camp Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Ontario July 23 to 27 Contact: Kevin Watson 519-661-2111 x85896 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: 0 + HST (includes lunch) Camp Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm (final concert at 7pm on Friday) March 2018 | 67

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