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Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019

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Something Old, Something New! The Ide(a)s of March are Upon Us! Rob Harris's Rear View Mirror looks forward to a tonal revival; Tafelmusik expands their chronological envelope in two directions, Esprit makes wave after wave; Pax Christi's new oratorio by Barbara Croall catches the attention of our choral and new music columnists; and summer music education is our special focus, right when warm days are once again possible to imagine. All this and more in our March 2019 edition, available in flipthrough here, and on the stands starting Thursday Feb 28.

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choose from: July 1 to 12, and July 15 to 26. Bursaries available. For serious advanced students of music, the Academy @ SMC offers a 4-week intensive with theory, repertoire development and audition prep, ideal for those considering post-secondary studies in music. Contact summercamp@ niagarasymphony.org or 905-687-4993 x223 with questions. Something for all at SMC’19! ●●Orchestra North Owen Sound Music Niagara Performance Academy ●● Music Niagara Performance Academy St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON July 20 to July 28 Contact: Barbara Worthy 905-468-0092/5566 bworthy@musicniagara.org www.musicniagara.org Deadline: June 15 Cost: 0 + HST Residential program !! Music Niagara’s Performance Academy is a 9-day program offering a unique blend of individual lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, interactive workshops, and public performances, for gifted young musicians age 12-18; to improve, complement and enhance musical performance and stage presence. Masterclasses: open lessons, and solo/group chamber music instruction with acclaimed faculty and 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 up to four public performances. ●●Niagara Symphony Summer Music Camp Ridley College, St. Catharines, ON July 1 to 12, July 15 - 26 Contact: Brody Smith 905-687-4993 x223 summercamp@niagarasymphony.org www.niagarasymphony.org Deadline: July 1 Cost: 0 - 0 Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm !! Enriched music education, a range of classes for children aged 18 months to 18 years. Instrument, Choral and Early Years programmes offered for beginners and experienced players taught by experienced musicians and music educators. Extended Care available, recreation and music appreciation activities round out the day. Two, 2-week sessions to Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, ON July 15 to 20 Contact: Sebastian Ostertag 416-993-3172 clemire2@uwo.ca www.orchestranorth.com Deadline: June 30 Cost: 9 – 9 Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm !! Orchestra North Owen Sound boasts a renowned faculty of nationally acclaimed musicians specializing in diverse musical styles that will inspire musicians of all ages and abilities. 2019 Programs include: Beginner Strings (half-day): A fun and engaging introduction to string playing and orchestra (ages 5-10); Orchestral Winds & Strings (full-day): An intensive training program for musicians eager to develop their technique and refine their musicianship skills (ages 10+); Orchestra North Academy (residency): A mentorship program for musicians currently enrolled in or recently completed post-secondary education to train and perform with our professional faculty. Academy players receive honorariums upon completion of the program. Financial assistance is available for all programs. ●●Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave, Stratford, ON August 14 to 21 Contact: Lana Mau 510-271-2101 x3 info@stratfordsummermusic.ca Deadline: Friday, March 29 Cost: ,200 for vocalists, full scholarship for pianists Day program !! The Vocal Academy returns to Stratford Summer Music for a fifth year and will offer intensive training in professional preparation (opera, oratorio, art song) and in performance skills for six to eight graduate, post-graduate, and early professional-level singers, and for two pianists pursuing a career in vocal accompaniment. Participants will receive daily individual sessions with the internationally recognized faculty, and will take part in Master Classes which will be open to the public. The program will culminate in a Finale concert with all participants. New this year: the opportunity to work on vocal chamber music with visiting professional string players. 2019 Faculty - Phillip Addis, voice; Emily Hamper, vocal coach; Roger Honeywell, acting; Erin Wall, voice; Others TBA. ●●Summer Music Saugeen Shores, ON July 22 to 26 Contact: Kimberly Lake 519-797-3241 southamptonsummermusic@gmail.com www.summermusic.com Deadline: July 22 2019 Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 8:30am to 4pm !! Students of all ages can enrol at Summer Music in beautiful Saugeen Shores on Lake Huron. Our camp has been operating for 30 years. Summer Music is a day camp teaching band instruments to students age 72 | March 2019 thewholenote.com

12 through adult who have had a year of instruction already. We also offer beginner classes to young children in half day courses; there is a jazz component for more experienced players. Our instructors are all highly qualified professionals from our area and from farther afield. ●●Toronto Summer Music Community Academy Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, ON July 29 to August 3 Contact: Jennifer Mak 647-430-5699 x111 jennifer@torontosummermusic.com www.torontosummermusic.com Deadline: Rolling Applications (April 26 for the Chamber Music Program) Cost: 0 for the Chamber Choir; 0 for the Chamber Music Program, Piano Masterclass, and Bass Workshop Camp Hours: 9am to 5pm, with evening concerts and events !! If you’re an advanced amateur musician looking to connect with other musicians, join the TSM Community Academy, where you can spend a fun week making music with our Festival artists! Participants enjoy access to all mainstage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, events (July 29 to August 3), as well as the opportunity to perform onstage at Walter Hall. ●●Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute RCM TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON August 12 to 18 Contact: Lessia Tkach/Marianna Zaparyniuk 416-483-4987 si@ukrainianartsong.ca www.ukrainianartsong.ca Deadline: Open until full. Program limited to 8 participants. Cost: 0.00 Camp Hours: 9:30am to 6pm (Assigned rehearsals in the evening) !! Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute 2019, held at the Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, offers eight professional/emerging artists the unique opportunity to develop their classical singing skills while exploring a new repertoire of Ukrainian art songs. Participants will benefit from a week of collaborative masterclasses, teaching materials, and generous, one-on-one coaching by an inspiring and knowledgeable faculty. They will learn how to express an art song, no matter what form or language. The week will end with a public showcase concert at the Temerty Theatre. Faculty members include artistic director Pavlo Hunka (British bass-baritone), Albert Krywolt (piano), Robert Kortgaard (piano) and Dr. Melanie Turgeon (choral director). Accommodation is available. ●●Westben Performer-Composer Residency Program Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute Campbellford, ON July 8 to 13 Contact: Ben Finley 705-653-5508 westbenperformercomposers@gmail.com www.westben.ca/pcr Deadline: March 15, 2019 Cost: ###COLUMNCONTENT### Residential program !! The Performer-Composer Residency at the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity is an intergenerational and international gathering of creative risk-takers whose practice involves some combination of performance and composition. It is an intensive, week long collaborative environment, with peer-led workshops 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 teacher-student divisions, tuition or competition. Designed for leading professional and dedicated emerging musicians from Canada and beyond, it encourages perspectival exchanges within a plurality of approaches to music-making while sharing a commitment to building communities through music. ●●Western University Summer Band Camp Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, ON July 22 to 26 Contact: Kevin Watson 519-661-2111 x85896 kwatso54@uwo.ca www.music.uwo.ca/outreach/summer-band.html Deadline: July 15 or Until Instrument Slots are Filled Cost: 0 (1.24 + .76 HST) - includes lunch Camp Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm !! Offering students entering grades 8 to 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 four-day Oboe Intensive (taking place the same week) at no additional charge. See website for full details. Conductors: Kevin Watson, Colleen Richardson. thewholenote.com March 2019 | 73

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