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Volume 25 Issue 6 - March 2020

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FEATURED: Music & Health writer Vivien Fellegi explores music, blindness & the plasticity of perception; David Jaeger digs into Gustavo Gimeno's plans for new music in his upcoming first season as music director at TSO; pianist James Rhodes, here for an early March recital, speaks his mind in a Q&A with Paul Ennis; and Lydia Perovic talks music and more with rising Turkish-Canadian mezzo Beste Kalender. Also, among our columns, Peggy Baker Dance Projects headlines Wende Bartley's In with the New; Steve Wallace's Jazz Notes rushes in definitionally where many fear to tread; ... and more.


2020 SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION DIRECTORY PART 2 Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your musical activities, whether you are an avid amateur musician, professional, or looking for music education programs for children. Part 1 of our Summer Music Education directory appeared in print in our February issue, featuring profiles from programs most of which (but not all) had early application deadlines. The program names are listed below, but please visit and look for “2020 Summer Music Education” under the “Who’s Who” tab to read the profiles. Newer submissions appear in the following pages (and can also be found online). Happy summer planning! Interprovincial Music Camp To join The WholeNote Focus on Summer Music Education online please contact karen@ or call 416-323-2232 x26. The WholeNote Directory Team PROJECT MANAGER: KAREN AGES PROJECT EDITOR: KEVIN KING LAYOUT AND DESIGN: SUSAN SINCLAIR PROOFREADING: DANIAL JAZAERI WEBSITE: KEVIN KING Visit to read profiles for the following: ● Canadian Opera Company Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON July 6 to August 1 ● Domaine Forget - International Music and Dance Academy 5 Rang Saint Antoine, Saint-Irénée, QC May 31 to August 20 ● Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute Sault Ste. Marie, ON July 19 to August 1 ● Summer@Eastman Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY June 29 to August 7 ● Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty of Music, University of Toronto May 31 to June 13 ● Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC June 27 to July 6 ● Westben’s Performer-Composer Residency 6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, ON July 5 to July 12 ●● CAMMAC Harrington, QC June 28 to August 16 Contact: Marion Plouvin 1-888-622-8755 Deadline: No applications – registration up until each week’s beginning Cost: Children (5 to 11 yrs): 5 / Student (12 to 24 yrs): 5 / Adults (25+): 0 / Accommodations are additional. Residential Program !! Located on beautiful Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians, CAMMAC offers 7 week-long programs for musicians of all ages and abilities. Our summer programs take place in a relaxing, non-competitive environment, where you can play, meet people who share the same passions, learn from dedicated teachers, and discover new repertoire. Activities and workshops include choir, orchestra, chamber music, small ensembles, masterclasses, Broadway, Jazz, Early Music, World Music, Orff, dance, yoga, drawing, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more. Vegetarian meals are available, and we offer a range of accommodations including private rooms, family rooms and camping. Make your summer memorable: come with family and friends, and immerse yourself in the best of what nature and music have to offer! ●●Camp Musical Tutti 2600 College St., Sherbrooke, QC June 28 to July 5 Contact: Esfir Dyachkov 514-486-8727 44 | March 2020 Deadline: None Cost: (Registration), 0 (Educational Program), 0 (Food and Lodging) !! Camp musical Tutti takes place in the picturesque Eastern Townships. 2020 is our 25th anniversary! Our goal is to encourage students to love making music. We run residential and day camps, and we offer a flexi-stay program. Partial scholarships are available. As a non-profit organization, we will present our annual benefit concert, featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Dang Thai Son, on April 16, 2020 at 7:30pm in Bourgie Hall, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal H3G 1G2. We welcome participants of all ages (children/adults), all levels and all instruments. We teach in English, French and Russian. Courses include choir, master classes, individual lessons, chamber music and orchestra, theatre, art, swimming and other recreational activities. We end with a gala concert. ●●Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) 2020 Mozart “Requiem” Sulmona, Italy July 1 to 8 Contact: Dianne 416-766-7817 Deadline: March 31, 2020 Cost: 0* (Basic) Residential Program !! Sing the Mozart “Requiem” in Italy! For singers aged 18-80. Join conductor Matthew Otto, COSI 2020’s Choir-In-Residence, the Toronto Youth Choir, Sulmona’s Cappella Musicale Pamphiliana, conductor Alessandro Sabatini, COSI Soloists, and instrumentalists of Ensemble COSI, in vaulting ancient cathedrals of Sulmona and Pratola Peligna. Enjoy “la vita bella” of Sulmona’s medieval town centre, introductory Italian lessons, master class attendance, group music sessions with COSI’s international faculty, rehearsals, the glorious culminating performances, and a day trip to the Amalfi Coast. All are included in the basic fee. Not included: transportation, food, and accommodation (made available by arrangement at €40/ night double occupancy). ●●Choral Conducting: Literature, Techniques & Leadership Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON July 27 to 31 Contact: Patrick Murray 519-661-2043 Deadline: June 1, 2020 Cost: Active Conductors: 25 + HST, Singers/Auditors: 5 + HST/ week or + HST/day Day Program !! Open to community choir conductors, teachers, and conducting students, this five-day workshop will enable participants to deepen their expressive capabilities from the podium and explore a breadth of choral repertoire from multiple time periods and styles. Morning seminars and masterclasses will focus on different repertoire and topics each day, including accessible historical repertoire, score study, preparing larger works, and performance practice. In the afternoons, participants will join with other students in Western University’s summer music education Master’s program in masterclasses focused on rehearsal techniques. Participants will choose one piece to rehearse in the afternoons with the laboratory choir. Centre for Opera Studies in Italy ●● Choral Mosaic 2020 Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON June 26 and 27 Contact: Kate Molina 416-508-9639 Deadline: Midnight June 12, 2020 Cost: 9 Day Program !! Choral Mosaic 2020 is a brand-new choral music festival at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga from June 26 to 27, 2020. Choral music lovers are invited to attend workshops and master classes that are designed for singers of all skill levels. These include: Embodied Choral Singing with Dr. Kimberly Barber, Building a Healthy and Expressive Choir with Dr. Elroy Friesen, Exploring Multicultural Connections Through Community Music with Dr. Charlene Pauls & Natalie Fasheh, An Introduction to South Indian Singing with Suba Sankaran & Dylan Bell and Raising Voices: Music and People Living with Dementia with Bob Anderson & Ruth Watkiss. All choristers will be invited to sing in a mass choir gala performance of a new work by composer Kim André Arnesen. ●●Guitar Workshop Plus Toronto, ON; Nashville, TN; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA July 26 to 31 Contact: Brian 905-567-8000 Deadline: Up until start date (space permitting) Cost: Varies (depending on options chosen) Residential Program !! Guitar Workshop Plus offers workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Our faculty members are professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in summer music programs, workshops, private settings, and post secondary universities. Along with receiving visits from world famous guest artists, our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Guitar courses are offered for all levels, ages, and styles including blues, jazz, rock, country, acoustic, and classical. Bass, drum, keyboard, vocal, and songwriting classes are offered as well. Resident and non-resident tuitions are available. March 2020 | 45

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