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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.

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visit our website. IMC - the highlight of a young musicians summer. ●●K@MP - Kids at Met Performing Kingsway Conservatory Summer Music Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON August 31 to September 4 Contact: Patricia Wright 416-363-0331, x226 Deadline: Until Full Cost: Full Day 0 (0 for siblings); Mornings only 0 (0 for siblings) Day Program Camp Hours: 9am to 12pm; 9am to 3:30pm !! A non-sacred day camp for those ages 4-18 who want to explore the performing arts. No prior experience is necessary. Instruction from experienced professionals in singing, instrumental music, acting and drama, arts and crafts. Runs mornings only for children ages 4 to 6, and from 9am to 3:30pm for kids aged 7 to 18. Pre- and post-camp care (-/day), and subsidies for all fees, are available. ●● Halifax Choral Conducting Institute and HCCI Women’s Conducting Intensive Halifax, NS July 20 to 24 and July 27 to 29 Contact: Caron Daley 412-719-7788 Deadline: May 1, 2020 Cost: Varies by program Day Program !! Entering its seventh season in 2020, the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute offers world-class conducting instruction in an integrative curriculum and dynamic community of learning, equipping conductors of all levels to be confident and courageous musical leaders. This week-long workshop (July 20 to 24) offers Active and Auditing conducting tracks and a Choir-in-Residence opportunity for experienced choral singers. New in 2019, the HCCI Women’s Conducting Institute addresses the gender-gap in conducting by empowering women conductors with dynamic musical and leadership tools for the podium. This 3-day event (July 27 to 29) is the first of its kind in Canada! 2020 Clinicians: Jerry Blackstone, Sarah MacDonald and Caron Daley. ●●Kincardine Summer Music Festival Huron Heights Public School, 785 Russell Street, Kincardine, ON August 10 to 15 Contact: D. Schnarr 519-396-9716 Deadline: August 3, 2020 Cost: 0 Day Program Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm !! KSMF is renowned for excellence in programming and presentations. Daily music classes August 10 to 14 offer fun and exciting learning experiences led by professional musicians. Beginning to advanced levels in Strings, Bands, Guitar, and Vocal programs culminate in a Friday concert. Advanced students may join an orchestra and chorus in Saturday’s performance of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”. Students receive tickets to the fabulous KSMF Evening Concert Series August 10 to 14, featuring the very best of Canada’s top artists. Special outreach concerts for students introduce their music. Free “4 O’Clock in the Park” concerts August 9 to 14 in downtown Victoria Park. A great opportunity for adults, younger students and families in lovely Kincardine on the Lake Huron shore - Music and the Beach! ●●Interprovincial Music Camp Camp Manitou, Parry Sound, ON August 23 to 28 and August 29 to September 6 Contact: Anne Fleming-Read 416-488-3316 Deadline: August 15, 2020 Cost: 5 - 8 Residential Program !! Celebrating 60 years in 2020! IMC offers programs for orchestra, band, rock, jazz, choir, musical theatre, and songwriting. The camp has been providing young musicians with exceptional musical training and unforgettable summer-camp experiences since 1961. Campers fine-tune skills as musicians, develop friendships and forge a lifelong love of music while enjoying the setting of one of Canada’s finest camp facilities. The IMC experience includes housing, meals, classes, sectionals, large and small ensembles, faculty concerts, recreational activities and evening programs. Each session, IMC concludes with performances for family and friends. Our faculty includes Canada’s finest performers and educators. For more information, ●●Kingsway Conservatory Summer Music Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON Weekly programs from June 29 to August 21 Contact: Sharon Burlacoff 416-234-0121 Deadline: Registration open; early-bird savings deadline March 15, 2020 Cost: Program costs vary Day Program Camp Hours: Program hours vary !! KCM’s inspiring summer programs for various ages and experience levels promise to excite and engage! For Summer 2020: Kingsway Chamber Music Festival - Strings & Piano for Intermediate & Senior levels (strings min RCM Gr. 3, piano min RCM Gr. 5) including coachings, orchestra rehearsals, group composition, workshops, guest artists; “Annie KIDS” (ages 8 to 12) and “Frozen JR” (ages 10 to 14) Music Theatre Camps - preparing and presenting fantastic, full-scale musical productions on a professional stage; Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camps (ages 4 to 8) inspiring self-expression through music, art and drama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp 46 | March 2020

(ages 4 to 10) for string players in their beginning years; private instruction on all instruments. ●●Kodály Certification Program - Levels I, II and III Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON July 6 to 17 Contact: Cathy Benedict 519-661-2043 Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full) Cost: 5 Day Program !! In this two-week intensive program, participants will strengthen their personal musicianship and pedagogical skills, with content grounded in a contemporary understanding of the philosophy inspired by Zoltán Kodály. Levels I, II and III are offered. 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. New for 2020! Primary Junior Vocal Music Part 1 Additional Qualification (AQ). Faculty of Education, Western University, and a special workshop, open to all, will be held during the Kodály program with a focus on Indigenous music and ways of knowing. Music At Port Milford Prince Edward County, ON July 19 to August 16 Contact: Margaret Hill 914-439-5039 Deadline: Rolling Admissions Cost: 5 to 05/week Residential Program !! 2020 marks Music at Port Milford’s 34th 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. 2020 Faculty Artists include Quatuor Saguenay (formerly Alcan), pianist Angela Park, select members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and select faculty from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy, and Royal Conservatory of Music. ●●Lake Field Music Camp Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON August 9 to 16 Contact: Andrew Wolf 647-692-3463 Deadline: June 30, 2020 Cost: 99 to 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 and master classes, 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. ●●Music at Port Milford ●●Music at Port Milford Adult Chamber Intensive Prince Edward County, ON August 4 to 9 Contact: Meg Hill 914-439-5039 Deadline: May 15, 2020 Cost: 0 Day Program !! If you are pining away to spend some time in Prince Edward County, play some great chamber music, and relax at Sandbanks Provincial Park and tour the County vineyards, come join us at Music at Port Milford’s Adult Chamber Intensive for Strings, under the direction of Adrian Fung, founding cellist of the critically acclaimed Afiara Quartet, and recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year! There are many lovely housing options in The County, but they fill up quickly, so it is best to apply soon! ●●Music Niagara Performance Academy St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON July 18 to 26 Contact: Barbara Worthy 905-468-0092 or 905-468-5566 Deadline: June 15, 2020 Cost: 0 plus HST Residential Program !! Music Niagara’s Performance Academy is a nine-day program offering a unique blend of individual lessons, master classes, chamber music, interactive workshops, and public performances, for gifted young musicians aged 12 to 18, to improve, complement and enhance musical performance and stage presence. Overview - Master Classes: open lessons, and solo/group chamber music instruction with acclaimed faculty and festival artists; Workshops: public presentation, vocal skills, body language and performance presentation March 2020 | 47

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