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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.

!! More than 40 hours of

!! More than 40 hours of master classes, tutorials, reed making and recitals to choose from, designed to improve your oboe performance skills! Session 1 (July 21 to 23) - Oboe Fundamentals - master classes highlighting technique, embouchure, tone, pitch, articulation, vibrato and phrasing; hands-on reed making and cane preparation; daily reed checks for performers; the art of knife sharpening with additional optional classes. Maximum of 12 performer participants. Session 2 (July 24) - two options: a) Performance / Audition Preparation - includes techniques for successful performances, as well as managing performance anxiety, excerpt review, and mock audition; b) “Concert Stories” Workshop - designing and performing with Joey Salvalaggio, former principal oboe of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. ●●Orchestra North Owen Sound Niagara Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp 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 guaranteed up to four public performances. ●●Niagara Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp (SMC) Niagara, ON July 6 to 31 Brody Smith 905-687-4993, x223 Deadline: June 29, 2020 Cost: 0 to 0 Day Program Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm !! Since 1962, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Camp (SMC) has inspired and encouraged young musicians from the Niagara Region and beyond. We offer music instruction in a fun, inclusive day-camp atmosphere and welcome campers of all abilities. Campers have the opportunity to experience daily recitals featuring faculty and guest artists, approximately 32 hours of masterclasses in each two-week session, orchestra, string ensemble, jazz band, or choir participation, specialized age-appropriate Early Years programming in both sessions, supervised outdoor recreation and daily crafts, and every camper participates in SMC concerts. ●●Oboe Intensive at Western University Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON July 21 to 24 Contact: Shelley Heron 519-661-2111, x85844 Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full) Cost: Session 1: $250 + HST for performers / 0 + HST for auditors; Session 2a: + HST for performers / + HST for auditors; Session 2b: + HST for all registrants Day Program Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, ON July 13 to 18 Contact: Sebastian Ostertag 416-993-3172 Deadline: June 1, 2020 Cost: 9 to 9 Day Program Camp Hours: 9am to 4:15pm !! Held in the heart of the scenic city, Orchestra North boasts a renowned faculty of nationally acclaimed musicians who specialize in classical, jazz, fiddle, popular music and more. Our variety of exciting programs are designed to inspire string, woodwind and brass players of all ages and abilities from across Canada. Beginner Strings: a fun and engaging introduction to string-playing and orchestra for ages 5 to 10. Half- and full-day programs available. Strings, Winds & Brass: experience outstanding private instruction, play in chamber and symphony orchestras while performing with featured artists. Orchestra North Academy: develop and refine skills for a career in music performance, outreach, and education. Full tuition and stipend provided. ●●Progressive Methods in Popular Music Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON July 20 to 31 Contact: Ruth Wright 519-661-2043 Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full) Cost: 5 (subject to change) Day Program !! This course and workshop will focus on investigating the nature and pedagogies establishing progressive methods in popular music education in the 21st century. With an emphasis on practical music making, supported by reading, research, and discussion, participants will explore pedagogic developments in the field of music education and create their own version of a 21st century music curriculum. Content for this course and workshop will include: informal popular music learning; mash-ups and remixes; music video production; the iPad as a classroom instrument; song writing; creativity development using GarageBand and other music software and apps. ●●Summer Opera Lyric Theatre The Edward Jackman Centre, 947 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON June 14 to August 9 Contact: Guillermo Silva-Marin 416-922-2912 Deadline: Ongoing 48 | March 2020

Cost: TBD Day Program !! Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (SOLT) is a unique program combining learning and performing in an environment that reflects the professional operatic world of today. Participation in the SOLT workshop is achieved through an assigned role(s) after the audition process. The program combines a series of music rehearsals, master classes, dramatic discussions, lectures and staging rehearsals, culminating in the week of performances at the Robert Gill Theatre. Many past SOLT alumni have benefitted from the workshop through a fine-tuning of technical and interpretative skills and an expansion of repertoire in a career that demands great versatility. It has nurtured, developed and promoted the careers of hundreds of Canadian singers for over 34 years. ●●Toronto Summer Music Community Academy Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, ON July 27 to August 1 Contact: Jennifer Mak 647-430-5699, x111 Deadline: Rolling Applications (April 24 for the Chamber Music Program) Cost: 0 for the Chamber Choir; 0 for the Chamber Music Program, Piano Masterclass, and Bass Workshop Day Program 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 main stage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, events (July 27 to August 1), as well as the opportunity to perform onstage at Walter Hall. ●●TORQ Percussion Seminar Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, ON August 16 to 22 Contact: Lana Mau 519-271-2101, x3 Deadline: May 31, 2020 Cost: 0 Day Program !! Now in its ninth year, TorQ Percussion Seminar is an opportunity for university-level percussionists to come together for an intense but rewarding week of rehearsals, discussions, master classes, creation and performance, under the direction of the TorQ Percussion Quartet (Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy). Operated in association with Stratford Summer Music in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Canada, TPS2020 will culminate in a series of public performances as part of the festival. The core of the TPS experience is ensemble rehearsal. Each participant will be part of multiple ensemble pieces that will be rehearsed throughout the week; that rehearsal process will culminate in a finale concert, presented as part of Stratford Summer Music. ●●Vocal Academy 2020 Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, ON July 20 to July 29 and July 30 to August 5 Contact: Lana Mau 519-271-2101, x3 Deadline: March 20, 2020 Cost: 0 to 00 Day Program !! The Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy launches its sixth season in 2020. We are an intensive study program for professionally-trained 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. This year we offer the course in two sections; Opera and Oratorio (July 20 to 29), and Art Song (July 30 to August 5). Applicants may apply to one or both of these sections. Applicants should either be in a degree/training program with a university, conservatory or opera company, or have recently completed such training. All participants will perform in a Finale Concert, as well as at other events TBA. WHO’S WHO FIND OUT IN THE WHOLENOTE ONLINE all the time THE WHOLENOTE.COM/WHO All inquiries to THE CANARY PAGES Directory of Southern Ontario’s Choirs PRINTED IN MAY Deadline to join: Tuesday April 7 THE GREEN PAGES Guide to Summer Music in Ontario and Beyond PRINTED IN OUR SUMMER EDITION (JUNE/JULY/AUGUST) Deadline to join: Tuesday May 5 THE BLUE PAGES Directory of Music Makers PRINTED IN OCTOBER Deadline to join: TBA March 2020 | 49

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