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Volume 4 Issue 7 - April 1999

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~rnturirs e p rra gsso ciation presents George Bizet CARMEN A3 month ·opera training program Roles available Admission by audition First workshop june 1 Performances Aug27-28 at the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. Coil tact Joyce Jolmson by ·phone/fax at 519-824-7609. Send e-mail for strings to and for piano to, or visit Yip's Music Centre in Richmond Hill has offered its Summer Music Camp tmder the direction of Dr. Gabriel Leung for 9 years now. TI1e·camp offers . classes in percussio.n, strings, and piano for ages 3 to·10, and choir for ages 3 to 16. Classes last for one to ten weeks and nm between mid-June and the end of August. Fees are approximately a day. Audition reqtlired. Contact Belinda Leung at 905- 764-9339. National Music Camp of Canada has been teaching music to young people for over forty years. Held from August 26 to September 3 tmder the direction ofBmce and Harold Naslunan at Camp Wahanowin on Lake Couchiching near Orillia, NMC hosts up to 500 youths aged 10 to 18. Campers should have about one year's experience on their instmment, or if aged 10 to 14 may enter a course for begilmers. Upon arrival campers are infonnally auditioned for streaming. NMC offers a combination of intensive music instmction by a professional music faculty drawn from across Canada, and outdoor activities in a camp accredited by the Ontario Camping Association. Programs include Jazz and Vocal Jazz (for ages 12+), Band/ Orchestra, Classical Guitar, Beginning Instruments, and Suzuki Strings for younger cainpers. Titere is also a Musil; Theatre program which creates a workshop presentation for Open House. A typical day includes four , hours of music instmction, with a "Musical Dessert" perfonnance, after brief rest and swim periods, and an evening program of faculty concerts, campfires and · skits. Campers meet friends and enjoy the camp's 150 acres and fully stalled outdoor activities including swinuning on the waterfront, water and land sports, and arts and crafts. Campers live in cabins with electricity and indoor washroon1s. TI1e price including tax is 9, Scholarships are availabll;!. Contact Lori Boudreau at 416-482-2475, or Aw1 1 '99 M visit www.nationalmusiccanip. com TI1e Diocese of Toronto mns three choir programs. TI1e Girls' Choir School has been around for over twenty years and is held at the Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby from August 15 to 29. Approxiinately 50 to 60 girls aged 7 to 17 years spend their days leaming and practicing choral singing, with an emphasis on sacred music, and secular music in the evenings. Recreational facilities at Trafalgar include a swimming pool and a brand new gym for basketball and floor hockey, ~e1mis Cl!lurts, as well as arts and crafts. TI1ere is a concert for parents on tl1e last night. Fee 5. Call director Tony Browning at 905-727-9009 or 416-483-4325. TI1e Boys' Choir Camp also emphasizes sacred music and · includes basic instmction in singing, and preparation for service and concerts. A typical 1 day includes rehearsals, sports and games, and an after-supper concert by tl1e staff and senior students. Camp Couchiching otTers a lakefront and a wide range of recreational activities. Douglas Jamieson directs.August 21 to 27. Fee 5. Call416- 769-2233 for details. TI1e Diocesan Junior Choir Festival is held April 18 at St. James Cathedral (comer of King and Church). Contact Giles · Bryant at 416-364-7865. Canadian Children's Opera Chorus has rtm a Workshop Week at Camp Kilcoo near . Haliburton Hills, near Mindon, Ontario for over 15 years. (Please note that only children 10 to 16 years who are successful applicants to the CCOC Main Choms are eligible, and auditions for eeoc membership are held in April and May.) Held August 31 to September 3, the program includes workshops in voice, drama and choral singing, as well as typical smruner camp activities~ "TI1ere's a lot of singing al1d fun and camaraderie, giving new choristers a chance to get to know one another, to bond as a group. It provides the opportunity to get a jump start on repertoire, and introduce children to the musical · and educational philosophy of the eeoc." Tile price is 0 per choris!er in addition to eeoc tuition during tl1e year. Contact · General Manager Nina Dragariic at 366-0467 or visit tl1eir web site at Interprovincial Music Camp is a non-profit charitable foundation offering its 39th season .. ofmusical experience in a smruner camp . .r · setting for 11- to 18-year-olds. · Campers should have at least one semester's background in their instnunent. Auditions will stream them into band or orchestra. Set on Lake Manitou~wabing, 20 miles NE of Parry Sound, IMC is one of Ontario's premiere music camps, witl1 large ensemble housing, rehearsal spaces, a theatre and dance tl1eatre. There are also regular camp water and sports activities. Rustic cabins have full washrooms; each cabin houses about eight campers and one counsellor . . Tile dining hall can prepare menus for special diets. IMC is coed witll separate camps for boys and.iirls. August 23 to 27 IM:C hosts Camp Rock where Toronto's top studio musicians teach kids rock 'n' roll; Jazz Camp features big bands and combos, listening sessions, master classes, and nightly concerts; Swing Camp ' has sectionals on brass, winds, and rhytlun. Price including tax is 8.25. Between August 28 and September 5 IMC rm1s its Band Orchestral Camp for campers with introductory knowledge up to Grade 1 0 ARA; and the new Junior String Academy is designed to improve the instmmental skills of 9- to 12-yearolds. All campers get master classes, sectionals, optional chamber music, and attend a 1 hour faculty concert every night. Dennis Edenfield (a member of the original A Chorus Line) directs students in the Musical Theatre Program. Kander & Ebb's And the World Goes Round gets all tl1e kids on stage, dancing and sii1ging. Price including tax 3.15. Contact director Arme Fleming-Read at 416-488-3316. E-mail · Louise Hanly and Patricia Watt nm tl1e Toronto Suzuki Music Camp for 3- to 14-year-olds. Suzuki courses, one of two week-, long sessions, are held July 19 to 23 and 26 to 30 at Oakwood Collegiate at Oakwood and St. Clair Ave. Hanly, a Suzuki 'teacher and flautist, has seen the TORONTo's ONLY COMPRE>;

prograi)l grow to siXty children per week over the past four years. "The first year worked beyond our greatest expectations. We try new things ever year so that children returning have something to look forward to." TI1e price for a week varies from 0 to 5 for the half-day program, . and 0 to 0 for the full day program. Contact Louise Hanly at 416-923-8586 or visit TI1e Canadian Opera Company has in the past conducted a Summer Opera Camp. For infonnation please contact Trevor Rines, Education Coordinator, at 416-363-6671 ext.307. instmment experience who are registered in schools under fanner Etobicoke School Board. There is a waiting list and a balloting process. TI1e 64 students per camp are complemented by 8 to I 0 music teachers and 8 to I 0 student counsellors. Campers play in band and string ensembles, have specialist brass and string workshops, and conservatory students visit to perfonn and after clinics. TI1ere are also familiar camp activities such as swinuning and games. Students live four or five to a room in a.single sex-segregated residence. One 9-day (0) and two 6-day sessions (5) mn ~uly !to 10, July 12 to 17, and July 19 to 24. Call head teacher Two programs are available to Les Dobbin at 394-7276. smne students in parts of the new Students from Grades I to 12 Toronto District School Board. in schools mn by the old City of For about 20 years the old York School Board and in Etobicoke Board of Education Trethewey Schools have the ran the Albion Hills Summer · opportunity to go to the Music Music Camp at the Outdoor Summer School. In its tenth Education Centre about an hour's year, the School is mn from York drive from Etobicoke up Highway .Memorial Collegiate, 2690 50. TI1is resident camp is only Eglin ton (near Keele) between open to Grade 6, 7 and 8 students . July 19 and 30. Programs include with some band or string Integrated Perfonning Arts, Strings, Band,-Keyboard, Vocal Music, Guitar, and Steel Band. Requirements vary with the program. TI1e cost is for each half-day program over the full two weeks. Call 394-2120 for more details. TI1e Ontario Choral Federation mns the Children's Choir Camp, conducted by Jeatmette Steeves, at the Albion Hills Conservation Centre in Bolton, Ontario between July 26 and July 31. TI1ere is no audition, but a short musical test at the beginning assesses the singers' abilities. TI1e resident, six-day camp for children 9 to 15 years (unchanged voices only) offers three full rehearsals plus one sectional rehearsal each day, as well as camp activities like hiking, swiimniug, canoeing, campfires; and a sKit night. Price is 0. Deadline May 17. Call 416-363-7488 or fax 416-363- 8236. E-mail · TI1e Canadian Academy for the Arts and Music mns Young Canada Sings, which offers professional training by qualified instmctors and a chance to perfonn in and around Toronto. CAAM also offers theory courses for RCM exruns, private lessons, and a summer catnp. Call 416- 223-2833 or visit www.canadianacademy.coin III. YouNG MusiCIANS AND ADULTS TI1e Aria International Summer Academy offers three weeks of professional training for young musicians. Held at the University of Western Ontario in London, 27 .faculty offer master classes and private lessons in piano, violin, 1999 Opera Workshop Audition Toronto School of Music Canada W.A. Mozart Don Giovanni Magic Flute Marriage of Figaro Cosi Fan Tutte William Shookhoff, Music Director G.Donizetti L'elisir d'amore G. Puccini Madama Butterfly Register Today Please Contact G. Verdi La Traviata L. Delibes Lakme Toronto School of Music Canada 349 Queen Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, M5V2A4 Tel. (416) 260-1882 Artist International Music & Dance Association's 2"d Annual Music Competition Sponsored by the Toronto School of Music Canada Disciplines: Voice, Piano ari'd Strings Prizes & Awards: Total grant of,000.00. Winners will perform at the North York Centre for the Performing Arts in an upcoming concert. Eligibility: The competition is open to young musicians in the three age groups of: 1) 6 to 16, 2) 17 to 25, and 3) 26 to 35. ~ Process: The competition will be held from May 18 to May 22, 1999. To apply, please send a resume with photo and an application fee of.00 to , Artist International Music & Dance Association, 349 Queen Street West, . Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, M5V2A4 Tel. (416) 260-1882 Defidline for application: May 15, 1999. TORONTo 's ONLY COMPREHENSIVE CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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