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Volume 5 Issue 6 - March 2000

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I! & Sl Ti:\IER MUSIC LEARNING continued from page 11 . It I lfto' I From June 25 to August 20 the camp offers week-long programs with classes as varied as chamber music, band and choir to Alexander technique, gamelan, Broadway song and dance and early music. There are concurrent programs for children and adolescents accompanied by adults (plus a non-resident children's day camp). Recreation includes swimming, boating, and tennis. Visit, call the national office at 1-888-622-8755, or e-mail The Shelly Berger School of Music begins its summer session in May and plans follow up classes through August. Lome Lofsky, one of Canada's finest jazz guitarists, offers jazz guitar master classes evenings from 7 to 9 pm starting May 11. Also beginning in mid-May are master classes from Juno award-winner Phil Dwyer (Best Jazz Album), and Shelly Berger's course in contemporary musicarranging techniques. Classes at 399 Adelaide St. West. For further information call Shelly Berger at 416-203-m8, or visit Vocal school pro VOCE Studios has another week-long Singer's Retreat in Lion's Head on Georgian Bay at the end of July, with private lessons and workshops and a final public concert. The Retreat is both for advanced singers looking to mix vacation time with lessons, and amateurs looking for a musical vacation. It's an intensive with a "relaxed atmosphere," with time to hike and swim. In June, Jocelyn Rasmussen and Lee Musilcer will lead a workshop in Broadway and pop repertoire focussing on belt techniques. Peter Neff will teach a series oflleder Classes and a Perfonnance Class. Placement audition required. Tina Torlone will teach Learn to Sing for adult beginners. This intensive yet informal one week evening course in July will cover both the basics of vocal technique and how to put them into practice. Ability to read music not required. The seven-week intensive Opera Workshop in June and July with Mila Filatova and Edward Franko will culminate in a fully staged performance. Call416-960-0472 for more information. University Settlement Music and Arts School (23 Grange Road, near the Art Gallery of Ontario) offers two affordable summer music programs for children and adults with qualified and experienced teachers. Some subsidies are available for low income families. The School hosts daytime Music Camp, one session for younger and one session for older children, usually in July and August. Children play instruments, sing, compose and listen to music of many styles and cultures, and get free swim lessons. Price usually around 0. Spaces are limited: call Rachel McGarry at 416-598-3444. Between July 10 and August 20 the Music and Arts Sununer School offers six weekly individual lessons on 17 instruments and voice, plus group music, dance, and art classes for babies, children, adults and seniors of all abilities and backgrounds. Call Annette or Julie at 416- 598-3444. The University of Toronto Faculty of Music offers a variety of Sununer Music Session programs. The six week Music Theor-y Institute prepares students to take RCM exams. Other programs were not confirmed by press time, so call Mary Ann Griffin at 416-978- 3733 or the Faculty of Music at 416-978- 3750. Children and Youth Centauri Arts Sununer Camp is a residential camp for boys and girls 8-18 years near Wellandport in the Niagara region and specializes in arts training. Centauri offers sessions lasting 10-14 days between July 4 and August 22 which mix traditional summer camp activities like sports with intensive and specialized music and arts training. Programs include choir, theatre and musical theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, acting for 1V and film and "Artsquest," a fantasy arts adventure. Junior leadership courses and ESL classes are also offered. The cost is between 0 and 25. Please call416- 766-7124 or visit Choirs Ontario runs two camps. The Children's Choir Camp at the Albion Hills Conservation Centre in Bolton, Ontario runs between July 24 and July 29. There is no audition, but there is a short introductory musical test of the singers' abilities. The residential camp is open to a maximum of sixty campers 9 to 16 years (unchanged voices only), and alternates rehearsals with environmental activities, socials like the staff talent show, campfires, and a skit night. Past educators have included Barbara Clark, Jean Ashworth Bartle, John Barron, and Glenda Crawford. The cost of 5 includes accomodation, food, all rehearsal and workshop fees, camp T-shirt, three final concert tickets. Deadline May 12. Visit or e-mail The deadline has passed for the Ontario Youth Choir, which, led by the Tafelmusilc Chamber Choir's Ivars Taurins, prepares August 20-27 at Queen's University in Kingston for a tour of eastern Ontario in September. Tuition is 0. Deadline February 1. Visit Canadian Children's Opera Chonts has run 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 eeoc Main Chorus are eligible, and auditions for eeoc membership are held in April and May. Contact General Manager Nina Draganic at 366-0467. The Canadian Opera Company has in the past conducted a Sununer Opera camp. For information please contact COC Education Coordinator Trevor Rines at 416-306-2307 or by e-mail at Last year the C0C ran three one-week camp sessions starting the first week of August. Young Musicians and Adults The Centuries Opera Association Swruner Opera Workshop gives young singers a chance to perform in the theatre. "Young" singers are young in experience and are of all ages. "They're people who have talent, but who have never had a chance to perform before," COA director Michele Strano says. "A 40- year-old can be a young singer." COA produces complete operas from the standard repertoire in full costume and staging. This year Centuries is producing Gluck's Orfeo e Eurydice and Donizetti's Don Pasquale. "These are the roles that young singers should learn to put into action in the future," Strano explains. Performances will be staged at the Leah Posluns Theatre. The program costs vary depending on the complexity of the role, vocal coaching requirements, and costumes. Training runs from June 12 to August 27. Auditions have already begun: call Michele Strano 416-787-3708 for further information. The Aria International Sununer Academy offers three weeks of intensive, 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, continued on page 51

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