2022 Summer Music Education Directory

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.

Regardless of your level of skill, there are many options to consider - we're adding profiles as they come in, so check back often to discover an array of ways for you to sharpen your aptitudes, discover new ones, and make lifelong associations and friendships this summer. There is something for everybody. But don’t delay - some programs fill up quickly!

To join The WholeNote Summer Music Education directory, please contact karen@thewholenote.com or call 416-323-2232 x26.

Harrington, QC
June 26 to August 22

Contact: Customer Service
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, x25
Deadline: Registration begins April 2022
Cost: $1200-$2000 per adult, for the full program including lodging, meals and music program
Residential Program

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CAMMAC Music Centre 2022Located on beautiful Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians, CAMMAC will offer eight week-long programs for musicians of all ages and abilities in 2022. Our 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!

July 3 to 10

Contact: Esfir Dyachkov
Deadline: None (see website)
Cost: $599
Day Program (partial participation possible)

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Our goal is to encourage students to love making music. We offer a flexi-stay program. Partial scholarships are available.

We welcome participants of all ages (children/adults), all levels and all instruments. We teach in English, French and Russian.

We end with a gala concert open to the public.

227 Front St. E and 145 Queen St W, Toronto
July 4 to 30 and August 8 to 13

Contact: Community Partnerships & Programs Department
Deadline: Intensive Application Summer Opera Camp is available until sold out. Deadline is April 30
Cost: $340-395 for camp. The Intensive is free tuition to all accepted applicants.
Day Program

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COC Summer Opera Camps COC Summer Opera IntensiveRegistration is now open for the Canadian Opera Company's in-person Summer Opera Camps beginning July 2022. The annual programming provides youths and teens with the opportunity to make new friends, discover new interests, build self-confidence, and have plenty of fun, while exploring opera as both creators and performers. No previous experience with opera or music is required to participate in this program.

New this year, the COC introduces the Summer Opera Intensive. The one-week program (August 8 to 13) intended for advanced singers ages 18+, provides a framework for understanding and exploring a professional singing career, and is tuition-free for the 10 participants accepted through the audition and application process. Applications for this program are due Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Camp Manitou, Parry Sound, ON
August 21 to 26 and August 27 to Sept 4

Contact: Anne Fleming-Read
Deadline: August 15, 2022
Cost: $885.00 - $998.00
Residential Program

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Interprovincial Music CampCelebrating 61 years in 2022! 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, visit our website. IMC - the highlight of a young musician's summer!

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON
August 7 to 14, 2021

Contact: Andrew Wolf
Deadline: See website
Cost: See website

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Lake Field Music 2022Lake 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 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.

Prince Edward County, ON
July 17 to August 14

Contact: Meg Hill
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Cost: $920-$1045/week
Residential Program

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Music at Port Milford 2022Established in 1987, Music at Port Milford brings together promising young musicians with internationally renowned faculty to create an inspiring chamber music summer camp and festival in pastoral Prince Edward County. Established in 1987, MPM offers an intensive experience for advanced string and piano students from across Canada and beyond. The focused, cooperative atmosphere allows students to joyfully immerse themselves in the study and exploration of music. MPM’s outstanding faculty serve as both coaches and mentors.

Location TBA
July 5 to 31

Contact: Denise Williams
Deadline: June 20
Cost: $1500
Day Program (9AM to 5PM)

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No Strings TheatreThis July 2022, No Strings Theatre will be back in person with our signature Teen Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. Join us for 4 weeks (Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM) of acting, singing, and dancing classes as well as rehearsals for the coming-of-age, rock musical, Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Chris Sater. This program and show will be guided by professional artists and is open for ages 13 to 18. No previous experience is necessary. Early bird registration is open now until April 30, 2022. To learn more, check details online or send us an email.

Online delivery via Zoom from Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University
June 4 to 30

Contact: Shelley Heron
519-661-2111 x85844
Deadline: May 14 (performers) and May 21 (auditors)
Cost: Free

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16 online hours via Zoom of performance classes and reed making advice designed to improve your oboe performance skills! Saturdays & Thursdays from 10am-12pm - Online via Zoom.

  • Saturday Sessions - Performance classes highlighting technique, embouchure, tone, pitch, articulation, vibrato, phrasing and practice techniques.
  • Thursday Sessions - Topics include performance anxiety, reed making and instrument maintenance.

This program is free of charge for all participants and auditors. Oboists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to apply for one of the 15 performer spots. Visit website for complete registration information.

Stratford, ON
August 1 to 6

Contact: Lana Mau
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Cost: $625
Day Program

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Stratford Summer Music Jazz Academy 2022The Stratford Summer Jazz Academy boasts a faculty consisting of the very best musicians and educators from coast to coast. Specializing in improvisation and group collaboration, students will have the opportunity to learn in both individual and group settings, culminating in a final performance alongside faculty members as part of Stratford Summer Music.

2022 Jazz Academy “Coast To Coast” Instructors – Jim Doxas, drums; Florian Hoefner, piano; Kelly Jefferson, saxophone; and Jodi Proznick, bass. Every young musician has a unique voice, and the faculty will focus on allowing that voice to develop, whether through articulation, balance of sound, listening, vocabulary, or by simplifying the many mechanical aspects of each student’s chosen instrument.

Stratford, ON
Opera: July 17 to 24, Art Song: July 25 to 31

Contact: Lana Mau
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Cost: $1200/$800

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Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy 2022Co-artistic directors Emily Hamper and Phillip Addis lead an internationally recognized faculty in professional vocal training. Opera: Each session includes public performance. Demo recording opportunities available for opera. In-person study takes place in individual/small-group sessions and masterclasses. Stringent COVID-19 safety measures will be maintained for all activities. We are looking for singers and pianists in the upper years of university/conservatory training or in the early years of a career. Areas of training include role study, technique, diction, acting/text study, coaching and interpretation, recital programming, and real-world career guidance. Art Song participants should apply as singer-pianist duos; opera applicants may apply as individuals.

Saugeen Shores, ON
July 18 to 22

Contact: Laura McDonald
Deadline: July 16, 2022
Cost: $180 - $240
Day Program (9AM - 3:45PM)

Bring your family to our day camp in the beautiful vacation community of Saugeen Shores on Lake Huron. We welcome students aged 4 to 94. Beginners can join Tots and Tunes for ages 4 to 6; Music and Art Exploration 6 to 9; and Beginning Band for all novices.

For more experienced players we teach classes in the brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. There is also a class for jazz instrumental performance. 

For vocalists we offer two classes of Musical Theatre, organized for age groups 9 to 11, and for 12 and up, and a class in vocal jazz. Check out our website for details and online registration!

The Royal Conservatory's TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning - Toronto, ON
August 24 to 28

Contact: Lessia Tkach
Deadline: May 31
Cost: $650 plus $50 non-refundable application fee
Day Program

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The Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute 2022 will be a unique, dramatic experience limited to 8 professionals/emerging artists/graduate and upper year undergraduate students that will further develop their skills in singing classical song while introducing them to the beauty of Ukrainian art songs. Participants will benefit from five days of master classes, teaching materials and intensive one-on-one coaching by our professional faculty, culminating in a public, showcase performance at the Royal Conservatory's Temerty Theatre. This year's faculty includes: Ben Butterfield, tenor (Co-Director and Vocal Coach), Dr. Melanie Turgeon (Co-Director), Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano (Vocal Coach), and collaborative pianists, Steven Philcox and Dr. Leanne Regehr.

Virtual, with In-Person Chamber music option at the VSO School of Music, Vancouver, Canada
July 4 to July 15

Contact: Yvanna Mycyk
604-684-9100 x245
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Cost: $390

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute 2022VSOI is a world-class summer music program taking place virtually and in-person at the VSO School of Music, from July 4, offering students aged 14-28 a one-of-a-kind experience through three connected programs: a Professional Training Program and a Young Musicians Program (both online) and the In-Person Chamber Program.

Students are immersed in a collaborative musical environment and mentored by musicians of the Grammy and Juno Award-winning VSO and internationally-acclaimed music director, Maestro Otto Tausk.

The VSOI looks forward to welcoming students from around the world for another exciting musical summer.

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