2024 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 30 to August 25, 2024

Contact: Customer Service
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, x25
Deadline: Registrations begin in March 2024 and run until each week of the program begins.
Cost: $1200-$2000 per adult, for the full program including lodging, meals and music program

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20240315134930 CAMMAC Summer Music Retreat Lucy HallPair your summer vacation fun with a unique musical experience in the heart of the Laurentians. Each of our eight one-week immersive programs features a different theme, including classical, jazz, Broadway, blues, world music & more. Amateur musicians of all levels, from beginner to advanced, will enjoy a varied selection of classes and activities: chamber music, choir, various instrumental workshops, early music ensembles, orchestra, Broadway theatre, piano/sax/harp intensive programs, songwriting, vocal masterclasses, art classes, yoga, forest bathing, swimming, tennis & more. Kids, teens, & adults participate in separate programs, allowing everyone to play, learn, relax, and grow according to their own rhythm. Come and immerse yourself in the best of what nature and music have to offer

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
July 8 to August 2

Contact: Madeleine Smith
Deadline: May 17, 2024
Cost: $395
Camp hours: 8:45am to 3:30pm

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COC Summer Music CampsCOC Summer Music Camp invites young creatives entering grade 1 to first year university to learn about composition, drama, and design. Campers are supported in a creative and non-competitive environment where they will learn and experiment with diverse modes of artistic expression such as singing, composing, movement, drama, and design. Through the creation of their own original performance, campers will work with professional teaching artists to hone creative skill and explore various areas of the performing arts, culminating in a final showcase for family and friends. No previous experience with music required.

Bursaries available. Please visit coc.ca/summercamps for more information.

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
June 24 to August 2, 2024

Contact: Andrea Schuler, program coordinator
Deadline: May 15, 2024
Cost: $310 - $5910 (varies by program)
Day Program: TBC
Online Available

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Summer@Eastman 2024The Eastman School of Music Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Choose between day camps and half-day workshops for middle and high school students, weeklong institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties, weekly rehearsals and courses for the community, online workshops, and collegiate classes in Music Education, Music History, Music Leadership, and Music Theory.

Toronto, ON - July 14 to 19, 2024
San Diego, CA - June 23 to 28, 2024
Nashville, TN - July 7 to 12, 2024
Fort Lauderdale, FLA - Feb 20 to 23, 2025

Contact: Brian Murray
Deadline: July 2024
Cost: $1000 to $3000 - Varies (depending on options chosen - tuition, accommodation, meals, etc.)

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Guitar Workshop PlusGuitar Workshop Plus offers workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Professional music faculty and world-famous guest artists teach and perform for our participants. Guitar, bass, drum, keyboard, songwriting and vocal courses are offered for all levels, ages, and styles including rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, country and classical. Our top-ranked summer music program provides daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Attendees receive a video of their live performances! Past guest instructors include Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, John Scofield, Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Summers, Victor Wooten, and many others! GWP is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. You’ve seen the rest … Now come learn from the best!

McKeller, ON
August 18 to 23 and August 24 to September 1, 2024

Contact: Anne Fleming-Read
Deadline: August 10, 2024
Cost: $1,075.00 - $1,199.00

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Interprovincial Music Camp 2024Interprovincial Music Camp is Ontario’s most comprehensive residential summer music camp. It has been running for over sixty years, offering programming in beginning band, band, orchestra, jazz, rock, musical theatre, and songwriting. Our faculty includes Canada’s finest performers and educators, with several Juno and Grammy winners.

The IMC experience is all-inclusive, providing 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.

IMC - the highlight of a young musician's summer!

CAMMAC Music Centre, Harrington, QC
August 26 to Sep 1, 2024

Contact: Thais Karsidag
Deadline: July 1, 2024
Cost: varies - see website

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JazzWorks Annual Composers' Symposium & Jazz CampBoasting a highly esteemed international faculty, JazzWorks' Annual summer Composers' Symposium & Jazz Camp, located on the shores of beautiful Lac MacDonald, is open to adult community musicians and talented youth and offers two distinct, compatible programs. Join one or both!

Aug 29-Sep 1: Our residential 3-day Jazz Camp includes workshops, vocal intensives, combo practices, jazz theory & history, masterclasses, jam sessions and performances for community jazz musicians of all levels.

Aug 26-29: Unique in Canada, our 3-day Composers' Symposium/Practice Retreat offers two options: participants can work on original compositions and perform them with professional musician-educators or choose to get away from everyday commitments for quality practice time.

We'd love to see you there!

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, Ontario
July 2 to 12, 2024

Contact: Kim Eyre
Deadline: June 25, 2024
Cost: Regular ($795); Additional Qualifications Registration ($1005)
Camp hours: 8am - 4:30pm weekdays (until 2pm final day)

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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.

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.

Level I is appropriate for experienced teachers, emerging teachers and graduate students. Level II builds on the learning in Level I and is open to those who have successfully completed a KSC or OAKE certified Kodály Level I course.

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON
August 4 to 11, 2024

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

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Lake Field MusicLake 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.

Milford, Ontario
July 7 - August 4 (2 week sesions)

Contact: Meg Hill
Deadline: rolling
Cost: $925-$1100/week

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Music at Port MilfordMusic at Port Milford, established in 1987, offers an intensive chamber music experience for students, ages 12-19, in historic Prince Edward County Ontario. Students work together joyfully and cooperatively to produce weekly performances of chamber, orchestral and choral works, forming strong community and friendships in the process. MPM"s outstanding faculty serve as both coaches and mentors.

The Avondale, Stratford, ON
July 29th to August 3rd, 2024

Contact: Lana Mau
Deadline: May 15th, 2024
Cost: $750
Camp hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Stratford Summer Music's Jazz AcademyThe Stratford Summer Jazz Academy boasts a faculty 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.

The Academy’s focus will be primarily on developing essential skills, but also on internalizing new concepts. 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.

The Avondale, Stratford, ON
August 6th to 11th (dependent on program)

Contact: Lana Mau
Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are filled
Cost: $500
Day program

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Stratford Summer Music's Vocal AcademyThis year, Stratford Summer Music's Vocal Academy offers three separate sessions for interested singers - Art Song (with Kimberly Barber), The Cantatas of J.S. Bach (with Daniel Lichti) and Musical Theatre (with Marcus Nance). Each session will give interested/qualified singers the opportunity to work through repertoire with professionals at the top of their game. As well, each participant will have the opportunity to perform live for our audiences here at SSM.

Our internationally recognized faculty focuses on furthering our participants’ musicianship and technique within a friendly, supportive and creative atmosphere. Ideal applicants will be in or have recently completed a degree/training program with a university or conservatory, and be in the early stages of a career.

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, Ontario
July 31 to August 2, 2024

Contact: Bethany Horst
519-661-2111 x84328
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Cost: $199
Day program

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We're thrilled to announce the return of the popular 3-Day Vocal Intensive for High School Singers at Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music featuring workshops, tours, lessons, training seminars and masterclasses! Culminating with a Finale Concert, the program introduces students to the Don Wright Faculty of Music, faculty members, facilities, resources, library and campus at large. Lunch included all three days.

North York, ON
July 20 - August 18

Contact: Denise Williams
Deadline: May 31, 2024
Cost: $325-$650
Camp hours: variable

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SummerStage The Magic FluteNo Strings Theatre, whose aim is to develop, empower and inspire the next generation of performing artists and Opera by Request, that performs all manner of operatic repertoire decided by the participants, present their 3rd collaborative season of summer opera at the MVL Farm. This summer's choice will be the well-loved, The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, sung in German and with English dialogue. Once again our director will be Gregory Finney. Masterclasses with invited international industry professionals and artists mentors, opera excerpts and an opera pub round out the program and further enriches the experience for international emerging artists. Mozart's The Magic Flute also involves youth in the cast and a chorus, so there will be something in this program for all ages to enjoy!

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