Springing Into Summer Sweetness

What good is the warmth of summer, without the joy of music to give it sweetness? And sweet as listening to music can be when the restraints of our regular schedules have been lifted, how much more so to engage in summer music-making! To remind ourselves of why we pour passion into musical activity in a context that leaves us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, because it is out of the ordinary.

If you are thinking about music programs for yourself, your children or your whole family, our annual Summer Music Education directory is a great place to start (whether you are raring to go this summer, or already kicking yourself for leaving things too late again!

There are many options to choose from here, whether you are an amateur musician or an emerging professional. The 35 profiles below, written by the organizations themselves, offer a singular insight into the range of musical opportunity that awaits.

There are programs for musicians young and old, geared toward classical music, vocals, songwriting, jazz, rock, music theatre, guitar and much more. Residential programs will get you out of the city, province, or even country, while day camps are available for those who are looking for something closer to home. Though some of these programs have application deadlines that may have passed or are fast approaching, it is not too late to apply to most of them. We are confident that you’ll find something that suits your interests, whether for this summer or for many summers to come!

This directory will be maintained and updated online on an ongoing basis, year round, so check back at thewholenote.com/resources for updates.

To join The WholeNote Summer Music Education Directory: address inquiries to karen@thewholenote.com or call 416-323-2232 x26.

The WholeNote Directory Team:

Project Manager: Karen Ages

Project Editor: Kevin King

Layout and design: Bryson Winchester

Proofreading: Sara Constant

Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps.jpgFour Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario
July 10 to 29, 2017 (Little Company: July 10 to 14; Junior Company: July 17 to 21; Senior Company: July 24 to 29)
Contact: Katherine Semcesen, associate director, education and outreach
416-363-8231 (COC Box Office)
Deadline: Until full
Cost: $310 (Little and Junior companies) / $360 (Senior Company)
Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm (Little and Junior Companies)
9am - 4pm (Senior Company)

The Canadian Opera Company’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps offer children and youth entering grades 1 to 12 an immersive operatic experience. Participants playfully explore opera as both creators and performers, while developing their skills in a fun yet intensive one-week camp. Weekly activities include story creation, singing, composing, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. Each week ends in a special rehearsal open to family and friends.

Sulmona, Italy
July 6 to 16, 2017
Contact: Katrina King
Cost: $1,990 (including tuition, accommodation and two meals daily)
Residential program

The COSI Academy is a ten-day intensive enrichment program for students aged 17 to 19 who are interested in music and language studies in Italy.

The Music program for singers and pianists includes: private lessons, repertoire coaching, masterclasses and recitals. Seminars focus on audition preparation, musicianship and artistic collaboration. The Italian Language Studies program includes Italian language training along with varied opportunities for practical application. Topics include common phrases, grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Interactive cultural experiences (market trips, a cooking class) are also included. Evenings will be spent taking in concerts and performances in Sulmona. Exciting group excursions, at an additional cost, will be arranged. The COSI Academy changes lives! It is an amazing experience you’ll remember forever.

Classical Pursuits.jpgToronto, Ontario and worldwide
July 16 to 21, 2017 and year-round
Contact: Melanie Blake
Deadline: Varies
Cost: $1,485 to $4,990
Day and residential programs

Travel the world – or your own hometown – with the world’s best books, art and music as your guides. Classical Pursuits offers two unique ways to share your passion for culture and conversation with other adults. Toronto Pursuits is a week of discussion-based seminars on topics from Plato to the history of the symphony and includes a five-part lecture series by opera expert Iain Scott. Travel Pursuits combines cultural travel with literary discussion. In 2017/18, our program includes journeys to Mexico for Day of the Dead and the Somme battlefields of WWI. With Classical Pursuits, enjoy meaningful learning experiences and time to relax, reflect and spend time with friends old and new.

Don Wright Faculty of Music 1.jpgWestern University, 1151 Richmond St., North London, Ontario
Programs for all ages May 1 to August 30, 2017
Contact: Program coordinator
Deadline: open
Cost: Varied
Day programs

The Don Wright Faculty of Music offers several musical workshops this summer tailored to various ages, experience levels of musicians and music educators. Summer opera intensives: Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA) and the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO) provide singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize, and sustain a career in the operatic profession; Kodály Certification Program: engages music educators in an innovative pedagogical workshop, strengthening their musicianship and enhancing their teaching ability; and Choral Music Education - Explorations in Gesture, Sound and Pedagogy: A five-day intensive course, for choral music educators at all levels of experience. COAA (May 1 to 27, $700); AEDO (July 3 to August 13, €3000 incl. housing in Lucca, Italy); Kodály (July 2 to 14; $695). Choral workshop (August 26 to 30, $595 or $125 by day).

Don Wright Faculty of Music 2.JPGWestern University, 1151 Richmond St., North London, Ontario
August 10 to 13, 2017
Contact: Thea Boyd
519-661-2111 x81410 or 519-495-1660

Deadline: March 19, 2017 (contact coordinator for availability if date has passed)
Cost: $400
Day program (daily hours vary)

A new chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. Open to senior high school students (grades 11 and 12) and undergraduate college/university students of violin, viola and cello. With an emphasis on new music, First Nations influences and Canadian music, learn about new trends in a wholly non-competitive environment. Includes chamber music coaching and health-and-wellness activities specifically curated for the well-rounded musician. Workshops range from Haydn to website design. Opening night jam party features Canadian fiddler Shane Cook. Three concerts anchor the festival featuring Ensemble Made in Canada, Geoff Nuttall, Western University faculty members and festival participants. Preference given to artistically-inclined applicants looking to be global citizens who are curious about how to break out from traditions.

Grafton, Ontario
August 21 to 28, 2017
Contact: Bozena Hrycyna, artistic director, education & outreach
Deadline: Until full
Cost: Early Bird $550, $650/adults, $250 children

Folk Camp is an arts-based intergenerational summer camp that offers participants a week long immersion into folk culture through workshops in traditional singing, craft, dance and cooking with a focus on polyphony and Eastern European folklore. Participants attend up to 3 workshops a day that run the course of 5 full days, in addition to participating in evening dances, storytelling and bonfire jams. A temporary "village"- the camp provides an opportunity for singing, dancing, and crafting practices to be embodied in cultural context. The singing worshops this year include: Ukrainian/Belarusian polyphony, Romani singing, Kalevala (Finnish ballads), American Folk Song, and Native Drum Circle. A complementary children's program runs alongside the adult program. Family and friends are welcome to join evening dinners and dances at the end of camp. Tuition includes all organic meals, lodging and craft materials.

Guitar Workshop Plus 1.jpgToronto, ON; July 23 to 28, 2017
San Diego, CA; June 18 to 23, 2017
Nashville, TN; July 30 to August 4, 2017
Seattle, WA; August 13 to 18, 2017
Contact: 905-567-8000
For ages 10 to 90, beginner to professional

Guitar Workshop Plus offers week-long 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 and classical. Our top-ranked summer music program provides the opportunity to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Participants also take away a DVD of their live performances! Past guest instructors include Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, John Scofield, Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Summers, Billy Sheehan 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!

Camp Manitou, McKellar, Ontario
August 20 to 25, August 26 to September 3, 2017
Contact: Anne Fleming-Read

Cost: $799 - $998
Residential programs

IMC offers programs for orchestra, band, rock, jazz, choir, musical theatre, songwriting and sound engineering. The camp has been providing young musicians 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, masterclasses, 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 www.campIMC.ca. IMC - the highlight of a young musician’s summer!

CAMMAC Music Centre, Harrington, Quebec
August 17 to 20 & optional August 15 to 17, 2017
Contact: Anna Frlan, administrator

Deadline: July 17, 2017
Cost: Music fee $440 plus accommodations fee
Residential program

JazzWorks’ unique 3-day weekend jazz workshop is an intensive learning opportunity for adult jazz musicians of all levels, beginner through professional, and advanced high school musicians. Participants immerse themselves in a program that includes small group combo rehearsals, masterclasses, improvisation classes, jazz history, arranging and composition, and jam sessions, plus a Vocal Intensive Program for singers. JazzWorks also offers an optional 2-day Composers’ Symposium/Independent Practice from August 15 to 17 with private studios and consultations for composing and/or practising. All will give a public concert on Sunday, August 20 at 12:30pm. JazzWorks gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa.

Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario
July 1 to 11, 2017
Contact: Jacob Lakirovich

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Residential programs

The Festival will feature a full program of masterclasses, concerts and competitions. The programs of the school encompass private instrumental lessons with internationally renowned teachers, masterclasses and workshops, chamber music classes, orchestral and ensemble classes, concert solo performances with the Academy orchestras, solo and chamber music recitals, as well as special seminars for Ear Training, Composition and Theory of Music. Performances in an acoustically superb concert hall and Serenade Concerts under the moonlight shore of Lake Couchiching will mesmerize our audiences and guests. Participation in the festival is incredibly valuable for musicians of all ages and levels. The extensive musical training they will receive during this period will inevitably have a great impact on their personal growth as musicians and as individuals.

Kingsway Conservatory Summer Music 2017 1.jpgKingsway Conservatory of Music,
2848 Bloor Street W., Toronto, Ontario
Weekly programs from July 3 to August 18, 2017
Contact: Kingsway Conservatory of Music
Deadline: Open, early-bird discount deadline April 30
Day programs

Committed to “Inspired Learning,” the Kingsway Conservatory of Music provides summer programs for various ages and experience levels that engage, challenge and excite on many levels. Offerings for summer 2017 include: Kingsway Chamber Music Festival - Strings & Piano for Intermediate & Senior levels (strings min. RCM Gr 3, piano min. RCM Gr 5) including chamber coaching, orchestra rehearsals, group composition, workshops and guest artists; “Annie KIDS” (8 to 12 years) and “Guys and Dolls JR” (13 to 17 years) Musical Theatre Camps - preparing and presenting fantastic, full-scale musical productions on a professional stage; Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camp (4 to 8 years) inspiring self-expression through music, art and drama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (4 to 10 years) for string players in their beginning years; Private instruction on all instruments.

Lake Field Music Camp.jpgLakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario
August 13 to 20, 2017
Contact: Andrew Wolf
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Residential program

Lake 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 more than 50 workshops, technique and masterclasses, 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 air-conditioned classrooms and a theatre. Dormitory (air-conditioned and fresh-air) and meal plans are available.

Laurier Faculty of Music Summer Programs.jpgWilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, Ontario
May to August 2017 (contact for details)
Contact: Outreach coordinator
519-884-1970 x2492

Deadline: Open
Cost: Based on program
Day and residential programs available

Laurier’s Faculty of Music offers summer programs for students of all abilities. New for 2017, Laurier will host a three-week professional training Music Theatre Academy (May 8 to 26, $950) focusing on improving skills in acting, dance and belt/mix vocalization for classically-trained singers. QuartetFest, Laurier’s international intensive chamber music workshop for young artists is led by the Penderecki String Quartet and is open to string quartets and string ensembles with piano (May 26 to June 11, $600). The Faculty of Music’s Conservatory (Beckett) offers summer programs in Music and Drama Magic (ages 7 to 13, $260), Art n’ Play (ages 5 to 7, $130), Music Mania (ages 5 to 7, $130), Music Explorers (ages 7 to 10, $130), Art Incubator (ages 7 to 10, $130) and Jazz for Adults (ages 18+, $260).

Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy 1.jpg5, rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, Québec
June 4 to August 20, 2017
Contact: Rachel Tremblay
Deadline: February 15, 2017, except Guitar, Dance and Pop Singing & Production (April 1, 2017) and Choir (May 1, 2017)
Cost: $710 CDN - $3660 CDN
Residential program

Le Domaine Forget Academy offers serious students the opportunity to perfect their skills under the auspices of world-renowned artists. The beauty and tranquility of the setting at Domaine Forget inspire creativity and the facilities are perfectly suited to the needs of both students and teachers. Whether you are a young professional or an advanced student, you will benefit from the opportunity to further your musical training through the tutelage of established teachers and the participation in masterclasses given by distinguished international artists.

Little Voices Dancing Feet 2.jpg2171 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario (plus 2 other Beach & Leslieville locations during the rest of the year)
June 27 to August 3, 2017
Contact: Jodie Friesen

Cost: $99 / 6-week session
Day program

Active, interactive, age-appropriate, educational and FUN! Quality, small group Music & Movement classes for babies, toddlers & preschoolers with their parent/caregiver, led by an experienced and enthusiastic Master Orff teacher. Classes feature traditional, global, classical and original songs & rhymes for clapping, tickling, peekaboo, bouncing, swinging & rocking, plus instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, castanets, rhythm sticks and much more!), scarves to dance with, musical books and friendly singing puppets. Helping children discover the joy of music for over 25 years!

Michael Warren Vocal Intensive at Westben 2.jpgWestben Clock Tower Cultural Centre, Campbellford, Ontario
June 22 to 24, 2017
Contact: Donna Bennett

Deadline: June 15, 2017
Cost: $25 - $235
Camp Hours: 1pm - 9pm

Sing along with Westben! We welcome back Dr. Michael Warren for another powerful 3-day immersion experience designed for all levels and genres of singers, age 16 and older. Sessions are aimed at heightening a singer’s vocal and artistic development in a group setting. Participants work one-on-one with Dr. Warren in half-hour lessons that are observed by the other participants. Limited number of private lessons will also be available. A gifted and positive teacher, Dr. Warren has helped students who have sung leading roles in all the major opera houses of the world, performed leading roles on Broadway, or sung in major jazz venues globally. Some may be your favourite stars – some may even be your neighbours! Contact the Westben Box Office for the schedule and fees.

Midsummer Sound Festival 1Midhurst, Ontario (just outside of Barrie)
July 10 to 14 and 17 to 21, 2017
Contact: Nena LaMarre

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Cost: $410
Camp Hours: 9am - 4pm

Midsummer Sound Festival is a fun and immersive learning environment for students to receive top-level instruction in their instrument. Faculty consists of Suzuki-certified, Dalcroze-certified, and University-trained musicians, including Juilliard, Yale, Western and UofT alumni with extensive teaching and international performing experience. Teachers instruct, mentor and perform alongside a group of young musicians aged 6 to 24 in Midhurst, Ontario, for an inspiring summer course in violin, viola, cello, piano, voice and guitar. Classes in music theory, history and musicianship are designed for children and adapted from the current teaching methods of premier music institutions. Teens and university students perform concerts with their faculty coaches, and may enroll as a pre-formed group. Daily classes in jazz, improv, orchestra, art, chess and tennis round out the day. The program runs twice, for five days. Each week culminates in a solo recital and final concert. Beginners are welcome.

Prince Edward County, Ontario
Session I: July 16 to July 30; Session II: July 31 to Aug 13, 2017
Contact: Meg Hill
Deadline: Rolling admissions
Cost: $900/week
Residential program

2017 marks Music at Port Milford’s 31st year of bringing internationally-renowned artist faculty and students with a passion for chamber music together to create an inspiring summer music experience. Throughout July and August, this experience is proudly shared with Prince Edward County, as the students and faculty bring the highest calibre of chamber music to Ontario. 2017 Faculty Artists include Canadian ensembles: The Afiara Collective, Tokai String Quartet, and members of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Ballet of Canada.

Music Niagara Performance Academy 1.jpgSt. Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
July 22 to July 31, 2017
Contact: Barbara Worthy
905-468-0092 or 905-468-5566

Deadline: May 31, 2017
Cost: $900 +HST
10-Day Residential Program, all students billeted in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Music Niagara’s Performance Academy’s 10-day program offers a unique curriculum of experiential arts workshops for gifted young musicians, aged 11 to 21, to complement, enhance and improve overall musical performance, plus masterclasses with acclaimed visiting artists.
Overview: masterclasses - open lessons and solo/group chamber music instruction with festival artists; public presentation - vocal skills, body language and performance presentation style; drama - from Shakespeare to improvisation, scenes, games, text and activities; poetry - working with language and rhythm to appreciate composition; period dance - body movement and fitness, dancing to the music they play; Alexander technique - relieve physical stress, improve performance strength and potential.

Students are also guaranteed two public performances. Personal practice time is reserved in the daily schedule.

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario
Session 1: July 3 to 14, 2017
Session 2: July 17 to 28, 2017
Contact: SMC Administrator
905-687-4993 x228

Deadline: Ongoing to the beginning of each session
Cost: $170 - $390 depending on class choices
Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm, extended care to 5pm

SMC offers classes for children 18 months to Grade 12. Primary programs include Orff, MYC, Ukulele Kids, Harpsicles, and Rainbow Voices and Percussion. Grades 3 and up, beginners or experienced, choose instruction in orchestral instruments and participate in Concert Band and SMC orchestra, or combine two half day programs of Choral, Piano, Handbells, Recorder or Guitar for a full day. Experienced students study Composition or take Jazz Band; all campers perform a concert. Advanced music students attend the 3- or 4-week Academy for intensive theory, repertoire development, private and ensemble coaching and mock auditions. SMC and Academy instructors are dedicated music educators; SMC includes daily recitals, music appreciation activities, crafts and sports. SMC now welcomes third generation campers – Join us!

No Strings Theatre Summer Programs 1.JPGArtscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario
Summer Youth Intensive: July 4 to 30, 2017
Summer Weekly Programs: July 11 to 15, 2017
Contact: Denise Williams

Deadline: June 15, 2017
Cost: $300 - $400/week
Camp Hours: 9am - 5:30pm

Music Theatre training and performance programs for youth in Toronto led by industry professionals; workshops in singing, acting, dancing, creative writing, audition prep, acting on camera, masterclasses and rehearsals. This season will feature the Tony Award-winning Canadian musical theatre show ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ by Lisa Lambert and Greg Carpenter in July (Youth Program) and a new Canadian musical by Tyler Check and Tristan Hernandez in August (EAP). Tween Program (10 to 13), Youth Program (12 to 21), Emerging Professional Artist Program, EAP (19 to 35).

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
August 11 to 20, 2017
Contact: Elena Koneva, office manager

Deadline: February 27, 2017 (possibly extended)
Cost: audition fee $40; camp fee $695
Residential program

Ontario Youth Choir (OYC) is an annual summer choral program for youth from across the province. OYC provides the highest quality choral training and performance opportunities to young singers (ages 16 to 23), offers a rare bridge from school choirs to professional choirs and develops choral skills under the direction of some of Canada’s outstanding choral leaders. The Ontario Youth Choir offers an unforgettable experience, fun, and friendship.

The program consists of rehearsals, masterclasses, voice lessons, social activities and a short tour. In 2017, the OYC resides at Carleton University training for 7 days and spending 3 days performing in communities across Ontario. Limited bursary assistance is available in certain situations and may be applied upon acceptance into the program.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario
June 19 to July 31, 2017
Contact: Deanna Di Lello
416-924-6211 x250
www.mnjcc.org (search: Opera for All)

Cost: $120 (no HST)

Visiting Artist, Maestro Alvaro Lozano Gutierrez, returns for this hit program. Whether you are an amateur singer or experienced chorister, this is for you. Learn popular opera choruses in Italian and French. Choose between June 19 to July 24 daytime rehearsal or June 21 to July 26 evening rehearsal. All levels welcome. Learning materials provided. Participant concert on July 31.

Randolph Kids Camp 1.jpg736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario
August 8 to 31, 2017
Contact: Lee-Anne Galloway, Kids Program coordinator
416-924-2243 x225

Deadline: Registrations accepted until first day of each camp
Cost: Broadway Babies: $299
Both BB Camps: $550
Glee: $550
Both Glee Camps: $1,000
Musical Theatre Creation Lab: $650
Both MTCL Camps: $1,200
Camp Hours: 9am - 5pm

Randolph Kids are encouraged to express themselves and be inspired to learn within a safe and nurturing environment. Campers spend an unforgettable summer immersed in the arts while also learning valuable life skills, creating lasting friendships, and building confidence that extends beyond the studio and the stage.

Musical Theatre Creation Lab (Grades 9 to 12): Students spend 9 days immersed in intense creation, exploration and performance work to conceive, write and star in an original one-act musical.

Glee (Grades 3 to 8): Hip hop, vocal, and acting improv classes, plus special creative electives, coupled with choreographed Glee routines.

Broadway Babies (Grades 1 to 2): A four-day camp with singing, acting, dancing and crafts.

273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario
July and August 2017 (varies by program)
Contact: Conservatory School

Deadline: various
Cost: $250 - $1500
Day programs

Play, sing, and perform at the Royal Conservatory School this summer! We offer camps for ages 4 through adult. Try out different instruments at Instrument Exploration Camp (ages 5 to 8), sing at a themed vocal camp (ages 6 to 10), or explore the violin, viola, cello, or double bass at the Summer String Institute (ages 4+). Want to experience all the musical fun in French? In partnership with Alliance Française, we are excited to bring back our Camp en français (ages 5 to 8). Students starting or continuing a band instrument are invited to join our Band Camp (ages 9 to 14). For teens, we offer the Summer High School Voice/Opera Intensive to help refine vocal technique. For teen and adults, the Cadence A Cappella Bootcamp – taught by renowned vocal group, Cadence – will provide the opportunity to sing in a fun and relaxed environment. Camps sold out early last year, so register now!

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario
July 17 to 21, 2017
Contact: Deanna Di Lello
416-924-6211 x250
www.mnjcc.org (search: SICA)
Cost: $250 (no HST)
Camp Hours: 10am - 1pm

Intensive half-day summer vocal camp for adults, focus on Opera, Musical Theatre and Vocal Technique. Exclusively with Visiting Artist, Maestro Alvaro Lozano Gutierrez. All levels welcome, and be prepared to work hard!

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario
July 10 to 14, 2017
Contact: Deanna Di Lello
416-924-6211 x250
www.mnjcc.org (search: SICA)
Cost: $400 (no HST)
Camp Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Want a singing stay-cation? Our goal is to excite participants about what they can do with their voice, determination, and exposure to different musical genres. Experience over 25 hours of musical instruction, including group work and masterclasses, in vocal production, choral singing, jazz, cabaret, opera, performance strategies and more. Classes are hands-on.  Great faculty include Micah Barnes, Dylan Bell, Adi Braun, Ori Dagan, Aaron Jensen, Heather Bambrick and Gillian Stecyk. All teachers love to work with adult learners. Some amateur choral/singing experience is required to ensure you enjoy your time to the fullest.

Southampton, Ontario
July 24 to 28, 2017
Contact: Laura McDonald
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Cost: $255 - $300
Camp Hours: 9am - 3:45pm

Summer Music provides the best quality music instruction available through a broad range of musical programs in a safe and inclusive environment. Participants experience growth in their music skills and music appreciation while becoming part of the music community. Through community partnership and generous supporters, we strive to make the programs financially accessible to all.

Our classes are taught by master teachers from Canada and the US. We offer classes in band instruments, guitar, and jazz for students of all ages, musical theatre for young singers, early childhood programs, and an art and music class for children.

The camp runs for the week of July 24 to 28 and features several concerts by students and a professional concert presented by the teachers and expert community members. Visit the beautiful community of Southampton Ontario and enjoy a wonderful educational experience.

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute 1.JPGWilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
August 13 to 18, 2017 (students)
August 12 to 20, 2017 (teachers)
Contact: Tracy Jewell
Deadline: Early bird May 1, 2017
Cost: Varies with program
Day programs; accommodation on campus available
Camp Hours: 8:30am to 4pm; evening activities also available

SOSI is an annual learning holiday for junior to advanced students, their parents, and teachers. Student programs in violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano include private lessons, group activities, enrichment classes, exciting optional classes, play-ins, and concerts. Our Mini-Institute provides a taste of the Institute to our younger first-time registrants who would like a half-day schedule. Our Suzuki Early Childhood Education program offers classes for infants to age three. SOSI’s Young Artist Program for violin, cello, and piano offers instruction for advanced students. For parents, SOSI provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn new skills in working with their children. Teachers can develop and enhance their teaching skills during courses with outstanding instructors. See our website for full details.

Summer at Eastman 1.jpgRochester, NY, USA
June 26 to August 4, 2017 (varies by program)
Contact: Andrea Schuler
585-274-1074 or toll-free 1-844-820-3766
Deadline: June 1, 2017 (some programs have earlier deadlines; see website for details)
Cost: $265 - $4650
Day and Residential programs

The Eastman School of Music’s Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Choose between residential music programs and camps for middle- and high-school students (Summer Jazz Studies, Music Horizons, and Eastman at Keuka), week-long institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties (for students and adults), half-day music workshops for youth, and collegiate classes in music education, music history and music theory. New programs this year include the Eastman Trumpet Retreat at Keuka (for adult students), Level 1 Dalcroze certification, Alexander Technique for Musicians, Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop, Cello and Guitar institutes, and Schubert to Sondheim: Pedagogy for the Male Voice. Visit www.summer.esm.rochester.edu for course information, schedules and registration details.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario
July 3 to 7, 2017
Contact: Gretchen Paxson-Abberger
416-924-6211 x0
www.mnjcc.org (search: camps, suzuki)
Camp Hours: 9am - 4pm (Extended care 8am - 9am, 4pm - 6pm)

Our 2017 MNjcc Suzuki Summer Music Camp, running July 3 to 7, is open to all violin, viola, cello, and piano students who study by the Suzuki method. We offer all levels, from those who have learned Twinkles with fingers to beyond Suzuki Book 8. Along with a basic daily foundation of semi-private lessons and Suzuki group repertoire lessons, campers will also participate in three enrichment classes. All camp activities will take place within the MNjcc facility.

If you would like more information, and/or would like to be mailed a brochure with registration forms, please contact camp director, Gretchen Paxson-Abberger at suzuki@mnjcc.org. Registration can also be done in person at the MNjcc Info Desk.

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto,
80 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
May 29 to June 11, 2017
Contact: Caitlin Cross
416-964-9562 x241
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Cost: $1,375
Day program

The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is a world-renowned training program in instrumental and vocal baroque-performance practice, led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field. This comprehensive training program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber ensembles, opera scene study for singers, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance and concerts by both participants and faculty. The Institute is held at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Advanced students and professional musicians are invited to apply. Visit www.tafelmusik.org/TBSI for details.

Central Toronto,Ontario. Location TBA
July 17 to 21 and July 24 to 28, 2017
Contact: Mary Fisher
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Camp Hours: 9am - 4pm

The TSSP Summer Music and Arts Day Camp offers children ages 4 to 12 an enriched artistic experience featuring strings (Suzuki, Traditional and Fiddling), piano and guitar, as well as art, Orff music and movement, theory, orchestra, chamber music, African drumming and music theatre. The faculty are highly trained, experienced professionals. Each week concludes with a concert showcasing what the children have learned. Friendships are made that continue from year to year. Teenagers are welcome to apply to volunteer to receive community service hours. The camp has been running for 8 years.

Toronto, Ontario
July 30 to August 5, 2017
Contact: Eli
Deadline: Rolling until June 1, 2017
Cost: $525 - $800
Camp Hours: 9am - 11pm

Adult Amateur Musicians! Join us for one week of playing with some of the best professional classical musicians in Canada. Choose from three streams - choir, chamber music, or piano masterclass.

Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute

The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario
August 7 to 13, 2017
Contact: Marianna Zaparyniuk, Lessia Tkach
Ciarlo Communications 416-763-3783
Deadline: April 1, 2017 (with some flexibility)
Cost: $50 Application fee (non-refundable); $500 Tuition fee (includes tuition, use of practice rooms and pianos, and course materials)
Day program, accommodation available
Camp Hours: 9:30am - 6pm, assigned rehearsals in evening

The first Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute is a unique dramatic experience for approximately 12 young professionals/emerging artists in the field of classical music to further develop their skills in singing classical song and new repertoire: Ukrainian art songs that reflect a spirit of love, poetry and history. Students will develop a clearer understanding of how to express an art song, no matter what form, no matter what language. Students will be presented with a book of scores of all 32 Ukrainian art songs, to be rehearsed throughout the week and performed at the open concert. Each student is required to start the program, having learned and memorized four assigned art songs. Faculty include: Pavlo Hunka, Albert Krywolt, Dr. Melanie Turgeon and Robert Kortgaard.

Whistler and Vancouver, British Columbia
June 25 to July 4, 2017
Contact: Christin Reardon MacLellan
604-684-9100 x246
Deadline: March 12, 2017
Cost: $1,350
Residential program

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world-class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in two performances of the Whistler Institute Orchestra, chamber music, instrumental coaching, as well as a variety of unique performance opportunities will fill students’ warm summer days and cool, refreshing evenings in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia.

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