2020 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 numerous choices for you to look over. The profiles below, presented by the programs themselves, illustrate an abundance of chances for you to sharpen your aptitudes, discover new ones, and make lifelong associations and friendships. Truly, there is something for everybody. But don’t delay - some of them fill up quickly!

This directory will be maintained and updated online on an ongoing basis, year round, so check back here for updates or look for the print version of the directory, published in our March 2020 issue.

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

The WholeNote Directory Team

Project Manager: Karen Ages
Project Editor: Kevin King
Layout and design: Susan Sinclair
Proofreading: Danial Jazaeri
Website: Kevin King

Harrington, QC
June 28 to August 16

Contact: Marion Plouvin
Deadline: No applications – registration up until each week’s beginning
Cost: Children (5 to 11 yrs): $275 / Student (12 to 24 yrs): $375 / Adults (25+): $550 / Accommodations are additional.
Residential Program

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CAMMACLocated on beautiful Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians, CAMMAC offers 7 week-long programs for musicians of all ages and abilities. Our summer 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!

2600 College, Sherbrooke, QC
June 28 to July 5

Contact: Esfir Dyachkov
Deadline: None
Cost: $75 (Registration), $650 (Educational Program), $570 (Food and Lodging)

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Camp musical TuttiCamp musical Tutti takes place in the picturesque Eastern Townships. 2020 is our 25th anniversary! Our goal is to encourage students to love making music. We run residential and day camps, and we offer a flexi-stay program. Partial scholarships are available. As a non-profit organization, we will present our annual benefit concert, featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Dang Thai Son, on April 16, 2020 at 7:30pm in Bourgie Hall, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal H3G 1G2. We welcome participants of all ages (children/adults), all levels and all instruments. We teach in English, French and Russian. Courses include choir, master classes, individual lessons, chamber music and orchestra, theatre, art, swimming and other recreational activities. We end with a gala concert.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON
July 6 to August 1, 2020

Contact: Sarah Forestieri
sarahf@coc.ca learn.coc.ca/EventsPrograms/ChildrenYouthFamilies/summer-opera-camps
Deadline: Until Full
Cost: $300 - $360 (depending on age)
Day Program

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Canadian Opera CompanyThe Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps offer children entering grades 1 through first year university an immersive operatic experience. Participants will playfully explore opera as both creators and performers, while developing their skills in a fun, yet intensive, week-long camp. Weekly activities include story creation, singing, composing, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. Participants will work with professional artists to create and design their own opera, nurture performance skills, and experience every element of an opera come together in a final performance for family and friends. Ideal for any arts-loving teen. All levels of experience are welcome. No audition required.

Sulmona, Italy
July 1 to 8

Contact: Dianne
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Cost: $950* (Basic)
Residential Program

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COSI 2020 Mozart RequiemSing the Mozart “Requiem” in Italy! For singers aged 18-80. Join conductor Matthew Otto, COSI 2020’s Choir-In-Residence, the Toronto Youth Choir, Sulmona’s Cappella Musicale Pamphiliana, conductor Alessandro Sabatini, COSI Soloists, and instrumentalists of Ensemble COSI, in vaulting ancient cathedrals of Sulmona and Pratola Peligna. Enjoy “la vita bella” of Sulmona’s medieval town centre, introductory Italian lessons, master class attendance, group music sessions with COSI’s international faculty, rehearsals, the glorious culminating performances, and a day trip to the Amalfi Coast. All are included in the basic fee. Not included: transportation, food, and accommodation (made available by arrangement at €40/night double occupancy).

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON
July 27 to 31

Contact: Patrick Murray
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Cost: Active Conductors: $625 + HST, Singers/Auditors: $295 + HST/week or $80 + HST/day
Day Program

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Choral Conducting Literature Techniques LeadershipOpen to community choir conductors, teachers, and conducting students, this five-day workshop will enable participants to deepen their expressive capabilities from the podium and explore a breadth of choral repertoire from multiple time periods and styles.

Morning seminars and masterclasses will focus on different repertoire and topics each day, including accessible historical repertoire, score study, preparing larger works, and performance practice. In the afternoons, participants will join with other students in Western University’s summer music education Master’s program in masterclasses focused on rehearsal techniques. Participants will choose one piece to rehearse in the afternoons with the laboratory choir.

Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON
June 26 and 27

Contact: Kate Molina
Midnight June 12, 2020
Day Program

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20200207124246 freeplay promoChoral Mosaic 2020 is a brand-new choral music festival at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga from June 26 to 27, 2020. Choral music lovers are invited to attend workshops and master classes that are designed for singers of all skill levels. These include: Embodied Choral Singing with Dr. Kimberly Barber, Building a Healthy and Expressive Choir with Dr. Elroy Friesen, Exploring Multicultural Connections Through Community Music with Dr. Charlene Pauls & Natalie Fasheh, An Introduction to South Indian Singing with Suba Sankaran & Dylan Bell and Raising Voices: Music and People Living with Dementia with Bob Anderson & Ruth Watkiss. All choristers will be invited to sing in a mass choir gala performance of a new work by composer Kim André Arnesen.

5 Rang Saint Antoine, Saint-Irénée, QC
May 31 to August 20

Contact: Rachel Tremblay
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Cost: Depending on session and duration of stay
Residential program

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Domaine Forget International Music and Dance AcademyDomaine Forget is an academy of music and dance recognized internationally for its outstanding quality of instruction. It is here, on the heights of Saint-Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region, that some 500 young students from around the world gather every summer. On the program: masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music, lectures, special workshops and concerts for every taste.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON
July 19 to August 1

Contact: Frank Deresti
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Cost: $2000 - includes room and board
Residential program

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Great Lakes International Summer Music InstituteWe are a 2-week summer program catering to advanced string and piano students in late high school or university. Through a holistic and collaborative approach, our intensive program aims to provide students with a transformative experience that will positively impact their futures as musicians and as inspired leaders in their fields. Students will arrive playing at a high level on their instruments, and will leave with a wealth of new knowledge, skills, perspective and inspiration. Students will receive lessons from highly-skilled faculty as well as collaborating in daily chamber music rehearsals, performing in masterclasses and recitals, attending workshops and presentations on various topics, attending faculty concerts, and exploring Lake Superior Park and other local attractions.

Toronto, ON; Nashville, TN; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA
July 26 to 31

Contact: Brian
Deadline: Up until start date (space permitting)
Cost: Varies (depending on options chosen)
Residential Program

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DSCN2889 2Guitar Workshop Plus offers workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Our faculty members are professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in summer music programs, workshops, private settings, and post secondary universities. Along with receiving visits from world famous guest artists, our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Guitar courses are offered for all levels, ages, and styles including blues, jazz, rock, country, acoustic, and classical. Bass, drum, keyboard, vocal, and songwriting classes are offered as well. Resident and non-resident tuitions are available.

Halifax, NS
July 20 to 24 and July 27 to 29

Contact: Caron Daley
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Cost: Varies by program
Day Program

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20200208185655 2020 HCCI WCIEntering its seventh season in 2020, the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute offers world-class conducting instruction in an integrative curriculum and dynamic community of learning, equipping conductors of all levels to be confident and courageous musical leaders. This week-long workshop (July 20 to 24) offers Active and Auditing conducting tracks and a Choir-in-Residence opportunity for experienced choral singers. New in 2019, the HCCI Women’s Conducting Institute addresses the gender-gap in conducting by empowering women conductors with dynamic musical and leadership tools for the podium. This 3-day event (July 27 to 29) is the first of its kind in Canada!

2020 Clinicians: Jerry Blackstone, Sarah MacDonald and Caron Daley.

Camp Manitou, Parry Sound, ON
August 23 to 28 and August 29 to September 6

Contact: Anne Fleming-Read
Deadline: August 15, 2020
Cost: $885 - $998
Residential Program

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Interprovincial Music CampCelebrating 60 years in 2020! 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 musicians summer.

Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON
August 31 to September 4

Contact: Patricia Wright
416-363-0331, x226
Deadline: Until Full
Cost: Full Day $220 ($200 for siblings); Mornings only $110 ($100 for siblings)
Day Program
Camp Hours: 9am to 12pm; 9am to 3:30pm

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20200211173145 2006869 1A non-sacred day camp for those ages 4-18 who want to explore the performing arts. No prior experience is necessary. Instruction from experienced professionals in singing, instrumental music, acting and drama, arts and crafts. Runs mornings only for children ages 4 to 6, and from 9am to 3:30pm for kids aged 7 to 18. Pre- and post-camp care ($10-$15/day), and subsidies for all fees, are available.

Huron Heights Public School, 785 Russell Street, Kincardine, ON
August 10 to 15

Contact: D. Schnarr
Deadline: August 3, 2020
Cost: $200
Day Program
Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm

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Kincardine Summer Music FestivalKSMF is renowned for excellence in programming and presentations. Daily music classes August 10 to 14 offer fun and exciting learning experiences led by professional musicians. Beginning to advanced levels in Strings, Bands, Guitar, and Vocal programs culminate in a Friday concert. Advanced students may join an orchestra and chorus in Saturday’s performance of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”. Students receive tickets to the fabulous KSMF Evening Concert Series August 10 to 14, featuring the very best of Canada’s top artists. Special outreach concerts for students introduce their music. Free “4 O’Clock in the Park” concerts August 9 to 14 in downtown Victoria Park. A great opportunity for adults, younger students and families in lovely Kincardine on the Lake Huron shore - Music and the Beach!

Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Weekly programs from June 29 to August 21

Contact: Sharon Burlacoff
Deadline: Registration open; early-bird savings deadline March 15, 2020
Cost: Program costs vary
Day Program
Camp Hours: Program hours vary

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Kingsway Conservatory Summer MusicKCM’s inspiring summer programs for various ages and experience levels promise to excite and engage! For Summer 2020: Kingsway Chamber Music Festival - Strings & Piano for Intermediate & Senior levels (strings min RCM Gr. 3, piano min RCM Gr. 5) including coachings, orchestra rehearsals, group composition, workshops, guest artists; “Annie KIDS” (ages 8 to 12) and “Frozen JR” (ages 10 to 14) Music Theatre Camps - preparing and presenting fantastic, full-scale musical productions on a professional stage; Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camps (ages 4 to 8) inspiring self-expression through music, art and drama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (ages 4 to 10) for string players in their beginning years; private instruction on all instruments.

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON
July 6 to 17

Contact: Cathy Benedict
Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full)
Cost: $795
Day Program

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Kodály Certification Program Levels I II and IIIIn 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. Levels I, II and III are offered. 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.

New for 2020! Primary Junior Vocal Music Part 1 Additional Qualification (AQ). Faculty of Education, Western University, and a special workshop, open to all, will be held during the Kodály program with a focus on
Indigenous music and ways of knowing.

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON
August 9 to 16

Contact: Andrew Wolf
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Cost: $1199 to $1499

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Lake Field Music CampLake 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 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 19 to August 16

Contact: Margaret Hill
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Cost: $895 to $1005/week
Residential Program

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Music At Port Milford2020 marks Music at Port Milford’s 34th 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. 2020 Faculty Artists include Quatuor Saguenay (formerly Alcan), pianist Angela Park, select members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and select faculty from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy, and Royal Conservatory of Music.

Prince Edward County, ON
August 4 to 9

Contact: Meg Hill
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Cost: $450
Day Program

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Music at Port Milford Adult Chamber IntensiveIf you are pining away to spend some time in Prince Edward County, play some great chamber music, and relax at Sandbanks Provincial Park and tour the County vineyards, come join us at Music at Port Milford’s Adult Chamber Intensive for Strings, under the direction of Adrian Fung, founding cellist of the critically acclaimed Afiara Quartet, and recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year! There are many lovely housing options in The County, but they fill up quickly, so it is best to apply soon!

St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
July 18 to 26

Contact: Barbara Worthy
905-468-0092 or 905-468-5566
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Cost: $990 plus HST
Residential Program

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Music Niagara Performance AcademyMusic Niagara’s Performance Academy is a nine-day program offering a unique blend of individual lessons, master classes, chamber music, interactive workshops, and public performances, for gifted young musicians aged 12 to 18, to improve, complement and enhance musical performance and stage presence.

Overview - Master Classes: open lessons, and solo/group chamber music instruction with acclaimed faculty and festival artists; Workshops: public presentation, vocal skills, body language and performance presentation style; Drama: from Shakespeare to improvisation, scenes, games, text and activities; Period Dance: body movement and fitness, dancing to the music you play; Alexander Technique: relieve physical stress, improve performance strength. Students guaranteed up to four public performances.

Niagara, ON
July 6 to 31

Brody Smith
905-687-4993, x223
Deadline: June 29, 2020
Cost: $190 to $410
Day Program
Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30pm

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Niagara Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp SMCSince 1962, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Camp (SMC) has inspired and encouraged young musicians from the Niagara Region and beyond. We offer music instruction in a fun, inclusive day-camp atmosphere and welcome campers of all abilities.

Campers have the opportunity to experience daily recitals featuring faculty and guest artists, approximately 32 hours of masterclasses in each two-week session, orchestra, string ensemble, jazz band, or choir participation, specialized age-appropriate Early Years programming in both sessions, supervised outdoor recreation and daily crafts, and every camper participates in SMC concerts.

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON
July 21 to 24

Contact: Shelley Heron
519-661-2111, x85844
Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full)           
Cost: Session 1: $250 + HST for performers / $200 + HST for auditors; Session 2a: $75 + HST for performers / $50 + HST for auditors; Session 2b: $75 + HST for all registrants
Day Program

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Oboe Intensive At Western UniversityMore than 40 hours of master classes, tutorials, reed making and recitals to choose from, designed to improve your oboe performance skills! Session 1 (July 21 to 23) - Oboe Fundamentals - master classes highlighting technique, embouchure, tone, pitch, articulation, vibrato and phrasing; hands-on reed making and cane preparation; daily reed checks for performers; the art of knife sharpening with additional optional classes. Maximum of 12 performer participants. Session 2 (July 24) - two options: a) Performance / Audition Preparation - includes techniques for successful performances, as well as managing performance anxiety, excerpt review, and mock audition; b) “Concert Stories” Workshop - designing and performing with Joey Salvalaggio, former principal oboe of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, ON
July 13 to 18

Contact: Sebastian Ostertag
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Cost: $199 to $399
Day Program
Camp Hours: 9am to 4:15pm

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Orchestra North Owen SoundHeld in the heart of the scenic city, Orchestra North boasts a renowned faculty of nationally acclaimed musicians who specialize in classical, jazz, fiddle, popular music and more. Our variety of exciting programs are designed to inspire string, woodwind and brass players of all ages and abilities from across Canada.

Beginner Strings: a fun and engaging introduction to string-playing and orchestra for ages 5 to 10. Half- and full-day programs available. Strings, Winds & Brass: experience outstanding private instruction, play in chamber and symphony orchestras while performing with featured artists. Orchestra North Academy: develop and refine skills for a career in music performance, outreach, and education. Full tuition and stipend provided.

Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, London, ON
July 20 to 31

Contact: Ruth Wright
Deadline: June 1, 2020 (or until full)
Cost: $795 (subject to change)
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This course and workshop will focus on investigating the nature and pedagogies establishing progressive methods in popular music education in the 21st century. With an emphasis on practical music making, supported by reading, research, and discussion, participants will explore pedagogic developments in the field of music education and create their own version of a 21st century music curriculum. Content for this course and workshop will include: informal popular music learning; mash-ups and remixes; music video production; the iPad as a classroom instrument; song writing; creativity development using GarageBand and other music software and apps.

The Edward Jackman Centre, 947 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
June 14 to August 9

Contact: Guillermo Silva-Marin
Deadline: Ongoing
Cost: TBD
Day Program

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Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (SOLT) is a unique program combining learning and performing in an environment that reflects the professional operatic world of today. Participation in the SOLT workshop is achieved through an assigned role(s) after the audition process. The program combines a series of music rehearsals, master classes, dramatic discussions, lectures and staging rehearsals, culminating in the week of performances at the Robert Gill Theatre. Many past SOLT alumni have benefitted from the workshop through a fine-tuning of technical and interpretative skills and an expansion of repertoire in a career that demands great versatility. It has nurtured, developed and promoted the careers of hundreds of Canadian singers for over 34 years.

Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY
June 29 to August 7

Contact: Andrea Schuler
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Cost: varies by program
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Summer at EastmanThe 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 for high-school students (Summer Jazz Studies and Summer Classical Studies), week-long institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties (for students and adults), and collegiate classes in music education, music history and music theory. New programs this year include The Unbroken Circle: Native American Song and Dance Workshop, Eastman Percussion Festival, Professional Development for the Orchestral Clarinetist, and online courses in Russian Lyric Diction and Spanish Lyric Diction. Visit our website for course information, schedules and registration details.

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
May 31 to June 13

Contact: Laëtitia Lancellotta
416-964-9562 x241
llancellotta@tafelmusik.org www.tafelmusik.org/artist-training/tafelmusik-baroque-summer-institute
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Cost: $1,395
Residential program

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Tafelmusik Baroque Summer InstituteThe 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. Since its inception in 2002, TBSI has continued to attract high-calibre musicians from far and wide. Consider joining an amazing group of musicians to delve into the world of baroque music: we promise you an intensive learning experience and lots of wonderful music-making. The TBSI program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber ensembles, opera scene study for vocalists, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance and public concerts by both participants and faculty.

Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, ON
July 27 to August 1

Contact: Jennifer Mak
647-430-5699, x111
Deadline: Rolling Applications (April 24 for the Chamber Music Program)
Cost: $700 for the Chamber Choir; $950 for the Chamber Music Program, Piano Masterclass, and Bass Workshop
Day Program
Camp Hours: 9am to 5pm, with evening concerts and events

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Toronto Summer Music Community AcademyIf you’re an advanced amateur musician looking to connect with other musicians, join the TSM Community Academy, where you can spend a fun week making music with our Festival artists! Participants enjoy access to all main stage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, events (July 27 to August 1), as well as the opportunity to perform onstage at Walter Hall.

Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, ON
August 16 to 22

Contact: Lana Mau
519-271-2101, x3
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Cost: $600
Day Program

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TORQ PERCUSSION SEMINARNow in its ninth year, TorQ Percussion Seminar is an opportunity for university-level percussionists to come together for an intense but rewarding week of rehearsals, discussions, master classes, creation and performance, under the direction of the TorQ Percussion Quartet (Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy). Operated in association with Stratford Summer Music in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, Canada, TPS2020 will culminate in a series of public performances as part of the festival.

The core of the TPS experience is ensemble rehearsal. Each participant will be part of multiple ensemble pieces that will be rehearsed throughout the week; that rehearsal process will culminate in a finale concert, presented as part of Stratford Summer Music.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
June 27 to July 6

Contact: Ryan Kett
604-684-9100 x246
Deadline: March 11, 2020
Cost: $1,515
Residential program

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestral InstituteThe Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute (VSOI) offers students a comprehensive and nurturing orchestral training program. Our faculty is comprised of musicians from the renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of VSO music director, Maestro Otto Tausk. Musical opportunities abound, as all of our students play in the Institute Orchestra, rehearse and perform in chamber ensembles, and participate in masterclasses and repertoire classes. The VSOI offers fantastic performance opportunities, including student and faculty recitals, a concerto competition, as well as chamber music performances. The VSOI culminates with performances by the Institute Orchestra in iconic Vancouver settings, including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, one of Canada's finest concert halls.

Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, ON
July 20 to July 29 and July 30 to August 5

Contact: Lana Mau
519-271-2101, x3
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Cost: $600 to $1200
Day Program

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VOCAL ACADEMY 2020The Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy launches its sixth season in 2020. We are an intensive study program for professionally-trained singers and for pianists with a keen interest in pursuing careers as coach/accompanists. Our internationally recognized faculty focuses on the perfection of musicianship, language and technique within a supportive and creative atmosphere. This year we offer the course in two sections; Opera and Oratorio (July 20 to 29), and Art Song (July 30 to August 5). Applicants may apply to one or both of these sections. Applicants should either be in a degree/training program with a university, conservatory or opera company, or have recently completed such training. All participants will perform in a Finale Concert, as well as at other events TBA.

6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, ON
July 5 to July 12

Contact: Ben Finley
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Cost: $0
Residential program

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Westbens Performer Composer ResidencyThe Performer-Composer Residency at the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity is an intergenerational and international gathering of creative risk-takers whose practice involves some combination of performance and composition. It is an intensive, week-long collaborative environment, with peer-led workshops culminating in a final performance – deeply woven into the beautiful rolling hills of Canada’s Northumberland County. This is not a typical summer music program; it is not based on teacher-student divisions, tuition or competition. Designed for leading professional, dedicated emerging musicians from Canada and beyond, it encourages perspectival exchanges within a plurality of approaches to music-making, while sharing a commitment to building communities through music.

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