2021 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 online on an ongoing basis, so check back here for updates.

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: Danial Jazaeri
Layout and design: Susan Sinclair
Website: Kevin King

CAMMAC Music Centre, Harrington, QB
June 26 to August 22 2021 (TBC)

Contact: Sylvie Laplante
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, x25
Deadline: None
Cost: TBC

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CAMMACLocated on beautiful Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians, CAMMAC will offer eight week-long programs for musicians of all ages and abilities in 2021. 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!

Every 7 weeks thru 2021

Contact: Victoria Yeh
Deadline: Rolling deadlines
Cost: $349 - 899 USD (early bird discounts available)
Day Program

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Creative Strings Workshop OnlineLed by Christian Howes, Creative Strings Workshop Online is a 7-week bootcamp for musicians who want to go to their next level, don’t want another degree, and need structure to clear the most pressing blocks holding them back. During this bootcamp we’ve had musicians and teachers from all over the world take their personal playing, careers, and teaching to new heights. Whether you’re a student, amateur, pro player or teacher, you'll get:

- Private lessons to clarify your goals & plan
- Workbook to track progress & stay accountable.
- 14 Play Along Group Classes on Zoom 2x/wk, min 90 minutes each, w/ replays
- Access to our private Facebook group with step by step learning units
- Extensive curriculum & access to mentors
- Unlimited access to ALL Learning Materials
- Personal feedback

5, rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, QB
May 31 to August 22, 2021

Contact: Rachel Tremblay
418 452-8111, x1222
Deadline: February 1 to May 1 (Varies per discipline)
Cost: $2000-4000

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Domaine ForgetEvery year since its founding in 1978, the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix International Music and Dance Academy has allowed hundreds of students from all over the world to improve their craft. Dance and music are simply just part of our DNA. Wherever you call home, we make sure that you get access to the progress you deserve. Nothing beats a summer stay at Domaine to immerse yourself in your art and make leaps and bounds. But if travelling is not an option for you, we have set up many e-learning sessions that will give you access to training of the same depth and breadth, from the comfort of your own home.

Camp Manitou, Parry Sound, ON
August 22 to 27 and August 28 to September 5

Contact: Anne Fleming-Read
Deadline: August 8, 2021
Cost: $885.00 - $998.00
Residential Program

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Celebrating 60 years in 2021! 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!

August 16 to 20, 2021

Contact: Denise Williams
Deadline: July 30, 2021
Cost: $150 (early bird rates $100 until June 15)

LA DIABLESSE AND BABY - NO STRINGS THEATRENo Strings Theatre’s Young Company is a training ground for pre-college youth (ages 13 to 18) interested in growing their singing, acting, and dancing skills through workshops and intensives. Participants are welcome regardless of previous experience. This summer’s intensive will be a one-week virtual program of daily singing, acting, and dancing instruction plus rehearsals for a Caribbean choral/oral tradition virtual performance of La Diablesse and the Baby by Richardo Keens-Douglas. The final presentation will be delivered virtually for public viewing. The creative team includes Richardo Keens-Douglas (director, drama instructor), Darryl Joseph-Dennie (music director, pianist), Shakeil Rollock (choreographer, dance instructor), and Denise Williams (voice instructor).

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON
August 8 to 15, 2021

Contact: Andrew Wolf
Deadline: To be confirmed
Cost: To be confirmed
Residential (online)

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Lake Field MusicLake Field Music now has Sky, a series of online workshops to complement our camp on land. Both bring together adult amateur musicians of all ages with intermediate to advanced skills in a friendly and supportive environment. We are not yet decided which one will operate this summer. Camp consists of a wide variety of workshops and ensembles coached by experienced instructors specializing in vocals, strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion. The beautiful waterfront campus includes accommodations and a meal plan. Sky consists of focused workshops for small groups of singers and instrumentalists specifically designed for the Zoom environment. Participation from home offers a different type of accessibility and a much lower cost without sacrificing quality instruction.

Ontario (Online)
July 12 to 16, 2021

Contact: Sebastian Ostertag
Deadline: July 3, 2021
Cost: $130-$150

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Orchestra North UXOrchestra North UX offers daily morning online classes (10AM-11:45AM), private lessons, faculty concerts, and participant performances led by some of Canada’s finest players and educators.

This online camp will feature online classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians on string, wind and brass instruments. Additional concerts, events, and private lessons will occur throughout the week.

Strings, woodwinds, and brass are invited to join and connect with our incredible artists, including: Aaron Schwebel (Violin, Concertmaster, National Ballet of Canada), Yolanda Bruno (Violin, Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Aaron Hodgson (Trumpet, Associate Professor of Music, Western University), Sarah Steeves (Cello, Sinfonia Toronto, Ton Beau Quartet).
See you this summer!

Stratford, ON
August 9 to 17 and August 20 to 26, 2021

Contact: Lana Mau
Deadline: June 18 / June 25, 2021
Cost: $1200/$800

Stratford Summer Music Vocal AcademyCo-directors Phillip Addis and Emily Hamper lead an internationally recognized faculty in professional vocal training. Opera/Oratorio - August 9 to 17 and Art Song - August 20 to 26. Each session closes with a public performance. Other, paid performance opportunities and demo recording opportunities available. 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 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. Pianists interested in participating, please email for information.

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
June 28 to August 6, 2021

Contact: Andrea Schuler, program coordinator
Deadline: June 1, 2021 (some programs have earlier deadlines; view website for details)
Cost: Varies by program

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Summer@EastmanThe Eastman School of Music’s Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Most programs will be online for Summer 2021. We invite you to join us for insightful, engaging online programs for high school students, week-long workshops devoted to various instruments or specialties (for students and adults), and collegiate classes in music education, music history, and music theory. New offerings this year include Analyzing Contemporary Music, Eastman Clarinet Online Workshop, Music Preservation for Musicians at Home, Silent Film Accompaniment, and several new diction and performance classes for singers. Visit www.summer.esm.rochester.edu for course information, schedules, and registration details.

For 2021, St. John's NL, online, or a combination
August 9 to 22

Contact: Krista Vincent
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Cost: $1,100
Day Program

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Tuckamore Festival Young Artist ProgramSince 2001, the Young Artist Program has offered an immersive two-week chamber music experience to talented, hard-working pianists and string players aged 16 or older. Participants receive mentorship and chamber music coaching from faculty and guest artists, experiences with new music by young composers, as well as private lessons, workshops, master classes and professional performing opportunities. Our 2021 faculty: Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves (Duo Concertante), Vernon Regehr, Andrew Staniland, with guest artists the Verona Quartet, Gryphon Trio, Alexander Kortsantia, Serena Canin, and Dov Scheindlin.

The festival has a generous bursary program. At least one successful applicant will receive a full tuition scholarship, and most applicants are eligible for a half tuition scholarship.

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