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

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

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.

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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