LAKE MacDONALD AUTUMN SPECIALS!

Exclusively for CAMMAC members Great opportunities to come to the Music Centre in a small group or as an individual. Come and practice, read, or just relax! You are your own program.* How about these prices! Try and find a better deal anywhere. $85 per person for groups of 4 or more Per night, 3…

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Composers Callout

    Deadline: December 15, 2018 Entry limit per person: 2 entries Categories:  13 years and under; 14 – 20 years old; 21 years and older Instrumentation:  Minimum 2 and up to 8 of listed below: Violin Viola Cello Piano Guitar Voice Recorder Woodwinds Brass Harp   Theme: Music in the Laurentians Jury: CAMMAC Music…

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Testimonial to CAMMAC – Mark Latham

I have been coming to CAMMAC as a chamber music coach and orchestra conductor for some 25 years.  I remember well when I came back to teach for my second summer thinking:  I had better lessen my expectations… Because my experience the previous year, my first, was so positive, so full of friendship, wonderful people…

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In Memory of Louise Castonguay, 1940-2015 (by Patricia Abbott)

On behalf of CAMMAC, it is a privilege for me to honour Louise’s memory. The music camp located on the shores of Lake MacDonald was her second home and CAMMAC members became Louise’s second family. Louise spent most of her summers there for the last 56 years! She was there for five weeks during the summer of 2015, taking advantage of her favorite classes: the big morning choir, active listening, voice master classes, a cappella choir, history and recorder. Her love of singing was profound.

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Beginner’s Guide: How to Impress Your Teacher at Your First Recorder Lesson (by Vincent Lauzer)

Recorder playing has been a foundation of the musical traditions of CAMMAC, dating to the very founding of our organization over 60 years ago. Recorder classes for the young and for the young at heart are, indeed, offered EVERY week of the summer musical camp. Musicians of all levels seriously embrace it and make it sound like the amazing instrument it is. What makes it so amazing? Despite its very simple design (just a piece of wood or of plastic in which a few holes are drilled), the recorder has a charming sound, can be adapted to several repertoires and is very easy to transport! What could be better? In my most humble and unbiased (!!) opinion, the recorder is the Queen of all instruments.

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The CAMMAC Crowd (by Lisa Lorenzino)

Ah, where to begin as to the wonderful people that I have met over my five years of teaching at CAMMAC? How to describe them, their energy, their depth, and their inventiveness? There are so many to include, I simply cannot do them all justice, but nonetheless, I shall try.

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Minicammac (by Lucie Bouchard)

Do you know Minicammac, son of Barbacammac, the scary pirate? Or Cammacoucou, the extra-terrestrial? Have you ever seen Patrica Abbott, our artistic director, make a remarkable entrance in the Lucy Concert Hall, in a canoe, while wearing a life jacket, dressed as Elisabeth II, the Queen of England?

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Music – it’s the life in you! (by Linda Morrison)

After hearing wonderful things about CAMMAC for many years, I finally had my first teaching and performing experience there last summer. I taught Scottish and Irish traditional singing and led the World Music choir during Celtic Week. I loved CAMMAC. It was everything I imagined and more. Now others are hearing all sorts of wonderful things about it from me!

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March Break 2016 at CAMMAC: a great musical and family feast! (by Michelle Lemay)

Designed for music-loving children, teenagers, grandparents, and parents of any level, this week of musical fiesta was a delightful and fulfilling one for us all. After we were greeted as princes at the CAMMAC Music Centre, along the shore of Lake MacDonald, our music masters François Ouimet and Anne Massicotte orchestrated for us a variety of music workshops exploring the magic of sounds and music parts in multicoloured scales.

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