Making music is at the heart of CAMMAC’s mission – to learn it, to play it, to listen to it and to enjoy it – everything is designed to create a true paradise for music lovers and music enthusiasts of all ages and levels.
Whether you have been playing for years or are just beginning, our outstanding teachers are here to help you progress on your musical quest—no matter your age.
At CAMMAC, we promise you a relaxing, non-competitive environment, where you can play, meet people who share the same passions, learn from dedicated teachers, and discover new repertoire in our workshops and concerts. Can’t read music? No problem! Pair up with a veteran singer and follow along easily!
Our goal is simple: for you to immerse yourself in our musical environment and have fun. No small feat—but we are proud to say new recruits often tell us CAMMAC has changed their lives!
CAMMAC’s vision and core values are an example of the kind of society we wish for in Canada: people living a happy, healthy and productive life that leads to personal growth and a sense of belonging and in a bilingual environment that builds bridges between our cultures. This transcends age, language and cultural differences and citizens who practice the arts bring an invaluable contribution to their communities.
To do this, CAMMAC only hires highly skilled professionals to guide amateur musicians and students of all ages and levels in their musical learning experience. To quote the Canada Council’s CEO Simon Brault in his book, “La Culture avec un grand C”, this is an example of a “participative culture”.
Many of Canada’s top musicians have studied at CAMMAC, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Taylor, Timothy Hutchins and Gregory Charles to name a few. Orchestras across Canada have musicians who have studied at CAMMAC. CAMMAC is a vital part of Canada’s music ecosystem. CAMMAC participants are highly representative of the core audiences for professional classical music concerts – the very people that make it possible for classical music to survive in today’s world.
In addition to the Music Centre in the Laurentians, CAMMAC is present in the regions of Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto and Montreal, where a multitude of musical activities are on offer – concerts, sight readings and many more activities to please music lovers of every type and level.