2020 has been a challenging year for CAMMAC.
The major loss of the revenues resulting from the cancellation of our summer program has been a unique challenge that we have tackled with determination. We continue to create new opportunities for our community to come together to make music. Going forward, we will continue to create online workshops, concerts and more, and we will be back in person as soon as we are able, stronger than ever, with a new perspective on how we can better serve the community of musicians that has supported the organization for so many years.
For over 60 years, CAMMAC has been devoted to touching people’s lives through the power of music, by offering a wide array of musical activities for amateur musicians and music lovers of all ages and abilities. Founded on the belief that making music together creates a bond between people that transcends age, language and cultural differences, CAMMAC strives to create a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment for all.
We need your help today on GIVING TUESDAY to help CAMMAC reach our fundraising goal. Your generous gift will help ensure that CAMMAC can continue to create opportunities for people to experience the joy of making music together.
CHOOSE FROM 4 EASY WAYS TO DONATE:
Become a FRIEND of CAMMAC by setting up a recurring monthly donation:
Joining the FRIENDS of CAMMAC Monthly Giving Club is a convenient way to partner with CAMMAC in helping to make music more accessible to amateur musicians in Canada and around the world. Monthly giving provides a reliable revenue on which we count, and ensures that we can continue to provide the online programs and in-person activities that make it possible for so many people to get together to make music. It’s easy to set up, so choose your gift to get started today!
Are you already a FRIEND of CAMMAC? Consider upgrading by just a few dollars a month. You can also dedicate your monthly gift as a tribute to a loved one.
Make a one-time donation by credit card or by cheque:
Donate by credit card through our website: CLICK HERE
Donate by calling us at: 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, EXT. 25
Or send a cheque by mail to:
CAMMAC NATIONAL OFFICE
85 chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, QC J8G 2T2
CAMMAC’s Planned Giving program offers the possibility of making bequests, donating securities, life insurance, and other gift arrangements. Donations received through the planned giving program will be invested by the CAMMAC Foundation. To find out more about Planned Giving and to discuss how you can set up a planned gift, please contact Harry Qualman, Director of Planned Giving: email@example.com / 819-772-1774
Make an in-memoriam or tribute donation in honour of a loved one:
Making a donation in memory of a friend or family member is a meaningful way to honour and remember your loved one.
Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other significant life event with a tribute donation is a wonderful way to let someone know you care.
Select a one-time donation or Monthly Giving and indicate the details of your tribute or in memoriam gift: CLICK HERE
CAMMAC was established in 1953, and has since grown and thrived thanks to our generous donors.
Your gift today will help to ensure that CAMMAC thrives as we move ahead into 2021!
We are proud to present CAMMAC ONLINE, a new series of ongoing virtual programming created to serve the CAMMAC community!
In these unprecedented times, we find ourselves in a state of isolation, each of us at home, without access to our favourite activities. From performances in large concert halls to our own local choir and ensemble events: many of the musical activities that we love are hold for the foreseeable future. It’s become clear that we will all be feeling the impact of the global health crisis for a long time to come.
How can we stay connected to our passion for making music?
CAMMAC has responded to these challenging circumstances by creating an ongoing series of virtual programming to help our members and community stay connected to their passion for music and to each other.
CAMMAC ONLINE offers learning opportunities, community-building activities and other musical experiences that help you to become a better musician, discover new perspectives and keep you inspired in your own personal musical journey.
Join us as we explore new ways to connect, to learn, to be inspired and to make music together!
A MESSAGE FROM CAMMAC’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GUYLAINE LEMAIRE
While the current crisis confronts us with major challenges at the CAMMAC Music Centre, there are many opportunities to continue to promote CAMMAC and work towards our mission and objectives. Our goal is that this virtual online program will become part of the educational and pedagogical offer of CAMMAC Music Centre.
We believe that this is an initiative that could continue well after the pandemic, as it allows CAMMAC to stay in touch with our members, and also helps our participants to prepare well for the programs at the Music Centre, once we re-open. It is also a commitment to our wonderful teachers during these uncertain times and beyond. So, this is a very positive and exciting project!
And of course, there is also an opportunity for CAMMAC to increase its visibility with the potential of attracting participants from all over Canada and around the world.
I hope you will join us for some of the activities, classes and workshops that will be offered in the coming weeks and beyond,
Discover CAMMAC: let’s make music!
Immerse yourself in the best of what nature and music have to offer!
Every year, the CAMMAC Music Centre welcomes participants from all over the world to spend time in the enchanting surroundings of our facility in the Laurentians. The CAMMAC Summer Music Camp spans seven weeks, and a variety of additional activities are offered throughout the year for amateur musicians of all ages and abilities.
In addition to coming to the CAMMAC Music Centre to make music, you can also come listen to music! CAMMAC invites you to come enjoy the Sundays Music Festival, a series of seven concerts featuring internationally renowned artists which takes place in the magnificent Salle Lucie. The concerts are followed by a hearty brunch, to be enjoyed in our dining room and on our lakeside veranda.
The CAMMAC Music Centre is unique in Canada.
Our mandate is to encourage people of all ages to experience the joy of making music together in a welcoming, supportive environment. 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.
And there’s more…
In addition to its Music Centre in the Laurentians, CAMMAC has a presence in the Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, and Montreal regions, where an array of musical activities are offered—ranging from concerts, to sight readings, and more—to the delight of music lovers.