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.