Welcome to CAMMAC ONLINE!

Join us as we explore new ways to connect, to learn, to be inspired and to make music together.

Choose from our great selection of masterclasses, workshops, lectures and group classes.

RATES

Rates and class duration are as follows unless otherwise indicated.

 

LECTURES MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, GROUP CLASSES
MEMBERS  $30 $30
NON-MEMBERS  $40  N/A (membership required)

To find out more about registration, payment, cancellations, how to access your class, CAMMAC membership and for any other question you may have, please refer to our FAQ page:

JANUARY 2021: 

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND GROUP CLASSES

ANDREW McANERNEY

STUDIO DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE DE MONTRÉAL

Wednesday January 20, 7:30 p.m.

GUERRE D’AMOUR, Excerpts of the Eighth Book of Madrigals by Monteverdi

LECTURE with Andrew McAnerney, presented in collaboration with the STUDIO DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE DE MONTREAL

Published in 1638, the madrigals of Monteverdi’s Eighth Book are madrigals in name only. Completely redefining the polyphonic genre of the Renaissance, these exceptional works use a most diverse range of voices, while also calling for instruments, heralding the baroque cantata and its expression that so closely approaches the operatic form. Monteverdi described them as “guerrieri et amorosi”: what could be better for such an aesthetic program than to evoke the war of love… its assaults, its conquests, and its ravages of the heart. 

Monteverdi’s eighth book of Madrigals, Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi (Madrigals of war and love) was the final collection published in his lifetime and contains many of his greatest works from the previous 20 years. Andrew McAnerney, director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) will explore the history of the collection and why the music is so interesting and highly regarded. Works covered will include Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and the extraordinary Lamento della Ninfa.

The lecture will be given in English only, however questions can be asked in French. This lecture is open to all. 

LECTURE – TICKETS: $10 p.pers.

Sunday January 24th, 3 p.m.

GUERRE D’AMOUR, Excerpts of the Eighth Book of Madrigals by Monteverdi

CONCERT: Live Online Broadcast, from the Salle Bourgie in Montreal

 

SMAM will be performing extracts from the collection, which will be available to watch live or as a download after the event.

This concert will be available to view on demand until Sunday January 31 (3 p.m.).

TICKETS – Available through the SMAM website: $10 p.pers.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday January 22, 5 p.m.

SINGING IN OTHER LANGUAGES – ITALIANO!

LECTURE for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Rachel will briefly present a pronunciation guide for non-native speakers of Italian. Then we will sing some well-known Italian tunes to practise pronunciation and have fun!

A light vocal warm-up is recommended. 

MÉLODIE RABATEL

NEW SERIES!

Monday January 25, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Join us on Mondays for an evening of virtual Choir and Conversation!

These choral meetings are intended to satisfy our need to take the time to get together, to unite our voices despite the distance between us, to sing, and to discover the repertoire. In addition, we will hear from Mélodie’s guests from the four corners of the globe, so that we feel closer than ever and connected despite our isolation.

During these sessions, Mélodie will lead a virtual choral rehearsal, adapted to current technical conditions. Everyone will sing from home in front of their own screen, but seeing the other singers will allow you to feel their presence. You will undoubtedly find the sessions much livelier than you might first imagine!

During the first hour, we will do a physical, vocal warm-up and small cannons. We will learn playful and accessible choral pieces of different styles, adapted to current technical challenges. We will also learn the new Hymn To CAMMAC, composed by Mélodie for the occasion and presented at the last Thanksgiving’s Virtual Cabaret. We have plans to record a virtual performance of the hymn with the teachers, staff and members of CAMMAC.

During the last half hour, Mélodie will regularly receive guest choir directors, arrangers, and other guests from the world of choral singing, to share a moment of conversation and give us news from their corner of the world.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

 

3-session Workshop: $30

This month’s sessions will take place on January 11, 18 and 25.
If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later. You can register for a single session, but we ask that participants register for the entire series and participate each week, as you would for any choir.

SIMON ALDRICH

NEW SERIES!

Tuesday January 26, 7:30 p.m.

STAY FIT OR SHAPE UP: THE CLARINET

WORKSHOP for all (Bilingual)

 

This new workshop series will cover several instrument families and musical styles, with a focus on maintaining and improving your level of playing.

On the program this week: the clarinet with Simon Aldrich, Principal Clarinet for l’Orchestre métropolitain.

Start the year off fresh by developing a balanced practice routine and participating in a group practice session! Learn how to optimize your practice time by starting with a good technical warmup. Then you will work on your repertoire, with an emphasis on technique, breath, phrasing, dynamics and expression. This workshop will be ideal for all wind instrument players.

PREPARATION: Participants will select and prepare a piece in advance of the workshop. You can either play the piece live on Zoom during the workshop or submit an audio recording in advance.

You must submit the name of the piece that you wish to play during the workshop when you register.

If you will be sending in a recording of your piece, please forward it to operations@cammac.ca at least one week before the workshop.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday January 28, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday January 29, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICS OF SOUTH AMERICA – FROM COLOMBIA TO FRENCH GUYANA 

LECTURE for all (Bilingual)

 

An audio-visual presentation on the musical styles of the countries along the southern coast of the Caribbean Sea: Colombia, Venezuela, British Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana. You will hear about the social context and be guided by listening and video clips. Dance if you feel like it!

FEBRUARY 2021: 

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND GROUP CLASSES

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday February 1, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Join us on Mondays for an evening of virtual Choir and Conversation!

These choral meetings are intended to satisfy our need to take the time to get together, to unite our voices despite the distance between us, to sing, and to discover the repertoire. In addition, we will hear from Mélodie’s guests from the four corners of the globe, so that we feel closer than ever and connected despite our isolation.

During these sessions, Mélodie will lead a virtual choral rehearsal, adapted to current technical conditions. Everyone will sing from home in front of their own screen, but seeing the other singers will allow you to feel their presence. You will undoubtedly find the sessions much livelier than you might first imagine!

During the first hour, we will do a physical, vocal warm-up and small cannons. We will learn playful and accessible choral pieces of different styles, adapted to current technical challenges. We will also learn the new Hymn To CAMMAC, composed by Mélodie for the occasion and presented at the last Thanksgiving’s Virtual Cabaret. We have plans to record a virtual performance of the hymn with the teachers, staff and members of CAMMAC.

During the last half hour, Mélodie will regularly receive guest choir directors, arrangers, and other guests from the world of choral singing, to share a moment of conversation and give us news from their corner of the world.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

 

4-session Workshop: $40

This month’s sessions will take place every Monday, on February 1, 8, 15 and 22.
If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later. You can register for a single session, but we ask that participants register for the entire series and participate each week, as you would for any choir.

VINCENT LAUZER

Tuesday February 2, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER

WORKSHOP (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play as a duet with recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Whether you are a recorder player, flautist, oboist or violinist: this workshop is for you!

On the programme: Four pieces from the collection “Les fleurs” by Philibert De Lavigne. Practice the first voice (first line of the trio ­– alto recorder) in advance so that you are ready to play together during the class.

February is the perfect month to offer flowers to your beloved. It is also the perfect time to explore the music of Philibert de Lavigne’s charming pieces that are filled with hope for the return of spring. In addition to having the chance to explore the magnificent music of the French Baroque, this workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the style and articulation necessary to interpret French Baroque music. The scores provided for this course are presented in a modern edition (in treble clef) and in the facsimile of the period (in treble clef 1st line): choose the one that suits you best! Those who like a challenge may want to read the treble clef first line: read as if it were a treble clef F!

This course is open to intermediate and advanced instrumentalists who have good reading skills.

Metronomic indications:
Le muguet (p. 1 or p. 5): BLACK = 80
La tulipe (p. 2 or p. 6): BLACK = 100
La Jonquille (p. 3-4 or p. 7-8): WHITE = 76
Le chèvre-feuille (p. 4 or p. 8): BLACK = 88

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday February 4, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday February 5, 5 p.m.

SINGING IN OTHER LANGUAGES – RUSSIAN!

LECTURE for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Rachel will briefly present a pronunciation guide for non-native speakers of Russian. Then we will sing some well-known Russian tunes to practice pronunciation and have fun!

A light vocal warm-up is recommended. 

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday February 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Join us on Mondays for an evening of virtual Choir and Conversation!

These choral meetings are intended to satisfy our need to take the time to get together, to unite our voices despite the distance between us, to sing, and to discover the repertoire. In addition, we will hear from Mélodie’s guests from the four corners of the globe, so that we feel closer than ever and connected despite our isolation.

During these sessions, Mélodie will lead a virtual choral rehearsal, adapted to current technical conditions. Everyone will sing from home in front of their own screen, but seeing the other singers will allow you to feel their presence. You will undoubtedly find the sessions much livelier than you might first imagine!

During the first hour, we will do a physical, vocal warm-up and small cannons. We will learn playful and accessible choral pieces of different styles, adapted to current technical challenges. We will also learn the new Hymn To CAMMAC, composed by Mélodie for the occasion and presented at the last Thanksgiving’s Virtual Cabaret. We have plans to record a virtual performance of the hymn with the teachers, staff and members of CAMMAC.

During the last half hour, Mélodie will regularly receive guest choir directors, arrangers, and other guests from the world of choral singing, to share a moment of conversation and give us news from their corner of the world.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

 

4-session Workshop: $40

This month’s sessions will take place every Monday, on February 1, 8, 15 and 22.
If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later. You can register for a single session, but we ask that participants register for the entire series and participate each week, as you would for any choir.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday February 11, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday February 12, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICS OF SOUTH AMERICA – TRADITIONAL MUSICS OF BRAZIL

LECTURE for all (Bilingual)

 

Let’s celebrate the Brazilian carnival with this audio-visual presentation on traditional music from Brazil. Discover the different types of samba and their origins, as well as forró, baião and others! You will hear about the social context and be guided by listening and video clips.

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday February 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Join us on Mondays for an evening of virtual Choir and Conversation!

These choral meetings are intended to satisfy our need to take the time to get together, to unite our voices despite the distance between us, to sing, and to discover the repertoire. In addition, we will hear from Mélodie’s guests from the four corners of the globe, so that we feel closer than ever and connected despite our isolation.

During these sessions, Mélodie will lead a virtual choral rehearsal, adapted to current technical conditions. Everyone will sing from home in front of their own screen, but seeing the other singers will allow you to feel their presence. You will undoubtedly find the sessions much livelier than you might first imagine!

During the first hour, we will do a physical, vocal warm-up and small cannons. We will learn playful and accessible choral pieces of different styles, adapted to current technical challenges. We will also learn the new Hymn To CAMMAC, composed by Mélodie for the occasion and presented at the last Thanksgiving’s Virtual Cabaret. We have plans to record a virtual performance of the hymn with the teachers, staff and members of CAMMAC.

During the last half hour, Mélodie will regularly receive guest choir directors, arrangers, and other guests from the world of choral singing, to share a moment of conversation and give us news from their corner of the world.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

 

4-session Workshop: $40

This month’s sessions will take place every Monday, on February 1, 8, 15 and 22.
If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later. You can register for a single session, but we ask that participants register for the entire series and participate each week, as you would for any choir.

GUYLAINE LEMAIRE

Tuesday February 16, 7:30 p.m.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL… MARDI GRAS CABARET!

FREE ACTIVITY for CAMMAC Members (Bilingual)

 

Join us for an extravagant musical Carnival celebration!

Pull out your beads and masks, and get ready to enjoy an evening Mardi Gras fun for all ages, hosted by our Artistic Director, Guylaine Lemaire, along with a surprise special guest.

Everyone is invited to get into the spirit of Fat Tuesday by wearing a Carnival mask or costume, and of course, music is at the heart of the celebration so everyone is invited to perform! Jazz, blues, funk, big-band, R&B, Afro-Caribbean, zydeco and even classical… anything goes for Mardi Gras, as long as it gets us up and dancing as if we’re partying in the streets of New Orleans.

You can sit back and watch the show, but the success of the Cabaret success depends on your participation!

You can present a live act, or prepare something in advance (you can share it with us through “screen sharing” or by sending us your pre-recorded file a few days earlier). Film yourself indoors or outdoors, or even create something special and fun using the technology you have at home. Give us your funkiest beats and jazziest riffs… we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

Need some inspiration? Stream the music of Mardi Gras as if you’re on Bourbon Street with these great tracks:

THE MUSIC OF MARDI GRAS

MARDI GRAS HISTORY YOU CAN DANCE TO

ANNA PETERSEN

Wednesday February 17, 7:30 p.m.

STAY FIT OR SHAPE UP: IMPROVING INTONATION FOR WINDS

WORKSHOP for all levels (English only)

 

On the program: improving intonation for winds with Anna Petersen, Second Oboe for the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

In this workshop suitable for all wind instruments, oboist Anna Petersen will teach us how to improve our ears and intonation by practicing with drones. She’ll also offer tips on how to adjust intonation and balance when playing in an orchestra or large group.

You can find some free online drone sources at the following websites:
https://theonlinemetronome.com/free-online-keyboard-for-musicians.html
https://www.dronetonetool.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-uNd-gxN4

This workshop is organized in collaboration with CAMMAC’s Ottawa-Gatineau region. It is open to both members and non-members.
Please note that this workshop will be conducted in English only.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday February 18, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday February 19, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER – A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Practice vocal exercises designed for longevity of the voice. Rachel will offer a menu of ideas to nourish your personal vocal conditioning sessions. She will also be available to answer your questions. Get ready to sing!

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday February 22, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Join us on Mondays for an evening of virtual Choir and Conversation!

These choral meetings are intended to satisfy our need to take the time to get together, to unite our voices despite the distance between us, to sing, and to discover the repertoire. In addition, we will hear from Mélodie’s guests from the four corners of the globe, so that we feel closer than ever and connected despite our isolation.

During these sessions, Mélodie will lead a virtual choral rehearsal, adapted to current technical conditions. Everyone will sing from home in front of their own screen, but seeing the other singers will allow you to feel their presence. You will undoubtedly find the sessions much livelier than you might first imagine!

During the first hour, we will do a physical, vocal warm-up and small cannons. We will learn playful and accessible choral pieces of different styles, adapted to current technical challenges. We will also learn the new Hymn To CAMMAC, composed by Mélodie for the occasion and presented at the last Thanksgiving’s Virtual Cabaret. We have plans to record a virtual performance of the hymn with the teachers, staff and members of CAMMAC.

During the last half hour, Mélodie will regularly receive guest choir directors, arrangers, and other guests from the world of choral singing, to share a moment of conversation and give us news from their corner of the world.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

 

4-session Workshop: $40

This month’s sessions will take place every Monday, on February 1, 8, 15 and 22.
If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later. You can register for a single session, but we ask that participants register for the entire series and participate each week, as you would for any choir.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday February 25, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this workshop.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday February 26, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICS OF SOUTH AMERICA – POPULAR MUSICS OF BRAZIL

LECTURE for all (Bilingual)

 

An audio-visual presentation on popular music styles in Brazil. Discover sertanejo, axé, mangue-beat and others. You will hear about the social context and be guided by listening and video clips. Dance if you feel like it!