Rates are as follows unless otherwise indicated:

MEMBERS: $30 per person, per class

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person, per class

 

Activities are open to all (members and non-members) unless otherwise indicated.
You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in free activities.

Classes are one hour unless otherwise indicated.

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

JUNE 2021:

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

VINCENT LAUZER

Wednesday June 2, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER: CONTEMPORARY WORKS

WORKSHOP open to intermediate and advanced recorder players who have good reading skills and play the soprano AND alto recorder.

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person
Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer! Two contemporary works for recorder will be explored in this workshop.

On the programme: Jumpin’ Around by Brian Bonsor and Umdlalo Womoya by Sören Sieg

Come and discover an amazing yet very accessible repertoire. This event will introduce participants to jazz rhythms and African music. Bonsor’s piece is played on the soprano (or tenor) flute and Sieg’s piece on the alto.

The scores will be sent to you after you register.

Metronomic indications:
Bonsor – Jumpin’ Around: quarter note = 108
Sieg – Umdlalo Womoya: Half Note = 88

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday June 3, 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.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday June 4, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER – A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP for all levels

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person
Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Back by popular demand!

Keep your voice in great shape by learning to practice vocal exercises designed to promote longevity of the voice. Rachel will offer an abundant menu of ideas that will nourish your personal vocal conditioning sessions. She will also be available to answer your questions. Get ready to sing! 

There is no pre-requisite for this workshop, and all levels of vocalists can benefit from these exercises. If you’ve taken the workshop before, this is your chance to take your practice to a new level by deepening your technique.

Vocalists, Rachel is offering two workshops just for you this month:

SING FOREVER – A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday June 4, 5 p.m.

SINGING IN OTHER LANGUAGES: SPANISH – Friday June 18, 5 p.m.

Register for both workshops all on the same registration form:

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday June 7, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

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

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

MATHIEU BOUCHER

Wednesday June 9, 7:30 p.m.

THE STRATEGIC MUSICIAN

WORKSHOP for all musicians – 1 hour
This workshop will be held in French but questions can be asked in English.

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Musicians, you probably spend a lot of hours rehearsing, practicing and possibly struggling to improve your playing. Would you like to learn some very effective techniques that will allow you to get better results from all your hard work with much greater ease?

Meet Mathieu Boucher, the “Strategic Musician”!

Achieving excellence in music takes time and sustained effort. However, accumulating hours of work is not the only factor in achieving excellence, as the work done must also be structured and effective. In recent years, research has provided several new insights that can help musicians make their work more effective and motivating through a better choice of learning strategies.

This workshop will provide intermediate and advanced musicians with the opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of their instrumental work and on their own musical development.

Various aspects of instrumental work, such as concentration, memorization, working with difficult passages, or the steps involved in learning a piece, will be discussed in a dynamic manner and accompanied by concrete examples of application.

Warning: old myths may fall by the wayside…

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday June 10, 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.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday June 11, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: TRAVEL THROUGH MUSIC… PAN-LATINO GENRES: BOLEROS AND MORE! 

LECTURE for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person
Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Learn the history of the romantic bolero, one of the most widespread music and dance forms in Latin America. We will also discuss other genres that are popular throughout Latin America. You will hear about the social context and be guided by listening and video clips.

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday June 14, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

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

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

DAVID THIES-THOMPSON

Tuesday June 15, 7:30 p.m.

VIOLIN / VIOLA WORKSHOP: TIPS and TRICKS  

WORKSHOP for all levels

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person
Duration: 1 hour
This workshop is offered in English only.

 

On the programme: tips and tricks for violin and viola, with member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra violist, David Thies-Thompson.

David was a member of the NACO’s violin section for 18 years – in 2008, looking for a new musical challenge, he changed instruments and joined the viola section. 

This workshop will help you to develop your technique and optimize your warmup routines using a set of carefully curated exercises demonstrated by David, including some duets that work on specific technical issues. David will address some common issues and stumbling blocks that violinists and violists often face and recommend tips and tricks that can be applied in the practice room to remedy them. Participants will be able to play along with David as he demonstrates the exercises and plays through the duets.

Each participant will receive a copy of the selected exercises a few days before the workshop. 

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday June 17, 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.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday June 18, 5 p.m.

SINGING IN OTHER LANGUAGES: SPANISH

WORKSHOP for all levels

MEMBERS: $30 per person
NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person
Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover the richness and beauty of the spanish language through song.

Rachel will present a pronunciation guide for non-native speakers of Spanish. She will offer practical advice on translations, as well as interpretation in foreign languages. Then we will sing some well-known Spanish tunes to practise pronunciation and have fun!

No preparation is necessary for this workshop, but you can bring a song in Spanish if you have a particular question about it.

Vocalists, Rachel is offering two workshops just for you this month:

SING FOREVER – A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday June 4, 5 p.m.

SINGING IN OTHER LANGUAGES: SPANISH – Friday June 18, 5 p.m.

Register for both workshops all on the same registration form:

GUYLAINE LEMAIRE

Saturday June 19, 7:30 p.m.

WELCOMING THE SUMMER SOLSTICE: A VIRTUAL CABARET EVENING

Open to all CAMMAC members (Bilingual)

 

Join us for an evening of music and fun for all ages as we gather to celebrate the solstice and welcome summer!

Help us to kick off a new season by presenting a live act (singing, music, musical theatre, or other). If you’re shy about performing live, this is a great opportunity to prepare something in advance that can be screen-shared during the evening, or you can send us a pre-recorded video. Use the technology you have at home to create something special and fun: film yourself outdoors, wear a costume, invite your family and neighbours to perform… there are no limits to what you can create.

The success of the cabaret depends on the variety of your performances: this is a perfect opportunity to give free rein to your ideas and bring your creativity to life. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

If you would like to send us a video or recording to play during the Cabaret, please send it to operations@cammac.ca by Wednesday June 17.

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday June 21, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

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

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday June 24, 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.

Open to all!

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday June 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

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

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.