Thanksgiving Hike

The mountain hike is a decades-long tradition that I started attending as a child, and then for which I took over the leadership at least 25 years ago and have lost count when this happened. We generally leave shortly after lunch on Sunday in car pools from the parking lot driving 5km north to Lakeview,…

Composers Callout

    Deadline: December 15, 2018 REGISTRATION FEES WAIVED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30 2018 Entry limit per person: 2 entries Categories:  13 years and under; 14 – 20 years old; 21 years and older Instrumentation:  Minimum 2 and up to 8 of listed below: Violin Viola Cello Piano Guitar Voice Recorder Woodwinds Brass Harp   Theme:…

Testimonial to CAMMAC – Mark Latham

I have been coming to CAMMAC as a chamber music coach and orchestra conductor for some 25 years.  I remember well when I came back to teach for my second summer thinking:  I had better lessen my expectations… Because my experience the previous year, my first, was so positive, so full of friendship, wonderful people…

In Memory of Louise Castonguay, 1940-2015 (by Patricia Abbott)

On behalf of CAMMAC, it is a privilege for me to honour Louise’s memory. The music camp located on the shores of Lake MacDonald was her second home and CAMMAC members became Louise’s second family. Louise spent most of her summers there for the last 56 years! She was there for five weeks during the summer of 2015, taking advantage of her favorite classes: the big morning choir, active listening, voice master classes, a cappella choir, history and recorder. Her love of singing was profound.

Beginner’s Guide: How to Impress Your Teacher at Your First Recorder Lesson (by Vincent Lauzer)

Recorder playing has been a foundation of the musical traditions of CAMMAC, dating to the very founding of our organization over 60 years ago. Recorder classes for the young and for the young at heart are, indeed, offered EVERY week of the summer musical camp. Musicians of all levels seriously embrace it and make it sound like the amazing instrument it is. What makes it so amazing? Despite its very simple design (just a piece of wood or of plastic in which a few holes are drilled), the recorder has a charming sound, can be adapted to several repertoires and is very easy to transport! What could be better? In my most humble and unbiased (!!) opinion, the recorder is the Queen of all instruments.