Where Jazz meets Classical
An exciting experience that offers the best of both worlds where jazz and classical music intersect.
Explore the rich and diverse traditions from both classical and jazz music during this high-energy week. From French horn to advanced jazz piano, Week 5 features the summer’s most extensive list of vocal and instrumental classes, along with plenty of opportunities to perform and jam late into the night, for jazz and classical musicians alike. Participate in large and small classical ensembles, jazz combos, jazz vocal ensembles, brass ensembles, stage and concert bands and more. Stretch your limits by focusing on one style or sample the expressive ranges of both genres… it’s all up to you!
WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
+ All things classical: often known as “Jazz week” at CAMMAC, Week 5 also offers a full course curriculum to satisfy classical musicians of all levels, including a chamber music program and various instrumental classes. Special note to brass players – this is your week to join our chamber music program.
+ Fitzgerald and Ellington said it best… It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Participants will get the chance to work closely with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians this week. With everything from percussion to piano on the schedule, jazz aficionados of all levels will be able to hone their chops in a fun, focused and supportive environment. Get great coaching on all the skills that will help you to take your improvisation, ensemble, and solo skills to the next level while having a great time with a group of musicians who share your passion for all things jazz.
+ … and why not both? Classical and jazz musicians will increase their versatility by sampling classes from each genre. Classical musicians can experience jazz’s melodic verve, focus on rhythm, and the creative process of improvisation, while jazz habitués can sharpen their fundamental instrumental or vocal technique, improve their sight reading and find out what it’s like to work with a conductor. So why not broaden your horizons and try something new this week?
+ Jam sessions for all: often continuing well into the early morning hours, jam sessions at CAMMAC are a legendary experience. Here are a few great tips to help you make the most of your jam sessions: CLICK HERE
A full music program for adults features a diverse choice of classes and workshops for all levels of amateur musicians.
The children’s program is suitable for ages 4 and a half to 12 years old. Teens can choose from a range of classes tailored specifically for them, as well as adult classes.
If you don’t know how to read music, don’t worry! Classes for beginners are available.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS:
Classes requiring pre-registration are marked with a *P*. You will receive instructions for pre-registration once your reservation is complete. You will select the remaining classes for your schedule on the Sunday evening of your arrival at CAMMAC.
Please note that the deadline for pre-registration for Week 5 is:
June 19, 2023.
Vocal classes & ensembles:
- A cappella
- Jazz vocal technique
- Jazz Song/Masterclass *P*
- Brass quintet
- Brass ensemble
- Chamber music for winds, strings, brass and piano *P*
- Concert Band
- Jazz Combos *P*
- Stage Band
- Trombone ensemble
- Trombone quartet
- French horn
- Guitar – Classical and Popular
- Percussion: World
- Piano – Jazz, advanced *P*
- Piano: intermediate and advanced *P*
- Piano for 4-hands *P*
- Active Listening
- Visual arts
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
- Arts & crafts
- Chamber music
- Jam sessions
- Jazz combos
WEEK 5 REPERTOIRE
DIRECTORS AND TEACHERS
Whether you have been playing for years or are just beginning, our outstanding teachers are here to help you progress on your musical quest—no matter your age!
To find out more about our teachers, click their photos to read their bios.
SKIP THE LINEUP! To avoid waiting in line to check in when you arrive, pay your bill in full when you register, or at least 3 DAYS before your arrival.
If you don’t see the room you would like while reserving online, please contact Customer Service.
Arrival: Sunday July 23, 2023 at 4 p.m.
• Rooms will be available beginning at 4 p.m.
• Supper: 6 p.m.
• The program officially begins at 8 p.m.
Departure: Sunday July 30, 2023 after breakfast
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.
• Supper and an evening snack are included on the day of your arrival.
• Breakfast, 3 snacks, lunch, and supper are included from Monday to Saturday.
• Breakfast is included on the day of your departure.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate dietary requirements and food allergies when you register.
Music is the highlight of each and every day at CAMMAC, from the musical wake-up call to evening activities, Check out videos from past years’ camp activities, testimonials, and more!
What to bring?
Click below for a list of useful items to bring for your stay, as well as some additional information you may find helpful.
Are there still a few things you’d like to know?
Click below to access our “Frequently Asked Questions” page. You will find general information on how the camp works, financial issues such as cancellation policy and payment terms, as well as some information on the musical aspect of the programs and the camp.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES – Updated December 13, 2022
For a safe and enjoyable stay, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the procedures and protocols surrounding the pandemic situation.
IMPORTANT: Please do not come to CAMMAC if you have symptoms of COVID-19.