Music and stargazing at CAMMAC
An eclectic week featuring choral repertoire with a stargazing theme, small vocal ensembles, chamber music, a mini piano-intensive program and more.
It’s a special week for guitarists as well with popular and classical guitar classes available for all levels.
WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
+ Of special interest to singers and chorists: This will be a great week for singers and chorists, because our faculty includes not one, not two and not three, but FOUR internationally renowned choral directors. Andrew McAnerney (Artistic Director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal), Michel Roberge (chorus master for the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, Austria), Patricia Abbott (Chorale du Gesù, Chorale de la Commission scolaire English-Montréal, Ensemble Cantivo and Les Voix du Carrefour), and Geneviève Boulanger (recipient of the Ordre du mérite choral from l’Alliance chorale du Québec)
+ New to choral singing? Two classes are offered this week that will introduce you to the basics of vocal technique and the fundamentals of sight-reading: “Choir 101” and “Music Theory and Solfège” will help you to find out everything you need to know to feel comfortable for your debut.
+ Mini piano-intensive program with Lucille Ouellette and Amélie Fortin: a wide selection of masterclasses and workshops for pianists of all levels (including beginners). Classical piano is joined by a new addition: popular piano + piano accompaniment to popular songs and arranging.
+ Mini one-on-one coaching sessions for guitar and piano: if you have a specific question or problem to work out, you’ll be able to benefit from short one-on-one coaching sessions.
+ Origami workshop for all ages with Hideko Sinto: discover the joys of transforming a piece of paper into a unique work of art as you explore the techniques and cultural context of the traditional Japanese art of origami.
+ An evening of stargazing: discover all about the constellations that light the sky above CAMMAC during a night-time stargazing activity, guided by Trevor Kjorlien, founder of Plateau Astro.
+++ Will the Goddesses of Lake MacDonald make an appearance during Week 6? You’ll have to be here to find out!
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 6 is:
July 3, 2023.
Vocal classes & ensembles:
- A cappella
- Choir 101
- Small vocal ensembles *P*
- Vocal technique
- Voice Masterclass *P*
- Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
- Guitar – Classical and Popular *P*
- Percussion: World
- Piano: Intensive program
- Piano: beginners *P*
- Piano: intermediate and advanced *P*
- Active listening
- Arts and crafts: origami
- Music theory and solfège
- Song arrangement
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
- Arts & crafts
- Chamber music
WEEK 6 REPERTOIRE
Week 6’s choral repertoire draws inspiration from the celestial realm, revolving around the theme of the stars:
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.
Arrival: Sunday July 30, 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 August 6, 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
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.