A celebration of Broadway and Blues
A fun and exciting week with lots to enjoy: Blues guitar, recorder, ukulele, Broadway choir, blues ensembles and more.
Perform in a musical and have a blast singing and dancing in celebrated Broadway numbers. This week is a must for Blues and musical theatre lovers of all ages! Plus… CAMMAC wouldn’t be CAMMAC chamber music, recorder, dance, yoga and more on the schedule.
WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
+ The repertoire for choir will celebrate CAMMAC’s 70th anniversary: you can help us celebrate CAMMAC’s 70th summer of music by participating in this week’s choir. Choral conductor Marg Stubington will select an eclectic program of celebratory music, for singers of all levels.
+ For Blues lovers:
Develop your rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic abilities in the context of Blues ensemble-playing for strings, voice, brass, and various percussion instruments.
Plus, for guitarists – workshops for all levels will explore traditional Blues repertoire with a focus on various tonalities of the Blues scale and the use of the structure. Singing, improvisation, composition, and collective creativity will make for a fun class!
+ For musical theatre lovers:
Have you always dreamt of performing in a musical or singing in a Broadway choir? Here’s your chance! Learn the ins and outs of musical theatre singing, dancing and acting. This year’s Broadway repertoire includes Guys And Dolls (adults), Little Shop of Horrors (teens and young adults), and The Little Mermaid (kids). You have two left feet? No worries! There’s room for everyone no matter what your abilities.
Plus, register for the Musical Theatre Voice Masterclass – grow as a performer in a supportive, constructive atmosphere. Participants will work on a short piece (2-3 minutes) that they have chosen and prepared in advance, accompanied by CAMMAC’s pianist. Coaching will focus on different aspects of production and interpretation (breathing, vocal production, diction, style, musicianship, presentation, etc.).
+ A nature activity class for kids with Muriel Bontemps: children will have the chance to learn and connect with nature through songs, games, and survival activities inspired by Coyote Programs,
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 7 is:
July 10, 2023.
- Broadway singing, dancing and acting
- Broadway choir
- Musical theatre voice masterclass *P*
Vocal classes & ensembles:
- A cappella
- Vocal technique
- Guitar: Blues
- Guitar: Classical and Popular
- Percussion: World
- Blues ensemble (may also include vocalists)
- Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
- Active listening
- Mindful walking meditation and forest bathing
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
- Activities in nature (games, arts & crafts and outdoor discovery activities)
- Broadway classes
- Chamber music
WEEK 7 REPERTOIRE
Adults: Guys And Dolls
Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.
Teens and young adults: Little Shop of Horrors
In this deviously delicious sci-fi rock musical, meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” (after his co-worker crush). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivorous plant promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it…
Kids: The Little Mermaid
Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl — she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have — to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric’s love within three days — or lose her soul to the ambitious witch!
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 August 6, 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 13, 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?
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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.