More Musical Fusions
What happens when you blend musical and cultural influences from around the world? Find out this summer during Week 8!
This week’s program will encourage participants to expand their horizons by exploring a range of musical fusions, blending genres, traditions and cultures. We open the door to experimentation with collaborative classes on songwriting and improvisation, plus creativity and arranging workshops.
WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
+ First introduced last year, the Week 8 Musical Fusions program offers a fun and exciting mix of Jazz, classical, popular, traditional, and world musics, as well as African dance, drumming and song. From vocal masterclasses and chamber music to jazz combos and jam sessions, the programming offers participants the chance to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. The focus is on collaboration and experimentation, with a wide range of opportunities for all to sing, play, create and perform.
+ To cap off CAMMAC’s 70th summer celebrations, participants will join together in performing a Ghanaian Gahu, led by Kathy Armstrong. A recreational and social tradition of the Ewe tribe, a Gahu is a joyful circle of dance and song which combines stick drumming in the middle.
+ Well-being –Tai Chi: restore body, mind, and spirit with Jean-Hubert Gagnon from Comme les nuages. Jean-Hubert will teach the fundamentals of this ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements. Slow and precise sequences of relaxed stretching movements will deepen your sense of movement and rid your body of tension and stagnation, allowing quietude to blossom within.
+ For nature lovers: relax and learn to fully engage with your surroundings and senses by joining a mindful walking meditation and forest bathing group, led by Dr. Moire Stevenson. Discover the benefits of spending time in nature as you gain a new perspective on CAMMAC’s beautiful natural environment.
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 8 is:
July 17, 2023.
Vocal classes & ensembles:
- A cappella
- African singing and dancing
- Voice Masterclass *P*
- Vocal technique
- Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
- Jam sessions
- Jazz combos *P*
- Klezmer ensemble
- African Percussion
- Jazz piano and improvisation
- Piano (intermediate and advanced)
- Active listening
- African dance and percussion
- Creativity workshop
- Mindful walking meditation and forest bathing
- Musical creation
- Tai Chi
- Visual Arts
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
- African song, dance and percussion
- Arts & crafts
- Chamber music
- Jam sessions
WEEK 8 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.
Arrival: Sunday August 13, 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 20, 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.