WEEK 3: Sunday, July 14 to Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ensemble Explorations: A Week of Orchestral, Chamber & Choral Immersion

Experience the joys of ensemble music in a supportive and inspiring environment, with friends new and old.

This week’s curriculum will provide an enriching experience for musicians wanting to improve their ensemble playing and singing skills. Plus recorder, piano, guitar, yoga, dance, visual arts and more.

WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

+ Week 3 focuses on ensemble playing and singing, under the guidance of leading professional musicians and educators with a passion for sharing their knowledge.
Whether you prefer chamber music, orchestra, or choir (or all three), Week 3 offers you the opportunity to learn while experiencing the joys of ensemble playing and singing in a stimulating and collaborative environment. Learn new rehearsal techniques, develop critical listening skills, and deepen your interpretive sensibilities.

Voice masterclass with mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Beliveau.
Unlock the full potential of your voice by working on advanced technical skills this week. Explore the nuances of musicality and style, while bringing emotional depth and character to your interpretations. Marie-Annick will provide personalized coaching, helping you select repertoire suited to your unique voice and aspirations. This masterclass is an invaluable opportunity to refine your vocal technique and gain insights from a renowned performer.

+ Intermediate and advanced study for pianists, plus piano for 4-hands.
These classes cater to ambitious pianists seeking to refine their technique, interpretation, and musicality. Hone your solo skills and delve into the collaborative world of 4-handed piano duets, unlocking new musical possibilities under pianist Myriam Bernard‘s expert guidance.

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Mini chamber music intensive for kids.
This week, we’re offering two additional daily periods for young musicians who are interested in exploring the exciting world of chamber music. Whether they’re already familiar with playing in ensembles or curious to find out what it’s all about, this program is the perfect opportunity for them to dive right in. They will learn how to listen closely, communicate musically with their peers, and create beautiful music together.

+ Early-morning and late-afternoon yoga sessions with Brenda-Lee Wilson.

Find calm and focus through intentional slow movements, known to improve brain function, nervous system resilience, and even memory, focus, and concentration – essential skills for any musician. Suitable for all levels, the practice also enhances flexibility, coordination, and functional movement, contributing to a more balanced and effective musician.

NEW
Tennis lovers, we have a treat for you!
Violist David Marks invites you to join him on the court for the “Inner Game of Tennis”. He will lead an informal workshop exploring how skills honed as a musician, such as focus, discipline, and mental resilience, can enhance your tennis game.

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Two initiatives designed to help new participants make the most of their time at CAMMAC.
In the weeks leading up to the program, we will be reaching out to new participants to answer any questions they may have and help them prepare for their week at the Music Center. In addition, we will be implementing a buddy system where each new participant will be paired with a more experienced member who will act as a guide and provide orientation throughout the week.

If you are registering with children for camping or as an off-site participant, you may experience difficulty with the online reservation system. In this case, please call us to make your reservation.
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25
To find out about shuttle and carpooling options: CLICK HERE

MUSIC PROGRAM

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 indicated with a *P* require pre-registration. 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 3 is: June 17, 2024.

Vocal classes & ensembles:

  • A cappella
  • Choir
  • Voice Masterclass *P*
  • Vocal Technique

 

Classes and ensembles for instruments:

  • Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar – Classical and Popular
  • Orchestra / Large ensemble
  • Piano: advanced *P*
  • Piano for 4-hands *P*
  • Recorder
  • Wind ensemble

 

Other classes:

  • Active listening
  • Dance
  • ORFF
  • Visual arts
  • Yoga

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Please note that the Intensive Chamber Music Program for children requires pre-registration.

  • Arts & crafts
  • Chamber music
  • Chamber music intensive program *P*
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Orff
  • Piano
  • Recorder
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CAMMAC remercie l’Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) pour sa généreuse subvention de 1500$. Cette subvention servira à soutenir notre programme intensif de musique de chambre pour enfants.

La fondation ACMP accorde des subventions à des organismes comme CAMMAC qui offrent des expériences enrichissantes de musique de chambre à des musiciens de tous âges et de tous niveaux. Grâce à leur aide, nous sommes ravis d’offrir aux jeunes la chance de découvrir le monde passionnant de la musique de chambre dans un contexte amusant et positif.

www.acmp.net

WEEK 3 REPERTOIRE

Choral Work:
Giuseppe Verdi’s Stabat Mater

The Stabat Mater is a short choral and orchestral piece that is beautifully written for the choir. It is a moving work that features rich orchestration, integrating woodwinds, brass, and strings throughout the week.” – François Ouimet, choral conductor

The score will be available soon.

Download the CAMMAC songbook (compiled by Michel Beauchamp):

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.

Guylaine
Lemaire
Artistic Director

Francis
Colpron
Director
Recorder

Corinne
Bergeron
Chamber music coordination

Catherine
Tardif

Director children’s program
Orff for children and adults

François
Ouimet
Choral conductor
Guitar

Marie
Bégin

(Violin)
Chamber music

Marie-Annick
Béliveau
(Mezzo-soprano)
Voice
Active listening

Myriam
Bernard
Piano
Chamber music

Genevieve
Boulanger

Choral conductor for children & teens
Piano for children

Nathalie
Camus

(Violin)
Chamber music

Carole Louise
Chabot

Visual arts
Arts & Crafts

Geneviève
Jalbert
(Piano)
Accompaniment:
choir & voice

Mark
Latham

(Violin)
Orchestra
Chamber music

Sophie
Lemaire
Chamber music
Recorder for children

Elizabeth
Little
(Cello)
Chamber music

David
Marks
(Viola)
Chamber Music

Fanny
Marks

(Cello)
Chamber Music

Marie-Christine
Poirier
(Piano)
Chamber music

Gwénaëlle
Ratouit
(Clarinet)
Chamber music 

Adele
Ross
Dance

Julie
Triquet
Violon
Chamber music

Leonie
Wall
(Flute)
Winds
Chamber music

Brenda-Lee
Wilson
Yoga

WEEK 3 – REGISTRATIONS

If you are registering with children for camping or as an off-site participant, you may experience difficulty with the online reservation system. In this case, please call us to make your reservation.

If you do not see the room you are looking for when booking online, please contact customer service.

To reserve by phone, from Monday to Friday, (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.):
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25
Email: communications@cammac.ca

GENERAL INFORMATION

Arrival: Sunday July 14 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 21 after breakfast
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.

Meal Plans:
• 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.