WEEK 4: Sunday, July 21 to Sunday, July 28, 2024

Celtic and Classical Expressions

From the stirring sounds of the Emerald Isle to the elegant tones of Mendelssohn and Motzart, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of classical and Celtic music.

Led by Maestro Julien Proulx, Week 4 promises an enriching exploration of classical and Celtic music. The choir will study and perform Mendelssohn’s Psalm No. 42, along with a selection of evocative Irish-inspired choral works. Instrumentalists will explore orchestra repertoire in a chamber music setting, with symphonies by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart (for strings, winds, and piano). Harpists of all ages and levels will enjoy a Celtic harp program that adds a special colour to this program – yes, kids and teens too! Plus, piano, recorder, dance, yoga, and more.

WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

+ Celtic harp intensive program.
Develop your technical skills and refine your interpretive and performance abilities as you explore selected pieces from the rich repertoire for Celtic harp.This program caters to all levels of players, with flexible scheduling allowing participants to join the morning choir (and potentially another class) while still participating in the harp workshops. Class size is limited to ensure personalized attention. Harp rentals are available.

Initiation to harp for kids & teens with Ian Hepburn, founding member of the Vankleek Hill Music Festival and Music & Arts Summer Camp.
Young musicians will learn basic harp techniques while exploring enchanting melodies from the Celtic harp repertoire. No prior experience is required. Young harpists requiring more advanced instruction can also take part – please give us some details on your level when you register.

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Have you ever wanted to play alongside professional musicians in an orchestra?
This week, participants and teachers will play together, side-by-side in the orchestra! This collaborative environment is an invaluable opportunity to learn from the masters, gain firsthand insights into their techniques, and refine your skills through shared practice and real-time feedback.

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Health and prevention for musicians.
Join a workshop on initiatives related to preventing injuries and promoting the overall health of musicians: with specialists trained in Médicine des Arts-music, an international network of multi-disciplinary professionals concerned with the well-being of musicians.

Orff: musical creativity for all ages begins with the body.
Children and adults can connect with their musical and creative potential by joining Catherine Tardif for Orff workshops. Based on the Orff Schulwerk approach, these fun and accessible classes combine music, movement and drama. Participants will explore rhythm and melody through body percussion and instruments like xylophones and metallophones, and develop vocal skills while experimenting with improvisation. Recommended for everyone, from beginners to advanced musicians!

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Informal French conversation sessions will be held at the beginning of each week.

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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 4 is: June 24, 2024.

Vocal classes & ensembles:

  • A cappella
  • Choir
  • Voice masterclass *P*
  • Vocal technique

 

Classes and ensembles for instruments:

  • Celtic Harp Intensive Program *P* (rental available)
  • Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
  • Flute
  • Orchestra / Large ensemble
  • Piano: advanced *P*
  • Piano for 4-hands *P*
  • Recorder
  • Wind ensemble

 

Other classes:

  • Active listening
  • Dance
  • Orff
  • Yoga

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

  • Arts & crafts
  • Chamber music
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Harp for beginners
  • Orff
  • Piano
  • Recorder

WEEK 4 REPERTOIRE

Choral Work:
Mendelssohn’s Psalm no 42 and choral works with Irish melodies

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

Julien
Proulx
Director
Choral conductor
Orchestra conductor

Catherine
Tardif
Director children’s program
ORFF children & adults

Corinne
Bergeron
Chamber music coordination

Myriam
Bernard
(Piano)
Chamber music

Myriam
Genest-Denis

(Flute)
Chamber music

Ian
Hepburn

Harp for children & teens

Geneviève
Jalbert
(Piano)
Accompaniment
voice and choir

Élyse
Lamanque-Girard

Recorder

Mark
Latham

(Violin)
Orchestra
Chamber music

Gertrude
Létourneau
Flute
Chamber music
Stage presence and communication workshop

Wanda
Lowensteyn
Arts & Crafts

Marc
Müller

(Violin)
Orchestra
Chamber music

Maurice Perez

Maurice
Perez

Dance

Geneviève
Proulx
Voice
Vocal technique

Brenda-Lee Wilson
Yoga

TBC
Celtic harp: intensive program

TBC
(Cello)
Orchestra
Chamber Music

TBC
Choir for children
Recorder for children
Chamber music for children

WEEK 4 – 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 21 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 28 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.