WEEK 5: Sunday July 28 to Sunday August 4, 2024

Where Jazz meets Classical

An exciting week that offers the best of both worlds.

Dive into the intersection of jazz and classical music during this high-energy week! Explore the rich traditions of both genres through a diverse range of classes. From mastering the French horn to exploring advanced jazz piano, Week 5 offers the summer’s most extensive list of classes and workshops. Whether you’re looking to refine your skills as a chamber musician or a jazz vocalist, or you crave the thrill of late-night jam sessions, this program has something for you. Push your boundaries by focusing on one style, or delve into the expressive beauty of both – the choice is yours!

WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

+ All things classical 🎻
Often known as “Jazz week” at CAMMAC, Week 5 also offers a full course curriculum to satisfy classical musicians of all levels, including a chamber music program and various instrumental classes. Special note to brass players – this is your week to join our chamber music program!

+ All things Jazz 🎺
Work closely with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians! With everything from piano to percussion on the schedule, jazz aficionados of all levels will be able to hone their chops in a fun, focused and supportive environment. Get great coaching on all the skills that will help you to take your improvisation, ensemble, and solo skills to the next level while having a great time with a group of musicians who share your passion for all things jazz.

+ And why not both? 🎹🎷
Week 5 provides the opportunity for both classical and jazz musicians to increase their versatility by sampling classes from each genre. Classical musicians can experience jazz’s melodic verve, focus on rhythm, and the creative process of improvisation, while jazz habitués can sharpen their fundamental instrumental or vocal technique, improve their sight reading and find out what it’s like to work with a conductor.

NEW
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Motown!
“Get Ready” to experience the heart and soul of Motor City with the arrival of CAMMAC’s brand-new Motown workshop. Forget the “Baby Love” blues and the “Can’t Help Myself” feeling when it comes to learning about the signature rhythms that will have you “Dancing in the Street”, and playing the sounds that have “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” countless timeless hits. By the end of the week, you’ll be ready to “Stop! In The Name of Love” for anything less than soulful grooves!

Fuel your creativity with late-night jam sessions.
Often continuing well into the early morning hours, jam sessions at CAMMAC are a legendary experience. Everyone is welcome!

+ 2024 will mark Henry Mancini’s 100th anniversary.
Over his 5-decade career, the legendary composer left behind a body of work that includes over 90 albums in a variety of styles including big band, jazz, light classical, pop, easy listening, and, of course, film scores. We’ll honor his legacy this week by exploring some of his most loved works from various genres.

+ Introduction to french horn.
Under the guidance of Elizabeth Simpson, explore the fundamentals of playing this versatile instrument. Learn proper posture, breathing techniques, and embouchure formation to produce clear and beautiful tones. Develop basic music reading skills and gain experience playing simple melodies. This class is ideal for curious adults and teens with no prior musical experience. Pre-registration is mandatory. Rentals are available – please inquire when registering.

NEW FOR TEENS
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Leadership through music: inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.
Craig Girardin and Virginie Proulx-Tremblay will lead this week’s teen participants through a series of musical exercises designed to cultivate essential leadership skills such as developing discipline and implementing innovative problem-solving solutions. Teens will be encouraged to reflect on their leadership abilities and develop their potential.

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

NEW
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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 5 is: July 1, 2024.

Vocal classes & ensembles:

  • A cappella
  • Choir
  • Jazz vocal technique
  • Jazz Song/Masterclass *P*

 

Instrumental ensembles:

  • Brass quintet
  • Brass ensemble
  • Clarinet
  • Chamber music for winds, strings, brass and piano *P*
  • Concert Band
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • French horn
  • Guitar – Classical and Popular
  • Improvisation
  • Jazz Combos *P*
  • Percussion: World
  • Piano – Jazz, advanced *P*
  • Piano: intermediate and advanced *P*
  • Piano for 4-hands *P*
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Stage Band
  • Trombone ensemble
  • Trombone
  • Trombone quartet
  • Trumpet

 

Other classes:

  • Active Listening
  • Dance
  • Visual arts
  • Yoga

CLASSES FOR TEENS

  • Leadership through music

Additional classes and activities will be available for teens during Week 5. Details to come.

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

  • Arts & crafts
  • Chamber music
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Jam sessions
  • Jazz combos
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recorder

WEEK 5 REPERTOIRE

Choral works:
The choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful Requiem, as well as close part harmony in a cappella.

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

Fraser Jackson

Fraser
Jackson
Co-Director
(Bassoon)
Chamber music
Orchestra

Monique
De Margerie
Co-Director
Piano
Piano for 4 hands
Chamber music

Virginie
Proulx-Tremblay
Director children’s program
Choir for children and teens

Andrew
McAnerney

Choir
A cappella

Alain
Bastien
Drums

Mike
Cartile
Trumpet
Stage band
Brass quintet

Antonin
Cuerrier
(Clarinet)
Chamber Music (winds)

Serge
Filiatreault
Trombone
Brass ensemble

Craig
Girardin
Percussion for children

Kerry-Anne
Kutz

Vocal jazz – Vocal technique and Song Masterclass

Bruno
Lamarche

Saxophone
Stage Band

Isabelle
Latulippe
Percussion for adults

Alicia
Ménard

Dance for adults and children

Luce
Napert
Yoga

Marilène
Provencher-Leduc
Flute
Chamber music
Active listening

Elizabeth
Simpson
French horn

François
Stevenson

Drums
Combos

Karine
Turcot
Arts & Crafts for children
Visual arts for adultes

Adrian
Vedady
(Bass)
Combos

Kate
Wyatt
Jazz piano 

TBC
Piano for children
Accompaniment vocal jazz

TBC
Bass

TBC
Percussion for adults

WEEK 5 – 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 28 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 4 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.