WEEK 6: Sunday August 4 to Sunday August 11, 2024

Sounds of Summer: From Classical to Pop

With summer in full swing, Week 6 strikes the perfect balance between serious study and summer fun, for musicians of all levels.

An eclectic week featuring a selection of choral repertoire for both newcomers to choral singing and for more advanced chorists, plus a vocal masterclass, small vocal ensembles, chamber music, a mini piano-intensive program, recorder, percussion, dance, origami, yoga and more. It’s a great week for guitarists as well with popular and classical guitar classes available for all levels. And if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at song arrangement, this is the week for you!

WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

+ A great week for advanced vocalists!
Vocalists with intermediate and advanced singing skills will find plenty of opportunities to challenge themselves during Week 6, with choral repertoire selected for experienced chorists, small ensembles, and a song masterclass for advanced singers that includes personalized feedback.

+ Are you new to choral singing?
Two classes are offered this week that will introduce you to the basics of vocal technique and the fundamentals of sight-reading: “Choir 101” and “Music Theory and Solfège” will help you to find out everything you need to know to feel comfortable for your debut.

+ Piano Intensive, with Lucille Ouellette and Amélie Fortin.
Week 6 offers the right combination of challenge and fun for pianists of all levels. Explore a variety of styles, including classical, pop, piano accompaniment for popular songs, and arranging, or focus on one specific area. In addition to regular classes, each participant enrolled in the piano intensive program will receive three 15-to-20-minute private coaching sessions designed to address individual goals and playing challenges.

+ Guitar: choose from classical or popular guitar classes, or try both, with Alexandre Éthier.
Develop a solid foundation in technique as you work on pieces you’ve chosen in advance and explore new repertoire. Each student also will receive three personalized 15-20 minute coaching sessions to address individual goals and playing challenges.

+ Origami workshop for all ages with Hideko Sinto.
discover the joys of transforming a piece of paper into a unique work of art as you explore the techniques and cultural context of the traditional Japanese art of origami.

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.

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

+++ Will the Goddesses of Lake MacDonald make an appearance during Week 6?
You’ll have to be here to find out!

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 6 is: July 8, 2024.

Vocal classes & ensembles:

  • A cappella
  • Choir
  • Choir 101
  • Small vocal ensembles *P*
  • Vocal technique
  • Voice Masterclass *P*

 

Classes and ensembles for instruments:

  • Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
  • Flute
  • Guitar – Classical and Popular *P*
  • Percussion: World
  • Piano: Pop
  • Piano: Intensive program *P*
  • Piano: beginners *P*
  • Piano: intermediate and advanced *P*
  • Recorder

 

Other classes:

  • Active listening
  • Arts and crafts: origami
  • Dance
  • Music theory and solfège
  • Song arrangement
  • Yoga

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

  • Arts & crafts
  • Chamber music
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recorder

WEEK 6 REPERTOIRE

Choral work:
Mass in C major, Opus 86, Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Patricia
Abbott
Co-Director
Choral conductor
Small vocal ensembles

Anne Marie Denoncourt

Anne-Marie
Denoncourt
Co-Director
Piano
Voice & choir

Lucie
Bouchard
Director children’s program
(Flute, recorder)
Chamber music for children

Marie-Ève
Arseneault

Choir for children & teens
Sectionals

Corinne
Bergeron
Chamber music coordination

Martin
Dagenais

Choral Conductor
Small vocal ensembles

Eulalie
Emeriaud
Recorder

Alexandre
Ethier

Guitar (classical and popular)

Amélie
Fortin
Piano (classical, popular and for accompaniment)
Song arrangement

Lisa
Lorenzino

Flute
Musical theory and solfège
Chamber music

Lucille
Ouellette

Piano
Chamber music

Maurice Perez

Maurice
Perez

Dance

Geneviève
Proulx
Voice

Hideko
Sinto
Arts and crafts: origami for children and adults

Brenda-Lee
Wilson
Yoga

TBC
Violin / Cello
Chamber music

TBC
Percussion

WEEK 6 – 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 August 4 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 11 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.