All that jazz...

Combos • Stage Bands • Wind Orchestra • Chamber Music
Choral Works for All: Works for choir and brass — Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100), SWV 36 by Schütz and Hodie Christus natus est by Gabrieli

The jazz week is one of the most anticipated of the summer, dominated by brass and winds. Co-directors François Ouimet and Chris Smith will lead a stellar group of classical and jazz teachers. Andrée Dagenais (Brandon University) will lead Psalm 100 by Schütz and Hodie Christus natus est by Gabrieli for choir and brass ensembles. So bring your instruments for an exhilarating time.

Click here for a preview on what to expect during week five!

Co-Directors: François Ouimet and Christopher Smith

Choir Accompanist: Monique de Margerie

Adult’s Program

Choir 1Andrée Dagenais
Jazz/Gospel choir 1 — François Ouimet
A cappella Andrée Dagenais
Wind orchestra 1 — Christopher Smith
Elementary ensemble — Fraser Jackson
Stage band — Bruno Lamarche, Mike Cartile
Brass ensembles — Julie Harnois
Vocal jazz (song interpretation) 2 — Sonia Johnson
Vocal technique — Sonia Johnson
Combos 2 — Adrian Vedady (coord.), Alain Bastien, Bruno Lamarche
Chamber music 2 — Fraser Jackson (coord.), Simon Aldrich, Marilène Provencher-Leduc, Monique de Margerie
4-Hands Piano class 2 — Monique de Margerie
Jazz piano* — Kate Wyatt
Guitar — François Ouimet
Double bass — Adrian Vedady
World Percussion* — Craig Girardin
Drums — Alain Bastien
Flute — Marilène Provencher-Leduc
Clarinet — Simon Aldrich
Trumpet —Mike Cartile
Saxophone — Bruno Lamarche
Trombone — Julie Harnois
Orff — Isabelle Brassard
Recorder 1 * — Caroline Tremblay
Jazz improvisation 1* — Christopher Smith
Active listening 1Andrée Dagenais
Drawing 1— Deirdre McCay
Percussive Dance 1 — Fannie Gagnon
Yoga 1Luce Napert

1 Classes suitable for beginners.
2 Classes requiring pre-registration. Please use the appropriate form and provide the required information on the registration form.
* Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes offered for jazz piano, percussion and recorder. Beginner and intermediate classes for jazz improvisation.

Children’s Program

Directrice/ Recorder/ Chamber Music — Marie-Laurence Primeau
Chorale — Louise Lessard
Piano — Monique de Margerie
Orff — Isabelle Brassard
Arts & Crafts — Martin Geissman
Percussive Dance — Fannie Gagnon


Classes requiring pre-registration
Some classes require a pre-registration. For those classes, you will need to fill out a registration form (see options below).

It is important to determine beforehand the level of skill of each person participating in musical ensembles, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced. To help you determine your level of skill, please consult our self-grading guides below.

  • Vocal Jazz (solo voice masterclass)
    This class is for participants aged 15 years and up. You must prepare 1 or 2 pieces before you arrive and bring 2 copies of the score or lead sheet with you. There is a limit of 16 participants for this class.
  • Jazz Combos
    Please send your Jazz Combo form before the June 10 deadline.
  • Advanced jazz piano
  • Piano 4 hands
  • Chamber Music
    The chamber music program was designed for experienced amateurs who have a good handle on sight reading and play either piano or an orchestra instrument. Those who are registered for the chamber music course will have to prioritize music chamber over the rest of their schedules. The following levels of skill are required to sign up:
    • Strings : intermediate and advanced
    • Winds : advanced
    • Piano : advanced
  • Chamber Music with piano for advanced musicians

Self-Grading Guides
To help you determine your level of skill, please consult the following guides:

Participants must bring their own instruments. You can purchase plastic Yamaha soprano and alto records at our Tuck Shop. It is possible to rent a viola da gamba (week 2) or a Celtic harp (week 4). For the viols, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. For Celtic harps, please contact Kathy Elarte at Vixen Harps in Ottawa at 613-422-4155 or for costs and instructions.

Bursaries are offered by CAMMAC to participants who are facing a delicate financial situation. To apply for a bursary, please fill in and submit the following application form before May 1st 2016.

You can also download our Bursary Application form (PDF), fill it in and send it over by mail or by email. Thank you!


Discover our dynamic team of teachers who all look forward to welcoming you at the music centre! To find out more about each member of our staff,  click on their photo and read their bio.


Isabelle Brassard
Mike Cartile
Craig Girardin
Andrée Dagenais
Deirdre McCay
Fraser Jackson
Sonia Johnson
Bruno Lamarche
Monique de Margerie
Luce Napert
Jean-Francois Normand
Francois A. Ouimet
Marie-Laurence Primeau
Marilène Provencher-Leduc
Christopher Smith
Caroline Tremblay
Adrian Vedady
Kate Wyatt


The rates provided below representative of a one-week stay. Taxes are included.

Music Program


Student (12 to 21 years old)


Child (4 to 11 years old)

1st child: $387

2nd child: $310

3rd child: $271

Accommodation (Meal Plan Included)
Main Lodge

Adult: $922

Student: $602

Child: $182


Adult: $728

Student: $520

Child: $182


A few private rooms and bathrooms are available upon request.

  • Private room : $415
  • Private bathroom : $297
Additional Options
Camping (No Meal Plan)

Adult: $192

Student: $159

Child: Free

Meal Plan

Adult and student: $362

Child: $182


To sign up, you can click on “Register Now” and complete your registration online via our secured website.

You can also download our registration form (PDF), fill it in and send it over by mail or by email. Thank you!

You may reserve a spot in advance by placing a deposit. An amount of $150 per participant, per week, plus membership fees (if relevant) will automatically be calculated and charged. Please note that you can find more information on our refund policy in our FAQ section.

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