Classical Intensive

Full days of orchestra, chamber groups, technique.

Ages 10 - 19
July 2nd - 8th
$ 500.00 CAD
Limited to 24 students
Details below

The Classical Intensive Program is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their ensemble skills, develop musicianship, and explore a new string repertoire. Led by the talented members of Cascadia Strings, students will have the chance to delve into a diverse range of chamber music repertoire that combines original works with carefully crafted arrangements of popular music from the last century, all to provide live, meaningful musical experiences.

This intensive one-week program will culminate in a concert on July 8th, where the students from the String Orchestra will perform alongside CYMC's renowned Festival Choir. This performance will top a week of hard work and dedication as students showcase their newly-acquired skills and passion for music.

Join us for an enriching experience that will give you a deep appreciation for music and the opportunity to collaborate with other talented musicians. The Classical Intensive Program promises an unforgettable learning, growth, and artistic expression week.

ACCOMODATIONS:  Gaglardi Academy (1475 Noel Ave. Comox)

  • accommodations are dorm style, with rooms for males, females, LGBTQ+ and a quiet room.
  • CYMC will provide 24 hour supervision for campers.
  • Camp counsellors will have cell phones for emergencies and urgent messages.
  • Gaglardi Academy has Wi-Fi service for the campers use.
  • Our local hospital, North Island Hospital Comox Valley, is only a 10 minute ride away from the school with a 24 hour emergency department.
  • We will be providing a continental breakfast in the mornings at Gaglardi Academy as well as bus services to all events and rehearsals.
  • campers will be provided with sleeping cots, please bring your own sleeping bag or linens.
  • There is a general 11:00 PM curfew for all students staying at the accommodations.

MEALS: Lunch and dinner at George P. Vanier 4830 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay

  • Lunch and dinner breaks will be  at 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
  • Short breaks at 10:30am and 3:00pm.
  • We are set up to cater to vegetarians and those with food intolerances/allergies.
  • Breakfast will be served continental style in the mornings for overnight campers.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served at George P. Vanier School for those who are registered as campers at Gaglardi Academy, and for those who have paid the meal fees.  
  • If you have not already paid your meal fee please contact the registrar as soon as possible at:

Check-in and registration for Classical String and Piano campers

  • Sunday July 2nd at 10:30am at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School, 4830 Headquarters Rd, Courtnenay, BC.
  • Sunday July 2nd at 11:00am Meet and Greet with the faculty members for ALL String Orchestra and piano students at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. Parents welcome.
  • Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm for those who are camping and those who have paid the meal fees.
  • Classical Program campers will be transported to Gagliardi Academy (1475 Noel Ave. Comox) at the end of the day’s programming to set themselves up for the camp.  

Classical Program Students

  • Classes begin after lunch on July 2nd (1:00pm)
  • Classes will run daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School with a break for lunch at 12:00pm.
  • Faculty concert in Courtenay.  Students not overnighting at Gagliardi Academy will need to arrange their own transportation to and from this event.
  • We will have other scheduled outings in the evenings (TBA)  
  • Finale concert in the afternoon of July 8th.

CYMC’s Classical Music registration will be Sunday July 2nd at 10:30am, followed by the Meet and Greet and orientation for students and parents with Staff and Faculty at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School (4830 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay, BC.  Dismissal at 12:00.

Bursary information to come

Cascadia strings orchestra

Tyson Doknjas - Violin

Kathryn Wiebe - Violin

Jessica Pickersgill - Viola

Erin Tinney - Cello