Students will have an opportunity to participate in 2 types of ensembles, Festival Orchestra and Chamber groups. The Festival Orchestra is a conductor-less ensemble which will dive into a few orchestral masterpieces, as well as a few jazz/pop favorites. Students and faculty collaborate in an open environment where all participants are encouraged to share ideas. Through the mentorship of our top-notch faculty, students will also improve leadership skills and rehearsal technique.
In mixed-instrument chamber groups (some may include piano), students will learn and perform various styles of ensemble performance.
TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 – 9:50 am Warm up/Technique Class
10:00 – 11:50 am Orchestra/Piano rehearsals
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 pm Chamber Music
2:00 – 3:30 pm Masterclass
3:30 – 4:30 pm Creative Workshop
Put away all scores, notebooks, and sheet music! In these fun workshops, students will create music through improvisation, games, storytelling, and a few other fun techniques. No improvisation experience? We’ll walk you through! Are you an experienced improviser? You will be challenged to expand your toolbox!
Students will have a chance to receive individual instruction in one of 3 masterclasses. There will be a sign-up sheet on the first day of camp. On alternate days, students will participate in seminars – addressing issues relevant to their budding musical lives.
CYMC 2019 will include outreach performances, a Vancouver Island mini-tour, and a chamber music performance. Repertoire will be announced prior to camp, and music will be sent ahead of time.
CYMC FACULTY CONCERTS
All students will attend the Wednesday evening faculty concerts, a cornerstone of the busy summer season for CYMC students and local classical music lovers alike.
RCM Levels 6 – ARCT (or equivalent)
Admission is by audition (see instructions on the registration form).
REGISTRATION & FEES
Fees for the 2019 Classical Program
Room & Board: $250
Early bird fees (until March 15th) – 20% discount!
Room & Board: $200
Need help coming up with enough money for camp? Download a fundraising kit here: CYMC-Student-Fundraising-Kit
Application for the 2019 Classical Program is available here.