Singing for Beginners and Beyond 2021

CYMC 2021 Classical Program is now over!

Thank you to all who participated.

See you in 2022

Meet our Guest Instructors…

Carol Anne Parkinson


Carol Anne Parkinson is a joyful singer, voice teacher and conductor.  She earned her Bachelor of Music from UBC in 1995 and continued to study with master teacher Arlene McIntyre from 2000-2005.  As a chorister, she has cherished memories of singing with the Cap Singers at Kathaumixw, with UBC Choral Union under the direction of Diane Loomer, earning first place in the Markdoberdorf choral festival in Germany with the University Singers, recording two CD’s with the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and more recently, singing with Island Voices.  

She has directed the Hellenic Chorus of Vancouver, several church choirs, CYMC Festival choir, was the founding director of the Nova Voce Choral Society, and currently directs the raucous Men of Notes choir!  Carol Anne has been a soloist with the Capilano University Choirs, CYMC, Timbre!, NICS, and with many churches.  Not able to sit still for long, she can be found either on her cross country skis or with a crochet hook in hand curled up with a cup of tea with her Wheaten Terrier by her side.

Vocal camp for new and aspiring singers ages 7-10, open to anyone who loves to sing.

Using vocal warm-ups, active games, and engaging repertoire, singers will learn the fundamental skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of healthy singing.  Students will gain independence, build confidence, and develop teamwork skills by improving their ability to listen and contribute to unison, part songs, and harmony singing.  Attention will be given to each singer’s individual skill level.  The camp will wrap up with a Saturday Performance to celebrate our learning from the week together.

*Applicants will be asked to provide at least one video recording of a piece of their choice.

The diversity.  Pursuing musicianship/artistry instead of just piano, or violin.  I feel very grown after this week.  Also great positivity! Thanks for the wonderful time.

– Markus

Nancy Argenta is a world-renowned Canadian soprano, best known for her performances of music from the pre-classical era. Originally from Nelson, BC, Argenta has been performing internationally for over 40 years, from France to Japan. Praised for her voice’s bell-like clarity and natural, unforced lyricism, she has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions. She has earned a prolific place in music history, and we are proud to be able to name Nancy Argenta as a former student of CYMC.

– Nancy Argenta

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