Youth Vocal Intensive 2021

CYMC 2021 Classical Program is now over!

Thank you to all who participated.

See you in 2022

Meet our Faculty…

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.

Week-long vocal intensive for dedicated young singers ages 11 – 17.

A chance for young singers to take their vocal skills to the next level and bond with other young artists. Daily afternoon programming will cater to a range of repertoire interests, vocal styles and goals with an emphasis on developing healthy techniques for peak vocal performance. We will have a chance to share our learning in a culminating performance on the Saturday of camp. 

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

*Students should come prepared with a vocal solo with piano accompaniment and submit sheet music to CYMC for approval one week prior to arrival.

I had so so so much fun at CYMC this year! I also learned a lot.  This was my first year at CYMC & I love it! I was in the piano program & I thought our schedule was really fun.  My teacher, Mrs. Silverman was really great.  I was there for 3 weeks and I never felt homesick because I had so much fun! It was the best music camp I have ever been to! I hope to go back next year.”

– Joanna

Nancy Argenta is 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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