CAMMAC continues to innovate with virtual edition


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July 29, 2020 – Since mid-July, the very first virtual edition of CAMMAC’s summer music camp has been offering a wide range of music classes online. Students can choose between a wide range of disciplines and genres, from classical piano to world percussion. Private and semi-private classes, group classes, workshops and conferences are available, offered by an impressive lineup of experienced professional musicians. Notable conferences include 400 Years of Opera, A History of One of the Major Genres of Classical Music, presented in collaboration with the Opéra de Montréal, with Pierre Vachon, Musicologist and Director of Communications for the Opéra De Montréal.

A fun series of free virtual get-togethers is also on offer: participants and teachers meet in an informal online setting, giving them a little taste of the “camp life” that participants usually experience at CAMMAC throughout the summer. Among the activities: Virtual Cocktails, Cabaret and Chat evenings and Trivia Night. CAMMAC teachers are also creating video clips for the summer camp, including the quintessential CAMMAC happening, “Wine and Cheese with Francis” presented by François Colpron, Artistic Director of Les Boréades de Montréal and Program Director for Week 3 at CAMMAC.

While the current crisis confronts CAMMAC with major challenges, including the temporary closure of the Music Centre, CAMMAC’s leadership and Board of Directors recognize that there are many opportunities to continue to promote the organization and work towards the achievement of its mission and goals. Despite the fact that the world we live in has changed a great deal in recent months, CAMMAC’s mission is to create opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages and abilities to come together to make music. There are many obstacles for musicians wanting to get together to share their passion these days – a virtual program that promotes an experience of being able to learn and play music together as a community is a timely offering.

The intention for the new virtual program is that it will become part of the educational and pedagogical offer of the CAMMAC Music Centre even after the global health crisis is resolved. “We believe that this initiative could continue long after the pandemic, as it allows CAMMAC to keep in touch with its members, and also helps our participants to be well prepared for programs at the Music Centre, once we’re open again. It’s also a commitment to our wonderful teachers in these uncertain times and beyond. So, it’s a very positive and exciting project! And of course, there is also an opportunity for CAMMAC to increase its visibility with the potential to attract participants from across Canada and around the world,” says Artistic Director Guylaine Lemaire.

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