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Summer Programs, Music 2017-05-19T17:42:12+00:00

Music  – Summer Programs

Please select a program title below to see details including program information, schedule, faculty, and the cost of tuition.

Children with their clarineo instrumentWind music class for young children aged 6-8. This new and exciting mini-clarinet is perfect for young children, and changing to clarinet when they are bigger is easy! In this small group class, we will learn fun, easy tunes and play them together. At the last class we will dress up in costume and play for parents and friends.

Dates: July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
Time: 5:00PM to 5:45PM
Faculty: Patty Shaw

Tuition: $160 + $15 registration fee, per student
Maximum Enrollment: 6 per class; extra classes will be added if demand warrants.

The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts is proud to again offer an exciting summer musical theatre program. Two summer workshops for singing actors in Grades 4-12 who are serious about developing and refining their audition and performance skills. Both week-long workshops will culminate in a variety show performance which will allow students the opportunity to combine and apply all of the skills that have been nurtured during the workshops.

Dates: July 4-7 & July 10-14
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Faculty: Jason Davis, Lucy Hayes Davis

Elementary Company Players (Grades 4-6)

July 4-7, 9:00AM to 4:00PM (30-minute drop-off window available)
Tuition: $295 + $15 registration

This program includes:

101 – Private Voice Lessons: Three private lessons; learn about proper use of breath and vocal production in a nurturing one-to-one setting. Exercises strengthen and protect the voice.

102 – Repertoire Class I: Learn and perform songs in a wide variety of musical styles with confidence and style. The focus of the class is acting through the song. Students will develop stage presence, good vocal habits, and the ability to interpret and deliver a song to an audience.

103 – Music Theatre Chorus I: Exploring group singing from a wide variety of music theatre repertoire.

104 – Dance/Movement I: Students will learn technique and combinations in Jazz, Swing, Contemporary, African and Hip-Hop styles. Students will also learn a fusion routine for their final performance. The history and evolution of these styles will also be discussed.

105 – Story Book Theatre: Building reading and comprehension skills for very young actors by reading stories as a group, and then using role-playing and basic creative drama exercises to bring these stories to life. Children will make new friends and discover new ideas while developing self-confidence.

Junior Company Players (Grades 7-12)

July 10-14, 9:00AM to 4:00PM (30-minute drop-off window available)
Tuition: $340 + $15 registration

This program includes:

201 – Private Voice Lessons: Four private lessons; learn about proper use of breath and vocal production in a nurturing one-to-one setting. Exercises strengthen and protect the voice.

202 – Repertoire Class II: The interpretation, acting and delivery of a song. Selection of musical material appropriate for student’s voice type, and usable for audition and performance, along with basic vocal technique and use of breath.

203 – Music Theatre Chorus II: Group singing from a wide variety of SAT and SATB music theatre repertoire.

204 – Dance/Movement II: (See description in 104)

205 – Acting & Improv I: Includes theatre games, improvisation, acting and creative drama activities, with an emphasis on building collaborative and communication skills.

Use your voice; sing your story! Now in its fifth year, the Conservatory’s Contemporary Vocal Program is perfect for young singers in grades 7-12 wishing to develop their vocal technique and style while discovering the worlds of pop, indie rock and folk, jazz, R&B and songwriting. With a special focus on performance, this annual program helps young singers build confidence while finding their own unique voice. The week culminates with a spectacular performance for family and friends!

Dates: July 24-28
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM, daily
Faculty: Zoe Leger – MMus, Paula Phillips – BMus, BMusEd, Andrea Jeffrey – MMus, and Guest Instructors

Tuition: $285 + $15 registration

This five-day program includes:

Solo Coaching Sessions – 3 private lessons per singer allow you to improve vocal technique and get individual attention on what matters most to you as a singer.

Ensemble Rehearsals – Learn how to arrange music, sing in harmony and work with others.

Vocal Masterclasses – Each singer will get an opportunity to perform solo and get valuable feedback and coaching to enhance their performance confidence!

Special Topic Sessions – Daily instruction on topics including style, songwriting, arranging, leading a band, vocal health, microphone technique, stage presence and performance con dence help build well-rounded singers.

Yoga and Guest Instruction – Learn to use your body (your instrument!) with a “Yoga for Singers” workshop lead by a certified Hatha Vinyasa yoga instructor. Plus, exciting workshops with talented local guest artists!

The Nova Scotia Suzuki Institute is a summer camp that provides an intensive musical experience for families with children who currently study violin through the Suzuki Method. In Halifax, our SAA-approved Institute offers activities for students and their parents for a one-week session.

Children with violins

Our Summer Institute offerings include master classes, group classes, chamber music, and recitals as well as enrichment courses that include a Gaelic song choir, theory, crafts, Celtic fiddling, Bodhran lessons, and step dance. Parents are expected to attend classes with their children. Other Institute activities include free lectures and discussion groups for parents, social events such as a Family Fun Fair Picnic, noon hour games and a Cape Breton style family square dance/Ceilidh. Our small classes allow students to receive lots of attention from our talented faculty. Check out our website for more information: www.nssuzuki.wordpress.com

We hope you will join us for a fun-filled week this summer!

Dates: August 8 – 12
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM, daily
Faculty: Christy Hodder, Carrie VanSlyke, Andre Pretzel, and Guest Instructors

Early Registration (before June 28th)
Pre-Twinklers (half-day):
$180 + $15 registration
Book 1-5: $380 + $15 registration, 2nd sibling $370 + 15 registration, 3rd+ sibling $360 + $15 registration
After June 28th add $30

Band students playing musicA week-long introduction in brass instrumental performance for students aged 8-18 with at least one year of experience on their preferred instrument (trumpet/cornet,horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba/bass).

The purpose of the camp is to foster and inspire the education of brass students through the brass instrumental medium. Prior brass performing experience is welcomed but not required. The camp will provide both individual and group instruction (sectionals, master classes, and large ensemble), culminating in a public performance at the end of the week. Instruction will be provided by Conservatory faculty and guests and will serve as an opportunity to join the youth brass program at Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Dates: August 21-25
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM, daily
Faculty: Rod MacGillivray and Guest Instructors

Tuition: $260 per student + $15 registration fee

The spring and summer seasons are a great time to complete theory requirements in order to receive certificates for practical examinations from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts theory instructors will cover these materials in small group classes that are open to students of all ages. Students who are not completing practical examinations are also welcome. All levels of theory study allow for a well-rounded understanding of music that builds upon what is learned in music lessons.

Private Lessons

Tailored to an individual’s needs and schedule, private one-on-one theory lessons are available upon request throughout the summer. Please contact us for more information regarding instructors and fees.

Theory Intensive A – All In One Rudiments

June 30 to July 17, 9:30AM to 11:30AM, weekdays, no holidays
July 27 to August 10, 9:30AM to 11:30AM, weekdays, no holidays
$400 + $15 registration, minimum 3 registrants
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Wanzel

Theory Intensive B – Level 9 to ARCT History, Harmony and Analysis

June 30 to July 17, 1:30PM to 3:30PM, weekdays, no holidays
July 27 to August 10, 1:30PM to 3:30PM, weekdays, no holidays
$400 + $15 registration, minimum 3 registrants
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Wanzel

Spring-Summer Evening Theory

May 16 to August 10, 2017
Instructors: Dan Hammill and Jacob Caines

RCM Theory Levels 1-5
Tuesdays 6:30PM to 7:30PM

RCM History Levels 9 & 10 
Tuesdays 7:30PM to 9:00PM

RCM Theory Levels 6-8
Thursdays 6:00PM to 7:00PM

RCM Harmony Level 9 & Harmony/Counterpoint Level 10
Thursdays 7:00PM to 9:00PM

All classes are suitable for those looking to get ahead with their theory instruction, or wanting to write the RCM examinations on August 11 and 12, 2017.

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