|Sunday, July 3, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, July 7, 2016 (All day)||2016 McGill Oboe Reed Making workshop||
Are you a pre-university oboist looking to perfect your reed making skills?
Perhaps you haven't learned to make reeds yet?
Join us this summer for the McGill 2016 Oboe Reed Making Workshop!
Date: July 3-7, 2016
Location: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal QC, H3a 1E3 Canada
Students will spend five days of reed-making sessions covering everything from the beginning stages of reed construction to putting the final touches on reeds. Beginning reed makers will acquire the skills to become independent reed makers and students with reed making experience will become experts. McGill oboe professor Dr. Jacqueline Leclair and her student counselor Dana Boyd will guide you through the process, culminating in a presentation for parents on the final day.
The Reed Making Workshop will also feature a presentation by Dr. Leclair about the history of the oboe and reed making, a class on how to select, maintain and adjust oboes, and master classes and optional free private lessons with Dr. Leclair.
All classes will take place in A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building (527 Sherbrooke St. West). Dr. Leclair's oboe studio is in C-406, Strathcona Music Building, next door.
July 3, 2016
July 4, 2016
July 5, 2016
July 6, 2016
July 7, 2016
Workshop Fee and Housing Options
Housing will be provided at either the "Citadelle" Dormitory (410 Sherbrooke St. West, cross-street Hutchinson) or at Royal Victoria College dormitory (3425 University Street). Although the workshop runs for 4 days, we offer a 5 night housing package for participants who would like to arrive a day early and explore Montreal.
Please fill out the online registration form. Once completed, you will receive an email with your registration details. In order to confirm your registration, please print the email and return it along with your cheque or money order (payable to McGill University) to:
Dr. Jacqueline Leclair
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
H3a 1E3 Canada
Questions or Inquiries: nuoboe [at] gmail [dot] com (Dr. Jacqueline Leclair)
|Monday, August 8, 2016 (All day) to Friday, August 12, 2016 (All day)||2016 McGill Summer Jazz Workshop||
Are you a pre-university instrumentalist, 25 years old or younger, looking to improve your jazz skills? Are you looking to meet and play jazz with other musicians? Join us this summer for the McGill 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop!
Date: AUGUST 8-12, 2016
Location: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC
By signing up for the week- long jazz workshop, students can learn about and develop skills, playing experience and insight into the materials and methods essential to a program such as McGill’s .The focus will be on the Small Group Jazz Combo (4to 6 players per combo), the most direct vehicle for learning about improvisation, repertoire and most importantly, interaction among the participants.
A ratio of 1 teacher to 6 students provides a stimulating and focused environment where students get personal one-on-one training from professional musicians. Morning master classes present essential basics about jazz materials, improvisation, jazz history, etc which serve to complement the combo sessions they have throughout the day.
A daily teacher/student jam session gives the students a chance to gain real playing experience by applying their newly acquired skills, thus strengthening their confidence.
As well, Associate Professor and Jazz Area Chair Remi Bolduc will present a Performance Audition Requirements master class, where he will explain and de-mystify the audition process , providing helpful and detailed advice to prospective undergraduate applicants.
New this year, François Bourassa will be our special guest clinician; students will benefit from his extensive experience as a virtuoso improvisor and teacher.
Workshop Fee ($399) includes:
To apply, fill out the online form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
If your application is accepted, you must pay a $150 deposit by June 6, 2016.
Questions or Inquiries: Email Carmelia Lee at jazzworkshop [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend this camp?
Typically, a pre-university student 25 years old or younger, secondary 5 or CEGEP or equivalent, who is currently involved in playing jazz in ensembles like big bands, jazz combos, or the equivalent.
What musical level are participants expected to be at?
Musicians attending the camp should be familiar and have some experience with the basics of jazz improvisation such as soloing using the chord symbols on a lead sheet, functional playing on your instrument (melody for horns, comping for guitar and piano, walking bass line for bass, keeping time with the ride cymbal for the drums, etc.), and of course, some knowledge of the jazz tradition (American Songbook Standards). You should have some experience playing on Bb blues, and tunes like Autumn Leaves, All the Things You Are, Blue Bossa, etc.
Which instruments are accepted to the camp?
Rhythm section instruments such as piano, guitar, bass (acoustic or electric), drum kit, as well as saxophones, trumpet, trombone, flute, and clarinet are accepted. We are not, at this time, accepting vocalists in the combos, however, we are examining the possibility of running a separate camp, at a later date, that will focus on the tradition of vocal-led combos.
What is the goal of the camp?
To broaden and expand the students’ knowledge and playing experience via the small group jazz combo (4 to 6 players per combo), the most direct vehicle for learning about improvisation, repertoire and – most importantly – interaction among the participants. As well, Associate Professor and Jazz Area Chair Remi Bolduc will present a Performance Audition Requirements master class, where he will explain and de-mystify the audition process, providing helpful and detailed advice to prospective undergraduate applicants.
What is the daily schedule like?
Here is a sample schedule:
On the last day, Friday August 8, a small informal concert will be held at the Schulich School of Music (location to be determined) where the students can share the music they have been working on with their families and friends.
Can I use the practice rooms at McGill University?
Yes. Four combo rooms and several practice rooms are available to you during building hours from 7:00 am-10:30 pm. Those interested should bring a $30.00 cash deposit for a magnetic swipe key; all deposits will be refunded on Friday upon remittance of key.
How much does the camp cost? How and where can I pay?
Registration, payment and payment deadline information is on this web page.
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|Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Alexander Soloway, piano||Pollack Hall||
Class of I. Poletaev
|Friday, May 20, 2016 - 17:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Bryn Blackwood, piano||Salle Pollack||
Class of I. Poletaev
|Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Dana Boyd, oboe||Strathcona Music Building||
Class of J. Leclair
|Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Geoffrey Conquer, piano||Strathcona Music Building||
Class of M. Mdivani
|Friday, May 27, 2016 - 20:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Karl Hirzer, piano||Strathcona Music Building||
Class of I. Poletaev
|Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Maximilien Brisson, baroque trombone||Redpath Hall||
Class of C. Motuz
|Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 20:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Noemy Braun, cello||Strathcona Music Building||
Class of M. Haimovitz
|Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 13:00||Artist Diploma Recital: Shane Murphy, organ||L'église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus||
Class of Hans-Ola Ericsson
|Monday, May 9, 2016 - 17:00||CANCELLED - Artist Diploma Recital: Veronika Cherniak, violin||Redpath Hall||
Class of A. Wan
|Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 14:00||CANCELLED - Master's Recital: Damon Davies, oboe||Salle Tanna Schulich||
Class of T. Baskin
|Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:00||CANCELLED - Master's Recital: Helena Kim, piano||Strathcona Music Building||
Class of K. Hashimoto
|Friday, May 6, 2016 - 20:00||CANCELLED - Master's Recital: Mie Hirschfeld, violin||Redpath Hall||
Class of F. Moye