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2015 ~ Our 10th Anniversary

Please visit these pages often for details about the next festival which is scheduled for July 24 to August 2, 2015. It will be our 10th anniversary!

We are very pleased to announce that among the artists scheduled to appear at our 10th anniversary festival is the YOA Orchestra of the Americas.

Thank You, 2013 and 2014 Participants

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About Festival 2014

From August 1 to August 10, 2014 the festival "A Midsummer Music Dream / Songe d’été en musique" celebrated its 9th season of making music in the Eastern Townships of rural Quebec. In addition to the concerts, festival participants enrolled in classes such as guitar ensemble, string ensemble and master classes with faculty and guest artists. Private instruction was offered in voice, all strings, classical guitar, electric guitar, piano and the Opera/Vocal Program.

The festival took place at the junction of the Beauce and Eastern Townships region of Quebec which is approximately 1½ hour drive south from Quebec City, 1½ hour drive northeast from Sherbrook and a 1½ hour drive north from the Maine border crossing. Events took place in the villages of Courcelles, Lambton, Lac-Drolet, St-Sébastien and Stratford.

The highly successful Opera/Vocal program brought together students from throughout the U.S. to perform in concerts and opera scenes. The program's daily schedule included voice lessons and coaching, masterclasses, repertoire classes and scene/concert rehearsals.

Highlights of Festival 2014 included the world premiere of “Elegy for String Quartet“ by Michael Frassetti, "In memory of the innocent victims at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, July 6, 2013"; The Festival Chorus, open to all festival participants and community members, performing The REQUIEM MASS by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART under the direction of Alexander Dashnaw, and a series of Organ Master Classes with internationally renowned organist Walter Klauss.

Listen to a CBC report about the 2011 Festival.

Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival
Pauline Jobin, Administrative Director
Harris Becker, Artistic Director
Christina Montalto, Festival Assistant

Photos from Festival 2014
taken by Al Romito
• Twelve Concerts
Instrumental Program
• Classical and Electric Guitar
• Violin - Modern & Baroque
• Cello
• Viola
• Piano
• Organ
• Guitar Ensemble
• Chamber Ensemble (Coached) including a series of Organ Master Classes with Internationally Renowned Organist Walter Klauss on Thursday, August 7 at Église St-Vital Lambton, Québec. More information
Voice / Opera Program
• Voice Lessons
• Coaching
• Master classes / Themed classes
• Yoga / Movement
• Opera Scenes
• Opera and Song Performance
• Chamber Music Performance and Festival Chorus

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