Piano students aged 7 to 17 are invited to participate in a week of musical activities! All students will develop their skills in solo performance, composition, and ensemble playing. Younger students will also enjoy singing and participating in music games, while older students will study history, participate in master classes, and more. Activities take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from July 20-24, 2020. The week will end with a concert of student performances. Please note that students should be taking private piano lessons already. If you have any questions regarding ability levels, please feel free to contact us.
Date: from July 20-24, 2020
Location: The uOttawa Music Academy 2020 will be delivered virtually. Participants will be given details for online access
Register: Registration Form
Fee: $325.00 plus taxes
Catherine Donkin, piano session coordinator
Catherine Donkin received her early musical training on the piano with Willa Meyers in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She received her bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, under the guidance of Stéphane Lemelin. Catherine then came to Ottawa to study with Andrew Tunis, completing her master’s degree in piano performance. As a student she was featured as soloist with both the University of Alberta and University of Ottawa Orchestras. In September of 2008 she and her piano duet partner Amélie Langlois travelled to Norway, and were semi-finalists in the Grieg International Piano Competition. Earlier in 2008 the duet placed first in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. In November of 2007 they performed in a recital of finalists in New York City after having placed second. In 2010, the duet performed at Carnegie Hall after winning the competition that year. Catherine is founding teacher of the Ottawa Summer Piano Camp, and is also on the Associate Performance Faculty at Carleton University, a teaching member of the Suzuki Piano Association of Ottawa/Gatineau, a member of the Musical Arts Club, and is on the Selection Committee for the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival. She maintains a busy teaching studio in Ottawa.
Steve Boudreau is an Ottawa-based pianist who specializes in jazz and popular music. His education includes a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston as well as continued study of piano technique through the Golandsky Institute. He has toured North America and parts of Europe with various musical productions and has performed both as a leader and sideman at various Canadian jazz festivals. Since the cancellation of public live performances in March 2020, he has been keeping busy finishing new solo recordings and compositions. A book of original compositions in both full score and jazz lead sheet format should be ready this July. His most recent albums include “Preludes”, which features his arrangments of the music of George Gershwin for jazz piano trio, and “Opus 2” an album of original jazz compositions co-led by guitarist Garry Elliott.
Please send any questions to Louis Trépanier, coordinator of the uOttawa Summer Music Academy, via email at ltrepani@uOttawa.ca.