Scott St. John – Artistic Director
Western 360 Summer Music Festival – Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, August 10 to 13, 2017.
Western 360 Summer Music Festival is a new chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. With an emphasis on new music, First Nations’ influences, and Canadian music from many cultures, students will learn about new trends in the music world in a wholly non-competitive environment.
In addition to chamber music coaching from internationally-renowned faculty, students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of health-and-wellness activities, including Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, yoga, specifically curated for the well-rounded musician. Workshops will be offered in topics ranging from Haydn to website design. Our opening night jam party will feature award-winning Canadian fiddler Shane Cook.
Preference given to applicants who are artistically inclined, looking to be global citizens and curious about how to break out from traditions.
Three concerts will anchor the festival, on August 11, 12 and 13, featuring Ensemble Made in Canada, Geoff Nuttall, Western University faculty members and festival student participants.
For string players - violin, viola, cello - in the 2017 inaugural festival weekend.
Faculty to include:
Scott St. John - violin
Annette-Barbara Vogel - violin
Geoff Nuttall - first violin, St. Lawrence String Quartet
Thomas Wiebe - cello
Ensemble Made in Canada - Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano
Stéphan Sylvestre - piano
Thea Boyd, Executive Director
Phone: 519.661.2111 ext. 81410 or 519.495.1660