Red Deer College hosts MusiCamp Alberta

Red Deer College will host professional musicians as they instruct young musicians from across Alberta during the province’s largest and longest running summer music program.

MusiCamp Alberta, now in its 55th year, takes place at RDC’s main campus from July 22 to August 11.

The MusiCamp Alberta faculty comprises high caliber, world-class performers and teachers from professional ensembles, orchestras, universities and schools.

Among the list of exceptional instructors is Kim Mattice Wanat, the artistic director and founder of the world renowned Opera Nuova in Edmonton. The award-winning Ms. Mattice Wanat will be coaching at this year’s MusiCamp in Musical Theatre.

Dr. Gillian MacKay will serve as the conductor of the David J. Peterkin Symphonic Band. An award-winning teacher, Dr. MacKay has an active professional career as a trumpeter, conductor, adjudicator and clinician and will bring her extensive experience as Associate Professor of Music of the University of Toronto to MusiCamp.

The series of workshops are for musicians at intermediate and senior levels for band, musical theatre and piano. There will also be specialized instruction for MusiCamp students.

A variety of concerts featuring members of the faculty and special musical guests will also take place throughout the duration of the camp.

RDC invites members of the public to free concerts nightly, Monday through Friday, until Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. on the Arts Centre Mainstage.

Intermediate bands and the Peterkin Symphonic Band perform July 28 at 2 p.m. on the mainstage as well.

The Peterkin Symphonic Band and senior musical theatre also perform Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. and the junior and senior musical theatre and piano workshop runs Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. on the mainstage as well.

MusiCamp is sponsored in part by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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