LFM News

May 2021

May 7. Forecasts suggest COVID safety protocols will extend into August which is too big an obstacle for our in-person music camp in Lakefield. With the success of Sky last summer and Winter Sky earlier this year, we are ready and excited to offer a wide variety online workshops in Summer Sky, August 8 – 13, 2021.

April 2021

April 5. We continue to monitor the COVID vaccine roll-out, government regulations and safety considerations for this summer’s camp. Our next update about Camp in Lakefield or Sky online will be at the end of April.

February 2021

February 7. Many thanks to our faculty and the participants for a wonderful weekend of music-making in LFM Winter Sky.

December 2020

December 14. Announcing Winter Sky! After a successful week of making music in the clouds this summer, we have redesigned and created new workshops for a weekend format, Feb. 5 - 7, 2021.

The start of vaccinations this month gives us hope that LFM camp might be able to return to Lakefield this summer, August 8 - 15, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation.

August

August 16. Many thanks to our faculty and the participants for a wonderful week of music-making in LFM Sky. The next camp is scheduled for August 8 – 15, 2021.

July

July 5. LFM Snack now serving performances from camp! Videos are initially released on Facebook #LFMsnack at 10:20am (snack time at camp) and periodically added to the performance page.

July 3. LFM Sky in Ludwig van Toronto Who's Who.

June

June 28. Registration for LFM Sky will open Monday June 29 at 7:00 pm.

June 21. We will miss LFM Camp in Lakefield this summer, but we are excited to introduce our new online space for making music - LFM Sky from August 9 - 15, 2020

May

May 18. With guidance from government resources, the underlying science, and the safety of our community in mind, we must cancel the 43rd annual Lake Field Music camp this August. We look forward to safer times permitting the next camp, August 8 - 15, 2021. Meanwhile, we are exploring new ways to share music with our community. Take care, hope to have some good news soon.

April

April 14. We continue to monitor the news and regulations associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and have further delayed the start of registrations. Our next update will follow Ontario’s state of emergency extension to May 12. The safety of our community is of utmost importance. If we can proceed, the actual registration start date will be announced at least several days in advance.
Physically separated but socially connected!

April 5. We remain hopeful that camp will proceed in August but need a little more time to update our registration system. Thanks for your patience. Be safe, stay tuned for news here, Facebook, Twitter and our e-newsletter.

March

We are monitoring news about the coronavirus and hope the extraordinary efforts being made this Spring will clear our path to Lakefield in August. The start of registration is delayed to the end of March and the actual start date will be announced several days in advance. Be safe, stay tuned.

We’re excited to welcome back so many of our coaches and introduce pianist Alexia Preston.
- Vocal Technique splits into Basics with Barry, Technique with Gillian and Ariel and a Classical Master Class with Ellen and Janina.
- Gillian’s A Cappella Moderno goes full Pop Choir and is feelin’ groovy with songs from the ‘60s.
- The Madrigal Group returns with Barry conducting.
- Ariel will be teaching Vocal Duets with Alexia.
- Alexia and Fern will be teaching Piano Technique and advanced pianists can play the Chapel’s organ in Stillman’s Intro to Organ.
- Improve your skills with Barry’s Sight-Singing or Laura’s Rhythm & Reading or the more advanced Rhythm Training (Level 1) with Barbara.
- Beginner Ukulele advances to Part 2 and Stillman will also be teaching beginner Handbells.

February

The 2020 LFM e-card is ready to download and share.

Making final preparations for the next camp, August 9 – 16, 2020.

Registration will open in mid-ish March and announced in our e-newsletter, Facebook and Twitter.

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  Still talking about…

Nov. 17, 2019, we mourn the sudden passing of Terry Head, dear friend and colleague, thoughtful and patient teacher, superb musician (obituary). From 2009 to 2019, Terry was a much respected and loved member of LFM faculty, teaching piano, organ and handbells, accompanying soloists and choirs and coaching chamber groups. In Nov 2020, the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers announced the Terry Head Memorial Fund.

- Recent interview with La Scena Musicale Feb/Mar 2019 issue.
- June 2018 interview with Wei Chen for CBC Radio's Ontario Morning - Music camp for grown-ups.
- 2018, LFM joins Badge of Awesome and Ludwig van Toronto’s Who’s Who.
- June 2016, featured in Toronto Life’s Best of Summer.
- April 2016, featured in Musical America's Worldwide Festivals Guide.

Joanne Culley’s stories about life at LFM camp: 
2018 - Boost Your Vocal Skills in the Choirs Ontario magazine, Dynamic, Spring 2019.
2017Exploring Jazz and World Music in the journal of the Canadian Band Association, Canadian Winds, Spring 2018.
2016Spotlight on Strings in the CAMMAC Toronto Region Newsletter, Feb/Mar 2018 and Ludwig van Toronto, May 2018.
2015 - Bringing Music to Life in Active Senior’s Digest, June/July 2016 and The Link, Summer 2016.
2014 - Play, Sing, and Be Inspired in Everything Zoomer, April 2015.

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