About Midsummer Sound
Midsummer Sound Festival is a fun and immersive learning environment for students to receive top-level instruction in their instrument. Faculty consists of Suzuki-certified, Dalcroze-certified, and University trained musicians, including Juilliard, Yale, Western and U of T alumni with extensive teaching and international performing experience. Teachers instruct, mentor, and perform alongside a group of young musicians aged 6-24 in Midhurst, Ontario, for an inspiring summer course in violin, viola, cello, piano, voice and guitar. Classes in music theory, history, and musicianship are designed for children and adapted from the current teaching methods of premier music institutions. Teens and University students perform concerts with their faculty coaches, and may enroll as a pre-formed group. Daily classes in jazz improv, orchestra, art, chess, and tennis round out the day. The program runs twice, for five days each. Each week culminates in a solo recital and final concert.
Mission & Vision
Midsummer Sound provides an exceptional learning and listening environment for every level of student, which translates into beautiful concerts, friendships, fun, and inspiration for the next academic year of study. Our students have gone on to be successful in many fields, and to retain their love and appreciation of music.
Our faculty members set us apart from other programs by their level of education (most have doctorates in music or education from prestigious schools including Juilliard and Yale University). As well, their high level of Suzuki training and experience guarantees a nuanced and expert approach to teaching children. Their passion for teaching and music provides the foundation of our program, and their accomplishment as performers shows students the top level to which they can themselves aspire.