Cello Camps

with Morag Northey

Three weeks of inspiring, focused, informative and fun

cello camps for all ages & stages

July & August 2022

Week 1

July 4-8

Week 2

July 11-15

Week 3

August 8-12

Week 4

August 15-19
Wells, BC

A magical summer string learning experience
for cellists of all ages and stages

Cello Camp with Morag Northey is celebrating its eighteenth year!

Musician’s abilities develop at exciting rates in the highly motivating atmosphere that is created by working with like-minded peers in a positive, instructional, relaxed, fun and creative setting. Given the chance to focus and receive constant pedagogical support, learning new, or polishing former solo pieces, complimented by a varied range of ensemble repertoire, is exciting!

My aim is to inspire students through healthy result-oriented learning that moves their playing forward with ease. Friendships are built and strengthened while attending rehearsals, masterclasses, theory sessions, daily nature excursions, mind-focusing and stretching exercises and sharing delicious meals prepared by families with vibrant round table conversation and smiles!

Dive in! Sing through your instrument as you discover, express, and collaborate with your friends to move beyond what you believed you were capable…

I look forward to working and playing with you this summer!

Truly,

Morag

Morag is one of the most passionate, unique, sensitive and expressive musicians I have ever encountered in all my years. I came to her to study the cello and my eyes were opened up to new worlds of possibilities in music practice and performance born first from inner peace. When you hear her cello voice, you will be truly touched.”

– Bruce Hildesheim, B. Mus., Juilliard School

WEEK 1

July 4 – 8

CAMP A

Happy Cello!

Ages: 5-9
Cost:
$450
Daily: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
Recital: July 8 3:30-4:30 pm Garrison Green Seniors Res 

This camp is designed for beginning players wishing to have fun with other neat kids, extending and continuing their cello playing, music reading, writing, chamber music and other creative play! Each day, students will work on scales and arpeggios with rhythm and bow games, There will be be focused work on their etudes and solo pieces, cello ensemble as well as improvisatory and creative work. There will be daily jaunts to one of three nearby parks, opportunities for gentle stretching and mind-focusing exercises, and drawing. Please provide your child with extra special lunches and healthy snacks… they eat a lot during camps and look forward to this extra love <3 

CAMP B

Adult

Adult Ages: 18 & up
Cost: $250 for Week 1&2
Daily: 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Mon, Wed, & Friday
Recital: July 16 6:30-8:00 pm Garrison Green Seniors Residence

Lots of delicious chamber music and laughs! Over the course of the week, adults will learn chamber pieces while being instructed by Morag in a masterclass setting. Breaks are made extra lovely as we pitch in to make a potluck table of treats! 

“Morag is an inspiration! Her ability to motivate and encourage students is so refreshing. One can really tell that she loves the children and has a real passion for what she does. We love to sit in her studio and observe her working her magic with other students when we get to lessons early. We enjoy it so much that we have often said that we could be flies on her wall all day listening to all the wisdom and teaching that she has to impart! We look forward to lessons every week and it is a reprieve at the end of a long week!”

– Melissa Chung

WEEK 2

July 11-15

CAMP C

Head Start

Ages: 10-17
Cost: $450
Daily: 9 am – 5:00 pm
Recital: July 15 3:30-5:30 Garrison Green Seniors Residence

This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced players wishing to better their technique/fundamentals, establish excellent building time with their new Concertos, have fun speed training and end each day together in Cello Choir. Morag will meet with each student to design and help implement their plan. Students will work on scales and arpeggios with rhythm and bow games, attend an unaccompanied Bach class which includes focused memory work, practice individually while mini lessons are taught and which end in a solo repertoire masterclass. There will be daily trips to the three parks in the area, opportunities for gentle stretching, mind-focusing exercises, and creativity exercises. Please provide your child with extra special lunches and healthy snacks… they eat a lot during camps and look forward to this extra love <3 

CAMP B Continues

Adult

Ages: 18 & up
Cost: Paid in Week One
Daily: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Recital: July 16 6:30-8:00 pm Garrison Green Seniors Residence

Lots of delicious chamber music and laughs! Over the course of the week, adults will learn chamber pieces while being instructed by Morag in a masterclass setting. Breaks are made extra lovely as we pitch in to make a potluck table of treats! 

WEEK 3

August 8-12

CAMP D  – sold out

Intermediate & Advanced INTENSIVE maximum space for 7 cellists

Ages: 12 & up
Cost: $450
Daily: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Concerto & Chamber Recital: August 12, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Harp & Cello Recital: August 15, 5:00 warm-up & 6-7 pm recital

Note: there will be a Tuesday & Thursday evening chamber rehearsal as part of this camp, so a nice dinner break those evenings with a movie prior.

This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced players wishing to focus on the upcoming year’s technical demands and Concerto. In this particular camp, a special Chamber Concert will be prepared to be performed Monday August 15th. 

CAMP REQUIREMENTS

Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.

  • Students are asked to bring:
  • Cello & bow
  • Cello chair
  • Rockstop
  • Rosin
  • Low wire music stand
  • Music in a well-organized binder
  • Exercise wear and running shoes
  • Sun & bug spray
  • Medications, epi-pens
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sun protection
  • Rain and wind-proof jackets
  • A Smile

LUNCH AND SNACKS

Please bring your favourite lunch and snacks each day… make sure to love what you have and please bring enough that you do not feel compromised!

PAYMENT AND FEES

All applications must be submitted by their Registration deadline with feels paid in full.

Week 1 deadline – July 1
Week 2 deadline – July 8
Week 3 deadline – July 29
Week 4 deadline – June 15, ASAP up to August 15

Interested in more summer cello fun?


Join Morag at Island Mountain Arts Cello & Harp Camp

Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19, 2022

(Opening Reception/Online Meet + Greet Sunday, August 14th)

This camp takes place in the neatest little art-hub mining town of Wells, B.C.
Join us for an intensive cello camp which includes workshops with harp and cello ensemble.

Registration deadline: ASAP up to August 15