Western 360 Summer Music Festival
Exploring chamber music from every angle
In Partnership with Forest City Talent Education, London
Scott St. John – Artistic Director
Monday - Friday, August 20 - 24, 2018
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
Western 360 Summer Music Festival is a new chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. With an emphasis on chamber music, 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.
Western 360 is open to all high school students and college undergrads, with a YouTube audition required.
Three concerts will anchor the festival, featuring Ensemble Made in Canada, Geoff Nuttall, Western University faculty members and festival student participants.
The 2018 festival is open to strings - violin, viola, and cello - and piano. We welcome pre-formed groups, however each member should apply separately and make note of their planned grouping.
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
Scott St. John, Artistic Director