Community Program

Applications to the 2023 Community Program are now open!


Are you an avid amateur musician looking for an opportunity to connect with other musicians who share your passion?  The TSM Academy – Community Program is where you can hone your skills and spend a fun week with the artists of the TSM Festival! 

The TSM Academy – Community Program is focused on providing learning and performance opportunities for advanced adult amateur musicians.  We aim to provide an experience that deepens the participants relationship with music in their daily lives.  Community Program participants can choose from three streams:  Chamber Choir, Chamber Music, and the Piano Masterclass.  For one week each summer, you can rehearse and perform with professional musicians, attend workshops and masterclasses, and Festival concerts. As a benefit of the program, you will receive a complimentary to 5 festival concerts of your choice!

Program Dates: July 24 to 29, 2023

Chamber Music – CLOSED
Chamber Choir – CLOSED
Piano Masterclass – CLOSED

Choose from one of three streams: 

Chamber Music 

The Chamber Music program is the perfect place for instrumental amateurs seeking a high-level music-making experience. Participants are placed in ensembles with professional musicians for a week of intensive rehearsing, coachings, and camaraderie. This program is open to strings, winds, brass, and pianists (both individuals and pre-formed ensembles are welcome to apply). Limited spots available!

Applications for the Chamber Music program are now closed.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is a chance to refresh vocal skills and study inspiring works of choral literature in the intimacy of a chamber vocal ensemble.  Aside from daily choir rehearsals, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy sectionals with various vocal coaches. The week will culminate with a performance on the final day of the Festival. 

Spend a week singing and rehearsing exciting works including The Chariot Jubilee with fellow choral enthusiasts! Written in 1921 by Canadian-born composer Nathaniel Dett, The Chariot Jubilee is a free fantasia based on the spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Building on the original message of the spiritual, Dett wrote additional lyrics to make the cantata a hymn of hope and a call for a better tomorrow. More repertoire to be added in the spring!

The 2023 Chamber Choir will be led by the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Jamie Hillman.
Pianist: Rachael Kerr

Applications for the Chamber Choir are now closed.

Piano Masterclass

The Piano Masterclass is a chance to improve your skills and explore the limitless repertoire for solo piano!  This program features daily masterclasses, individual lessons, and guest instructors at the highest level. Spend an exciting week studying with renowned pianist! 

The 2023 Piano Masterclass will be led by the Department Chair of Music Performance at the McGill Schulich School of Music, Dr. Stéphane Lemelin.

Applications for the Piano Masterclass are now closed.

Program Dates

July 24 to 29, 2023

Program Fees 

Chamber Music: $950.00 + HST
Chamber Choir: $700.00 + HST
Piano Masterclass: $950.00 + HST

Typical Daily Schedule 

9:30am-11:30am – Rehearsals, masterclasses, coachings 
11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch 
1:00pm-4:00pm – Rehearsals, masterclass, coachings, Festival events 

Who Can Apply 

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.  This program is intended for advanced amateurs* intent on improving their skills with a exciting daily schedule of rehearsals, coachings, and masterclasses. 

*The Community Program is geared toward adult amateur musicians and is not recommended for students currently enrolled in a music degree at a university/college. 

All information available in French, upon request.
Toutes les informations sont disponibles en français, sur demande.