Instrumental Program

An instrumental program designed for the professional, student and amateur musician featuring:

  • Performance Classes
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Baroque String Ensemble
  • Lessons in Classical & Electric Guitar, Modern & Baroque Violin, Cello, Viola, Piano
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Guitar Technique
  • Accompanying

Faculty: Harris Becker, Susan Deaver, James Erickson, Maureen Hynes, Heawon Kim, Laura Lessard, Veronica Salas, Dale Stuckenbruck.

Guest Artists: Liu Fang, Jeffrey Marcus, Jeffrey Wahl.

Classes and Descriptions

Individual Lessons: Classical & Electric Guitar, Modern & Baroque Violin, Cello, Viola, Piano. All levels
Individual instruction will be tailored to each students level of proficiency and will include work on technique, interpretation and music fundamentals. Guitar instruction will be available in classical, folk, jazz and rock styles.
Performance Class
Students will perform in a public class. A teacher will both moderate and provide masterful guidance in the art of performing. Students will have the opportunity of performing a solo piece during the student concert at the end of the week.
Chamber Ensemble Class
Student prepares pieces in mixed ensemble with voice, violin, guitar, to be performed in student concert at end of week. Coaching by one of the faculty members.
Baroque String Ensemble
Open to all string players and led by conductor / violinist, Dale Stuckenbruck. The ensemble, comprised of students in the Instrumental Program and string players recruited from the community, will explore the baroque style and will perform as part of a festival concert.
Guitar Technique Class
Morning warm-up; approaches to left and right hand technique; practice techniques; memorization and sight reading will all be discussed.
Guitar Ensemble
Participants will be given music appropriate to their level of ability. They will form duos, trios and quartets. Each day there will be an ensemble coaching session where students will learn the intricacies of ensemble playing. At the end of festival students will perform their pieces.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.

To apply for the Instrumental Program, please complete this online application form before submitting any tuition fee(s).

Applicants must follow the procedure outlined below. Please note that you must submit a successful recorded audition to be accepted to the Instrumental Program.

Recorded audition: For applicants to the Instrumental Program. Please submit an electronic recording of 3 contrasting pieces no longer than 12 minutes in length to Recordings can also be youtube videos.

For more specific program information, contact Harris Becker at

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.


All fees are in Canadian Dollars.

Tuition: $900.00 (CAD) with lodging, $600.00 (CAD) without lodging.
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 (CAD) is due by June 1, 2017. Balance is due July 1.

Tuition for all programs may be paid through the mail or via PayPal using a PayPal account or a VISA, Master Card, Discover or American Express debit or credit card.

Register for the Instrumental Program
Please complete this online application before submitting any tuition fee(s).
If you have already submitted your deposit there is no need to complete another application form.
Program Tuition (CAD Dollars) Register via PayPal
Instrumental Program Deposit
Non-refundable. Due June 1
Instrumental Program
Balance due after deposit
Due July 1
$600.00 with lodging
$300.00 without lodging
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To register through the mail, please make your check payable to
Festival Songe d'ètè en musique and mail to:

Festival Songe d'ètè en musique
303 Rue des Lilas Apt. C
Lambton QC G0M 1H0

When mailing any fees please indicate you are registering for the Instrumental Program.

Here is what instrumentalists are saying about our program:

For more information please contact Christina Montalto at