Ventus Machina


 Adult Chamber Music Retreat Weekend

Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, August 11 to 13, 2017

Join us on the beautiful Mount Allison campus for a weekend of inspired chamber music-making!  This workshop is designed for adults who have played their instrument for a few years and who would like to improve their playing, ensemble skills, and spend the weekend with like-minded musicians from the Atlantic region.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, August 11:

6pm                        Registration

6:30pm                  Welcome/Group warm-up

(short break)

7:30pm                  Large Instrument Groups/Choirs

9:30pm                  Good night!


Saturday, August 12:

9am                        Group Warm-ups

9:30am                  Small Ensemble Coaching or rehearsals

(short break)

10:30am                Small Ensemble coaching or rehearsals

11:30am                Special topic workshop(s)

12pm                     Lunch break

1pm Ventus Machina mini-performance

2pm                        Private lessons,etc.

(short break)

4pm                        Yoga class – gentle stretches and breathing exercises with teacher Charlotte Love

5pm                        Supper Break


Sunday, August 13:

9:30am                  Group warm-up

10am                      Large Ensemble Rehearsals

(short break)

11am                      Lessons, coaching, rehearsal, practise time

12pm                     Lunch

2pm Workshop participants’ recital

Open to Public - admission by donation

Notable Points

-  registration fee is $195, which includes a WMW t-shirt and a VM CD

-  meals and accommodation will be the responsibility of the participants.  Lights snacks and beverages will be provided at break times.  A list of housing options is available by request

-  **limited supplies and minor repairs will be available on site during the weekend (reeds, cleaning supplies, reed cases, etc.)


 **Please return completed form and payment by email (email transfers accepted) to

Or by regular mail to:     Ventus Machina, 94 rue Chianti, Dieppe, NB E1A 9A9

Any further questions can be answered directly by Christie Goodwin (506) 381-7769.