Ventus Machina

The Wind Masters’ Workshop

A week-long intensive chamber music program for woodwind and brass students age 12 through 22 who have studied their instrument for 2 or more years.  **Younger students may be accepted by audition. 


Students will be engaged and challenged on a variety of levels, including small ensemble playing, musicianship, performance and fundamental wind-playing techniques.


Students will have the opportunity to work closely with highly skilled faculty members, guest artists, and to expand their mind-body connection as it pertains to performance through our daily yoga sessions.  Each student will receive a minimum of two thirty-minute private lessons during the week, and will be assigned to both smaller and larger ensembles.  (trio, quintet, flute choir, etc.)



9am to 5pm daily

July 24 to 29, 2017

Music Department,  Université de Moncton (Arts building)


Free Public Performance:

Saturday, July 29, 2pm

Salle Neil-Michaud, UdeM


Please join us to celebrate the students’



A Typical Day at the Workshop:

9am       group warm-up/instrumental sectionals

10am    small ensembles and private lessons

11am     larger instrumental groups

12pm     Lunch and outdoor activity

1pm       small ensembles and private lessons

2pm       various musical workshops (improvisation, Brazilian Samba, stage presentation, etc)

3pm       rhythm ensemble/individual lessons and practice/rehearsal

4pm       yoga or zumba class

5pm       dismissal



*registration fee of $350 ($550 for two siblings) can be submitted in person by cash, email transfer ( or by cheque made payable to Ventus Machina Productions mailed to:

Ventus Machina Productions

94 rue Chianti

Dieppe, NB E1A 9A9