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Wind Masters' Workshop

Wind Masters' Workshop

July 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021

First Church of the Nazarene

21 Fieldcrest Dr, Moncton, NB E1G 1T1


Hello musicians and parents,

I sincerely hope that this message finds each of you safe and well.  Despite the many challenges of the past year, Ventus Machina has managed to record and release our second album and is looking forward to several live concerts (for limited numbers) in early May.  We are feeling positive and hopeful that our summer workshops will be able to go ahead with some slight modifications.

We are making plans in a way that will allow Wind Masters' Workshop 2021 to go ahead this coming July 12-16 as long as government regulations allow and following strict operational protocols.  We will be operating at the First Church of the Nazarene, at 21 Fieldcrest E1G 1T1, which is a venue with multiple large spaces to allow for physical distancing.

Registration is now open.

Hoping to see you this summer!

Yours in Music,
Christie and Ventus Machina


Eat, Breathe, Live, Love...Music!

The Wind Masters’ Workshop is a week-long intensive chamber music program for wind and brass students ages 12 through 22 who have studied their instrument for 2 or more years, or who are recommended to us by their music teacher.  

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 physical activity sessions.  Each student will receive a minimum of two thirty-minute private lessons during the week and will be assigned to both mixed and like-instrument ensembles.  (trio, quintet, flute choir, oboe band, etc.)

Registration Fees

  • $375.00—One student
  • $625.00—Two siblings


  • Danièle Jones - flute
  • Christie Goodwin - oboe
  • James Kalyn - clarinet and saxophone
  • Jon Fisher - French horn and brass
  • Patrick Bolduc - bassoon
  • Andrew Creeggan - creativity
Monday–Friday, July 12-16, 2021
9:00 - 9:20 am Sectional Warm-ups
9:20 - 10:05 am Like-instrument Ensembles
10:05 - 10:15 am Break
10:20 - 11:10 am Small Ensembles, Session 1
11:15 am - 11:55 pm Faculty Performances/Special Topics
12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 - 1:30 pm Options Classes/Special Projects
1:35 - 2:35 pm Lessons and individual practice
2:40 - 2:55 pm Break
3:00 - 3:55 pm Small Ensembles or Like-instrument Ensembles alternating
4:00 pm Dismissal