SongWest – Bamfield
SongWest – Fall Singing Intensive 2017
**SongWest is currently full – information about a waiting list will be coming soon!
SongWest is an intensive singing camp inspired by SongRoots – Gambier Island. The camp is open to adult singers of all levels. To register – go here! Registration begins Friday March 17th at 7:00 pm! Bamfield is located in Huu-ay-aht Territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Bamfield is well known as the trail head of the West Coast Trail, and the home of the world famous Bamfield Marine Science Centre (BMSC). Geographically Bamfield is located on Barkley Sound, on the opposite side of the Pacific Rim National Park and Broken Islands from Ucluelet. Participants will receive a cultural, and musical experience, in the spectacular setting of the west coast. Over the course of the weekend, opportunities will be available to enjoy your surroundings, whether you choose to walk to Brady’s Beach, kayak the protected waters of Bamfield Inlet, or simply chill out in the hot tub at McKay Bay Lodge.
Our student/faculty concert will be held in the Rix Centre of Ocean Discoveries at the BMSC. This conference centre venue, with it’s scallop-shaped roof, and floor to ceiling window, affords a 180 degree view over Trevor Channel and the Deer Group Islands in Barkley Sound. The Rix also has wonderful acoustics and is the site of the annual Music by the Sea classical and jazz concerts. SongWest concert allows anyone who wishes to perform the opportunity to do so. Do you have to solo? No – you will never be asked to perform sole unless you want to.
When: September 22-25th, 2017
Where: McKay Bay Lodge, Bamfield, Vancouver Island
Faculty: Nancy Hendry (Admin); Brian Tate; Jennifer Scott; and Karla Mundy (Instructors)
Cost and registration: Non-Bamfield Residents $580
– Cost includes all classes, food, accommodations, bus to and from Bamfield. Pick up in Nanaimo. Secondary pick-up if necessary in Port Alberni.
Registration begins Friday March 17th at 7:00 pm!