DATES - June 4-11, 2023
VENUE - Académie La Roche d'Hys
LEADERS - Sophie Michaux, Jennifer Scott, Rene Worst, Jeannette Aster and Karla Mundy
COST - $2175 CAD + $50 Registration Fee + GST
**REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPT 15th 2022 - The Registration Links will start working on that day!
Cost will include full tuition, accommodations, transportation while at Roche d'Hys and all meals! Registration will open on Sept 15th 2022. There are some limited single rooms available for an extra cost of $200.
SOPHIE MICHAUX was born in London, raised in the French Alps, and now based in Western Massachusetts (USA). Her versatility and musical curiosity have brought her to be an active performer in an eclectic span of repertoire, and she is at home with grand opera, French cabaret songs, English Sea Shanties, as well as a variety of world polyphonies. She tours around the US and Europe with Culomba, her world polyphony sextet, and Sophie et Adam, a folk music duet with guitarist and singer Adam Simon.
Sophie’s recent engagements include collaborations withthe Boston Early Music Festival, Blue Heron, the Lorelei Ensemble, Bach Collegium San Diego, Palaver Strings, Ruckus as well asa solo recital of Barbara Strozzi’s music at the Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy. This season, she will premiere Her Story by Julia Wolfe with the Boston, Chicago, Nashville, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, with the Lorelei Ensemble.
Having worked with a diverse group of musicians such as Chet Baker, David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard and Aerosmith, Rene Worst is a virtuoso on both electric and acoustic basses.
As a producer and session artist, he has worked with Juno award nominated Skywalk (a band he co-founded), Mythos and jazz singer JenniferScott.
Rene is an in demand workshop facilitator, teaching worldwide.
JEANNETTE ASTER , Opera Stage Director and Artistic Director of l’Academie de la Roche D’Hys ,was born in Linz Austria and brought up in Montreal Canada. Initially trained as a dancer, she went on to study Music at McGill University and Opera production at the London Opera Centre in England.
After 45 years of experience working in opera houses and arts institutions literally all over the world as stage director, artistic director, producer and docent, Jeannette had a dream to develop a creative oasis where artists from all disciplines could come and work, if only for a short time, in a peaceful, inspirational environment, away from the constraints and routine of daily life. The dream of every creative artist.
KARLA MUNDY is a vibrant, soulful and diverse vocalist, pianist, arranger and choir leader. Karla directs four community choirs in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. She leads harmony singing workshops throughout BC and organizes many singing camps, workshops and singing study trips abroad. Karla is a founding member of the No Sh!t Shirleys, TriVo, Cleia, Plough, Tanglewood Trio and Big Whoop! Karla is passionate about teaching harmony singing, getting the music off the page and digging deep into new musical territory.
In 2017, Karla began leading SongRoutes trips and has now organized trips to North Carolina, New Orleans, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa and Cuba. She is thrilled to be heading to France to collaborate with all of these wonderful teachers!