About the SMI
In 1999, the National Arts Centre's Music Director Pinchas Zukerman founded the Young Artists program (YAP) with just 10 students. Over the years, the program has grown to include the Conductors program(CP) directed by Maestro Kenneth Kiesler and the Composers program (CMP) directed by NAC Award Composer, Gary Kulesha. Together, they make up what we know today as the Summer Music Institute.
With an exceptional international faculty and students of the highest calibre, the Summer Music Institute brings the world to Canada and Canada to the world. In 2012, over 90 young people came from across Canada and around the world to Ottawa to experience intensive learning, passionate pedagogy and new-found friendships at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
What Makes SMI Unique? SMI faculty share their insight.
In preparation for SMI 2013, we’ve asked three faculty members – Patty Kopec (violin/viola), Grigory Kalinovsky (violin/viola), and Charles…
Students prepare for the 15th annual Summer Music Institute (SMI)—Part Two
We’ve asked three SMI faculty members – Patty Kopec (violin/viola), Grigory Kalinovsky (violin/viola), and Charles (Chip) Hamann (oboe) –…