Explore the serene sound of Indian sitar! Discover fascinating rhythms of Arabic drums! Experience the mesmerizing sound of Persian Santur! Learn the exquisite art of calligraphy! You can study all under one roof. Do not miss this unique opportunity to join Music and Art in the Muslim World summer camps at the University of Alberta.
The camp will include numerous activities such as music performance, building and creating hand-made instruments, games, painting, drama, dance, yoga, photography, and calligraphy. Accomplished musicians, and artists will deliver presentations and enlighten students with their rich experiences and contributions. The camps aim to provide children with an opportunity to explore and discover music and art of the Muslim world under the guidance of qualified and trained instructors from the University of Alberta's Department of Music.
The World Music and Music and Art in the Muslim World summer camps aim to help participants develop a broad range of artistic, social and cultural skills such as:
- Developing a deeper understanding of Muslim cultures, values and spirituality
- Celebrating diversity and cultural pluralism through art, music and poetry
- Enhancing artistic, social, and intellectual development
- Nurturing talent and creativity
For more information on summer camp course content, please contact Dr. Karim Gillani.
The Department of Music would like to recognize the generous support of The Aga Khan Council for Canada Arts and Culture Portfolio.
2016 Camp Dates
July 4-8, 2016 — Age 14-17 **Note, Age 14-17 camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment
July 11-15, 2016 — Age 10-13 (maximum of 25 students)
July 25-29, 2016 — Age 6-9 (maximum of 25 students)
Online registration is now open—applications and payment can be forwarded by clicking the green button below. Please note that the registration deadline for Summer Camps is June 30, 2016.
Early Bird fee (registered on or prior to May 30, 2016) - $275
Regular fee (registered after May 30, 2016) - $300
Drop off time: 8:45 am to 9:00 am
Pick up time: 4:00 pm