The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School

The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School

The third annual Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School, directed by Greg Skidmore, will take place in London, Ontario in May 2020.

Aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at undergraduate students, graduates, and young professional singers, The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School (CRMSS) is dedicated to the study and performance of Renaissance polyphonic vocal music at the highest levels.

Come and learn from internationally acknowledged specialist tutors from the worlds of performance and academia, and be immersed in this magnificent music for a week. It will be an intensive period of rehearsal and performance, both liturgically and in concert, all with an emphasis on quality in performance.

Saturday, May 9th


Sunday, May 17th


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Applications for The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School 2020 will open soon. Please check back here in the coming months, keep in touch with us on social media, or get in touch directly via our Contact page.

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The course fee for CRMSS 2020 is $500. This covers more than 35 hours of ensemble and individual coaching over the course of 7 days, participation in lectures and panel discussions led by our resident musicologist tutors, and scores (many of which will be newly edited and will be yours to keep after the course finishes).

Successful applicants will be notified in mid February 2020 and asked to provide a deposit of $150 immediately to secure their place. This will be counted against the total course fee, the remainder of which will be due on Wednesday, April 1st 2020. Once fees are paid, CRMSS reserves the right to limit any refund, taking into account the individual circumstances of a participant's cancellation.


One of our host institutions, Brescia University College, is offering accommodation options for those coming from outside London, Ontario. Ultimately accommodation is your responsibility, but Brescia is working with us to provide excellent value rooms, breakfasts, and common spaces for our use throughout the week.

Accommodation costs are not included in the course fee.

Once you are accepted onto the course, we will get in touch with you about your accommodation needs and if you decide to stay at Brescia, CRMSS will collect all the relevant information and make one group booking for everyone.

Brescia has recently invested heavily in brand new residence accommodation and we are proud to have been offered a reduced rate in their 'semi-private' rooms. In this setup, each individual room shares an ensuite washroom with only one other room. Participants are invited to make specific neighbour requests and semi-private room pairs will be allocated on a gender basis for those who haven't requested anyone in particular as their neighbour. The arrangement can be viewd in this floorplan. On each floor, guests can also make use of large lounges with TVs, kitchens, and small eating areas. Breakfast (continental on weekends and holidays and cooked during the week) is included with the accommodation at Brescia.

We highly recommend staying at Brescia, as this will allow us all to stay and eat together as a group, improving our time together when we're not singing. Participants are of course entitled to arrange and pay for accommodation entirely on their own as well, but transport to and from the course venues will not be supplied by CRMSS.


Travel to London, Ontario is your responsibility. Once you have arrived for the course, we will make sure you get to where you need to go.

Previous CRMSS Reports

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A report on CRMSS 2019 is in preparation and will be posted here soon.

CRMSS 2018 Report

Click the button below to read a report written by Founder and Artistic Director Greg Skidmore about The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School 2018, held from May 27th to June 3rd 2018 at Huron University College and All Saints Hamilton Road in London, Ontario.

CRMSS 2018 Report

Download a course poster

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If you would like to print off a PDF poster to advertise the summer school at your univeristy, church, or other institution, please download one below, designed for two paper sizes:

Letter A4