Join us for Boxwood Canada 2023 in a variety of ways:
In-Person Register for The Works: all classes, concerts, evening activities and two meals. Online access is included.
Online Join us from anywhere in the world via streaming for a select group of our Boxwood Canada 2023 classes. We'll be offering three 75 min. long classes each day, streamed live, and recorded for your later viewing. Options include:
For all the details to join us on-line. Registration opens mid-March.
Sea Aires Choir This in-person group led by Janelle Lucyk and Eamon O'Leary meets once each day M-F and is included as part of an In-Person registration, however the group is open to the community. Drop-ins and single classes are not available as each class will build on the previous day.
Boxwood Flute Choir This in-person group led by Andra Bohnet meets once each day M-F and is included as part of an In-Person registration, however the group is open to the community. Drop-ins and single classes not available as each class will build on the previous day. You'll need a flute @440, and have the basics of playing in-hand. Modern Boehm flutes (piccolo, tenor, alto, bass) and wooden flutes in D are all welcome.
Boxwood Kids We welcome kids age 8-12 for a magical week exploring traditional music, dance and crafts. Registration opens mid-Feb.
Please note that this draft schedule covering the main events and classes is subject to minor updates we get a clearer picture of everyone's interests. It doesn't include smaller ad-hoc classes, gatherings and one-on-ones for special topics such as recorder, harp, banjo, small pipes, etc which are available, and will be set up on-site directly with your tutor. You can view it in a separate window and/or download it here. This link will be updated automatically to reflect any changes.
Lodging: is not included in the registration price. Due to changing dynamics, we're no longer able to offer participant billeting with local hosts, however there are more accommodation options than ever in the Lunenburg area and we may have some reasonable accommodation options available; we have reserved a 4br waterfront home just outside of town; car recommended. You may also put yourself on the waiting list for a shared 4br house in the town of Lunenburg so contact us to learn more about these options.
Please explore some of these excellent resources to find the lodging that suits your budget and requirements:
• Lunenburg Campground
• Nova Scotia Tourism
• Airbnb Lunenburg Vacation Rentals
• TripAdvisor - Lunenburg
Meals: Boxwood is providing three meals during the week on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday all sourced from local organic producers. On Thursday we're organizing a food truck for a picnic at the Lunenburg Academy prior to Bruce's concert (not included in registration). For the remaining two meals during the week, support the many wonderful restaurants, eateries, and small independent grocers in Lunenburg the surrounding area! Jam sessions will be licensed for BYOB beer & wine only.
Transport: We're here to help coordinate transportation from Halifax and the Halifax Robert Stanfield Airport (YHZ). We can either connect you with someone who is already driving down, or coordinate a shuttle at a reasonable price. Let us know how we can help get you here.
Thanks to our generous and thoughtful donors, Boxwood is pleased to continue its scholarship program. The Mike Grinter Memorial Young Artists Scholarship program offers tuition assistance for this year’s festival in Lunenburg, NS. Mike, a great friend and master craftsman dedicated his lifetime’s work to making flutes of the highest calibre from his workshops in Chewton, Ennis & Thailand. In memory of Mike, and in honour of his work, we're continuing our scholarship in his name. The 2023 scholarship is open to all applicants who will be under 30 years of age as of 1 August, 2023. Scholarships are open to players of all instruments as well as singers. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, scholarships may be awarded to cover a portion of the tuition. Those wishing to apply should send a letter describing their musical journey thus far and provide a sample of their playing or singing. Please email your application before 15 June 2023. Accommodation during the weekend is the responsibility of the recipient.
The Work Study option is a great way to reduce the cost of tuition, meet other participants and have fun while helping out. You'll work approximately 12 hours during the course of the week, about 2 hours/day in the late afternoon or evenings so as not to miss class time. Tasks are related to logistics, set-up, prep, and clean-up for events and catering. The $250 tuition deduction works out to roughly a $20/hour reduction in tuition cost, and the satisfaction of being part of the Boxwood Team; a friendly, easy-going bunch that moves fast to get things done, and back to the music. Work Study participants should plan to be present at the Lunenburg & District Fire Hall at 1pm on Sunday July 23 to get organized and oriented. Thanks for lending a hand to make it a great week! - see you then.
For In-Person Full Registrations, including Work-Study options, full payment is due no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the festival (June 24, 2023). Sea Aires Choir and Boxwood Flute Choir may register up to 2-weeks prior. Cancellations requested 30 days in advance will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.
Our 2023 festival programming is made possible with support from Canadian Heritage, The Robinson Family Trust, Culture Ireland, The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, and thoughtful contributions from individual patrons around the world. Thank You!