On Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the NAC Foyer, the National Arts Centre will receive a unique gift: a model of the NAC Orchestra made entirely of toothpicks!
The model, which consists of 12, 500 toothpicks, was created by Go Sato, who immigrated to Canada 41 years ago and who for the past 40 years has… Continue Reading
SMI: What makes this program unique?
Travis: There are a number of unique things about the SMI. Most notably, it’s one of the only Canadian summer music programs that takes place in a major city (a beautiful and accessible one at that!), and the program works closely with a leading professional orchestra. While the focus of the program… Continue Reading
By Adelle Farrelly
Reprinted from Prélude magazine, Spring/Summer 2013
Dr. Renee Epstein is a psychologist with the NAC’s annual Summer Music Institute (SMI), which offers three weeks of training to gifted young musicians in their teens to mid-twenties.
Q: What issues are specific to young musicians?
A. Generally the issues are different for various age… Continue Reading