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Volunteer at the NAC

The NAC is committed to creating a warm, safe, and inclusive environment where the unique gifts of volunteers are recognized and nurtured.

Current Programs

  • When Women Play: Celebrating Women in Classical Music,...

    Virtual Workshop for Teachers with Samantha...

      Professional Learning for Teachers

    This experiential virtual workshop for teachers will feature music traditionally performed by women and composed by female composers. We will look at their creative processes and create our own music inspired by … read more

  • Engaging Band Students through Technology

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Arlene...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    How can we use digital tools to motivate learners in band programs? Join Saskatchewan-based French horn player and teaching artist Arlene Shiplett as she guides you through the latest applications, websites, and tools … read more

  • Tips and Tricks for Band Instrument Repair

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Kevin Junk...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    "Miss, my saxophone doesn't work!" Join Kevin Junk, a specialist in instrument repair, as he demonstrates and walks you through step-by-step basic and more complex repairs for woodwind and brass instruments. Kevin … read more

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    Friends of the NAC Orchestra

    If you love music, want to support the NAC Orchestra, further the education of our young musicians, and have fun – think about joining Friends of the NAC Orchestra.

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    Mental health resource list

    It is critical to safeguard your mental wellness. We have gathered a collection of mental health resources aimed at maintaining and improving mental health and well being.

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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