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Programs

  • Honouring First Nations in the Music Classroom

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Sherryl...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    Offered in English only Appropriation, Resources, and Approaching Community Join the cross-cultural teaching artist duo Samantha Whelan Kotkas and Sherryl Sewepagaham (Cree-Dene) as they guide through an introduction … read more

  • In Orbit in the Philosphere

    initiation to philosophical discussion with...

      Grade 4–6

    Take the leap into philosophical discussion. With Stéphanie Boyer as your guide to answering life's big questions, join the Philosphere, a free space where ideas can be launched into orbit! During this … read more

  • Institute for Orchestral Studies

    with the NAC Orchestra

      University, undergraduate/graduate Ages 19+

    Apprentice as a string musician with the world-class National Arts Centre Orchestra in the Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS); find out what’s involved and apply! … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    Offered in English only This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple … read more

  • Invoking the Imagination: Connection, Inspiration and...

    Virtual Workshop with Samantha Whelan Kotkas

      Grades 4-6 Ages 9-12

    How do we create sounds to make a piece of music?  What can we learn from composers who have come before us?  What inspired them to compose music and what inspires you? This experiential … read more

  • Le Grand bal de Noël

    virtual concert presented in association with...

      Kindergarten–Grade 3 Ages 4-8

    Travelling from a distant frozen bank, three musician penguins are waddling along towards the North Pole for the holiday festivities.  In order to join the party, they will need to compose an original Christmas … read more

  • Listening and Creating: The Sound World of...

    a virtual workshop with Marie-Noelle...

      Grades 4-6

    Available only in French Teaching artist and flutist Marie-Noelle Berthelet uses the work of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer to explore new ways of hearing and creating music. Objectives: Music, Language … read more

  • Listening and Music Creation

    virtual artist residency with Samantha Whelan...

      Grade 3–4

    Offered in English only A creative project through classical music, with teaching artist Samantha Whelan Kotkas. The project can be tailored to the school’s particular needs and interests. Teacher Guide will be … read more

  • L’école à l’œuvre: SAYANORA, interstellar mission

    Virtual artist residency with Marie-Eve...

      Grade 3–6

    Receive (virtually) an artist in residence in your classroom!  This year, you and your students could experience a virtual intergalactic adventure aboard the Sayanora, under the watchful eye of artist … read more

  • L’École à l’œuvre : La boîte-paysage

    Artist residency with Marie-Eve Fontaine

      4e à la 8e année Ages 10-14

    *Available Winter 2022* Receive an artist in residence in your classroom!  The imagination knows no bounds. With it, we explore, we invent, we fly away, we solve, we dream. Imagination allows us … read more

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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