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Explore how music is inspired by the natural world in both Classical and Indigenous musical traditions.
Alberta-based teaching artists Samantha Whelan … read more
The Music Circle is a unique opportunity for students with exceptionalities to explore orchestral instruments and their sounds, while also developing their … read more
The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a … read more
The prime objective of the competition is to encourage the pursuit of excellence on the part of young instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers. Each … read more
Hone your orchestral skills under the mentorship of the musicians of one of North America’s leading orchestras. This unique side-by-side program offers … read more
This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears!
Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two … read more
“P is for Privilege” is an Anti-Bullying presentation for schools that encourages students to recognize and understand their own privilege. By … read more
Do you have an audition coming up? A public speaking engagement? A job interview? Want to learn the skills needed to hold their attention? Stand out by learning … read more
Get hands-on performance and coaching tips from some of the finest musicians in the NAC Orchestra, who are equally renowned for their performance skills and … read more
In this workshop, participants will be cast in scenes from plays and learn the steps necessary to break them down. Participants will gain an understanding of … read more
Available in English or French
Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this workshop explores the … read more
Students will learn the fundamentals of songwriting and write their own song(s) with Winnipeg musician and teaching artist Ila Barker.
Timeline: Five … read more
Go on a mission to retrace the development of rhythm, looking at several musical traditions from around the world!
Today’s a big, big day for … read more
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to artists, to the lifelong learner.
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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