October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
School and Home Learning

Artist residency

  • Creative Artist Residency: Songwriting

    with YAO (in French)

      Grade 5-12 Ages 10-18

    Available in French only Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this five-hour residency explores the links between writing (poetry), literature and various … read more

  • Listening and Music Creation

    virtual artist residency with Samantha Whelan...

      Grade 3–4

    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 assigned based on … read more

  • L’école à l’œuvre

    with Marie-Ève Fontaine

      Grade 3–6

    Duration: Six (6) virtual workshops to be scheduled between March and May (1 hour per workshop) Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in … read more

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

    Artist residency with Marie-Eve Fontaine

      4e à la 8e année Ages 10-14

    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 to escape the boundaries of … read more

  • Songwriting with Ila Barker

    virtual artist residency

      Grade 6–12

    Students will learn the fundamentals of songwriting and write their own song(s) with Winnipeg musician and teaching artist Ila Barker. Timeline: Five hours over a 2 to 5 week period Grades: Elementary Grades 6-8 … 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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