Since 2006 in Alberta and Saskatchewan and since 2012 in Manitoba, the Music Alive Program has supported programming in hundreds of schools and communities. Hallmarks have included an innovative cross-cultural program, the creation of significant teacher resources on classical music and Indigenous arts, and professional development to develop the skills and practices of local teaching artists.
In addition to our regular and ongoing Music Alive Program activities, schools in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have the opportunity to book an artist visit and receive curriculum resource materials to correspond to one of our three established program streams. Participating schools will receive a visit from one or two professional teaching artists and a comprehensive digital curriculum resource package. Program materials are aimed at Grades 4-6, but teaching artists may be able to tailor their visit for other grade levels, and to your particular curriculum goals. We’re happy to speak with you about your school’s needs!
A limited number of bursaries are available each year for schools interested in booking one of these programs. Please contact us for more information.
Focus is on indigenous art forms, either traditional or contemporary, and on indigenous musicians.
Focus is on classical music; featured composers may include Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, or R. Murray Schafer
Focus is on both indigenous and classical styles.
We find that when we are able to get in the school and start working with the students, and the teachers and principal see what we can do, there is an 'Ah-ha' moment.MAP teaching artist Andrew Balfour, Manitoba.
Find out how to participate in the Music Alive Program as a school, community partner, or artist. If you are interested in discussing how we could work together, please use the form below. Thank you!
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Your donations help the Music Alive Program reach more students, educators and communities across Canada. The National Youth and Education Trust is the NAC’s primary source of funding for initiatives that nurture and develop the creativity of children and youth, and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.