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Musical Adventures in my school

with NAC Orchestra Ensembles

Invite NAC Orchestra musicians along with professionals from the community into your classroom or auditorium for an exciting and entertaining instrumental concert that is sure to create a buzz among your students! Learn about the string, wind, brass, and percussion sections of the NAC Orchestra and ask the musicians about their experience of being part of a professional orchestra. Each ensemble performance also includes interactive elements, allowing you and your students to be directly involved in the learning process.

Throughout the performance, students will:

  • Explore the orchestral instruments featured;
  • Discover a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present through instrumental demonstrations and storytelling;
  • Learn about elements of music (i.e. duration, pitch, harmony/ texture, dynamics and other expressive controls, timbre, and form);
  • Engage in critical listening through suggested activities contained within the pedagogical guide provided;
  • Take part in a question-and-answer period with the musicians;
  • Become familiar with audience etiquette.
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Location: School auditorium, gym, or classroom.

Duration: One 50-minute performance or two 35-minute performances.
*Note: Two performances must be scheduled within a two-hour period.

Group size: Suggested maximum audience is 200.

Ensemble availability

Please suggest a minimum of three possible performance dates on your order form; once your order has been received by the NAC, the musician(s) will contact you directly to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for the performance(s)

Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks between the receipt of your order and the anticipated date of performance.

Note: Two performances must be scheduled within a two-hour period. Limitations may exist on the availability of dates and the performances of some groups. Subject to continued subsidies, the number of performances may be limited.