April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Songwriting with Ila Barker

virtual artist residency
Ila Barker © Devin Latimer
Grade 6–12 Music Singer/Songwriter Workshops

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 or High School Grades 9-12. The residency will be tailored to the appropriate level.

Objectives: Music, Language Arts

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Bring the performing arts into children’s lives

Your donations help the National Arts Centre 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.

The NAC Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support from the Leacross Foundation, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Excellence in the Performing Arts, Grant and Alice Burton, 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.