September 27, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

When Women Play: Celebrating Women in Classical Music, Yesterday and Today

Digital Workshop with Samantha Whelan Kotkas
Grades 4-6 Music Classical music Workshops Children Canadian

Ages 9-12

Did you know that Mozart's sister was just as talented as he was? Or that one of the first known composers in Western music was a woman?

This experiential workshop led by teaching artist, trumpet player, and storyteller Samantha Whelan Kotkas will feature music traditionally performed by women and composed by female composers. We will look at their creative processes and create our own music inspired by compositions written by female composers. Samantha will lead you on an adventure of music making as you learn about the important role woman have had in the music profession.

Objectives: Music

Key Words: Creative Process, Critical Thinking, Music Appreciation

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.