The Music Circle is a unique opportunity for students with exceptionalities to explore orchestral instruments and their sounds, while also developing their auditory, motor, social and motivation skills through interactive workshops and a culminating performance with a trained NAC Orchestra musician and an adaptive music educator. (Elementary and secondary grade levels).
Watch the Music Circle video series and download the free guidebook for information and strategies to foster musical engagement for the special needs community.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to pre-professional artists, to the lifelong learner.
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.