January 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Cross-Cultural Exploration: Music & Nature

with Samantha Whelan Kotkas & Walter MacDonald White Bear (Cree)
Teaching artists Walter MacDonald White Bear and Samantha Whelan Kotkas.
Grade 3–6 Indigenous arts Music Classical music Workshops

Explore how music is inspired by the natural world in both Classical and Indigenous musical traditions.

Alberta-based teaching artists Samantha Whelan Kotkas (trumpet) and Walter MacDonald White Bear (drum, guitar, native flute) will lead the class through performance and interactive activities.

Objectives: Music, Social Studies, Indigenous Studies

Teacher Guides on Classical Composers and Indigenous Arts

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