The NAC Orchestra presents the 2023 Northern Cadence International Jazz Series: three mini jazz concerts from three schools in three different countries.
Play it forward! A bold and innovative new professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral musicians from around the world.
The NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition encourages the pursuit of excellence on the part of young Canadian instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers.
Enjoy encore performances, exclusive interviews and special series captured on-stage, backstage and beyond.
Power your arts obsession with exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.
Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos, articles and more.
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 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.