Songwriting with Ila Barker

virtual artist residency
Ila Barker © Devin Latimer
Indigenous arts Music Singer/Songwriter Workshops


Ages 12+

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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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.