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Invoking the Imagination: Connection, Inspiration and Creation

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

Ages 9-12

How do we create sounds to make a piece of music?  What can we learn from composers who have come before us?  What inspired them to compose music and what inspires you?

This experiential workshop,led by teaching artist, trumpet player, and storyteller Samantha Whelan Kotkas, uses the creative process to guide students in creating music inspired by other compositions and their own imaginations. Samantha will lead you on an adventure of music making as you learn about music that is still living and breathing even if it was written centuries ago.

Subjects: Music, Language Arts, Cross-curricular

Key Words: Music Appreciation, the Creative Process

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.