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Centrevisits is an education workshop presented by the Canadian Music Centre (CMC). Students and teachers participate in guided research, discussion, and creative programming that focus on art-making and the context of music composition in 20th and 21st century Canada. A Centrevisits workshop allows students to engage with professionals in the music industry such as composers, musicians, audio engineers, administrators and others.

Centrevisits will provide resources for you and your students to study and share contemporary Canadian composition. In addition, the program can be tailored to suit your curriculum needs, including music history, careers in the arts, and more.

Options (2018-19 school year)

  • Online Seminar (FREE): You can work with CMC staff remotely from your classroom using web conferencing
  • A visit to the CMC ($150): Visit the CMC at 20 St. Joseph Street in Toronto and hold the workshop in our national library and the Chalmers Performance Space
  • CMC in your classroom ($150): Within Toronto, have the workshop conducted by CMC staff in your school
  • Specialized/Composer Workshop ($150-250): Expanding on a basic visit, the CMC will coordinate a composer/artist workshop

Topics can include:

  • Learn how to access and apply resources from the CMC’s collection of scores and archived recordings.
  • Explore collaborative composition, group improvisations, and other approaches to musical creativity.
  • Discuss issues of accessibility, identity, and art-making in Canada.
  • How to work with a composer: an intro to commissioning, researching, and soliciting materials from composers

Details of Online Seminar and Basic Visit:

  • Active participation in group research and discussion
  • Media rich presentation with video, audio, and archival materials
  • Information handouts, and optional pre or post visit assignments on music history and CMC resources
  • Tailored repertoire and library presentation
  • Survey of Canadian composers

Details of Specialized/Composer workshop:

  • Interactive presentations with industry professionals
  • Hands-on creation and facilitation of student performances
  • Strategies for ongoing classroom composition exercises

To arrange a Centrevisits workshop contact Matthew Fava at ontario@musiccentre.ca six weeks in advance of your desired date to discuss details and availability. Workshops can be scaled from 1-3 hours. Please provide details regarding the age range, number of students, and current curriculum focus. Click here for a printable version of this information.

To book your Centrevisit:
Phone: 416.961.6601 extension 207
Email: ontario@musiccentre.ca.