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

Centrevisits is an education workshop presented by the Canadian Music Centre. 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.

DURING THE PANDEMIC | CMC Ontario is offering short introductory sessions that will guide your group through our online resources and programming. Sessions can run from 20-45 minutes, and grow to encompass other topics—we offer these short online sessions facilitated by CMC staff for free. We can also support artist outreach to introduce creative programming into your online classroom—artist fees would vary with the requested programming.

We ask for at least two weeks notice if you are requesting a session at a specific date and time. Depending on availability, we may be able to coordinate a session with less notice.

To request an online Centrevisit, fill out the form linked at the button below.

  • Online Seminar (FREE): You can work with CMC staff remotely from your classroom using web conferencing
  • A visit to the CMC ($150-250): Visit the CMC at 20 St. Joseph Street in Toronto and hold the workshop in our national library and the Chalmers Performance Space. The price will be dependent on the size of the group, duration of the visit, and workshop format.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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For More Information

Call Matthew Fava, Director Ontario Region, 416.961.6601 x207

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