A community-based arts creation project anchored in local schools, Listen Up! hands students the reins in the creative process. Students explore an artistic theme through words, visual art, movement, and music throughout the school year. The final result is an innovative showcase performance with the Gryphon Trio, featuring a new musical work for choir and piano trio using student-generated content across all artistic disciplines. Listen Up! was developed by the Juno award-winning Gryphon Trio in collaboration with music educator, composer, and conductor Rob Kapilow.
Listen Up! is presented in partnership with Chamber Factory (with support from BMO Financial Group), and with generous support from Marina Kun.
HOW LISTEN UP! WORKS:
Students create poetry on a subject chosen in collaboration.
Throughout the year, students will learn the basics of music composition from a Canadian composer.
Through the winter and spring, student will work with their teachers and a Canadian visual artist to create visual art on the chosen theme.
In the spring, select students prepare for their final workshop and performance with the Gryphon Trio and conductor Rob Kapilow.
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LISTEN UP! ALUMNI
2019-20: Ottawa, Ontario; Etobicoke, Ontario
2018-19: Ottawa, Ontario
2017-18: Ottawa, Ontario (ART-iculez)
2017-18: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Kitohcikewin)
2016-17: Ottawa, Ontario
2015-16: Kingston, Ontario
2014-15: Yellowknife, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
2013-14: Powell River, British Columbia
2012-13: Ottawa, Ontario
2011-12: Hamilton and Midland, Ontario
2010-11: Almonte, Ontario