Whenever possible we offer music students an opportunity to work directly with Symphony musicians in a collaborative workshop. These events are tailored to the needs of the students. For more information contact Allan Gaskin.
Redge Craig Memorial Workshop
The Redge Craig Memorial Workshop is an annual interactive instrumental workshop, which will be held at a school in Nova Scotia in memory of Redge Craig; a social worker and mentor for many people. The goal of the Redge Craig Memorial Workshop is to expose youth to the music of Symphony Nova Scotia and the talents of SNS musicians, particularly those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Since a symphony musician delivers the workshop, it is necessary that the application be in support of an ensemble of students studying and playing instruments of the orchestra.
Each year the website will report the school that received the workshop. Following are some of the workshops that have been held in the past few years:
In 2011 percussion students at Fairview Junior High in Halifax received the workshop under the able direction of percussionist D’Arcy Gray.
Mary Lee and Christine Feierabend provided the 2012 workshop for students of the Annapolis West High School Band program.
In the spring of 2013, David Parker presented a workshop for students at Rockingstone Heights School in Spryfield.
In 2014, Kerry Kavalo conducted a workshop for students at Oxford School in Halifax.
Teachers who are interested in applying for this workshop should do so by December 1st of each year. The application should include the following:
School and/or ensemble name
Contact name and phone number
School name and address
Email addresses of the school and contact person
Reason for requesting the workshop
Applications for the 2014 Redge Craig Memorial Workshop should be made by email to:
Symphony Nova Scotia
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator
Deadline: November 30, 2014
Talk to us
Do you have questions or comments about our workshop programs? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact:
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 ext. 229 or 902.889.2352
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