$18,700 OTF Grant Gives Elementary School Music Program a Lift

Guelph – On Friday, the River Run Centre welcomed members of the public to an Open Rehearsal and presentation ceremony. Local MPP Mike Schreiner and Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer Susan Leuty were on hand to congratulate the Guelph Symphony Orchestra on the work done after receiving an $18,700 OTF Seed grant this past June, and to hear more about how the new program is already making a difference in the community.

• Students will experience narrated, live music with musicians, in an intimate classroom setting, and up-close exploration of the Symphony’s “instrument petting zoo”.
• Students will acquire basic music skills through critical listening, theory fundamentals (melody, rhythm, harmony).
• Classroom sessions will serve as a stepping-stone to experiencing music in their community.
• Teacher training workshops will be a vital component of the program.
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• The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.