Teachers and Community Group Leaders: How to Participate
Do you want to "Share the Music" with a group of young people?
Eligibility: Share the Music provides access to selected performances at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall for schools and community groups, with an emphasis on local youth who could not otherwise afford to attend mainstage performances.
What does a typical “Share the Music event look like?
After your tickets are confirmed, you’ll receive them by email about a week in advance of the event. Print and distribute your tickets to your group, and come in the main doors when they open (usually about an hour and a half before the concert itself). Most Share the Music events are preceded by a half-hour educational work, designed to complement the mainstage performance and give youth extra context and an opportunity to interact further with music and with artists. Follow the signs to the workshop space, have fun, and join us afterwards for a few complimentary refreshments. Find your way to your seats before the concert begins (ushers are always available to help find your allotted seating area) and enjoy the show! Afterwards, you’ll receive a feedback form by email. Please fill this out for us – this not only helps us collect positive testimonials to send to potential funders, but also helps us to continue to reshape and grow the program so that it fits your students’ needs.
Ticket Requests: To request tickets for your group, please fill out this form. The number of available tickets varies for each performance, and we cannot guarantee every request will be filled. Please only request the number of tickets that you’ll be able to use – unused tickets may jeopardize an organization or school’s future inclusion in the program.
Performers and educators: Are you interested in creating and hosting a Share the Music pre-concert workshop?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to hear more about the work that you do, and we’re always interested in adding more artists to our roster. What are we looking for? Share the Music workshops are short (30 minutes), and performed onstage for an audience of 100 or more. Nonetheless, we love workshops that are as interactive as possible and not only educate students about the concert to follow, but also get them excited about the evening. Send us a short email with your resume and specialty, emphasizing not only your performance experience but especially any previous workshop experience or work with young people.
Past workshop hosts have included: Taiko drummer Kiyoshi Nagata, Spanish dancer Esmeralda Enrique, singer-songwriters Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines, pianist John Arpin, Soul Influence Vocal Ensemble, saxophonist Jim Galloway, trumpeter Chase Sanborn and pianist Mark Eisenman, choral conductor Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, blues duo Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, pianist Jamie Parker, and many others.