Listen Up! Etobicoke: Community Partnerships in Arts Education
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM


Listen Up! Etobicoke: Community Partnerships in Arts Education
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM

$10 Members/$15 Non-Members
Lunch will be provided


Arts Etobicoke - 4893a Dundas St W, Etobicoke
Kipling Collegiate - 380 The Westway, Etobicoke

About Listen Up!

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. The program has been running for 9 years and has taken place in cities across Canada including Yellowknife, NWT, Powell River, B.C. and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and in Ontario in Kingtson, Almonte, Ottawa, Hamilton, Midland.  Currently the program is taking place in Etobicoke at Dixon Grove Junior Middle School.

The scope of Listen Up! relies on strong partnerships with teachers, artists, principals, local community leaders and agencies to ensure its success. While there is a core model to the program, in order to reflect the specific demographics, needs and talents of individual school communities, the program must remain adaptable and respectful of the students it serves. In partnership with Arts Etobicoke, and as we build capacity in the Toronto area for the first time, we are in a process of learning – that learning includes questioning the nature of our partnerships - Who should be working with us, how we should engage and who do we need to engage with to ensure that we are building capacity for this work and providing relevant, meaningful experiences for young people?


12:00pm – 1:00pm  Discussion at Arts Etobicoke & Light Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm    Travel to Kipling Collegiate
1:30pm – 3:00pm   Observe rehearsal of various components of the program with Dixon Grove students
3:00pm – 4:00pm  Discussion with members of Listen Up! team

Advance Registration is required space is limited. REGISTER HERE!

Questions? Email!