As we look back on the recent generosity of our community, and the huge success of our “50/50 for kids” fundraising campaign, I want to encourage us, as those who desire to invest in our community, to continue finding all the opportunities we can to help develop the next generation of leaders in our region. Even if those opportunities are through a different outlet…one that we may or may not understand entirely. Whether it’s in the arts…or not.
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About David Klassen
David Klassen is a local musician, teacher, and arts administrator. As the Director of Programming at the Steinbach Arts Council, he advocates for the arts in southeast Manitoba, and encourages the growth and development of individuals through exposure to quality arts education and concert programming.
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Recently I interviewed Naomi Woo, Assistant Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. We talked about the real people behind the famous composers who lived one storey above and below one another in their European apartments, and how they influenced each other in their writing. Apparently, being influenced by our neighbor hasn’t changed over the last couple of centuries!
Up here on my soap box, my message is always that the arts build skills beyond singing, dancing, acting, or painting; the arts help build the Whole Human.
The Steinbach Arts Council has a long tradition of hosting a huge community event in support of our programming. This year’s “Paint the Town, Virtual Fundraising Gala” is no exception! We’ve taken a new approach (out of pandemic necessity) and pulled out all the virtual stops!
In the last two weeks, we’ve put together a list of classes and activities for our region, from preschoolers to adults in every discipline. How do we do it, you ask?
Early on in the pandemic, while we were planning for a year of unknowns, we decided, (together with our Board of Directors) that the health and safety of our members and their families is our number one priority.
Madeline Hildebrand in Concert…New Technology? No problem.
My dad once said to me, “David, with your musical training, you can succeed at anything you want.”
I guess that might have had some influence on my approach to new projects, including our latest concert with Madeline Hildebrand.
For our 40th Anniversary year, here are 40 reasons why the After School Art Program (A.S.A.P.) is “ESSENTIAL!”
Studying Art, Music, Theatre, Dance and Wellness at SAC…
Improves academic performance
The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms.
We acknowledge that we
are on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we live and work is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland
of the Métis Nation.
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