Highlight on National Youth Leadership

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

“Music saved my life.” For George Murga, music is an outlet for creative escape. It all began with church music, when George started playing piano at the age of 6. In grade 7 he picked up the trumpet and never looked back. It was in high school when he really fell ‘into the world of music,’ through experience with jazz … Read More

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Christina Beharry

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

Every musician has a unique story to tell when it comes to how they fell in love with the art. For Christina Beharry, it was a toy piano that initially sparked her interest in music. That toy piano ultimately led to real piano lessons and from there Christina had the opportunity to learn a number of different instruments including trumpet, … Read More

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Cole Forrest

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

By Sarah Veber As an Aboriginal youth living in Northern Ontario, Cole Forrest strives to share his identity through many different art forms. Cole grew up on and off of the Nipissing First Nation reserve near North Bay, Ontario. From early on, music became an integral part of his upbringing and culture thanks to family members who introduced him to … Read More