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Music Monday Special Feature: Spotlight on… Worrell McFarlane

At the age of 27, drummer Worrell McFarlane has amassed a number of impressive musical achievements, including working with Canadian jazz icon Molly Johnson and Grammy Award-winning musician Larnell Lewis. His experiences working with these two incredible musicians are among the highlights of a career on the rise, and the result of a dedication to

Spotlight on… Nicole Haber

To say that music has been central to singer-songwriter Nicole Haber’s life would be an understatement: Nicole started singing at age four, and wrote her first song at age six. What began as an outlet for her creativity is now, at age 23, her passion and her calling, and what she describes as “the only

Meet the NUFSICISUM Winners: Vanessa Ayala Munoz

At 11 years of age, Vanessa Ayala Munoz already has a wealth of leadership experience under her belt. Born in the city of León in Guanajuato, Mexico, Vanessa moved to Brooks, Alberta with her family at the age of three, eventually settling in Tilley, Alberta a year later. Though she faced some challenges, such as

Meet the NUFSICISUM Winners: Jordan Middleton

Learning that he’d been named as one of six national winners of the NUFSICISUM Award came as a big surprise to Jordan Middleton. He found out alongside his Grade 8 classmates, when his music teacher revealed that there was a winner in the class, and played the video of the official NUFSICISUM announcement from the

Spotlight on… Liz Craig

  For Liz Craig, life revolves around music. “My main everything is piano,” said the Toronto-based pianist, whose work involves everything from teaching to performing at weddings to, most recently, organizing a Halloween recital for students in the Greater Toronto Area.  Liz’s relationship with piano began at age nine, when her grandmother, a church organist,

Spotlight on… Senaida

“I’ve dedicated my entire life to music and it’s a huge part of my identity,” award-winning  musician Senaida Ng said in a Q&A with Youth4Music. “It has taught me perseverance, confidence, friendship, and has helped me get through tough times.”  What does dedicating one’s life to music entail? For Senaida, a busy 17-year-old student, it

Meet the NUFSICISUM Winners: Kelly Hems

For Kelly Hems, a Grade 10 student from Winnipeg, being named one of six NUFSICISUM Award winners was both an honour and a surprise. Though his music teacher had previously told him about the nomination, he’d forgotten all about it. This seems only natural for someone as busy as Kelly, a multi-instrumentalist who also composes,

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