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We have customizable programming that includes individual activities from our most popular programs ranging from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Join one of our education professionals at the Winspear, in your place of learning, or online for a live presentation of engaging activities at an affordable price. These activities can be paired together or purchased individually. Break up your teaching day or at home learning with a guest instructor and visit to the Winspear Centre! All activities can be adapted for any age. Go to our website for more details about each activity and to book!

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Customized Program Options:

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Learn more about the Winspear Centre building and all it has to offer! Explore the different spaces; discover the amazing acoustics; find out about the construction materials; who Dr. Francis Winspear was and how the Winspear came to be; and uncover a few other secrets the incredible Winspear Centre has incorporated. Whether you’re in the building to see first-hand, or we share with you via our 3D Virtual Tour, you’ll be sure to gain new insights of the wonderful Winspear Centre as you’re guided live by one of our knowledgeable staff.


Spend time with one of your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra musicians to inquire about their instrument, describe what life is like as a professional musician, and hear them play and demonstrate their love of music. The ESO musicians are excellent ambassadors and educators of their craft and want to connect with you to share their knowledge and talent.


Get up close and personal with the largest pipe organ in a concert hall in Canada – the Davis Concert Organ! Discover all there is to know about this majestic instrument that resides in the Winspear concert hall. The interactive demonstration will educate you about everything from how it was built, where it came from, and who it is named after, to the ins and outs of how this pipe organ makes its glorious sound and what it sounds like when played. This special instrument is mesmerizing. We can’t wait to share how magnificent it is with you!


The wonderful world of instrumental music is waiting to spark your interest and ignite your curiosity! Let us facilitate this in-depth opportunity to discover how various instruments produce their sound and are played, how they fit into their instrument family, and what role they play in the orchestra. Through this interactive and engaging offering we hope you’ll appreciate a deeper understanding of instruments and discover your inner musician.


Our offerings do not stop here... Do you have an idea for an activity you’d like to do at the Winspear? Contact us at edbookings@winspearcentre.com to discuss a custom experience we can develop for your unique needs. Band clinics, choir workshops, art and movement related activities are just a few other options we have organized before, so let’s talk! Cost varies depending on length and type of activity.


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FAQ's


Are masks mandatory?

Yes, for adults, but not for babies. We encourage toddlers over the age of 2 to wear a mask during class.

What procedures are in place to keep us safe during class?

Sanitizer will be placed in all entrances, classrooms, and washroom facilities. Physically distanced café tables will be used to store personal belongings during class. Separate musical supplies for each family will be provided and sanitized between classes. High touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly between classes.

What are the responsibilities of the parents and guardians?

All participants and staff must complete a wellness check before arriving for class and stay home if you feel unwell.

What happens if I’m not feeling well?

If you feel unwell and need to stay at home, you can join the class by Zoom. A link will be provided for families to join, along with a list of household items to use during class.

Can I do a make-up class if we need to miss a class?

Families are not able to do a make-up class in person but can join a class over Zoom to make up for any missed classes.

Can I bring relatives to join the class?

Only one adult may join the class for each child enrolled. This allows us to follow physical distancing guidelines in our classroom.

What happens if there is a COVID-19 case in our class?

Our staff will work with Alberta Health Services to provide information for contact tracing.

What if you have to shut down due to an outbreak or increase in cases?

We will offer classes online if we are not able to run the class in person. If a change in program delivery method occurs, our staff will notify participants by phone and email.


What protocols will Winspear staff be following to ensure the safety of our students and school when they visit?

Our equipment and musical supplies used for these programs will be sanitized between bookings before they are brought to your site. Winspear staff will wear a mask and ask for your class to wear theirs as well, if possible. There will be only one staff member from the Winspear that will attend your site to lead the program, and they will conduct a wellness check prior to coming to your school. If it is possible in your classroom, our staff will also adhere to physical distancing guidelines. We will work with Alberta Health Services to provide information for contact tracing should the need arise. We want to respect all the rules your school/daycare has in place to maintain everyone’s safety.

What happens if circumstances for my class change and we can’t host your visit?

No problem! Our programs have been designed to be flexible and meet the need for sudden adaptations to accommodate the unpredictable nature of the virus. We are happy to alter the delivery method of your program to accommodate your current circumstances. Contact us to make a switch to one of the other delivery methods. Please note that upon changing delivery methods, your scheduled date may need to be changed, but our staff will work to assist you through altering your booking. There is no fee to change formats.

Will we need a larger space than our classroom?

We can adapt to any space. We’ll leave this up to you. We’ll make the experience great no matter what!

Will you be bringing your own equipment, or is there anything the school will need to provide?

Outside of students wearing their masks while we are visiting, we will be mostly self-sufficient. We will have videos and presentations to display on your smartboard, and therefore may need to hook up to it.

How have the activities of the programs been adapted to be delivered in this new format?

The activities you would experience at the Winspear have been digitized for the multi-format offering of our programs. Though the most immersive and authentic experience for students would be to attend at the Winspear in-person, the digital version of these activities is presented in an interactive way with our excellent instructors. Sound clips, videos, and 360° photos will engage your students to learn all about sound, acoustics, music, instruments, and the amazing Winspear Centre building through an inquiry-based approach. There will be some supplemental materials that we’ll share with you to expand on what is learned during your program, too!

Do I need to do anything to prepare my class for this field trip?

Our program coordinator will be in touch prior to your scheduled booking to go over anything we may need for assistance with the delivery of the program. As the teacher of your students, we will rely on you to be a bit of a moderator during the program session, but we can take the lead for the most part so your prep time is minimal to host us.


What video conferencing platform will you use for our online program?

Our interactive and participatory classes will take place live over Zoom. You will receive a meeting id and password for your class prior to your first session.

How should I be prepared at home to participate?

Downloading the Zoom app and familiarizing yourself with the mute button, camera on, and chat functions are recommended. You’ll also want to ensure you have the following:

  • Comfortable clothes to wear while we sing, move, and play
  • A fairly open space for you and your baby to move around
  • A bell, or shaker (bear bell, holiday decoration, a homemade shaker works too!)
  • A scarf, pillowcase, or small blanket
  • Tupperware container, or hand drum

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

You are required to provide written notice of cancellation or alteration of your concert booking via email at edbookings@winspearcentre.com.
For cancellation, a fee of 50% of the cost of the original booking will be charged. If less than one week’s notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.


No-Show Policy

Refunds will not be granted for groups who do not attend the field trip. If possible, arrangements will be made for the group to attend at a later date. In extreme circumstances, partial refunds may be granted at the discretion of the ESO/FWCM.