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Levante Living Retirement Homes 2023

Levante Living Retirement Homes 2023

Levante Living awarded Euterpe a grant for Ensemble Vivant, Euterpe’s flagship performance group, to perform LIVE at 12 retirement homes in 2023.

More Musical Stimulation for Seniors

More Musical Stimulation for Seniors

Euterpe has been sponsored to create a video of a beautiful Ensemble Vivant Christmas concert will grace retirement and long-term care homes by the beginning of the 2023 Christmas Season.

Celebrating Euterpe’s First 20 Years

Celebrating Euterpe’s First 20 Years

Euterpe: Music is the Key is celebrating 20 years of transforming the lives of tens of thousands of children and seniors through the power of music.

Music as Medicine

Music as Medicine

Euterpe: Music is the Key is honoured to have been written up in the Classical Music Magazine – September 2023

Levante Living 2023

Levante Living 2023

Levante Living has sponsored Euterpe to have Ensemble Vivant return to perform at all 12 of their retirement homes during the Fall of 2023.

Euterpe Mentors 3 Aspiring Young Musicians

Euterpe Mentors 3 Aspiring Young Musicians

On October 3, 2022 at Driftwood Public School in Toronto, 3 young students approached Euterpe’s musicians after experiencing our program. Each of them pleaded with us to help them find a way to realize their dream… and we heard them.

Canada Council for the Arts Sponsors Music Education Videos

Canada Council for the Arts Sponsors Music Education Videos

The Canada Council For The Arts sponsored 6 music education videos for Canadian schoolchildren. These inspiring music education videos were created in both English and French and distributed to all school boards across the country during the fall of 2022.

Levante Living Retirement Homes 2022

Levante Living Retirement Homes 2022

Levante Living awarded Euterpe: Music Is The Key a grant for Ensemble Vivant, Euterpe’s flagship performance group, to perform LIVE at 9 Levante Living Homes in southern Ontario – September 14 and December 6, 2022.

Adrian Bent, Importance of Euterpe Programs

Adrian Bent, Importance of Euterpe Programs

Adrian Bent, celebrated drummer for DRAKE, Eminem, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Daniel Caesar, Stevie Wonder and others has joined forces with Euterpe Corporation: Music Is The Key. He shares the same philosophy as Euterpe: Music Is The Key, believing that all...

Tom Mueller, Cello

Tom Mueller, Cello

It is with tremendous sadness that I write about the passing of Euterpe: Music Is The Key’s beloved cellist, Tom Mueller.

Classic 107 FM Interview with Catherine Wilson

Classic 107 FM Interview with Catherine Wilson

On January 12th Catherine Wilson was interviewed and filmed by the Classical Radio station 107 FM from Winnipeg about Euterpe: Music Is The Key. See the full article and video here.

Euterpe’s Expanded Offering – Spreading the News

Euterpe’s Expanded Offering – Spreading the News

I am so pleased to let you know that Euterpe: Music Is The Key, specifically what we do for children, has been written up in a few prestigious music blogs.   Apparently Tinnitist is the most widely-read music blog in the country, written by Canada’s...

Ismael Paris, Youth Ambassador

Ismael Paris, Youth Ambassador

Ismael is proud to be the Ambassador for Euterpe: Music Is The Key’s Youth Advisory Board. Ismael Paris is a 20-year-old student at Trent University. He has performed in many different musicals at Wexford, including Dear Evan Hansen for Mirvish productions and in the...

All the Things You Are

All the Things You Are

ENSEMBLE VIVANT and EUTERPE CANADA performers Catherine Wilson, piano, Norman Hathaway, viola, and George Koller, bass (Opening Day Recording Artists) performed Peter Meechan’s The Song of Hope in support of renowned trumpet player RYAN ANTHONY in his courageous 8-year battle against cancer.

Song of Hope, World Band

Song of Hope, World Band

ENSEMBLE VIVANT and EUTERPE CANADA performers Catherine Wilson, piano, Norman Hathaway, viola, and George Koller, bass (Opening Day Recording Artists) performed Peter Meechan’s The Song of Hope in support of renowned trumpet player RYAN ANTHONY in his courageous 8-year battle against cancer.

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Euterpe: Music Is The Key is thrilled to announce that we are the recipient of a 3-year ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION Grow Grant. This generous grant will allow us to bring our Live and Virtual...

Euterpe in Durham Region Schools

Euterpe in Durham Region Schools

“To Wake the Soul by Tender Strokes of Art” Bringing the Best in Live Music to Schools in Durham and Beyond By: John Arkelian ENSEMBLE VIVANT, Euterpe’s flagship performance group, along with other world-class musicians, have been enriching the lives of children and...

Ensemble Vivant performs at Cummer Lodge

Ensemble Vivant performs at Cummer Lodge

ENSEMBLE VIVANT performs for dementia patients at Cummer Lodge on December 20, 2018. Ensemble Vivant: Catherine Wilson, piano; Corey Gemmell, violin; Norman Hathaway, viola; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Jim Vivian, bass (Sponsored by EUTERPE CORPORATION) Photos by Marion Voysey

SickKids, Toronto – December, 2018

SickKids, Toronto – December, 2018

Euterpe: Music Is The Key core performers (Ensemble Vivant) are Catherine Wilson, piano; Corey Gemmell, violin; Norman Hathaway, viola; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Jim Vivian, bass The world-class Euterpe performers performed for the patients, their families, and the staff...

Why Early Exposure to Music is Essential

Why Early Exposure to Music is Essential

The earlier one is exposed to the benefits of music the more enriched one’s life has the chance to be. There is compelling scientific documentation that has demonstrated that active participation in listening to and making live music has profound...

See Euterpe in Action

See Euterpe in Action

This compelling video was filmed and recorded LIVE at various Euterpe: Music Is The Key events beginning in November, 2011 through to October 2018. Brilliantly captured are the spontaneous, joyous reactions and responses of the children, all of which are consistent...

Music Is The Key in Early Brain Development

Music Is The Key in Early Brain Development

Classical and jazz can benefit on deeper levels because of the complexity of the structure and of the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic development.  It is well documented that early exposure to music is of paramount importance in the healthy development of the brain....

Gravenhurst Performances – November 2018

Gravenhurst Performances – November 2018

Ensemble Vivant concert for the Muskoka Concert Association. This was the fourth time that Ensemble Vivant has been invited to be part of this concert series. The concerts took place at the Gravenhurst Opera House in Gravenhurst, Ontario. For this...

Is Music for EVERYONE or Only for the Wealthy?

Is Music for EVERYONE or Only for the Wealthy?

Although modern researchers have confirmed the intuitive wisdom of the ancients, vitally important music programs remain unavailable to the vast majority of children in our country. A few generations ago, wonderful music programs thrived in the...

Thomas A. Scott HS, Peterborough

Thomas A. Scott HS, Peterborough

Ensemble Vivant performed for Performing Arts Lakefield concert series (PAL). This was Ensemble Vivant’s second appearance on this wonderful concert series. The following review from Performing Arts Lakefield is representative of the feedback from every Ensemble...

Dr. C.F. Cannon P.S. June 2018

Dr. C.F. Cannon P.S. June 2018

Euterpe's flagship group Ensemble Vivant performed two concerts for the students at Dr. C.F. Cannon Public School, Oshawa, Ontario on June 11, 2018. The first concert was for the Kindergarten to Grade 3 students. The second concert was for the Grade 4-8...

Woodland Heights PS, London, Ontario

Woodland Heights PS, London, Ontario

Ensemble Vivant performed for the SUNFEST World Music and Jazz Series. This is the third time that the group has performed for this series, and judging by the audience feedback, and word from the board of directors, Ensemble Vivant will be returning for...

Euterpe and Reaching Out Through Music, Dec 2017

Euterpe and Reaching Out Through Music, Dec 2017

This video was filmed and recorded LIVE on December 22, 2017 at Rose Avenue Jr. Public School in St. James Town, Toronto. This video and the accompanying photos document the collaboration of Euterpe: Music Is The Key and Reaching Out Through Music (ROTM), two...

Rose Ave Jr. Public School, Toronto – Sept. 2016

Rose Ave Jr. Public School, Toronto – Sept. 2016

Ensemble Vivant performing and interacting with children at Rose Avenue, Jr. Public School in St. James Town, Toronto on September 30, 2016 The reactions and responses of the kids to Ensemble Vivant’s music was palpable.  The vast majority...

Catherine Wilson, PhD

Catherine Wilson, PhD

Catherine Wilson’s PhD, ‘Music and Healing‘ supports EUTERPE’s many musical initiatives.Catherine is the Founder and Artistic Director of Euterpe Corporation, which is a Vision in Action, embodying the vitally important musical initiatives that have been...

EV performs as part of the Social Justice/Equal Rights Conference

EV performs as part of the Social Justice/Equal Rights Conference

Euterpe: Music Is The Key was asked to engage its core performers from the Classical and Jazz communities to perform for a Social Justice/Equal Rights Conference as part of Black History month.   Musicians: Catherine Wilson, piano Corey Gemmell, violin Sybil...

Ensemble Vivant LIVE in Concert with The Upper Canada Chorus

Ensemble Vivant LIVE in Concert with The Upper Canada Chorus

The Upper Canada Chorus (UCC) joined Euterpe: Music Is The Key’s flagship performance group Ensemble Vivant (EV) for part of this wonderful concert. This video features excerpts from Holiday Classics that UCC performed with EV. The concert took place at the George...

Student Drawings – 2012-13

Student Drawings – 2012-13

At Euterpe’s live, interactive performances, young students often express how the music has made them feel and how it has inspired their imaginations through drawings that they create while hearing and watching the performers. [gallery...

Student Drawings – 2011

Student Drawings – 2011

At Euterpe’s live, interactive performances, young students often express how the music has made them feel and how it has inspired their imaginations through drawings that they create while hearing and watching the performers. [gallery...

Catherine Wilson presents her PhD research

Catherine Wilson presents her PhD research

EUTERPE Founder and Artistic Director Catherine Wilson was invited to present her PhD research at the Medical Humanities Conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, May 7-8, 2016. Music and Healing: Progress Towards Elysium How Music is Healing...

Knob Hill PS, June 2012

Knob Hill PS, June 2012

Ensemble Vivant’s live, interactive performances at Knob Hill PS in Scarborough, June, 2012. Sponsored by Euterpe Corporation ENSEMBLE VIVANT: Catherine Wilson, piano; Erica Beston, violin; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Don Thompson, bass/vibes; Philip Seguin, trumpet Photos...

LIVE LAB:  McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, Hamilton, ON

LIVE LAB: McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, Hamilton, ON

At the invitation of cognitive psychologist Dr. Laurel Trainor, ENSEMBLE VIVANT, the flagship group of performers/educators for Euterpe: Music Is The Key, performed at the inaugural concert for McMaster University’s LIVE LAB: MIMM (McMaster Institute for Music and the...

Euterpe Fundraiser videos

Euterpe Fundraiser videos

Videos from the April 25, 2014 Euterpe: Music Is The Key’s fundraiser at the Heliconian Club in Toronto, Ontario. Sound by John Gray. Speech: Norman Hathaway   Piano solo: Don Thompson   More videos: Ensemble Vivant performs John Burke's "Mysterium" Norman...

High-tech venue opens in Hamilton

High-tech venue opens in Hamilton

Mac’s LIVELab welcomed the public for a test drive From the Hamilton Spectator, by Graham Rockingham McMaster University is now home to one of the most sophisticated, high-tech concert venues in the world. As a matter of fact, the new LIVELab at the McMaster...

John Burke’s MYSTERIUM, video by Robert Divito

John Burke’s MYSTERIUM, video by Robert Divito

The score for Mysterium was a gift to Euterpe: Music Is The Key’s flagship performance group Ensemble Vivant by John Burke. For many years Dr. Burke studied the role of sound and music in the healing arts, one result being this beautiful composition. This music is...

WholeNote Magazine – Mysterium review

WholeNote Magazine – Mysterium review

WholeNote Magazine, September 2014, by Roger Knox John Burke is a distinguished Canadian composer whose work has for two decades moved beyond the concert hall to engage with contemplative practices of several cultural traditions. This disc includes pieces from the...

LIVE Lab Grand Opening

LIVE Lab Grand Opening

ENSEMBLE VIVANT has been invited to perform as part of the Open House Ceremonies of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind: the LIVE Lab, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This prestigious event will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on September 27, 2014...

New CD!  John Burke’s Mysterium

New CD! John Burke’s Mysterium

The new Euterpe project "Mysterium: Music from the Labyrinth" from composer John Burke and performed by Ensemble Vivant. Available Now! $19.95 (includes taxes and shipping worldwide) To listen to the album or for digital download of individual tracks, click here!...

Benefit Concert, April 25th at the Heliconian Club

Benefit Concert, April 25th at the Heliconian Club

An evening of sensuous latin music in aid of bringing live quality music to children.  Featuring music by Ensemble Vivant and images of Havana by photographer Mary Purdue. Fri April 25 at 7:30 pm at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto On. Tickets are available...

The Story of Ismael

The Story of Ismael

The musical seeds planted by Euterpe: Music Is The Key musicians are tangibly evidenced by the joyous reactions of the children in the Euterpe DVD ‘Music is the Key’. Euterpe’s invaluable performance education programs of Classical, Jazz and related musical styles...