Poster for NMC Artist in Residence Lisa Lipton

Lisa Lipton

A multi-disciplinary artist interested in developing an audio-based project, Lisa Lipton has been exploring the National Music Centre’s collection of vintage drum machines.

A puppet made out of a carrot

Veggie Puppets

If you like playing with your food you won’t want to miss the next Puppet Pop-Up Studio! Make a puppet from an array of provided vegetables and act in the group’s tall tale about gardening.

Poster for National Music Centre Artist in Residence Frontperson


Montreal-by-way-of-Calgary artist Woodpigeon and Victoria-bred musician Kathryn Calder have joined forces for this indie-folk-inspired collaboration. Hear new music and learn about their creative process.

Poster for Puppet Pop-Up Studio

Year of the Rooster

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with WP Puppet Theatre and make your own rooster puppet with shaped newspaper, yarn and lots of feathers!


Luke Doucet

One-half of the duo Whitehorse, Luke Doucet is an inventive guitar slinger, songwriter, and creative force. See the fruits of his artist residency with the National Music Centre at this public workshop.


Break Out

Get hands-on with the next Puppet Pop-Up Studio! Create a puppet with a scarf, some balls and elastics, glue on a face and some hair, and then practice working the puppet to bring it to life!


Showtime Mini-Fest

Calgary’s own National Music Centre and its educational team take centre stage with this two-day mini music festival for all-ages. It’s a great way to introduce young music lovers to live music.



Vancouver electro-pop act Rococode completes their residency with the National Music Centre with this public workshop. Join them as they share their creative process and provide a taste of new music.


Raine Maida

Join the National Music Centre for an intimate songwriters’ circle featuring RBC Master in Residence Raine Maida and Alberta acts Copperhead, The Royal Foundry, and Two Bears North.