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Samantha Whelan Kotkas

Samantha Whelan Kotkas is a professional trumpet player, storyteller, teaching artist and award-winning children’s book producer with over 20 years working in the Alberta, Canada and International Arts communities. She is a member of the Red Deer Symphony, Rosa Barocca, Altius Brass and an extra musician with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has authored several works which she has performed with Symphony Orchestras and Canada’s top jazz musicians. In conjunction with her active career as a performer, Samantha is a teaching artist for Calgary Pro Musica and the National Arts Centre of Canada where she finds the cross-cultural work she is doing very meaningful.



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