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World Fiddle Day Toronto

Fiddle Day 2015 photo: Marion Phillips-Gardiner

MITS is delighted to partner with World Fiddle Day Toronto in sharing diverse fiddle traditions with students in Toronto school string programs. Students from El Sistema in Parkdale and Rosedale Heights School for the Arts participated in fiddle residencies lead by MITS artist Anne Lederman together with Eli Bender and Lea Kirstein. Thanks David Visentin (El Sistema) and Amanda Ironsides (Rosedale HTS) and students for hosting the workshop series and the TAC for their funding support. Photo credit: Marion Phillips-Gardiner  worldfiddledaytoronto.ca



TD Bank Group

Dolores Anderson & Mijana Gavric, TD

MITS Executive Director, Dolores Anderson gladly receives $5,000 grant from Mirjana Gavric, TD Distillery District Branch Manager on behalf of the TD Bank Group in support of MITS' Equity of Access Beats, Rhythms & Rhymes projects in GTA school communities.

Hold Up The Sky Blog

2014/15 Celebrating 5-year interdisciplinary residency at Rose Avenue Public School with Inner City Angels and Mariposa In The Schools sponsored by Manulife Financial. Thanks to Catherine Nguyen-Pham from Centennial College for her design and direction of this piece.



Lois Lillienstein    

Lois L.

We at MITS are deeply saddened at learning of the passing of Lois Lillienstein and send our sincerest condolences to her family, Sharon and Bram, and friends, and all who were touched and inspired by her love of music and song. Lois was a tremendous educator and talent who was instrumental in the founding of MITS and influenced the careers of a great number of artists who enjoy performing for and with children. We will miss her greatly but her spirit will live forever in the songs we sing together.



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