The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto develops audiences of the future with its Student Outreach Program. The WMCT invites middle and high school students from public schools in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to attend its concerts free of charge. This practice is well received by the schools and the students. The artists make a special point of interacting with the students after the concert. And, unlike in some larger venues, the students are seated close to the stage and are able to fully experience the concerts. This program is sponsored by WMCT member and volunteer Dianne Henderson.
Faculty and students from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory; the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto; and the Department of Music, York University, also enjoy free admission.
Students from Unionville High School enjoyed the April 6 concert curated by First Nations mezzo Marion Newman, with Melody Courage, Evan Korbut, and Gordon Gerrard.
In a new initiative, the WMCT partnered with Xenia Concerts to present the Thalea Quartet in a special concert on May 7.
Xenia works with the neurodiversity and disability communities to design, produce, and present exceptional performing arts experiences for children, their families, and others within those communities who face systemic and social barriers to inclusion