Listen Up! Saskatoon - the Gryphon Trio’s educational outreach program that gets kids making music, art, poetry, and then performing it live onstage with the world class piano trio.

St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre is an amazing school in Saskatoon. Principal Katrina Sawchuk was a champion of her students, their culture, and connecting to Elders. The project was lucky to have her support and the Gryphon Trio’s passion, as well as the creative drives of local composer Paul Suchan, poet Leah Dorian and local visual artists. The students and teachers at St. Mary’s did an amazing job over many months bringing out their creavitivy, confidence and energy. As one of the co-composers for the project, I felt it was a learning journey for myself in many ways.