Student Performances & Workshops

Educational Performance Series

The Music Hall values the support of students and educators in our community by providing performing arts learning opportunities. Our exclusive educational performances feature local artists, international artists, and various performing arts organizations who, in collaboration with the Music Hall, work to provide artistic enrichment to teach and inspire a lifelong appreciation for the arts. By providing varied educational programming to the Capital Region, we strive to inspire meaningful learning, interactive exploration of the arts, and memorable experiences for students of all ages.

2022 - 2023 Season
Student Programming

Join in the music making as Emma and her friends embark on a musical journey. This show features nursery songs and stories in Emma's Native language. Her original tunes share the stories of her culture and upbringing.

Emma Donovan is an acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer and songwriter best known for her work with soul bands, The Putbacks and The Black Arm Band project. She has also toured and recorded with Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Spinifex Gum, Christine Anu, Yothu Yindi, Jimmy Little and Paul Kelly among others. On her mother’s side, Emma is part of the famed Donovan family of singers of the Gumbaynggirr people, of what is now known as Northern New South Wales. On her Father’s side, Emma is of the Yamatji people, of what is now known as Western Australia.

Friday, March 24, 2023, 11AM
Length: 60 minutes [45 minutes w/ 15 minute artist Q & A]
Target Age: Pre-K - Grade 2 [Ages 3-7]



This engagement of Emma Donovan & The Putbacks is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

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