Stellula Music delivers its songwriting program to schools in rural communities across Simcoe County. Songwriting clubs are encouraged in each school but not mandatory to receive visits with professional musician/mentors throughout the school year. This program is unique in that there is no cost to the schools. This initiative has been made possible through partnerships, collaborations but most importantly sponsorship.
· Accessible to all students, not just those inclined to music instruction
· Inspirational to students encouraging them to achieve higher goals;
· Meaningful interaction with professional mentor/musicians;
· Sustainable program model for long-term community benefit.
View our 2009 Documentary
Deborah Brown, Founder/President:
Stellula Music in Schools Program founded in September 2008 by Deborah Brown. Brown's vision for this program stems from a pilot project launched in twelve schools in the Georgian Bay region May of 2008. Over a period of five days, forty musicians performed and interacted with Elementary and Secondary Students in French and English. The muscians were diverse including various genres, nationalities, and styles of teaching. Deborah was the General Manager for two festivals in the Georgian Bay Region and is currently working in partnership with the Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture, the Orillia Folk Society, Simcoe County schools, the Toronto Blues Society and many other community collaborators.
About our humingbird logo
it is a Stellula Colliope meaning "little star, beautifully voiced".
"The hummingbird teaches us to transcend time, to recognize that what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future is not nearly as important as what we are experiencing now. It teaches us to hover in the moment, to appreciate its sweetness." Constance Barrett Sohodski, Beyond the RainbowFor information on bringing our program to your community, or for sponsorships, mentoring or volunteering, contact: