Canadian Musician - September/October 2017 - Page 43

Samantha Whelan Kotkas •Yamaha 8335 Bb Trumpet w/ Bach 1 1/2C Mouth- piece •Yamaha 6445GS C Trumpet •Yamaha 9820 Piccolo Trum- pet w/ Bach 7E Mouthpiece Born in Canada, raised in Africa, and educated in Calgary and Houston, Saman- tha Whelan Kotkas has been praised for creating truly unique and totally engaging experiences for young audiences. She has traveled internationally as a cre- ative consultant and professional musician. For the past 15 years, she has combined her love of music and education as a professional teaching musician in Calgary. Whelan Kotkas has produced and per- formed children’s presentations for the Na- tional Symposium on Arts Education, Cal- gary’s Pro Musica Society, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre of Canada. She is an award-winning children’s book producer. She believes that the goal of edu- cation must be to inspire lifelong learning. Whelan Kotkas is also an active performer on trumpet with the Red Deer Symphony, the Calgary Bach Society, and Altius Brass. Her high-energy and fun-filled workshops and performances have made her a crowd favourite for small and large audiences alike. “I haven’t really played on either of my chil- dren’s album 2'WBBv6( B&V6W6R6VF( @Bv2&V6W6RFW66RF&Rג6ЦVwVW2( 6R6&W2( vV&RFW"VR( WGFrW&6FFR6VGvW"VFW'6&V6RVFW"@F( BvRVƗGf'7B( ХvV'fW6ǓvWfW"N( 2V7Ff&vWBgVFVF2vVFW&R&R6琦f6WG2bW66ƗGFFvV( Bvvvr2&VwV&ǒ2( BƖRGFVB2'&vR6W7627&VFR&V6&BЦr6GVF2B6BFRvw2bg&VG0vvfRRF7F6RfPWfW"&VV&RF&V7&VFRFRFV6G`FR7FvRFR&7F6R&6&VfW rvFVRBfBFRV&W'6B&B&WFBF&R6BBVǒ6V6bW627&VF2&WB6VvFFW'2&V7FB6fW'6FF@FRFVb7VFrW'2R&7F6P&6VV2VffV7FfR&V6W6RB26VƖPW&f&6R6GVFvVf'7B7F'FV@vWGFr&VBBv2&V6W6RVRB6VVRB2&V6W6Rv2GFVFr6w0B'F6Frג6VGvWFW "Bv2( &VG( f"FRvrFF( BGFW"खFRg&VV6R66VRVFFPfRF&RfW'6FRbRvBFv&&VwRЦ&ǒ&V6W6Rv^( &R6W"6GvV6Ч&VBFF&FG&V"f6WfW"vP6ǒF( BfRFRVF"&ƗGFfR6Vw&VvFVB66VRFW&R&RFVFЦ6FVB( ƦwW>( "( BW'>( &V6W6RFP2V66W"g&גW'7V7FfR6RRfRЦvVVBW'6VbFRvV&R"P66VRRfR7WBfbFVF6P7G&VӲvWfW"^( &Rr&W76&Rf frvFW"66WBb^( &RvrFg&VRЦ6R2&W"RfRF7GVGFPFffW&VBwVvW2bV6vV&R( 2BW7@FR&f6FwVvR'WBFRFffW"ЦVB'F7VF2G֖727GW2B&FЦ66WG2bV6FB&6&VW0vrFR6RvRvVB&666vrFW&RFffW&VBFB&6G&vrFRvR&6'&72V'FWBFW&RFffW&VB7F'B'&V6FrFP7F'FWfVVBB&v2bV6`FW6RvV&W2B7GVGV6R'Ɨ7FVrॖRfRF&W7V7BFRW62^( &RЦr'V&r2V6&WBB2R6BN( 2B26R27vF6rWFЧV6W2f"V6vr"&VFrFRFW2FRvRfǒbRF( BƖR6W'FvV&RF( BBF&F&6VBG&&7@VFW"6VW"fVBFBf7W6rǒআW"FW&W7G2V6VBW"'F7G'( ĒW6VBF&7F6R&FW"F&R&VGf"FrVFw&GVǒ&VƗVBFW&RW7BvW&V( BVVvW'2FRFF6fW"WfW'76&ƗG@FW&RvW&RFw2W7Bv6( BFBFW&W7FV@6w&GVǒ'&vVBגf7W2*v6( @&VǒFBFW&W7FVB6W'FGW2b2V62&W7V7FVBCW7B&VfW'&VBFW Fw26BFWBFBv*6R66WFV@FBFF( BfRFW6VBWfW'FrFPVW7F27F'FVB6rvW&R&RgVBW6Fr( 2vBv2FW&W7FVB( ХFW&R2F&W2'VFG&6&V6&BЦrvW&RR&W&FW2FR&Bf"FV""Ц7WG2ƖWv6RFW&R&R7F&W2b6&FVFW'26vrWFvw2G'VVƖpB6ƖVG2"7F&W2b6FVVv6FP66V6RF6rWvV&r6V6'BWfW'6VGFV27F&W2bFV"VrЦVF'fwW&W2vFW7FRFV"G6gV7FVBvVVVvFBBFF( BFW"FV &V&ƗGऒFF6RFW2&R&&&ǒ6WFPחF2B&FRFRFVFBbRvVR&RFW6W'frbv&N( 2FR֗2ЦwVFVBFVv&RFVFBvRW&FRW&F7&7F26RFVv&RƖV@F6W6FRv&6RvW&RVgFVF6֗72F2bvVFW"&27FFrFw0ƖR( ĒF( B6&RbFW( &R"v2r2FW6FR'G2( Ф&VƗGbFR6G&7F"6RFvFGvVRf"FR6R6"vv&FFFWVFR"FB2VgB2F76W70&V&ƗG&6VBW66G&G2( 2@FB66VFRFrg&ǒ&pV&V6W6RRF( BvBFf"WG&FV&FR&B"FR6ƖV@vFrFRbv&&B&fPFrV6RF6RFw2&R&vVǒWB`W"6G&FVvFW&R&R6RFGVFW0FBG&66VBvVFW"( v2&R&W7V7FgVB7W'FfR`W"6VwVW2( 6&W2VFF&6V@&W"'fV&( F( B&RFRRv62VV6W76'VW7F2&VV'6FBv7FRWfW'^( 0FR"FRRv( 2v&֖rW7WW"V@&67FvR6&G6V"FV6VfW2( ЦGf6W2FRVFF7&6W7G&( 0&6g&V6&VR6V( ŖRfRF&R&RFr( 62vVशF2( ĖBb66W2FBV2&Vr&PFrvFFRwW2vR&6W7G&v&2vF&Vv&ƖBVFF7BbFP6W766F2&RB( ФVFFpvVB6W2FVFF26VV&VBFBVFGB&R0'FB2VƗG( ĒB&VVFr@bVFF2BBvWGFrvW&RFVऒvVBFFR&fb6VG&RFFvFW &W6FV7BFV6FVBFBגFPFW&Rv2vrFf7W2גrגW666ג6VBB&V6ЦrFRW"vFVBF&Rv&VBgVFVF26&W6&W"W62@W7Bf7W6VBrFR6VBvFV@FV"FN( 2FR֖Fg&Rv2vVvFR"FRU4( ХvB&W&FआfRRFSvWFW"W'626GFr&6W7G&"VrWBFv6V"&WfVBЦrW'&WV&W2&W&Fआ6V2fW'&vB&WBW"v&W&WFR( Ēv2Fג&WFRBR&RЦf&RvF&VV'6"W&f&6R@FR&&R֖VN( 2#֖WFW2BFRgV&WFRFW2&WBC( Ф&Vr&W&VB&"FFRW&f&6P2'FBFW"f"fW'&7F6&V62( Ğ( fRWfW"&VV&RF6rWBFRBFv&W&vB&Vf&Rv rFFVvrG2bVRvFऒW7Bv2fVVg&W6W"B&RfW&PvFv&WFV'&VB&VƖWfR@V2vF7F֖G'BFV6B`gVFVF2גv&W6FBWfV`F( BfRFRf"&7F6rFBFאFV6VR2BvWGFrVvV7FVB( ХFRU42fW"ֆ&6V7FBF0&6W7G&F66WFW2FW7B'&72ЦW.( 2VGW&6R( vRBb66W'G2@bVg26FB&WL*rЦrג626FBfRFR&vBV@bVGW&6RFRBF&Vv66W'G06VFrFRvvBF2BR22( "C0