Good news for 2022! The Strings Across the Sky (SATS) programs are active. We were able to navigate Covid protocols and ran our annual Parry sound Summer Fiddle Camp in 2021 and now on July 18th, 2022. In partnership with the Parry Sound Friendship Centre SATS continued 10 weeks of Fiddle Music Circles to indigenous and non indigenous youth into 2022.

The Strings Across the Sky (SATS) programs open the doors to a rich, fun musical experience by introducing indigenous children and youth to violin, guitar and musical performance. It combines the best of music, tradition and community spirit. With a focus on indigenous communities across Canada, SATS helps rekindle and sustain the cultural tradition of fiddle music once thrived in those communities. Since 1987, hundreds of children have benefited from the music education provided by SATS,  promoting self confidence, co-operation, compassion and improved academics. SATS music programs provide the “medicine of music” and   through the learning and sharing of music, connects youth, families and communities in a healthy way. Strings Across the Sky has been called “Reconciliation in Action’.   Learn more About Us.

2013 Encyclopaedia of Native American Music of North America …“There is also a lively indigenous fiddling tradition in the Arctic region. The active fiddling tradition in northern Canada today has benefited greatly from the Strings Across the Sky (SATS) program. This began in 1988 after violinist Andrea Hansen noted the response of young persons to the performances of the Toronto Symphony on their 1987 tour”…


Your financial support helps enrich the lives of youth in remote, rural and urban communities with a chance to grow through music.

Teaching & Performances

2021 A limited SATS Summer Fiddle Camp is being planned
July 19-24 at the Parry Sound Friendship Centre, in accordance with Covid 19 protocols.

In the fall of 2021 SATS is hoping to resume other regular teaching programs in First Nations’ schools and communities.

Gratefully supported by:

  • Canadian North
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Ontario Arts Foundation
  • Rotary International