Paul Snider’s ‘The Music of Junk’ master class with Kids Theatre Arts Camp at Orcas Center

Paul Snider will be running a masterclass showing how instruments built from junk and recycled materials are used in his unique stage show called “The Music of Junk.”

A Summer Theatre Arts Camp taught by Tiffany Loney, Stormy Hildreth and Keith Light with special guest Paul Snider will lead kids 8 to 13 in songs, dances and in building musical instruments out of junk. The for–the–public to observe the master class with Snider and some of the campers and their instruments is June 29 at 6:30 p.m. A short performance of the full cast of campers will be performed on Friday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. on Center Stage.

Paul is a Vancouver-based singer/songwriter/actor. His highly personal folk-rock songs are based on his life experiences, with lyrics that explore family, relationships and give inspiration to a younger generation. As well as having graced many stages throughout Canada, he has appeared in over 40 films and commercials as an actor. Music awards include the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival for his music video Better Than Me, a Thea Award nomination for Best Original Music in a Theatre Production, and Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. Paul also builds musical instruments from junk and has written a touring theatre show called The Music of Junk using these instruments in its orchestra.

The Music of Junk is Paul’s latest endeavor and the main focus of Born To Fly Productions Inc. It is a light-hearted, family concert experience with an orchestra performing on imaginative, invented instruments built from junk and recycled materials. Since its inception in 2014, it has graced such stages as the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver, and the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, BC, Canada. The show will be playing this fall at The Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, British Columbia, at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and is currently booking performances in Canada and working on touring internationally.

Snider’s master class demonstrates how the instruments built from junk and recycled materials are used. He will present photos of the instruments built from junk that he has created and uses in his show. He will describe the orchestra and the instruments, explain how the instruments were built and why they make sound, and will show live footage of ‘The Music of Junk’ in concert. Come to Paul Snider’s master class and hear what ‘junk’ sounds like!

The Music of Junk master class is open to the public! The performance of the full cast of campers will be performed on Friday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. on Center Stage and is also open to the public. Orcas Center Box Office open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-3 pm. For more information about Orcas Center’s 2017 season visit