Matricia Brown - Drum Keeper, hand drummer, big drum, singer, songwriter
Recently Matricia has spend her summer educating and entertaining guests at the Jasper Park Lodge, through the APT Tour groups. This involved over 40 performances for her and her group. Covering a different cultural theme in First Nations and interweaving knowledge with her drumming and singing, they shared songs they have composed as well as several songs gifted from other women and drum groups.
Matrcia is a singer, songwriter, musician, drummer and an artist. Matricia teaches drum making, leather binding and many more traditional arts and craft workshops. She also has her own jewellery line where she infuses First Nations aspects of her culture into modern jewellery designs. She makes many moccasins, traditional fur mittens and much more.
Matricia has had the privilege of sharing her culture over the last 15 years to schools throughout the Yellowhead Region. She has been a guest lecturer at every school in Edson and has presented at Dream-speakers Film Festival (Edmonton) 2008, and at Kiyanaw-Klondike (Edmonton) 2009, and NCTCA 2010. She has won the Aboriginal Women's Day award from the Edson Friendship Centre where she has served as an active Board Member and volunteer since 2004. She is also a member of the drumming group "Warrior Women" and has performed throughout Alberta teaching youth her songs and culture.
Artist for the Arts - Award recipient 2012 - Arts on Fire
University of Calgary - Voice Performance
Royal Conservatory of Music Voice Teacher
Board Member of the Edson Friendship Centre-Secretary -Treasurer -since 2007
Red Brick Singers-Teacher and Director Since 2004
Sturgeon Lake Band Member
Vocal Variations - Choir Director 2009-2012
Peter Pan The Musical Edson Summer Musical Director/Producer 2010
The Wizard of Oz Edson Summer Musical Director 2011
Overall Jewelry Award Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival 2012
Mayors Artist Award Jasper 2015
Senior Voice Recipient 2010 Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival
Collaborative Winner Jewelry Category-2009 Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival
Aboriginal Woman's Day recipient-Edson Friendship Centre 2005
Owner and Operator of Cree-ative Cree-ations
Member of "Warrior Women" Drumming Group
Member of "Lavocabella" www.lavocabella.com