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Music Monday 2017

The Coalition for Music Education will celebrate the power of music in the lives of all people living in Canada with this year’s Music Monday (May 1, 2017) - Canada’s only national celebration of the importance of music in our country that actively engages children and youth where they live in schools and communities. Highlighting Canada’s sesquicentennial, we celebrate our musical heritage with a brand new Music Monday Anthem, Sing It Together which captures the musical diversity of our many regions.

Canada lives music.  It’s essential to our culture and history.  Canadians will celebrate so many aspects of Canada this year, let’s RAISE OUR VOICES for the value of learning and making music!  There are a variety of ways for schools and communities to become involved and show how music lives where they do - raise your voice!

Visit for FREE resources including a variety of choral and instrumental arrangements, audio learning tools.

How to get involved:

  • Get your school on the Music Monday map! Sign up your Music Monday event here.
  • Host an event in your school or community to celebrate the power of music.
  • Learn the song - the new anthem Sing It Together is available in a variety of arrangements and translations.
  • Send in a video for #MMC2C2C - Music Monday Coast to Coast to Coast. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with different student groups and schools.
  • Tune into the National Showcase Concert in Ottawa on May 1st with the live webstream

Our Newest Team Member: Christina Beharry

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Coalition team member - Christina Beharry. Her involvement with music and music education is a passion she lives and breaths everyday. A student at Seneca College in the field of behavioral sciences, Christina’s interests lie within the connection between music and mental health. Christina is actively involved with the Youth4Music program as a Youth4Music Ambassador and co-chair of the Youth4Music Toronto Hub. We look forward to her work as the Youth4Music Program Assistant to support the Coalition with developing the National Youth4Music Advisory Council development, with research, and Music Monday. Read more about Christina here.

Choral Census

Are you involved in a choir or know someone who is? Choral Canada is surveying choristers across the country to better understand how choirs and choral music live in Canada. Complete the choral census before January 31, 2017 for your chance to win some exciting prizes. Click here for the census link.

Join a Youth4Music Hub

Do you know youth leaders who are making a difference for music in your schools or communities? Youth4Music is a program of the Coalition which empowers youth: For Youth - By Youth - Through Music. A national network connecting youth from across the country, this program provides a platform for the voices of young people about the importance of music in their schools and communities. Youth4Music gives opportunities for collaboration on special projects and events, advocacy for music education, support for local festivals and grassroots organizations, and many more. Get involved - SIGN UP! Join a local Youth4Music Hub in your part of Canada, or contact Program Coordinator Ashley Boychuk ( to find out more.

Keys to the JUNOS 2017

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Yamaha Canada is calling all bands to enter the Yamaha “Keys to the JUNOS” 2017 songwriting contest. This national songwriting contest is a chance for your band to road trip to the 2017 JUNOS in Ottawa and walk the red carpet, meet some of Canada’s incredible musicians, and take part in the JUNOS Songwriters’ Circle. What a fantastic opportunity! The submission deadline is February 28th. Click here for more information.

Research on Creativity

A research article from the University of Otago, New Zealand reveals that students with a higher degree of creativity in their day to day lives are more enthusiastic and positive. Over 650 university students discovered a connection to emotional well-being directly correlates with one’s level of creativity including musical performance. Read more about the study here.

Debut Atlantic Promoting Young Artists

One of Canada’s most in demand touring agencies, Debut Atlantic provides opportunities for emerging artists to practice their craft during a live performance tour. It supports young Canadian artists to share music across the country, as well as special programming featuring the Atlantic coastal provinces. Check out the young artists touring right now and find out more information about how to become involved by clicking here.

Thank you • Merci • Miigwech • kinana'skomitina'wa'w

We are able to do all of this awesome work because of the support from many groups. For a full listing of this support go to Coalition, Youth4Music and Music Monday

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