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Youth4Music News

Congratulations to the 2019 NUFSICISUM Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 NUFSICISUM Youth Leadership Award! These six young musicians exemplify what youth leadership through music is all about:

Jordan Middleton from High River, Alberta
Vanessa Ayala Munoz from Tilley, Alberta
Kaia Smoliak-Carlin from Kamloops, British Columbia
Félix Desruisseaux from Quebec City, Quebec
Kelly Hems from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Malena Lorenson from Red Deer, Alberta

With a record breaking 59 nominations and so many outstanding candidates, this year’s selection process was no easy feat. It was an absolute pleasure to read about each nominee, and see how they are contributing to their schools and communities.

A big thanks to all the teachers who submitted nominations, and a hearty congratulations to this year’s NUFSICISUM winners!

Coalition News

Music Monday 2019

The 15th annual Music Monday was a rousing success! On May 6, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, musicians, and music lovers raised their voices to celebrate the importance of music and music education in Canada. We were thrilled to have over 1000 registered events this year, including Regional Celebrations in Victoria, BC, Edmonton, AB, Regina, SK, Yorkton, SK, Brandon, MB, Ottawa, ON, Montreal, QC, Dartmouth, NS, and St. John’s, NL.

Thank you to everyone who joined #TogetherInHarmony for this year’s Music Monday! You can commemorate your school or community group’s involvement in the 2019 Music Monday celebration by downloading a fillable Music Monday Certificate from our website, or ordering Music Monday Winits.

We’d love to hear about how you celebrated Music Monday! You can share your Music Monday stories and photos with us by filling out this short event detail report, and to help us grow and develop our program, add your voice to this feedback form. And if you’d like to experience Music Monday all over again, you can access video footage of the National Arts Centre’s Music Monday concert here!

In Your Backyard

In the Soil Arts Festival

If you’re in the Niagara Region from June 7-9, be sure to check out the In the Soil Arts Festival in downtown St. Catharine’s. Now in its 11th year, In the Soil Arts Festival brings together artists from various disciplines, including music, dance, and multimedia, to provide unique artistic experiences for audience members. Click here to view the festival line up and to purchase tickets.

Manitoba Music Workshops

Are you interested in adding new tools to your musical toolbelt? If you’re in the Winnipeg area, check out Manitoba Music’s professional development offerings! They’ve got three workshops coming up in June as part of their MusicWorks DIY Series: The Business of Songwriting, Making Noise in the Media, and Crowdfunding.

Conchordium Workshop

For anyone in the Greater Toronto Area interested in the interdisciplinary nature of music, check out Transpose: A Music Innovation Conference, hosted by Conchordium on June 9. This free event will explore the broader applications of music in the modern world, with workshops and talks on music photography, AI, and business case studies. Speakers include Celia Siriopoulos - one half of Caardia and co-founder of Youth Jam Toronto - as well as representatives of Cats Cove Media and Sodatone.

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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