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Music Monday 2018

We have some exciting news for this year’s Music Monday Anthem, “Sing It Together”! A new full score has been developed by music educator, Mark Reid to include current arrangements for concert band, SATB choir, string orchestra and Orff ensemble. This score is available on our website for download and a great new tool to support celebrations including multiple ensemble playing. For more information, click here.


Did you hear about all of the exciting Special Music Monday events taking place across Canada this year? If you missed our announcement about events taking place from Vancouver, BC to Sydney, NS, click here to read all about it and to get involved!


How is your school or community celebrating this year? Get your celebration on the Music Monday Map by registering at and tell us how you’re celebrating. The Coalition is looking forward to hearing from you on this, their 25th year anniversary, and the best Music Monday yet! Whether you are gathering students to sing a Canadian folk song at your school’s assembly, or attending a community celebration, we want to hear about it! Email with your celebration details. We look forward to sharing information about how you're celebrating as we lead up to Monday, May 7th.

Music Monday Celebration Spotlight - Niagara

We are featuring some incredible Music Monday 2018 celebrations scheduled for this year’s celebration on Monday, May 7th. This month, the spotlight is on the Niagara Music Monday celebration with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.


The most fun you will ever have with a symphony orchestra!  Students tell the orchestra what parts to play in our interactive “Compose Yourself” presentation. Then, watch Niagara Symphony Orchestra musicians have a blast as they let all their sillies out in Papa Mozart’s Toy Symphony.  It’s downright preposterous what they use to make music – you’ll never look at an egg beater the same way again!  Underneath all the fun is a valuable exploration of orchestral instrument families and symphonic construction. Join the NSO for a unique blend of education and entertainment, the ideal way to celebrate Music Monday. Students will sing the Music Monday Anthem, Sing It Together and have a lot of fun!

Join us on Monday, May 2018 from 10:30am - 12:00pm at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre(250 St Paul Street, downtown St. Catharines). For more information, click here.

Angela Elster joins VSO

An exciting announcement from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this past week, who welcomes Coalition Board Member and past Executive Director, Angela Elster as Vice President of VSO School of Music and Community Music Programs. This newly structured position oversees together the VSO’s School of Music and VSO Educational Programming. Congratulations Angela! We wish you all the best in this incredible new opportunity. Click here to read more.

Youth4Music National Virtual Summit

The Youth4Music network will host their first National Virtual Summit on Saturday, April 14th beginning at 12:30pm EST. This is an opportunity for youth across the country to connect virtually about the importance of music and music education in Canada. The summit will include motivational speaker and Changemaker, Jay Wong, an Indigenous music panel, Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie MacDonnell, and National Youth4Music Advisory Council co-chair hosts, Madison Lockman (Charlottetown, PE) and Cole Forrest (North Bay, ON). This engaging and collaborative day will connect youth leaders for the power of music! Registrations are available now for access to the online meeting platform, or to join one of our in-person meetings taking place across the country. This event is FREE! For more information, visit our website.

Win for your Hockey team!

There’s still time for your hockey team to win big, through music. We are accepting applications for Hockey & Music until April 14th. Submit an application telling us why music is an important part of your team’s spirit, for your team’s chance to win up to $2,000! Click here to register.

Laura Lee Matthie MusiCounts Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to passionate music educator, Laura Lee Matthie on receiving the 2018 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award! Laura Lee is a past Coalition Board member who teaches at Orillia Secondary School in Orillia, ON. Her years of commitment to music education in her community and abroad, are recognized with this incredible honor. Way to go, Laura Lee!

Finding Your Voice, Women’s Empowerment Through Music

The Coalition has developed a teaching and learning guide to honor and celebrate women in music, who raised their voices to the importance of the women’s right to vote in Canada. With these four modules, students will learn how music contributed to this social justice movement, why it was and is important, and how we can continue to celebrate Canadian female voices. Click here for more information on this free resource.

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program

Applications are now open for the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program. This program provides up to $25,000 in funding for instruments to underserved communities and programs in Canada, helping to make music accessible for all children. For more information and to apply, click here.

Voices the Care - Room 217

The Room 217 Foundation is an organization that provides support for healthcare providers, through music. Voices That Care is a fundraising event to support their work and a lovely evening including noted speakers and artists such as Canadian musician Jill Barber and media trailblazer Denise Donlon. For more information and to purchase a ticket to the event, click here.

National Orff Conference in Niagara

Orff Canada invites music educators to its 25th National Conference in Niagara Falls, ON from April 19 - 22, 2018. Gather at the beautiful Niagara Falls and be inspired with fantastic workshops and clinicians, children performing groups, and exhibits! For more information and to register, click 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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