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Vote Oct 19!

“We envision Canada as a country where the lives of all children are enriched by quality school music programs, and where their active participation in music is valued and supported in our communities.”

Every time we elect leaders to represent us, it is an important time for our Arts and culture, for our heritage, and for future generations. MPs live in and represent our communities. They will have an influence on our lives. Check out our new Election Kit with suggested questions related to music in our schools and communities for you to use with your local candidates.

New Look – Renewed Energy

We proudly launch our new website, which was developed by Spencer Phillips of Wimbo Media Ltd. and the Coalition’s Communications Coordinator. Spencer has created a website that is easier to navigate, full of great information and new opportunities. We are so excited that we’ve launched the English site first and the new French site will follow very soon.

Some highlights include:

  • Why learn music?
  • News area
  • Events calendar
  • Discussion Forums
  • Member’s area

We will continue to upgrade the sites. Let us know what you think – info@musicmakesus.ca

Youth lead Music Monday 2015 Highlight video

This short video highlights this year’s celebrations and focuses on the youth who make it all happen. The video can also be used as a great advocacy tool. 

Welcome Ashley Boychuk

http://www.musicmonday.ca/

We are so pleased to welcome Ashley to our team. A performer and educator, she brings years of arts development and administration experience. Ashley recently moved to Toronto from Winnipeg MB, and we are glad she did! Anchored by past experiences with inner city youth and outreach projects, Ashley holds close the understanding of how music can indeed change lives and create a world of possibilities for anyone and everyone.  Read more

Become a member of the Coalition for Music Education

The Coalition is a collaborative that represents your voice. So, Raise Your Voice and join a community of advocates, students, parents, educators and music lovers across Canada who are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of music in our schools and communities.

As a member you will have access to

  • voting rights that can help to direct the Coalition’s strategic plans,
  • leadership opportunities through the Coalition,
  • access to member-only discussion forums,
  • profile your events on the national Coalition event calendar.

Your membership will help the Coalition to

  • recognize leaders who keep music programs strong, i.e. youth leadership awards, principals of music awards,
  • provide youth leaders with opportunities to make a difference,
  • provide financial support to music programs,
  • conduct research and provide updated evidence to support music education,
  • build celebration and awareness campaigns such as the Success in Music. Success in Life. It’s no Coincidence posters

News Flash – Successes in music programs

We would like to curate the successes in school music programs and community initiatives so we can reflect them on this national platform. Send us your success stories and we will profile them in upcoming newsletters and on our website. 

What's next?

  • Youth4Music round table, Halifax NS Oct 22, 2015
  • Wise Voices for Music - Hamilton roundtable, Oct 27, 2015
  • Wise Voices for Music – London roundtable, Oct 29, 2015
  • Research Presentation, OMEA iInspire #15, Nov 6, 2015
  • Youth4Music Workshop, OMEA iInspire #15, Nov 6, 2015
  • Youth4Music round table, Toronto ON Nov 13, 2015
  • First annual Youth4Music Symposium, Toronto ON Nov 14, 2015

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 and Music Monday

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