Our most important goal with Music Monday is to celebrate the galvanizing power of music in Canada and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs. We are creating an event that can be used as a platform to inspire public celebration, awareness and discussion every year. We want to provide a tangible demonstration of how music programs shape young lives and the fun young people have in making music.
Sing It Together
The new Music Monday anthem is here!
Sing for joy. Sing for healing. Sing for freedom.
Inspired by Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Coalition for Music Education commemorates Canada’s musical heritage with a new Music Monday anthem that celebrates the unifying power of music. Commissioned by the Coalition for Music Education, the new anthem is co-written by award-winning songwriters Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. Entitled Sing It Together, the new anthem is available in various languages and arrangements to be used in this year’s Music Monday celebration. Music Monday will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 in cities across the country, anchored by a showcase event in Ottawa, ON.
Check out the 2017 Music Monday anthem video!
6.3 million participants
15,325 registered events
12 years in harmony
Music Monday is an annual initiative that brings together thousands of students,
musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate
the power of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time.
For the past twelve years, the Coalition for Music Education in Canada has brought together millions of voices to celebrate the importance for all young people to learn music, especially in their schools. Since our first Music Monday in 2005, we estimate that 6.3 million students and music makers have participated in our coast-to-coast events.
We want to show the important links between school music programs, their communities and the cultural vitality of this country. And finally, it is our hope that the public, particularly parents, are encouraged to actively support quality music education, and that our administrators will make the right decisions for our children and education – an education that includes music as a pillar to a well-balanced educational experience.
"The WHOLE school learned the song and we all went into the gym and led by the school choir, the entire school sang the song!"
"Local media attended to cover the special event. We were proud and excited to join with students across Canada to better the effort to return qualified music teachers back to our schools."
“I was in a meeting on Music Monday when suddenly I heard the children's voices raised in song wafting through the windows! What a beautiful sound on a beautiful Spring day! It was the Music Monday song”
"Our Music Monday event is a great way of exposing the music program taught during the year as well as the progress of a child’s experience from year to year in their primary education."