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On May 2, 2016
watch videos from where you live
from coast 2 coast


Music Monday – Coast2Coast

We celebrate the power of music in our lives through MMC2C – a special Music Monday initiative. Starting when schools open on the Eastern shores of Newfoundland moving across the country to closing school bells by the Western shores of British Columbia, we will present a full day of video performances and messages.


Video submissions that meet the criteria will be considered for inclusion on the MMC2C webcast.

Canada LIVES music!
Music enlivens us every day!

On May 2nd, we will showcase learning and making music in Canadian schools and communities during a normal school day.  Like a wave of music across Canada, from 9am Newfoundland Time to 3pm Pacific Time, we will celebrate music from the opening to closing of schools across our nation.  There are a variety of ways to get involved – to show how music lives in our life!

MMC2C  = Music Monday – Coast to Coast; Sea to Sea; C to C

Music lives where you are! Let’s show how music lives in schools and communities across the country.  Put your event on the map of Canada by signing up.

Sign Up for Music Monday 2016
For a chance to win one of these gifts from our sponsors

  • Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.: $1,000 Yamaha Music Miles

    Sharing passion & performance

    $1,000 Yamaha Music Miles for any Yamaha product

    (one entry from anywhere in Canada)

  • Long & McQuade: 6 Denver DUKE Soprano ukuleles

    Long and McQuade, with over 70 locations coast to coast.  Celebrating 60 years in business.

    6 Denver DUKE Soprano ukuleles

    (six entries from anywhere in Canada)

  • D'Addario Canada: 3 custom band room packages

    A family of musicians, innovators and engineers dedicated to inspiring your performance.

    3 custom band room packages

    (three entries selected from anywhere in Canada)

  • Conn-Selmer: 4 all-expenses paid trips to VIP Program

    The Conn-Selmer VIP Program links music education and industry together to provide a synergistic partnership focused on increasing access and equity of music education in North America.

    4 all-expenses paid VIP trips to the Conn-Selmer VIP Program

    Conn-Selmer is pleased to offer four all-expenses paid VIP trips for music educators who are involved in a band and/or strings program from four separate regions across Canada.  Selection criteria includes geographic region, gender, language, and years of experience. Selected music educators will become part of a leadership team for the 2016 Canadian delegation to the Conn-Selmer VIP program.  

  • Oscar Peterson: 2 boxed sets of Oscar, With Love

    Canadian Jazz Icon and Champion for Music Education, Oscar Peterson

    2 boxed sets of Oscar, With Love

    “Oscar, With Love” is a new recording that showcases Oscar Peterson as a composer and includes the world première of several pieces he wrote, but never recorded. All of the 36 tracks on this three-CD boxed set were performed and recorded in Peterson’s home studio on his treasured Bösendorfer Imperial piano.  Never before has there been such a recording, of various artists performing on the personal instrument of a jazz legend.

Sign up by April 20, 2016 to qualify

Winners will be randomly selected from registered events and announced on Music Monday (May 2, 2016)

Who is participating in Music Monday this year?
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6.3 million participants
14,750 registered events
11 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 gift of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time.

Our Vision

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.

Our History

For the past ten 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. 

Our Values

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!"

Carol Ann MacDougall, Robin Foote elementary, NS

"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."

Janet Hewitt, Notre Dame Catholic School, ON

“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”

Janet Libbey, Ottawa, ON

"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."

Krystyna Koelblen, Mount Pleasant Elementary, QC

Join us, we can’t do it without you. Add your voice!

Our Music Monday Anthem

The Music Monday anthem serves as a rally cry for the importance of music
in our schools and in our lives. On May 2nd 2016, hundreds of thousands
of participants will join together to sing and play the Anthem across the country
in schools, public parks, and communities to celebrate the galvanizing power of music.

"We Are One"

Written and performed by Connor Ross

With We Are One, Bolton, Ontario’s Connor Ross will join the ranks of Serena Ryder, DALA, Chris Tait, Luke Doucet, Col. Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson as a composer of the Music Monday anthem.The song was recorded in The Orange Lounge studios in Toronto, under the direction of multi-platinum award-winning producer, Rob Wells.

Learn more

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Our Sponsors & Gifts

On behalf of the organizers and participants, we graciously thank the following organizations
whose participation in Music Monday has greatly elevated our reach and impact.