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.
Thank you to all those who took part in Music Monday!
We sang together and the world heard our call.
5.6 million participants
13,550 registered events
10 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.
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 5.6 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."
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 4th 2015, 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.
This year, we will present a webcast of events in Montréal and Calgary.
Each event will showcase the musical spirit and creativity from local well-known musicians and school music groups, and be co-hosted by a Youth4Music Ambassador.
Tune in on May 4th (12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time)
The webcast will end with Anthem songwriter Connor Ross in Montréal, leading the nation-wide sing-along of our Music Monday Anthem -
We Are One/Nous sommes unis with the Alain Caron quartet.