The new Music Monday anthem is here!
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.
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."
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Conn-Selmer is pleased to offer four all-expenses paid VIP trips to music educators from four separate regions across Canada who are involved in a band and/or strings program. Selection criteria includes geographic region, gender, language, and years of experience. Selected music educators will become part of a leadership team for the 2017 Canadian delegation to the Conn-Selmer VIP program.
The VIP Day begins with a trip to the Conn-Selmer Corporate office in Elkhart, Indiana U.S.A. During this behind the scenes visit, VIP members participate in a round table discussion with the executive staff, tour the manufacturing facilities, attend private product sessions and hold unlimited access to Conn-Selmer educational resources.
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, seeks to provide resources and support to music educators worldwide. This mission is accomplished through five program areas: The VIP Program, Conn-Selmer Institute, Music Education Support Network, Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partner Program. Collectively the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education across the globe.
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