Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist.
About Music Monday
Everybody. Although it often begins with students, teachers and their surrounding community, Music Monday also includes community groups, politicians, professional organizations, music industry, ensembles, and artists.
It is a full day of celebration, always on the first Monday of May. In 2016, Music Monday is on May 2nd. A magical moment happens at the same point during that day, that is, at 9 am Pacific time, 10 am Mountain time, 11 am Central time, 12 pm Eastern time and 1 pm Atlantic time, and 1:30 in Newfoundland, when students, community groups, musicians and artists right across the country are united by one piece of music.
Why Music Monday matters?
- Music matters!
- Music programs create vital communities!
- Learning music leads to success in life
- Our young people deserve the benefits from learning, creating and making music!
- Canada’s heritage and cultural future is in our classrooms!
Across the country and around the world. We encourage you to take your music to the fields and to the streets on this wondrous occasion. The idea is that if one were to open the front door of his or her home and stand on the street on the first Monday in May, one would hear music and the skies would be filled with melody.
Music Monday Anthem:
"We Are One"
Winner of the first-ever Music Monday Anthem Search, high school student songwriter Connor Ross penned the unifying anthem “We Are One”. Arrangements, translations and audio demos are all now available.
Ready to add your voice?
Start planning your celebration now – in a school, in your music group, in your community, at work. Register your Music Monday event and join the Canada-wide celebration of music education on May 2nd. Be sure to check out our interactive map (coming in February) to see what is happening in YOUR community!
What are people saying?
"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!"