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."
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 1st, 2017, 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.
Sing It Together
Sing It Together is a collaboration between JUNO award winning, veteran songwriters Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. Focusing on the power of voices, Sing It Together asks us to sing for joy, for truth, for healing and for freedom. The recording and video feature Inuit throat singing, Métis fiddling, indigenous drumming, and children’s choirs in celebration of Canadian musical heritages. Creating Sing It Together was a journey of discovery and the songwriters encourage music makers to continue this discovery where music lives in their schools and communities.
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Music Monday Prizes!
Sign up for Music Monday and you could win some fantastic prizes from our sponsors! All signed up before April 25 will be entered into the draw for these incentives:
- Long & McQuade
- D'Addario Canada
Serving Canada’s music community since 1956, with 75 locations from coast to coast.
A family of musicians, innovators and engineers dedicated to inspiring your performance.
Custom band room packages
Sharing passion & performance.
$1,000 Yamaha Music Miles for any Yamaha music product
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 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.