Music Monday 2018

Let's Sing it Together on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Celebrating YOU!

We are celebrating our twenty-fifth year at the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. Happy Anniversary CMEC! We appreciate all who, over these past twenty-five years, have joined their voices in support of the work we do. Thank you for everything you have contributed to ensuring music education is alive and well in Canada! As such, we are making this anniversary special by celebrating YOU at Music Monday 2018!

We want to highlight your programs, teachers, students, parents and fabulous community on Monday, May 7, 2018.


Canada is a pluralistic country rich in fabulous regional and cultural diversity. We want to focus the lens on how schools across Canada are uniquely able to showcase the power and importance of music in their classrooms and communities. This year we invite you to celebrate with the rest of Canada with a creative spirit by celebrating how music lives where you do.

Make Some Music!

  • Choose a song which reflects what makes your community special

  • We will celebrate the Music Monday 2018 Anthem, ‘Sing It Together’, with a brand new arrangement coming soon.

  • Busy on Monday, May 7th? Choose a day that works for you during the month of May to celebrate the importance of music in your community. Perhaps a school concert or music festival. Make sure to use the hashtag #musicmonday and let us know!

Register and Celebrate

  • Register before February 10, 2018 for an opportunity for your school to be one of 300 schools across Canada to receive up to $250 per school, toward your Music Monday celebration!

  • Funding will support any or all of the following: Transporting students, venue rental, marketing and PR, musicians / other

We look forward to celebrating with your school and community during Music Monday 2018 to make this this best Music Monday ever! For more information or questions please contact info(at)musicamkesus(dot)ca


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 7th, 2018, 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.

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. This year, Music Monday will take place on Monday, May 7, 2018 in cities across the country.

6.3 million participants
15,325 registered events
14 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.

Join the conversation! #MusicMonday

Our Sponsors & Gifts

Music Monday is made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada, TD Bank Group, The NAMM Foundation, the SOCAN Foundation, as well as support from Yamaha Canada Music Inc., Long and McQuade and all of our partner organizations.