2018 Special Regional Events

Regional events celebrating Music Monday

Special Celebrations Across Canada!


    The Coalition for Music Education in BC plans a free public concert at the Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square with an ensemble of Metro Vancouver elementary and secondary music students. The event will include a mass performance led by esteemed conductor and music education supporter Gerald King from the University of Victoria, as well as involvement from the Vancouver Opera Company. Tarun Nayar from Delhi 2 Dublin will be the host/emcee. Over 200 local music students are scheduled to perform. It’s going to fun and musical celebration!


    Calgary is getting ready for the city’s best Music Monday yet at the National Music Centre Performance Hall! With live performances by local musicians and messages from special guests, the celebration with be co-hosted by Youth4Music Ambassador and musician, Kate Stevens and Coalition Board Member, Scott Morin. The event will include a student audience who will “Sing It Together” with the rest of Canada for the importance of music! Join us!


    Winnipeg’s meeting place, The Forks, will once again host a Music Monday celebration featuring students from the Nelson McIntyre Collegiate Family of Schools and other guests. The performances will take place under the canopy outside of the Forks Market. Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting event. The concert will begin at 11:30 a.m..


    Music Monday, May 7th will see the kick off concert to Music Month in Manitoba, as declared by the Minister of Education. The Manitoba Music Educators’ Association and the Manitoba Department of Education and Training collaborate to create a public concert series on the grand staircase of the Manitoba Legislative Building. Throughout the month of May, students from 20 schools will perform in this majestic space for members of the government and the public.


    Ottawa will include over 500 students in their Music Monday celebration at the National Arts Centre. This incredible day of music begins with a ‘Sing It Together’ workshop hosted by choral conductor Jackie Hawley. The day continues with a variety of special guests including members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with a musical performance, and Mayor Jim Watson who will speak to an exciting announcement! The Youth4Music Ottawa Hub will provide messages on behalf of youth music advocates, as well as host a special masterclass with members of the TSO later in the day.


    To celebrate Music Monday 2018, in Montreal, the Coalition is inviting schools and communities to take part in a unique event that will be held on Monday, May 7th at the city’s well-renowned Place des Arts. The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Espace culturel Georges-Émile Lapalme, and will be coordinated by the Coalition’s Youth4Music Montreal Hub, in partnership with UQAM and FAMEQ. This year’s program will comprise musical performances, special guest speakers, special presentations, and much more. The celebrations will culminate with a sing-along of the Music Monday anthem, “Sing It Together”, which was commissioned by the Coalition for Music Education and co-written by award-winning songwriters Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas to celebrate Canada’s diverse musical heritage. Music Monday is a free event, and food and light snacks will be available for all the participants.


    This year’s East Coast event will take place in Syndey, NS and involve many schools from elementary to high school. Hosted at Open Hearth Park, a public park located in the city of Sydney, the day will include the Glace Bay High School Marking Band, the Eskasoni High School choir, and a mass choral singing of the Music Monday Anthem, “Sing It Together”.