Youth4Music (Y4M).

Who are we?

We are a network of youth who are passionate about music in our lives – learning, appreciating, creating and making music!

The Coalition for Music Education in Canada launched the Youth4Music program in May 2014.

• provides a platform for the voice of young people about the importance of music in their schools and communities.
• gives youth a chance to collaborate on strategies and projects,
• provides leadership opportunities for youth to make a difference for music in their schools, and communities.


Join the Youth4Music Network and stay in touch with what youth across the country are doing with music in their communities!

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Featured Article.

Student Spotlight

William Ford: An Inspiring Message for Young Performers

“Never forget why you started performing, and let that be the core of every goal and experience you have.”

A little over a month ago, my artistic career went through a major shake-up. I had just received a string of rejections , the well of work was drying up, and I just wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to sustain this life as I currently saw it.

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  • “I will be noteworthy by encouraging and helping younger musicians grow”Sidney MacDonald (North Bay, ON)
  • “I will continue to share and preserve the music of Newfoundland culture and never let it die out”Naomi Brown (St. John's NL)
  • “I can’t wait to tell my students about what I’ve learned here at this Youth4Music roundtable”Catherine (Calgary, AB)

Youth4music is a program of the Coalition for Music Education

Youth4Music has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada

In Ontario, Youth4Music is made possible by the generous support of Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

The NAMM Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.