The Coalition for Music Education holds its 14th annual Music Monday celebration with special events all across Canada

Sabrina MoellaEVENTS, News & Events

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 – For its 14th annual celebration of the power of music in our lives and especially in our schools, the Coalition for Music Education is hosting special Music Monday regional events all across Canada. From Vancouver, to Ottawa, to Sydney, hundreds of thousands of students, musicians, parents, community members and teachers will come together on Monday, May 7thto … Read More

The Coalition for Music Education in Canada presents its first Youth4Music Virtual Summit

Sabrina MoellaEVENTS, feature, News & Events

Toronto, April 5, 2018 – Inspired by a new generation of youth leaders who want to raise the awareness of the benefits of music in our lives, the Coalition for Music Education in Canada will present its first ever Youth4Music Virtual Summit on Saturday, April 14th 2018. Spanning across six time zones, and planned to last for a total of … Read More

Leadership 101: Finding your passion

Aimee RochardLeadership 101, News & Events

As a young person, finding your inner leader can sometimes seem daunting. There are always so many youth doing inspiring things, but sometimes it’s hard to find opportunities join the movement. Here at the Coalition, we believe that everyone has the potential to become a young leader. That’s why we are launching this Leadership 101 article series. It is meant … Read More

Highlight on National Youth Leadership

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

“Music saved my life.” For George Murga, music is an outlet for creative escape. It all began with church music, when George started playing piano at the age of 6. In grade 7 he picked up the trumpet and never looked back. It was in high school when he really fell ‘into the world of music,’ through experience with jazz … Read More

William Ford: An Inspiring Message for Young Performers

Aimee RochardNews & Events

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. Then, after one 14 hour work day on January … Read More

Cape Breton joins the Youth4Music family!

Aimee RochardNews & Events

High school is a time when people often dream about graduation, moving away from home and pursuing studies at University. So much so that we sometimes forget to take a step back and consider how we can make a positive change right where we are at home. This was the focus of the recent Youth4Music symposium held at Cape Breton … Read More

OrKidstra: Music education impacting the lives of youth, as written by ambassador Venessa Lachance

Aimee RochardNews & Events

Where extreme poverty inclines youth to crime in Venezuela, some might see despair and a society bound to failure.  Yet, Dr. Abreu didn’t lose faith. With the firm belief that music has enough power to bring communities together, he created El Sistema, an orchestra program, in 1975.  Dr. Abreu’s initiative has since inspired musicians in several countries to do the … Read More

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Christina Beharry

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

Every musician has a unique story to tell when it comes to how they fell in love with the art. For Christina Beharry, it was a toy piano that initially sparked her interest in music. That toy piano ultimately led to real piano lessons and from there Christina had the opportunity to learn a number of different instruments including trumpet, … Read More

Highlight on National Youth Leadership: Cole Forrest

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Spotlight

By Sarah Veber As an Aboriginal youth living in Northern Ontario, Cole Forrest strives to share his identity through many different art forms. Cole grew up on and off of the Nipissing First Nation reserve near North Bay, Ontario. From early on, music became an integral part of his upbringing and culture thanks to family members who introduced him to … Read More

Bianca Chui: Musician, Advocate, Leader

Aimee RochardNews & Events, Youth Articles

by Xiaoyu Huang I have known Bianca Chui for just over a year, and I have known Tobias a similar time. He boasts a slender build; thin, athletic neck and flattened, oblong torso that accompanies Bianca wherever she went. By day, she is an Second Year International Baccalaureate Diploma student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, nestled in suburban south … Read More