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About Music

The Music Section supports the ongoing development of outstanding Canadian artistically driven music, created, performed, produced and...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey. Photo: courtesy of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Artist Story

VSO’s vision

A music school, concerts for kids... the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra continues to reach out to its community…

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs the Orchestral Tuning Arrangement in Regent Park, Toronto, June 2014. Photo: Loie Fallis, TSO

Orchestral Tuning Arrangement: A Made-in-Canada Concert Ritual

It happens at every concert – the orchestra tunes as anticipation for the performance builds. More than a technically necessary exercise, tuning is an important ritual that marks the formal beginning of the show. But other than perfunctory applause for the entrance of the concertmaster,...

Carissa Klopoushak

A Week in the Life of a Classical Musician

Carissa Klopoushak is a current recipient of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB). In 2013 she competed for the opportunity to borrow the Instrument Bank’s 1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow) for a period of 3 years. This summer...

Kiah Hachey and Karen Flahrety

Artist Story

Katajjak!

With their unique art of throat singing, Kiah Hachey and Karen Flaherty bring the sounds of Nunavut to Northern Lights 2012...

Hugo Lee (Photo: Dan Chmienlinski)

News Release

Exceptional oboist Hugo Lee wins 2015 Michael Measures Prize

This $25,000 prize recognizes promising talent in the next generation of Canadian classical musicians.

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

Participant in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Sistema program. Photo: Carmyn Joy Effa

Orchestras: Fiddler Off the Roof (and in your streets)

Canadian symphony orchestras have long played a vital role in promoting and disseminating  artistically-driven music in our country....