MUSIC MONDAY CANADA-WIDE CELEBRATIONS
On Monday May 4, 2020, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, community members and music advocates will join #TogetherInHarmony for Music Monday. More than a thousand events will take place from coast to coast to coast, including large scale Spotlight Celebrations, significant Regional Celebrations, and grassroots Community Celebrations. Music Monday is an opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal work of Canadian music educators and their students; to highlight the meaningful role that music plays in our culture; and to advocate for equitable access to quality music education for all students. At 12:30 P.M. EDT we will raise our voices and lift our instruments for the collective performance of our Anthem: Oscar Peterson’s iconic “Hymn to Freedom,” with lyrics by Harriette Hamilton. In doing so, we make an impactful statement about the value of music in our lives, and especially in our schools.
Read on to learn more about Canada-Wide Celebrations, or explore “Get Involved” to plan your own Music Monday Event!
We will be holding four large-scale Spotlight Celebrations in cities across Canada. These events help bring together local students, schools, arts organizations and community leaders, while drawing media attention to the importance of music education.
Four significant Regional Celebrations will occur across the country. Led by local organizers, with support from the Coalition, these events help unite the region in support of music education.
We anticipate that over a thousand Community Celebrations will be held in classrooms, concert halls, legislatures and public spaces throughout the country. There are too many incredible events to list, but you can visit the Celebration Map to view them all, or read on to learn about a handful of public Community Celebrations taking place in 2020.