The Coalition for Music Education was founded in 1992 when representatives of more than 20 music education organizations came together to share ideas to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition quickly began working with parents and other concerned citizens to address concerns about music in schools.
We envision Canada as a country where the lives of all children are enriched by quality school music programs, and where their active participation in music is valued and supported in our communities.
To raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people.
The Coalition focuses its activities in four key areas to encourage and support individuals and organizations to advocate for quality music programs as a pillar of a well-rounded education:
We believe that music is key in learning and in life and it is our goal to see that all children have a quality program in music through their schools.