What We Do
The CMC is the conduit through which Canadian citizens have access to the ever-changing world of Canadian musical creation through performances, education, and promotion.
We work to celebrate innovation in music, seeking out fresh perspectives and championing artistic diversity. Embracing Canada’s rich cultural heritage in creative centres across the country, as well as internationally, is part of our mandate.
We have in our library thousands of scores ready to be lent out and performed, and we have knowledgeable staff to help you find any piece of music you may need. Hundreds of composers and musicians have come through our doors, and with our help have flourished in the Canadian music scene.
The record of Canadian music stays strong in our libraries, keeping the home-grown artistry alive for generations to come. Performers utilize our services to engage with new music and not only perform what is written, but develop new methods of performing these works. Creativity and innovation are paramount to music of today and the CMC stands behind the exciting new endeavors of Canadian composers by promoting their concerts and providing scores to a new generation of performing artists.
Are you neither performer nor composer? Lovers of music of all kinds are welcome to browse through our music library and enjoy what has been created. It was composed for you, after all! We have thousands of CDs and vinyl recordings for you to enjoy this Canadian musical heritage first hand.