Why We Exist
The Canadian Music Centre is engaged in serving the Canadian music community at large.
We provide services to composers who wish to publish their new works, as well as musicians who wish to perform these works in concerts all over Canada. We work to maintain the legacy of Canadian concert music, ensuring the voices of our composers are enjoyed by generations to come. The CMC also works to support performances, create recordings, and provide educational programs nationwide, building future audiences for new music.
Our library of Canadian music, in the state-of-the-art Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary. is extremely comprehensive with over 24,000 scores. Performers, musicians, and the general public are welcome to peruse our collection of scores, and listen to our collection of recordings. Creating and maintaining our cultural heritage through music is our mandate, and this music was created to be heard and enjoyed by the Canadian public, so come by and take a listen!
Starting out as a new composer in Canada can be a daunting prospect. Where do you publish your scores to be performed? Who is going to promote your music to new audiences? The CMC is here to help, having assisted hundreds of composers in getting their works on the cultural map. With your compositions in our library, you can be sure the CMC will be actively promoting your materials to be performed on Canadian stages.