Why We Exist
To give Canada a place that amplifies the love, sharing and understanding of music.
To be a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music.
NMC is the only national charitable organization that celebrates and preserves music in Canada. In a relatively short time, NMC has become a hub for Calgary’s music scene, and is building bridges to music communities across Canada. Entrepreneurial, accessible, and connected, NMC works with multiple partners to create opportunities for Canadians to experience compelling and engaging live music of all genres, to learn the history of musical artifacts associated with Canada, and nurture the next generation of Canadian composers, performers, and musicians. NMC provides a home to connect, learn more about music and culture, and ultimately, each other.
NMC operates on the traditional lands of the peoples of the Treaty 7 region, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The area is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. NMC acknowledges and pays respect to the original custodians of these territories and is committed to working with Indigenous communities in Calgary and area in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation