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About Music

The Music Section supports the ongoing development of outstanding Canadian artistically driven music, created, performed, produced and...

John Krosrud. Photo : Diane Smithers

#CCPrizes: John Korsrud on eclecticism, energy and the Hard Rubber Orchestra

John Korsrud is a composer, bandleader and trumpeter and has just released his 5th CD, Crush and is currently producing Riot, a multi-media show based on the 2011 Vancouver hockey riots. His band Hard Rubber Orchestra has created operas, new music ice shows and...

Carissa Klopoushak

A Week in the Life of a Classical Musician

Carissa Klopoushak is a current recipient of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB). In 2013 she competed for the opportunity to borrow the Instrument Bank’s 1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow) for a period of 3 years. This summer...

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs the Orchestral Tuning Arrangement in Regent Park, Toronto, June 2014. Photo: Loie Fallis, TSO

Orchestral Tuning Arrangement: A Made-in-Canada Concert Ritual

It happens at every concert – the orchestra tunes as anticipation for the performance builds. More than a technically necessary...

Ensemble Masques

Artist Story

1700s to now

Montréal’s Ensemble Masques plays Elizabethan music across Canada and abroad, from San Diego to Vienna, and soon, London...

Saint John String Quartet. Photo: Rob Roy.

Artist Story

SJSQ in France

With its performances of Canadian composers, the Saint John String Quartet (SJSQ) promotes Canadian music in France…

News Release

Meet our latest prize winners!

Congratulations to our latest Canada Council prize winners in humanities, dance, architecture, theatre, music and visual arts! Get to know these outstanding artists, scholars, organizations and their works.

recipients / beneficiares

Searchable Grants Listing

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.