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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...

Pastelle LeBlanc, musician. Photo: Isabelle Paille.

Artist Story

Acadian solo

Pastelle LeBlanc from Acadian group Vishtèn goes solo. Her debut album to include accordion sounds and a few “turluttes”…

Daniel Hass

News Release

Aspiring young cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize

A unique collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra of Canada), this $25,000 prize recognizes promising talent in the next generation of Canadian classical musicians.

recipients / beneficiares

Searchable Grants Listing

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