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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...

Kiron Ahluwalia at the 2012 Festival of the Desert, performing with

Artist Story

Kiran Ahluwalia

The art of interweaving world music When Kiran Ahluwalia was just 7 years old she began to immerse herself in Indian classical music and...

Colette Cheverie

Artist Story

Uncommon Folk

PEI singer Colette Cheverie brings traditional Scottish Irish and English folksongs to audiences in Alberta and Saskatchewan...

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.

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Searchable Grants Listing

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