Bringing music to life for students, teachers, and communities across Canada since 2006.

The Music Alive Program inspires and encourages active participation in the arts by providing school visits from professional teaching musicians, access to quality, curriculum-based music resource materials, and programming that celebrates local culture and artists.

Music Alive collaborates with teachers, local musicians, community organizations and partners to bring engaging classical and indigenous music education programs to young people in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Manitoba . Learn more

Music Education Resources

All Music Alive resources and support materials can be freely accessed at the National Arts Centre's arts education website

Music Alive has visited more than 525 schools and reached more than 85,500 students, teachers, and community members across Canada.


“Our students have gained a new appreciation for classical and indigenous cultural music.... A wonderful and very important teaching and learning experience for all staff and students. Thank you.” Jennifer Lozeau, Kisipatnahk School in Hobbema, Alberta

Bring music into children’s lives

Your donations help the Music Alive Program reach more students, educators and communities across Canada. The National Youth and Education Trust is the NAC’s primary source of funding for initiatives that nurture and develop the creativity of children and youth, and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.

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Let’s work together!

Your organization can partner with the Music Alive Program to help us expand and provide more in-depth opportunities for your community. If you are interested in talking about how we can work together, please contact us .