About Us

The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Canadian contemporary music. Throughout our history, it has been our mission to encourage teachers to teach Canadian contemporary music, to motivate students to study and perform this music, and to encourage Canadian composers to write music for students of all levels from the most junior to the paraprofessional.

Our Mission
To commission, promote, and preserve Canadian contemporary music as a cornerstone of our national heritage by fostering its performance among students, teachers, and performers through education, festivals, and workshops.

Our Office
We are committed to providing members of ACNMP and members of the general public with the maximum support and current information as it relates to new Canadian Music projects.

Projects of ACNMP
Contemporary Showcase Festival
Every year during Canada Music Week, ACNMP centres across Canada present a non-competitive festival set in a master class format,  adjudicated by knowledgeable musicians, and devoted entirely to music by Canadian composers.

Student Workshops
* Student Composer Workshops
* Children’s Choral Workshops
* Orchestral Workshop
* String Ensemble Workshop
* Wind Ensemble Workshop
* Composing in the Classroom

Student Composition Class
Part of the Contemporary Showcase Festival, this is a national class for students of various age and level. It encourages and promotes young composers of today.

Outreach: Teacher Information Sessions
National tours featuring a Canadian Composer provide general information, lectures and Showcase demonstration for teachers, parents and students.

A extensive syllabus of graded music encompassing 25 instruments, vocal, and choral categories, including solos and ensembles, is an important resource for students of Canadian music and updated periodically.

ACNMP has commissioned more than fifty new works for music education and study since its inception, many from Canada’s leading composers.