The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects recognizes the land on which we live, work, and play is Indigenous land and territories. The ACNMP spans many ancestral lands including some treaties, territories, and unceded lands. We acknowledge our traditional hosts and honour their welcome and graciousness to those who seek knowledge.
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.
To 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.
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. To assist teachers, students, and performers in selecting appropriate repertoire an extensive syllabus of graded music encompassing 25 instruments, vocal, and choral categories, including solos and ensembles is available. This syllabus is an important resource for students of Canadian music and updated periodically with new works from composers from coast to coast to coast. Calls for works of specific instrumentation are made every year to keep the works current.
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.
We enthusiastically search for ways to support our music community and through past projects we have been able to offer a variety of opportunities.
Student and Educator Workshops
In the past we have had the opportunity to offer various workshops such as choral, orchestral, strings, wind ensemble, as well as a variety of composition workshops. National tours featuring Canadian Composers providing lectures, showcases, and demonstrations have been available for students, teachers, and the general public.
Student Composition Class
Part of the Contemporary Showcase Festival, this national class for students of various ages and levels. It encouraged and helped to promote young composers of today. The Student Composition Class is not offered on a yearly basis, please check with office administration to see if it will be offered in the current year.
ACNMP has commissioned more than fifty new works for music education and study since its inception, many from Canada’s leading composers.