Music Equals Program

The mission and mandate of the MCMA is to provide accessibility and excellence in music education to the community.  Music Equals develops and delivers programming accessible to everyone, regardless of skill, age, financial status, or geographic location. We focus on collaboration with the community, designing programs based on discussions with our partners to ensure the programs meet the needs of the community.  Programs not only provide music opportunities, but also build social connections, enhance creativity and expression, and teach transferable skills that will support academics and quality of life.

Through diverse programming we provide access to opportunities that would not otherwise exist for our most vulnerable and at-risk populations. Music Equals brings music to our community through music education and live or pre-recorded music performances. We work within the existing structures of each population and offer high quality and innovative musical experiences that meet their unique goals. This includes making music, learning about music, and enjoying music as an audience member. Our partners include schools, community centres, and other non-profit organizations.

It is our hope that the programs we introduce to our community will inspire them to begin a lifelong musical journey and instill a love of learning that will translate to many other successes in their lives.

Through the challenges of another pandemic year, Music Equals programming was able to create musical experiences that promoted the well-being of our community. We helped people feel connected in a time where we were apart, and we dreamed up new and exciting ways to explore the arts. Even through uncertain times we supported 600 new musicians as they spread their wings and explored their creativity. We nurtured the next generation of musicians learning to create joy as performers and brought back fond memories for our audiences. We are very proud of all of our program participants and can’t wait to see what 2022-2023 brings!

Music Equals Web Fiddle

Fiddling & Violin

Music Equals Web Keyboards


Music Equals Web Ukulele


Music Equals Web Indigenous Drumming

Indigenous Drumming

Music Equals Web Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Music Equals Web Rock Band

Rock Band

BB March 2017 _3_website

Early Childhood


Music & Wellness

Music Equals Web Concert Series

Concert Series


What Does Music Look Like?

Want to learn more about Music Equals’ effect within the community? Visit our Community Impact Page for more information.


The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

Chamandy Foundation

Assiniboine Credit Union

Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation

The B. A. Goodman, M. E. M. Goodman and Dorothy Jean Goodman Foundation

The Laing Family Foundation

Johansen Larsen Foundation

Graham C. Lount Foundation

Border Chemical Company Ltd.

Long & McQuade

Red River Coop

Richardson Foundation

Steinbach Credit Union

To learn more about Music Equals programs, partnerships, or to become a partner, please contact our Program Coordinator, Domanie at outreach@mcma.ca.