The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts Music Equals program is an outreach music program that strives to make music accessible to those in our community who face economic and social barriers to music opportunities. The program’s objectives are to provide music instruction where it otherwise would not exist and to give musical opportunity to those who would otherwise not have the chance. We aim to build community through music, by encouraging growth, creativity, expression and empowerment through the art of making music.
And it works! Each week over 300 children and youth from Winnipeg’s inner city have the opportunity to learn an instrument through the Music Equals program. And almost 600 older adults in our community enjoy live music performances in the comfort of their living residence.