VolunteerFair website

We enhance Manitoba communities by providing accessibility and excellence in music education. Volunteers play a crucial role in our success.

Many of our volunteers contribute in non-musical ways. We encourage you to ask what’s available or tell us your area of interest. Opportunities are available for students who require volunteer hours for school credit.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call our Program and Outreach Manager, Domanie Billinghurst-Schadek, at 204-988-7650 or email outreach@mcma.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you interested in volunteering to be on our board of directors?

We are currently seeking candidates for a two-year term on our board of directors. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about music education and building a community through music.

The board meets five times per year; other board responsibilities will include serving on at least one committee.

Skill sets needed

  • human resources
  • fundraising
  • financial management
  • governance
  • legal experience
  • partnership building
  • interests in music education and community outreach

How to apply

If you are interested in getting more information about this volunteer experience, please call our Executive Director, Heitha Forsyth, at 204-988-7653. To apply for this volunteer position, please email your letter of interest to Heitha Forsyth at exdirector@mcma.ca. A professional and/or personal resumé that accompanies your letter would be welcome, but is not essential.

Our current board of directors

Elected at the Annual General Meeting on October 25, 2023

President, Chair of Executive Committee
Edward Byard

Chair of Marketing Committee
Ellen Pruden

Past President, Chair of Nominating Committee & Governance Committee, Chair of Music Equals
Mark Walker

Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Samuel Adeniji

Secretary, Chair of HR
Heather Thomson

Chair of Fundraising Committee
Lisa Thomson Stifora


Faculty Representative
Donna Linklater

Director at Large
Teko Bailey

Director at Large
Neil Jennings

Director at Large
Oluwadare Oludatobi

Executive Director
Heitha Forsyth

Ex-officio members

Legal Consultant
Norman Rosenbaum, Lawyer

Music Direction
Ron Paley, Musician