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Publications Available Online

bullet British Columbia Sheet Music, from the University of British Columbia Music Library
bulletCanadian Music Periodical Index, a searchable database of articles dating from the late-19th century to the present day
bulletDirectory of Music Collections in Canada, compiled by Carol Ohlers; a list of who's got what
bulletMusic Education Resource Base / Canadian Music Index, a bibliographic database on music and music education, 1956 on
bulletMusic of Canada, from wordIQ.com
bulletSheet Music from Canada's Past, from the Library and Archives of Canada
bulletTheses Canada Portal, from the Library and Archives of Canada
bulletUMI ProQuest Digital Dissertations, online access to citations and abstracts; titles published since 1997

Canadian Music Journals Available Online

bullet CAML Review [Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres], selected reviews from vol. 27, no. 1 (April 1999) onwards; note also the excellent Index to Vols. 1-28 (a PDF file) by Kathleen McMorrow.
bulletCanadian Journal for Traditional Music, "the annual scholarly publication (refereed) of The Canadian Society for Traditional Music," with the complete text of the complete run from vol. 1 (1973) onwards
bulletCircuit, "Cette « revue nord-américaine de musique du XXe siècle » est dénommée CIRCUIT en hommage à Serge Garant (1929-1986), figure majeure de la musique au Québec et compositeur de trois oeuvres portant ce titre"; vol. 10, no. 1 (1999) onwards
bulletInstitute for Canadian Music Newsletter, "promoting, supporting, and producing scholarship in all areas of Canadian music studies." The online edition of the newsletter is available approximately six months after the print edition.
bulletLa Scena Musicale Online, "published by a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of classical music"; previous issues are archived by the NLC in HTML and PDF format in its Electronic Collection
bulletmusicworks, "Published tri-annually, in a magazine-and-CD format, musicworks has provided readers worldwide with artists' perspectives on the exploration of new and possible music and sound for more than twenty years."
bulletWholeNote, "Toronto's Classical and Post-Classical Music Scene" with selected articles from March 1999 (vol. 4, no. 6) onwards; WholeNote magazine is also the host of torontohearandnow.com, "the extension of our website-based coverage of new music in the Greater Toronto area"
bulletWords & Music, "Words & Music magazine is published four times a year and showcases news, events, issues and profiles that are important to [SOCAN - Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] members." October 2000 onwards

 

Organizations - Musical

bullet Canadian Antique Phonograph Society; interests: "all aspects of sound recording and its history: phonographs and gramophones, sound recordings of historic importance, ephemera and related memorabilia. There is particular emphasis placed on the history of recorded sound in Canada."
bulletCanadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres; "We are the professional association for librarians, archivists, and researchers in the field of music and we [are] interested in the organization and collection, preservation and study of music, particularly music in Canada."
bulletCanadian Music Centre; "The Centre’s mission is to promote the works of its Associate Composers, to encourage the performance and appreciation of Canadian music and to make it available throughout Canada and around the world."
bulletCanadian Music Educators Association; "To encourage and guide the development and delivery of quality music education programs within a balanced curriculum; To encourage the confident and competent teaching of music through the awakening and nurturing of the creative spirit."
bulletCanadian University Music Society; "to stimulate musical research, performance, composition, and pedagogy in Canadian universities ... to maintain and strengthen the position of music study in Canadian universities; and to advise on new university programs and monitor exisiting programs."
bulletConseil québécois de la musique; "L'Association des organismes musicaux du Québec (AOMQ), fondée le 19 novembre 1987, est devenue le Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM) le 8 juillet 1993 [et] regroupe les organismes et individus professionnels dans le domaine de la musique dite de concert."
bulletInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) - Canada; IASPM, founded in 1981, has over 500 members in 36 countries. The Canadian branch sponsors a conference every year.
bulletMcKenzie College, Sydney, Nova Scotia, offering Applied Music Technology and Digital Media Design programs, each 10 months long, beginning in September 2004.
bulletNational Library of Canada, Music Division; "the largest and most significant collection of musical Canadiana in existence ... [providing] expert music reference and research support to hundreds of musicians, scholars, film-makers and ordinary citizens from across Canada and all over the world."
bulletResearch Cenre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP); founded in 2003 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, conducting and fostering research and publishing a Newsletter.
bulletLa Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM); "Fondée en 1980, la SQRM est un organisme sans but lucratif qui a pour objectif de favoriser le développement, la promotion, le soutien, la diffusion et la conservation de la recherche en musique au Québec."
bulletSociety of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada; "SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the public performance of musical works. We administer the performing rights of our members and those of affiliated international societies by licensing the use of their music in Canada."

 

Handy Links of Interest for Musicians from Canada

CultureCanada.gc.ca, a useful set of Canadian music links maintained by the Government of Canada

Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine canadien - Music, a briefer set of music or music-related links

Canadian Music Educators Association - Canadian Music Educators Association  

Canadian Idol - Official Site - CTV - Canadian Idol - the official site from CTV tv  

Canadian Music Educators Association - Canadian Music Teacher Educators

The World of Pianos - A Great Resource for Schools and Individuals

bulletwww.chordsandtab.com
bulletwww.tabdude.com
bulletwww.proguitar.com
bulletwww.youneverlisten.com
bulletwww.mainlinemusic.com
bulletwww.alltablature.com
bulletwww.countrychordsandtablature.com
bulletwww.instrumentsandsheetmusic.com
bulletwww.musicalinstrumentsonsale.com
bulletwww.gospelandchristiansheetmusic.com
bulletwww.moviesandsoundtracks.com
bullethttp://www.theworldofpianos.com/

 

 

Canadian Music Teacher Educators (Canadian Music Educators Association)

The Canadian Music Educators Association has prepared this list as a service to help identify those individuals currently working in music teacher education in Canada and to facilitate communication between students, music teachers, and other music teacher educators.

Brandon University, Manitoba
Wayne Bowman
André Dagenais

Brock University, Ontario
Rodger Beatty

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Anne Crosby

Lakehead University, Ontario


McGill University, Québec
Joan Russell
Joel Wapnick
Charlene Ryan

Memorial University, Newfoundland
Brian Roberts
Andrea Rose

Mount Allison University, NB
Nancy Vogan

Nipissing University, Ontario
Sandra Reid
Carole Richardson

Queens University, Ontario
Roberta Lamb
Katharine Smithrim
Rena Upitis

Université de Moncton, New Brunswick
Anne Lowe

Université de Laval, Québec
Louise Mathieu

University of Alberta, Alberta
Robert deFrece
Amanda Montgomery

University of British Columbia, British Columbia
Scott Goble
Peter Gouzouasis
Charlene Morton

University of Calgary, Alberta
Malcolm Edwards
Mark Hopkins
Janos Horvath
Jerry Kerlin
Glenn Price

University of Lethbridge
Edwin Wasiak

University of Manitoba, Manitoba
Fraser Linklater
Francine Morin

University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick
Timothy Cooper

University of Ottawa, Ontario
Bernard W. Andrews

University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Nancy Browne

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
Glen Gillis
Gerald Langner
Don Harris
University of Toronto, Ontario
Lee Bartel
Lori Anne Dolloff
Pat Shand

University of Victoria, British Columbia
Betty Hanley
Gerald King
Steven Capaldo
Moira Szabo

University of Western Ontario, Ontario
Carol Beynon
Harold Fiske
Victoria Meredith
Gerald Neufeld
Kari Veblen
Robert Wood

University of Windsor, Ontario
Susan Belleperche
Jonathan Bayley

Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
Lee Willingham

York University, Ontario
Michael Marcuzzi

 


Canadian Record Labels

 
bulletADMM Records - Site includes artist information and sound clips.
bulletAlien8 Recordings - Record label releasing extreme, experimental and avante garde music by artists from around the world.
bulletAmber Music - An independent label based in Newfoundland representing Pamela Morgan, Anita Best and others.
bulletArbor Records Ltd. - Aboriginal label, featuring Pow Wow, contemporary, and hip hop music.
bulletArial Records - Calgary-based label with a growing roster of music artists.
bulletAttack Records and Filmworks - Represents an active roster of over 10 music artists with a catalogue of over 20 masters recorded between the period of 1995 to present day.
bulletAudiogram Records / Les Disques Audiogram - Quebec label representing Bran Van 3000, along with a diverse range of French-Canadian artists.
bulletBhurr Records - Independent label offering a wide range of services to music artists.
bulletBMG Music Canada - Major label representing some of Canada's most well-known music artists, including Michelle Wright, Treble Charger and Deborah Cox.
bulletBoomtang - Record/production company whose artists include Boomtang Boys, Four 80 East and Sean Oliver.
bulletBorealis Recording Company - Toronto-based company supports traditional, blues, Celtic and contemporary singer-songwriters.
bulletBoulder Records - Small label based in Nepean, Ontario.
bulletBros Productions Inc. - Represents Steve Hill and The Stephen Barry Band as well as handling major U.S. star's touring in Canada. Based in Montreal.
bulletBullseye Records of Canada - Re-issue record label based in Ajax, Ontario.
bulletCaptain Records - Dance/rhythm label based in Willowdale, Ontario.
bulletChacra Records - Diverse label including World, Celtic and New Age music.
bulletChildren's Group, The - Label offering classical music recordings for children.
bulletCrescent Records - Label representing blues and jazz artists in the Pacific Northwest.
bulletDeMuzik Entertainment Group - Record label located in the Montreal area. Focuses on offering high quality "Tribute Albums" and classic 80's rock bands.
bulletDH Audio - Audio book label based in Burlington, Ontario.
bulletDivine Industries - Off-beat label representing Canadian rock band's 54-40 and Copyright.
bulletDKD.com - Canadian record label featuring Serial Joe, Sum 41, Kevin Parent and more.
bulletDouble Cross Records - Independent Canadian record label.
bulletDrog Records - Promotes Canadian talent to the world. Based in Guelph, Ontario.
bulletEffendi Records - Jazz label with bios on artists Yannick Rieu, Thuryn von Pranke, Fact, and Greg Amirault.
bulletElephant Records - Record label of Canadian children's entertainers Sharon, Lois and Bram.
bulletEMI Music Canada - Home to all of EMI Music Canada's artists, with new release cover features, ongoing contests, current tour dates and news.
bulletEndearing Records. - Official website for the Winnipeg-based independent record label.
bulletFading Ways Music - Independent label located in Toronto. Includes artist profiles and contact information.
bulletHypnotics Records - Toronto-based metal label.
bullet4 In Da Morning Recordings - Hip-hop label based in Montreal, Quebec.
bulletISBA Music Entertainment - Independent record company based in Montreal, Quebec.
bulletJazz Inspiration - Jazz label based in Woodbridge, Ontario.
bulletJustin Time Records - Canada's largest world renowned independent jazz label.
bulletKLM Records - Small Montreal-based label.
bulletKoch International Canada - A diverse collection of 15 Canadian labels.
bulletLaidback Lab Records - Home to DJ Robb G. and his breaks label.
bulletLoggerhead Records - Home to a diverse range of music artists, including Ashley MacIsaac, The Punters and See Spot Run.
bulletMachines of the Future - Robots from the Past - Low budget independent record label and studio based in the greater Halifax area offering local music, discussion, and resources.
bulletMarquis Classics - Label offers Canadian classical and Celtic music.
bulletMarshmellow Records - A growing label from Toronto, Ontario.
bulletMint Records - An independent record label based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
bulletMo'Funk Records - Independent label specializing in contemporary groove-oriented urban music.
bulletNefer Records - Independent punk rock label.
bulletNettwerk Productions - Major label representing Sarah Mclachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Gob and others.
bulletNinja Tune - Represents hardcore punk artists.
bulletNo Records - Diverse label with a growing selection of artists.
bulletNordic Trax Records - Vancouver electronica label.
bulletOasis Productions - Oasis Productions is a record company with a number of labels, each specializing in a unique genre of instrumental music.
bulletOpening Day Recordings - Provides information about their recordings, and the composers and artists who make the music.
bulletOzmoz Records - Label whose only goal is "to share with the listener a large variety of emotions provoked by physical reactions".
bulletPacemaker Entertainment - Canadian re-issue label representing The White Knights, Bent Wind, Jarvis Street Revue and others.
bulletPage Music - Label specializing in indy rock, electronica, hip-hop, pop, jazz, and more.
bulletPerimeter Records - Prolific alternative label whose artists include The Rheostatics, Mike O'Neill and others.
bulletPlay Records - House music label.
bulletPoptronik - Offering pop-electronic music to the masses.
bulletQuinlan Road - The official site for Loreena McKennitt and her private record label, Quinlan Road.
bulletRagged Pup Records - A frisky independent record label, featuring Wyckham Porteous, Doug Pashley, Luann Kowalek, and others.
bulletRandom Sound Recordings - Home of Controlbox, def.con.sound.system., Grind, metaldog, My Brilliant Beast, Space Ace, Sully, and TORqUE.
bulletReba Records - Small country label based in Peterborough, Ontario.
bulletRotoNoto Music - "Audio radiance for the radio audience." Canadian recordings and compilations releases, artist profiles, titles, ordering info, company news, and a RealAudio jukebox.
bulletScratch Records - Home to Scratch Recording and Distribution, distributor of over 300 Recording Labels.
bulletSea Jam Recordings - An independent record label with a focus on the Canadian jazz scene.
bulletSheeba Records - Official label of Canadian music artist Jane Siberry.
bulletSmallman Records - Eclectic punk label based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
bulletSonic Unyon - Label representing Tricky Woo, Thrush Hermit and others.
bulletSony Music Canada - News and tour information for Sony's Canadian artists.
bulletSpectra Sonic Sound - Canadian label home to Three Penny Opera, Blake and others.
bulletSPG Music Ltd. - Releases a diverse array of independent compilations.
bulletStickman Records - Label represents house music artists Happy Days, Feel Alright, C Lime Woman, and the Soul Grabber Series. Visitors can listen to the entire catalog and order online.
bulletStony Plain Records - Large label dealing primarily with country content.
bulletSubvision Records - An independent record label looking to expand its current roster.
bulletSunshine Records - Aboriginal, Pow Wow, Sacred, Country and Comedy producers. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
bulletSVP Productions - Recording and distribution company that promotes recordings by musical artists of Atlantic Canada.
bulletSweet Grass Records - Small record company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Native musicians represented include Buffy St. Marie, Red Bull, White Ridge and Stoney Park.
bulletSynergy Records - Small label based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Offers primarly pop music.
bulletTandem Records - Country/folk, and classical including Karol Radziwonowicz, string quintet, I Solisti di Varsavia.
bulletTox Records / Disques Tox Inc. - Montreal-based record label representing many of Canada's most notable French language music artists.
bulletTycoon Records - Home of dance music guru MC Mario.
bulletUniversal Music Canada - Press releases, artist profiles and discographies, tour dates, and both Canadian and international labels distributed by Universal.
bulletVolatile Records - Canadian label offering improvised music. Releases feature Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, and Vertrek Ensemble.
bulletWarner Music Canada - Canadian recording artists - news, links to artists' own pages, RealAudio and QuickTime movie clips, tour dates and a searchable catalogue with links to retailers.

 


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