Music Outreach Programs

Always wanted to sing? Pick up the guitar? Learn the piano? Try out a percussion group? Browse the Outreach Programs page for a list of local music education programs (free or subsidized costs) to find the one that’s right for you and your family members. 

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Community Programs: Musical Mentors Program

Winnipeg Folk Festival

The Musical Mentors Program pairs local musicians with groups of youth Junior High –High School Age to explore music in different ways. With a focus on songwriting and expression through music, students are able to discover music from a more personal perspective through the development of their ... Read more

Community School of Music and Arts

Canadian Mennonite University

Community School of Music & the Arts (CSMA) is a program of the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). Our excellence in music and art instruction encourages students to develop their individual talents and abilities to be the best they can be. Read more

Education & Outreach - Adventures in Music - Education Concert Series

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Adventures in Music program is the musical event of the year for more than 15,000 Manitoba students. As part of this exciting program, there are onstage opportunities for students and teachers to perform with the WSO through movement and song. Teachers receive a curriculum-based Study Guide t... Read more

Education & Outreach - Bach to School

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Bach to School is an in-school program where ensemble groups of the WSO perform and interact with students right in their own gymnasiums. Each ensemble group shares two 35-minute presentations with various grade levels of students, inviting them to experience music from the Renaissance to the cur... Read more

Inner City Outreach Program

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts

The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts believes everyone deserves a musical education and has been fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue that philosophy. The MCMA facilitates outreach programs, designed to provide music instruction opportunities to children and youth facing economic a... Read more

Just TV Program

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre

Just TV (and JR Just TV) are programs designed to give youth the opportunity to express themselves through music and multimedia as an alternative to drugs, crime and gang activity. Read more

Lighthouses Hip Hop Academy

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre

Youth program that provides instruction in hip hop music in an activity-based framework encouraging social responsibility and healthy lifestyle. The program offers education in instrumentals, song writing, music and video production, and mentorship with professional hip hop artists Read more

Music at the MERC

Spence Neighbourhood Association

The Music at the MERC program is designed to bring high quality music education and theory to children who may not otherwise be exposed to it by recruiting music teachers and musicians to offer free lessons to youth from Spence Neighbourhood. Read more

Music Equals Program

The MCMA believes that music is for everyone. In 2005-06, the MCMA launched its Music Equals Program to make music accessible to those facing economic and social barriers. With this mandate, the Program has reached close to 5000 students. It has provided music instruction where it otherwise wou... Read more

Music in Day Care Program

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association

Offers an introduction to music education for early childhood education centres in Winnipeg. Read more

Musicians in Health Care

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Musicians in Healthcare program offers musical presentations at various healthcare centres across Winnipeg. Using live music, this program seeks to promote the health and healing of hospital patients, visitors and staff. Read more

Nursery Notes

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Nursery Notes is an innovative nursery school program designed to reach preschool children. A string ensemble will visit your nursery school to share a presentation that has been especially created to educate and appeal to your students. The children connect with the music and instruments through... Read more

Provincial Student Soloist Competition

Calling all Woodwind, Brass and Percussionists aged 14 -18! This is your chance to win the opportunity to tour with the WSO as guest soloist in October, 2017. Read more

River East Transcona School Division Outreach Concert

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

For the seventh year, the WSO will again partner with the River East Transcona School Division to present a special community concert. This annual event engages students and soloists from the division to perform with the WSO. This community-based event brings people of all ages together to celebr... Read more

Rossbrook House Music Program

Rossbrook House

Offers youth a safe alternative to the streets 365 days a year providing a range of educational, recreational, cultural and pre-employment activities that empower youth and build their self-esteem. Read more

School of Rock Music Program

Teen Stop Jeunesse

The Teen Stop Jeunesse Music Program strives to educate the youth on music and helps them to reach their full musical potential. We believe music is important, inspiring and brings people together, despite their backgrounds. Read more

Sistema Winnipeg

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Based on the revolutionary El Sistema program in Venezuela, this goal of Sistema Winnipeg is to inspire children and youth, and to have a positive impact on their lives and society as a whole. Sistema Winnipeg is a free, daily after-school program that will inspire children to strive to meet her... Read more

Sound Lab Manitoba

A mobile music program which serves rural Manitoba communities. Sound Lab Manitoba is an all inclusive, all ages program. South east Manitoba towns. Read more

Status 4 Music Program

Status 4

Status4 is a community driven non-profit organization that uses music and media arts to provide inspiration, information and opportunity to help youths make better choices that will develop a healthy and safe future. Status4 programming includes access to other community outreach programs and str... Read more

The Bridge Program

Marcel A Desautels Faculty of Music Outreach

The Bridge: Music Learning for Life is an outreach initiative of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and the fruition of a life-long dream of Steve Kirby, director of Jazz Studies, who grew up in a tough St Louis neighborhood. The Bridge brings music instruction into under-served neighborhoo... Read more

Tune In Program/Community Concert & Workshop Series

West End Cultural Centre

The WECC offers free community concerts, workshops, and youth music lessons to residents, predominantly in the West Central Community. The WECC searches for new and innovative ways to connect the arts and the community. Read more

Valour Rocks Music Program

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6pm *Or 3-5pm during the summer* 444 Burnell Avenue Youth participants aged loosely 7-14 (and friends) Instruments provided (guitar, ukulele, bass, vocalists, keyboard, piano, drums) Play & sing with us! Read more

Youth Mentorship Programs

The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba's (ACI Manitoba) Youth in the Arts Mentorship Programs provide opportunities for youth to be exposed to careers in arts and culture. Participants are mentored by someone working in an arts or cultural career through group workshops, individ... Read more