This site is new and currently under construction. We welcome any individuals interested in developing any aspects of this network, resources, or programming.
Community Music refers to the practice of inclusive and participatory musicking among a diverse group of people in a community, who collaborate in specific ways for personal and collective growth, empowerment, and social transformation. It includes engagement through performance and music education, but strives to achieve much more than that.
Leaders in Community Music
Those engaged as leaders in Community Music recognize, facilitate, and nurture its transformative and empowering potential to promote lifelong learning, empathetic hospitality, social activism, cultural democracy, critical thinking, and/or health and well being.
A Network for Community Music in Ottawa
To support the practice of community music, this site is dedicated to promoting its practice in the national capital region, but also to support the leaders and practitioners via resources, research, and a network of like-minded CM facilitators.