The Coalition for Music Education held a forum in Hamilton, hosted at Gasworks, back in 2015. The topic: Music Education in Hamilton, and forming an action plan. The “Wise Voices For Music: Hamilton Action Page” captures the essential discussion highlights.

The article is well worth the read by all key stakeholders and educators in our growing music community.

Welcome to the Wise Voices for Music – Hamilton Action page. Information on this page reflects work that was started by participants at a meeting in October 2015 at The Gasworks. Participants shared community successes, began to identify solutions to address gaps and determined key priorities to help guide an Action Plan.Here’s what you’ll find:– How we would like you to recognize Hamilton– Key ingredients that we think make Hamilton a vibrant music community– Our Successes – (not an exhaustive list but it’s a beginning!)– Our Strategic Priorities

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Source: Hamilton – Coalition for Music Education


The Coalition for Music Education was founded in 1992 when representatives of more than 20 music education organizations came together to share ideas to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition quickly began working with parents and other concerned citizens to address concerns about music in schools.