About CMC Prairie

Established in 1980, the Prairie Region of the Canadian Music Centre includes the three prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Under the direction of John Reid, the offices are located on the University of Calgary campus in the state-of-the-art Taylor Family Digital Library. It is home to the Violet Archer Library which contains over 20,000 scores available for free circulation.

The Prairie Regional Office actively participates in the Western Canadian Music Awards, collaborating on the presentation of the Classical Nominees Showcase. As well, the office works closely with local music organizations to promote Canadian composers and Canadian music.


The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion.


The Canadian Music Centre provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music. We are passionate about nurturing a musical community that honours our legacy and supports the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers.


The Canadian Music Centre inspires fresh perspectives, celebrates inventive composers, and provides transformative experiences. We champion artistic diversity and embrace Canada’s rich cultural heritage in creative centres across the country and internationally.