Our Programs

Programming at NMC is innovative, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative. NMC reaches music lovers through programs and exhibitions, including a wide demographic of people from children to professional musicians. NMC delivers programming in four streams: education, exhibitions, incubation and performance.

Our programs are designed to:

  • Provide original and inspiring experiences for all ages.
  • Create access to NMC’s exceptional collection.
  • Draw on NMC’s rich partnerships, at the regional, national and international levels.
  • Provide creative opportunities for musicians, researchers and technicians.

Artist In Residence

NMC is a place for incubation and renewal through music. Through our Artist in Residence program, musicians from around the world explore and use our collection in the creation of new works.

Public Programs

NMC has a number of activities that allow visitors to build, touch, play and explore creativity through music.

Jam Club

An after school drop-in program sponsored by Canadian Western Bank for youth who want to learn to play an instrument and jam.


Explore Studio Bell through hands-on, minds-on, and ears-on curriculum based programs for teachers and students.