We recognize that…

Children have a natural instinct to move, create their own music and explore their imaginations.

Learning about music is an active and joyful experience.

Children’s personal growth is enriched through cooperative group experiences.

Music is a living force vital to the education of every child in our diverse society.

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.  With a tradition of innovation and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel and William Lewis & Son have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.  Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone).  Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education. Conn-Selmer, Inc. is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc..

All Marketplace Exhibitors are listed in alphabetical order.  Logos are hyperlinked to the organization's website.

We have been serving the White Rock/South Surrey community since we opened our doors in 1996.  Whether you're a student, parent, educator or professional our philosophy is simple: offer you the best service and advice at a competitive price. You may be surprised how our prices compare to the "big" stores.

The staff at Tapestry Music are all professional musicians and have experience as music educators as well.  We want you to succeed in music, so we always ask questions about you and your musical needs before we proceed. And if we don't stock the item you want we'll do our best to point you in the right direction where you can get it.

Now open in Victoria!

Affinity Group Tours is one of Western Canada’s most respected and well-known tour operators. Since 1983 we have been organizing music and education travel for student groups. Our motto is “creating memories for life”.  We specialize in custom music performance tours and music festivals internationally and throughout North America.  Book your next tour with us!

The BC Guild of English Handbell Ringers began in Abbotsford in 1993.

The objectives of the BCGEHR are:

to bring together handbell choirs from all parts of British Columbia

to encourage the formation and support of new choirs on an inter-generational basis

to sponsor workshops for ringers and directors

to publish a regular newsletter, Quarternotes

to maintain a music lending library

D'Addario and the D'Addario brands combine to deliver a comprehensive, one-stop shop, for all of your musical needs.  Committed to quality, D'Addario strives to manufacture all of it's products in the USA.  Brands include: D'Addario, Rico, Evans, ProMark, Planet Waves, Puresound, Alvarez, BeaverCreek, Tycoon, Suzuki, and more!

Disney Youth Programs are unique, enriching experiences designed to engage young minds and show students the path to making dreams a reality. These practical learning programs use the impact of Disney storytelling, the dynamic Cast and environment of the Disney Parks, and the power of hands‐on learning to spark creativity and unlock the hidden potential within your students.

KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) is very proud to offer three credentials in music. Please click on the following links to get detailed information about each of our programs.

Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts

Diploma in Music*

Associate of Arts: Music

Long & McQuade is Canada's largest music retailer with 63 locations across Canada.  We sell a wide range of musical instruments and professional audio products, including rentals, sheet music, and accessories.  We also offer repair services, clinics, and lessons in our Lesson Centres.  Long & McQuade is dedicated to music education, supporting arts organizations and educational programs year round.

Musicfolder.com

We offer the highest quality music folders for choirs. Our folders are designed and built by choral community members with the unique needs of the choral community in mind. This is why they're trusted and renowned throughout Canada, North America, and around the world.

If you're looking for a program that offers world-class training in a supportive learning environment, then the UVic School of Music is where you belong!  Discover music and experience education through hands-on-learning.  The Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education is the ideal program if you wish to teach music in K-12 school system.  This degree offers excellent career prospects: all graduates of this program, followed by the professional year (Post-Degree Professional Program) in the Faculty of Education who have sought work in schools, have successfully found jobs.  Visit finearts.uvic.ca/music for more information.

Since 1960, Vancouver Opera has consistently produced excellent programming that entertains, stimulates, and enriches our communities through a contemporary B.C. lens, on a scale unparalleled in the province.  Vancouver Opera's education and community engagement programming extends our programming into British Columbia's schools, post-secondary institutions and community organizations.  Project Opera brings teaching artists into elementary schools to work with intermediate classes in the creation and performance of an opera based on their own stories.  Opera Experience, the TD Canada Trust Student Dress Rehearsals and our Work Experience programs build connections between secondary students and professional singers, musicians and theatre artists while increasing student access to our professional productions.  Vancouver Opera in Schools continues to offer fully staged, 45 minute operas performed by an energetic cast of professional singers with sets, props, costumes and piano accompaniment to schools and community centres around British Columbia.  Vancouver Opera truly offers something for everyone!

Nobody builds a better value than Wenger. Nobody puts more careful thought and effort into quality or more emphasis on durability, versatility and ease-of-use. Wenger understands how important it is to have products that last; products that provide flexibility with how you apply them; and products that transport easily and set up fast. We've learned this by listening to our customers — the driving force behind every product we build.

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ApRo Music

Performance literature and instructional materials for young bands. Theory, recorder, and guitar teaching materials.

BC Kodály Society of Canada

The British Columbia chapter of the Kodály Society of Canada aims to support music education of the highest quality and promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making.  BCKSC promotes the Kodály concept "Music is for Everyone" through professional development including workshops, journals and networking.

Coalition for Music Education in

Our goal: every child to have access to a quality music program as a part of a well-rounded education.  Contact us regarding Music Monday, the Principals of Music Awards, and Champions for Music.  Volunteers always welcome; send us your music parents!

In just over a decade, Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, has established itself as Canada’s premier distributor of musical instruments and accessories. Facing many challenges in a fiercely competitive environment, Coast Music has distinguished itself by providing superior customer service and representing the integrity of its business partners, each a high profile leader in its respective market segment. Unprecedented professional service is combined with a formidable sales force. Each member of the team possesses a clear vision and understanding of their objectives.

The Coast Music team is comprised of over 30 seasoned professionals. Our managers and salesmen were recruited from all sectors of the music industry. Together, they embody the most capable and experienced team working in Canada. Each one of our reps has an outstanding reputation amongst our dealers.

Counterpoint Musical Services is proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary as an independent distributor serving Canadian retail stores. We specialize in string, wind and brass instruments and accessories. We represent such fine products as Thomastik-Infeld, Jargar, and Pirastro strings, Wittner accessories and metronomes, Rovner Ligatures, and are the exclusive Canadian distributor for Stentor Instruments, HarpsicleTM Harps, Headway Audio, Legere Reeds, Eddy Finn Ukuleles and Seydel Harmonicas. We are happy to be attending our 3rd BCMEA Conference to display the many lines we carry which can be purchased at your favourite local retailer.

Educational World Tours specialises in tailor-made musical tours to a wide range of Canadian, USA and international destinations. We offer our festival and performance tours at competitive prices and our staff have many years of experience in suggesting innovative itinerary ideas.

Ellison Travel & Tours is a full service agency specializing in customized tours and has enjoyed particular success with music groups and is now the largest operation in Canada specializing in festival and performance tours.

Empire Music specializes in early childhood and classroom instruments, books and accessories. We stock over 2000 music education products including Suzuki and Emus Orff, recorders, rhythm and percussion, guitars and ukuleles. Empire Music publishes the Windsongs Recorder method, the Little Ukers series, and Ukulele in the Classroom and The Ukulele Way materials by James Hill. Contact us for quality products, friendly service and prompt shipping, all backed by our 30-day no-quibble return policy. Proudly family-owned and Canadian since 1948.

GROOVE MASTERS PERCUSSION is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We specialize in djembes, hand drums, drum sets and other ethnic and unique percussion from around the world. We supply high-quality instruments at affordable prices and maintain an active repair shop to support our valued customers.

Special pricing is available to schools and educators!

Klemm Drums

Our goal is to build high quality, great sounding, solid wood drums at a price that the average musician can afford.

The woods we use range from familiar species to exotic woods. Each of these specific woods has its own unique sound and tonal qualities. Every shell is individually hand crafted using the stave construction method.

Tom Lee Music has proudly been supporting music making within the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island communities since 1969. Since our humble beginnings as a small piano retailer in Vancouver, BC, we have grown into one of the largest full-line musical instrument retailers in North America. We provide the very best in musical instruments, equipment, services, and education throughout our eight retail locations and our website. We are well known for supporting the local music community and have received numerous awards in recognition of our dedication to music excellence and support of many community organizations.

VCC Music offers a two-year diploma and a subsequent two-year Bachelor of Applied Music Degree. Both credentials emphasize the development of skills and experience toward becoming a successful professional in music. VCC is highly regarded for its academic and skills curricula, as well as its emphasis on music and media, career opportunities and performance techniques courses.

In addition to classical and jazz studies, VCC welcomes instrumentalists and vocalists in rock and popular music, as well as music traditions from other cultures. This diversity is exemplified by our range of ensembles: Willan Choir, VCC Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Pre-Bop Jazz Ensemble, Classic Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Electric Jazz (Fusion and Funk) Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, New Music Ensemble and others.

VCC faculty are among the finest artist-teachers in the province and, together with our alumni, continue to have significant critical and commercial success in the industry.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra believes that music is vital and essential to a well-rounded education and enriching life. As part of our commitment to bring the incredible world of symphonic music to people of all ages, we have developed and currently implement eleven education and community programs.

The Vancouver Symphony's programs are guided by the following vision and mission statements:

VISION

To continue the development and enhancement of our position among leading fine and performing arts educators, in collaboration with musicians and other music educators, in order to enrich the lives of people in British Columbia.

MISSION

To develop and offer symphonic music education programs and related experiences, incorporating emerging technologies, that integrate into existing BC Ministry of Education curricula as well as provide lifelong learning for all ages.

World's Finest Chocolate Canada is the Canadian leader in chocolate fundraising. Worlds Finest Chocolate has been servicing Canadian schools, athletic groups and social clubs since 1958. We produce our chocolate from scratch, in a Peanut Free Facility, from the cocoa bean and the finest ingredients. All our chocolates are either Peanut and Nut Free or Peanut Free.

Breezin’ Thru Inc. makes learning fun and gives students the thrill of making music all while saving teachers time. Its two award winning products, Breezin’ Thru Theory and Breezin’ Thru  Composing are accessed online,  and can be used on any device anywhere. Great for middle and high schools.

CANADA CUBA

CUBA interactive, collaborative, educational, performance based programmes with a cross cultural focus.

Capilano University offers a comprehensive program for all students looking to persue a career in music.  With offerings such as the University Music Diploma Program, Jazz Studies, Conducting, and more, Capilano University is the place to be!

Graduates of the program who have pursued further studies have successfully developed rewarding careers in the following fields: Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, Private Music Instruction, Conducting, Composition, Musicology, Performance (Voice and Instrumental), Music Therapy, Music Criticism and Music Publishing.

Fun with Composers resources, by Deborah Ziolkoski, brings classical music to life with a unique union of story and song in an appealing interactive approach. Dancing Bugs, Ringmasters and Snobby Pears are just a few of the fascinating characters unveiled in the power of storytelling in our lessons. Each well-known piece comfortably draws children into the intriguing world of classical music as they quickly embrace drama, song, movement, instrumental play and art.Our approach nurtures the many ways which children learn, provides fun visuals, imaginative stories, and many opportunities for creative improvisation.

The Kamloops Music Collective (KMC) is a non-profit organization that provides young musicians opportunities to learn, play and perform music through a variety of programs, and under the mentorship  of teachers and performers in the community.  Our largest program is the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music which is a three-week, all day music program each July with classes that cover a wide variety of musical genres.

The Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society was founded in the Spring of 1999, becoming a non-profit society and registered charity in 2001. The Society is a partner of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the festival is held in the Music Wing of their Langley campus each April and May.

The festival is a project of the Kiwanis Clubs of White Rock and Clearbrook and is a member festival of Performing Arts BC, the Federation of National Music Festivals and MusicFest Canada.

Over the past eighteen years, the number of entries has steadily increased. We host more than 6,500 participants, more than 10,000 unique visitors and record more than 20,000 person visits each year. For many years, we have been one of the largest annual events in the Langleys and one of the largest educational performing arts festivals in the Province.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program, which provides musical instruments to schools in need. Since 1997 MusiCounts has grown significantly and by the end of 2017 will have awarded over $10,000,000 through its programs. These funds will have benefitted over 950 schools and community organizations, supported over 350 post-secondary music program graduates and honoured 12 extraordinary music teachers.

Located in beautiful, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Nimbus School of Recording & Media is the elite music and media school offering courses taught by current industry professionals.  Through hands-on training, 24/7 studio access, world class gear, mentorship, and training in real industry settings, Nimbus aims to equip each student with the essential skills that can help support their passion and shape their future in music and media.

Nimbus offers diploma and certificate programs in: Audio Engineering, Music Production, Video Production, Post & Game Audio, Live Sound Recording & Mixing, Music Industry & Business Entrepreneurship, Electronic Music Production and Artist Development.

Marimba Musica

Handcrafted Marimbas

Marimba Musica handcrafted marimbas are uniquely featured for the classroom environment.  All marimbas support the interchangeable bar system enabling the player to easily change keys.  Mallets and trollies are made to order.  Customization is available to address your specific needs.  Marimba Musica is located in the lower mainland and provides exceptional service, support and warranty.  

Matterhorn Music offers professional repair service, sales, and rentals.

Our world craves music, and its rich variety. From the subtle strains of Mozart to the new style of Arcade Fire, we celebrate life, passion and joy through music. We are captivated by music, and its creators and players.

At Trinity Western University, you can step into a career in music that fuels your creativity and builds your talent. The breadth of the program allows you to study music education, performance, church music or general music.

Our choral program has gained an international reputation, through frequent performances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and on CBC Radio, in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, and touring to China, Korea, Eastern Europe and the Ukraine. Instrumentalists play with a concert band or jazz combo, various chamber music ensembles or orchestra.

The School of Music at UBC is the largest school of its kind in western Canada. The study of music was introduced at UBC as early as 1935, with noon-hour lectures and recorded recitals. The first formal courses, offered through the Department of Extension, were introduced during the war years. The first class of Bachelor of Music students began their studies at UBC in September, 1959.

Today, with a faculty of distinguished composers, scholars and performers, the School of Music produces graduates who work in all aspect of the music industry from high profile artists and composers such as opera stars Ben Heppner and Judith Forst, and internationally acclaimed composers such as Paul Steenhuisen and John Estacio to members of orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world. Non-performance graduates, less in the public eye but as important, are the hundreds of graduates who write, research and teach, at universities, public schools and privately as well as graduates working behind the scenes in concert production, broadcasting, arts management and the recording and film industries.


The BCCF aims to:

Promote & encourage choral activity throughout British Columbia

Strengthen public and governmental awareness of choral plans and achievements

Serve as a communication resource for everyone involved

Douglas College

We offer a Bachelor of Music University Transfer Program, a one-year Basic Musicianship Certificate, and a two-year Music Technology Diploma. Our Community Music School offers a range of non-credit group classes for youths and adults.

A national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Sea , Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.

Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

University of Western Ontario

The Don Wright Faculty of Music offers our students an extraordinary music education at one of Canada’s most prestigious and picturesque university campuses. Nationally recognized scholars, composers, administrators, teachers and performers – leaders in Canadian music – engage students in a learning environment equaled by very few institutions.