Canadian Music Class Challenge

Here are the winners of the 2020 Canadian Music Playlist Challenge

The Canadian Music Playlist Challenge emerged as an alternative to live performance during 2020.

Check out the winning classes from across the country

10 winning classes from the Canadian Music Playlist Challenge have been revealed. (CBC Music)

This year, COVID-19 has prompted conversations across the country about the role of music in the school curriculum. We are so impressed by the imagination and creativity that many music teachers displayed in trying to get music integrated into school programs.

CBC Music and MusiCounts Learn were pleased to come together to create a Canadian music learning resource for schools that could not allow in-person music-making. Thousands of students from classes across Canada participated in the Canadian Music Playlist Challenge this year, and it was a resounding success. 

The project culminated in a series of activities that teachers could use to build their classes' custom Canadian music playlist. The playlist is a reflection of the unique character of a school, region and students' interests.

Check out all of the submitted playlists here

We are pleased to announce the 10 winners of this year's project. Each winning class will receive $1,000 in new musical instruments and equipment from MusiCounts. Congratulations!

Winning classes

Congratulations to our winners and to every school, student and music teacher across Canada that participated. Happy holidays from everyone at CBC Music and MusiCounts. Questions? Email

Can't sing or perform with your classmates this year? Sign up for the Canadian Music Class Playlist Challenge! (CBC Music)