Canadian Music Class Challenge

Registration for the 2021 Canadian Music Class Challenge is now closed

The registration and submission period is now closed.

The registration and submission period is now closed.

Registration for CBC Music's Canadian Music Class Challenge has officially closed. 

Every year, CBC Music in association with MusiCounts, the charity of the Juno Awards, challenges music educators from across Canada to teach their students a Canadian song from our list, but we know that this school year will once again be different for many students and teachers.

We are still asking for a video performance, but we ask that the video performance be done with your recommended provincial safety measures of physical distancing and isolated performances in place, like these.

The Canadian Music Class Challenge has returned for 2021. (CBC)

How the challenge works

Each year we pre-approve a list of Canadian songs and ask music teachers to pick one and have their class (or classes) learn a cover version. Once a class performance of the song has been captured on video, you send it to us and we post it on our YouTube channel. Our judges then choose the winners. 

You can find the official song list here.

Video submissions begin on Oct. 5. The deadline to submit your video is Nov. 23.  

Who can enter?

Last year, despite the pandemic, thousands of students entered from music classes in every province and territory in Canada. And by music class we mean music clubs, after-school music programs and traditional school-board programs.

We encourage teachers to enter the challenge no matter what the playing level of their class is, from kindergarten to Grade 12. Through CBC Radio, TV and digital, we will proudly showcase a variety of playing abilities, and tell the stories of communities enriched by music.

If you have any questions, read through our FAQs, and please don't hesitate to contact us at musicclass@cbc.caor register for our newsletter below.

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