Canadian Music Class Challenge

Registration for the 2022 Canadian Music Class Challenge is now closed

Sign up your class or classes now for a chance to win great prizes (registration now closed)

Sign up your class or classes now for a chance to win great prizes (registration now closed)

Registration for CBC Music's Canadian Music Class Challenge 2022 has officially closed. The Top tens will be announced on Dec 7, and the winners and runners up will be announced on Dec 14. 

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 could once again be challenging for some students and teachers.

We are still asking for a video performance, but as always, we ask that the video performance be done within your recommended provincial health guidelines.

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 ongoing pandemic, thousands of students entered from music classes in every province and territory in Canada. And by music class we mean public and private school music classes, community music programs, 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.

We have incredible prizes up for grabs this year, including thousands of dollars worth of new musical instruments for the classroom! 

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

Good luck and have fun! 

The Canadian Music Class Challenge is back for 2022. (CBC)

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