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Registration for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge now closed

We are no longer accepting registration or video submissions for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Register and video submission for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge is over

The registration and submission period for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge is over. Winners will be announced in December. Good luck! (CBC Music)

Registration for 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge has officially closed! We hope you registered your music class or classes for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes

Here's what happens next:

The top 10s in each of our main categories will be announced on Tuesday Dec. 10. Winners will be announced one week later on Tuesday Dec. 17. 

You can check out all the videos as they are being posted on our CBC Music Class YouTube channel now. Which are your favourites?

Every fall season, CBC Music and MusiCounts — the charity of the Juno Awards — launch this contest to engage music classes across the country.

Our goals are three-fold:

  1. We want kids to learn Canadian music in the classroom. 
  2. We want to draw attention to the exceptional work of music teachers in this country.
  3. We want to reinforce the importance of music in a well-rounded education.

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 choose the winners.

Video submissions began on Oct. 1. The deadline to submit your video (or videos) was Nov. 26.  

Who can enter?

Last year, more than 1,000 music classes entered from 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.ca.

About the Author

Grant Lawrence

Host / Producer

Grant Lawrence is veteran CBC personality with over twenty years of experience in Canadian arts and culture.