AMEF Programs

AMEF has a mandate to support other arts organizations and events in Alberta. If you are holding a competition or festival, running a program or bettering music in your community, you may be eligible to receive AMEF grant funding.

Alberta Heritage Music Project »

Connecting youth and seniors through the sharing of musical memories
See Guide on how to bring this program to your community

AMEF Recognition Award »

Presented annually at the Music Conference Alberta Awards Banquet to a select individual who has dedicated their life to music education. Colleagues, students or friends can nominate a deserving individual. Nominations are due by October 1.

Grants »

Submission deadlines for funding applications for Grants:

  • February 15
  • May 15
  • August 15
  • December 15

Keyboards for Kids »

To provide free music instruction in the area of keyboards to interested, at-risk or disadvantaged youth. Offered through participating schools or community centres.

Music Conference Alberta

Music Conference Alberta is Alberta’s premier conference for music educators. The conference includes sessions designed for elementary music teachers, choral conductors, band directors and studio instructors.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Awarded through participating programs. Past programs have included MusiCamp, Alberta Music Festival Association, Lacombe Music Festival Association, C3 Concerto Competition, CASSA (Calgary Arts Summer School Association), Keyboards for Kids and Strings for Kids.

Strings for Kids »

To provide free music instruction in the area of strings (violin) to interested, at-risk or disadvantaged youth. Offered throughout participating schools or community centres.

Student Recognition Awards »

Seek to recognize and assist deserving Alberta music students for music performance excellence, and for utilizing their musical talents through active volunteer community service. Applicants compete in either the Music Performance or Community Service categories.