On behalf of the Character Community Foundation of York Region we would like to welcome the Music Alive family to the fold!

We are honoured to have been asked to take on this program that is now over twelve years old  and runs as a York Region wide music festival. It’s inclusive nature involves Public, Catholic, Private Schools and community musicians and it is unique in that it is a non-competitive, educational festival that offers participants the opportunity to receive a rating based on international standards. 

Music Alive spans over nine weeks beginning early March and running to mid May and it involves well over 16,000 musicians. It is financially supported by the private sector, school boards, and participants. Music Alive is administered by a committee of volunteers drawn from industry, the community, and our schools. In 2008 Music Alive became fully affiliated with MusicFest Canada.

The goals of Music Alive are.... 

  • to celebrate the joy of sharing musical experience 
  • to promote reciprocal learning from peers and colleagues
  • and to foster the growth of teachers and students in musicality and self-esteem.


"We at the Character Community Foundation are thrilled that we can showcase Character Through the Arts with this wonderful festival and look forward to being involved in the coming year."