The mandate of the Canadian University Music Society is fourfold:

  1. to stimulate musical research, performance, composition, and pedagogy in Canadian universities through scholarly papers, concerts, symposia, and publications;
  2. to provide a forum for the exchange of views and information and the discussion of common problems among musicians in Canadian universities;
  3. to maintain and strengthen the position of music study in Canadian universities; and
  4. to advise on new university programs and monitor exisiting programs.

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Standing Committee of Institutional Members: Guidelines

(Revised May 2014)



The Canadian University Music Society (MusCan), formerly the Canadian Association of University Schools of Music (CAUSM), was founded in 1964 for the purpose of establishing a general philosophy of undergraduate and graduate musical education in Canada, and to enable Canadian university teachers of music to discuss common problems and to exchange scholarly ideas relating to all facets of music. In particular, the Society was founded to establish a community of individuals who might meet as university musicians—not separately as musicologists, ethnomusicologists, composers, theorists, music educators or performers.

MusCan Office

MusCan is led by a committed community of volunteers from across Canada. You can contact our secretariat by mail, phone, or email.

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