May 31-June 2, Acadia University

Registration is now open!


Update: reception and banquet

MusCan is pleased to offer an opening reception on Tuesday, May 31. Gather for a sommelier-led tasting of local wines, in a 19th-century home in the picturesque village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grand-Pré. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Stay tuned for transportation details to this off-site location. Address is 287 Old Post Road, Grand-Pré. Masks and social distancing are encouraged where possible.

Our traditional banquet will be served on the last night of the conference. For more details and to book your tickets, please click on the link to the right. Please note that banquet tickets must be reserved by Sunday, May 29th at noon ADT.


Please note that all times in the program are Atlantic Daylight time.

Daily Program

Conference Registration

This year, MusCan is pleased to offer its first ever hybrid conference. You may choose to attend the conference in person on Acadia’s beautiful campus in Wolfville, NS, or to attend virtually from the comfort of your own home or office.

In-person registration gives participants access to all conference events (opening and closing ceremonies, paper sessions, round tables, keynote speaker, lecture-recitals, mini-concerts, composer concert, reception), and includes breakfast on all three days of the conference, as well as coffee breaks.

Virtual registration give participants access to opening and closing ceremonies, paper sessions, round tables, and the keynote speaker.

In-person: Full-Time Faculty                                                              $100
In-person: Student/Part-Time/Independent/Retired                  $60
Virtual: Full-Time Faculty                                                                   $50
Virtual: Student/Part-Time/Independent/Retired                        $30

Register here


In partnership with Destination Acadia, we are pleased to offer a range of on-campus accommodations for this conference to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. Please note that if you wish to book on-campus accommodation, you must do so through the MusCan website. We will not be able to accommodate on-campus accommodation requests received later than Friday, May 13th, 2022. We will post information for accommodation options off-campus soon.

Note on shared accommodation:

If you wish to share either a regular dorm room or suite with other conference attendees, please ensure that you coordinate with them before booking. We request that only one person from the group create the booking and pay the fee, and inform us with whom they will be sharing accommodation. MusCan will not be able to help find roommates for the conference.

For descriptions of available accommodations, please see here

Pricing (all prices are per room/suite):

Classic Residence rooms:

Single: $67.20/night
Shared (2 single beds): $90.75/night

Premium Residence rooms:

Single (double bed): $110/night
Shared (double bed): $110/night

Suites: (3 rooms with double beds. Booking a 1 or 2 bedroom suite leaves empty bedrooms.)

1 bedroom: $147.35/night
2 bedroom: $182.70/night
3 bedroom: $218.10/night

Bookings for residence accommodations are now closed.


How to get to Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

By plane…

to Halifax Stanfield International Airport:
then rent a car (rental information here) & drive (directions here); get the bus (bus information here); or reserve a limousine through Woods Limousine Service

By ferry from Port aux Basques, NL or Argentia, NL…

to Sydney, Cape Breton:
then drive to Wolfville (directions here)

By ferry from St. John, NB…

to Digby, NS:
then drive to Wolfville (directions here)

By bus from NB, PEI and within NS (with connections to the rest of Canada through Rivière-du-Loup, QC)…


For in-person participants, all breakfasts and coffee breaks are included in your registration. The campus meal hall will not be open for lunch or dinner. We will post some restaurant options here soon, and more information will be available at the welcome table when you get to the conference.

Banquet tickets on sale!