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We honour and acknowledge the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who have a Treaty relationship with Canada.


NMC is a leader in promoting, performing and showcasing innovative, world-class contemporary music. Established in 1971 by Robert Aitken and Norma Beecroft, and for almost 50 years presenting some of the most significant new compositions in the Canadian and international repertoire, NMC has a unique place in the history of music in Canada. We are now embarking on a bold and exciting new chapter as we celebrate 50 years under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Aitken, and transition over the coming years to our new Artistic Director, Brian Current.


NMC presents an annual subscription concert series, including many world and Canadian premieres as well as commissioned works by emerging and established Canadian and international composers. NMC's activities include education, outreach, mentoring programs, video and audio recordings  and touring. We are committed to a future of working with artists from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized and racialized communities.