After more than two years of planning, we are very proud to officially launch our biggest project ever! CADME, along with our education partner Arts Commons, is very excited to be bringing the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra to Calgary as part of the TD Jazz series!


Considered to be among the most important ensembles in the history of jazz and the development of music in North America, we are pleased to present an exclusive and private concert for students at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, we are excited to offer a workshop opportunity on Thursday, April 14 for high school jazz ensembles that attend the concert.


Please see the attached documents for more information as well as your opportunity to secure tickets for your students now.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Ticket Order Form


Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Workshop Registration





Here are a few other dates and opportunities we would like to share and remind you about:


-Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29 – CADME Vocal Jazz Workshop with Grammy nominated Jeremy Fox and others. Each participating school will host a workshop and perform at Lord Beaverbrook on the evening of January 29.  Stay tuned for details.

-Wednesday, April 13 – CADME’s landmark project of the year – The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – private concert for students at the Jack Singer Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ticket orders for block bookings by schools will be out soon. This is for all students from elementary through high school – ticket orders will include room for adult supervisors to reflect board policies.

-Wednesday, April 14 – Mid-day workshop for high school jazz ensembles with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.  CADME and Arts Commons will provide pre-study materials for these students.  They MUST attend the concert on the 13 and have completed the pre-study.






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CADME was founded in 2003 with the mandate of enhancing music education programs in schools. We are pleased to continue to provide outstanding opportunities for music teachers and students. Please visit the Events section of the website for information about upcoming CADME events.

Currently, due to the hard work and generosity of many volunteers, we have funding available for music education projects for schools hoping to enhance their music programs. CADME membership is open to any individual or organization who has an interest in music education in the greater Calgary area. For information about funding, please visit the Members page.