Musical Camps for Kids – Bringing Music to Children

The CPO provides musical education to children and families in need, through the Musical Camps for Kids program. This program gives children, who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance to see and experience the thrill of live music.

Each year, CPO musicians perform over 100 times at 15 locations across Calgary, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Inn From the Cold, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Calgary Police Services’ MASST program, Mustard Seed, YMCA, YWCA, and more.

As part of the program, we offer the CPO’s Instrument Discovery Zoos; children can visit different stations, each featuring a different musician and instruments. The kids have the opportunity to try out the instruments, with some coaching from CPO Musicians, or compose their own short piece of music, which the musician will play for them.

“You can see it build their confidence – a lot of times they might not be encouraged to do something like this.”-Jeremy Clark, supporter, on Musical Camps for Kids

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