The Canadian Society for Traditional Music is dedicated to the study and
promotion of musical traditions of all communities and cultures, in all their
aspects. The scope of the Society's activities is intended to reflect the
interests of all its members, including ethnomusicologists, folklorists,
performers, music enthusiasts, and the music community at large.
Formed in 1956 as the Canadian Folk Music Society by the eminent
ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau, the Society provides a
national focus for lovers of diverse musical traditions, with annual
conferences held in all regions of the country, from St. John's,
Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From its initial focus
upon First Nations and rural French and English cultures, the Society has
broadened its horizons to encompass musical expressions found
throughout Canada and the world.
Download our brochure for details about the CSTM
and membership information: English
The constitution is available here (Word file) / Notre constitution est ici.
Contact our Executive Committee for more information or assistance.
CSTM/SCTM c/o Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Administrative support is provided by folkwaysAlive!, University of Alberta
in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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