National Music Centre

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National Music Centre

The Taylor Family Foundation is proud to be affiliated with this exciting and innovative project. Music has always been an integral part of Calgary’s cultural scene and we are thrilled to be among NMC supporters. The NMC will be an evolving reward, not only for Calgarians, but for all Canadians.

- Don Taylor

The National Music Centre (NMC) is a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. In its new home at Studio Bell, NMC will preserve and celebrate Canada’s music story and inspire a new generation of music lovers through programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation, and exhibitions.

A donation from The Taylor Family Foundatoin went towards construction of the new building, Studio Bell, which began in 2013. The National Music Centre officially opened on Canada Day, July 1, 2016.

The National Music Centre:

  • Has a collection spanning 450 years of music history in Canada.
  • Is 160,000 square-feet.
  • Incorporates the revitalized King Edward Hotel.
  • Houses over 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts.
  • Organizes exhibitions and daily performances.
  • Offers a 300-seat performance hall.
  • Features a "living collection" with its artist-in-residence spaces.

Visit the Studio Bell - National Music Centre website.