MPTF 2024 Scholarships Now Open (March 1 – May 31)

MPTF Scholarships back for a fourth year!  The scholarship applications are open from March 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024. The criteria for the two funds are the following:  Music Family Scholarship: 75 scholarships @ $1,000 Have at least one parent in good standing as a member of an AFM Local, or be a member of […]

P2 Visa Process, Fee and Form Updates March 2024

  Please see the following update from the Canadian Federation of Musicians Office, March 2024 regarding fee increases starting March 22.  For Regular Processing it is recommended you submit your P2 package 90 calendar days prior first gig. Provide a $460 USD money order, payable to “Department of Homeland Security”. (Starting April 1st. US Immigration is increasing the fee from $460 […]

Good Life Fitness Corporate Membership Available to Members

As a member of the CMA you can access a corporate membership at GoodLife Fitness.  GoodLife Fitness Application How-To: 1.Go to the link: In the first box “Who Do You Work For” enter: Canadian Federation of Musicians In the second box, enter your AFM number (contact the office if you need your number) Click “Confirm” Click […]

E-Transfer Payment Option

To pay by e-transfer, send the funds to ; no password is required. We still accept cash, cheques and Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card payments. To pay by debit or credit card, please contact the office at 587 437 8439.

MPTF Music Family Scholarship 2023

The Music Performance Trust Fund’s 2021 Music Family Scholarship OVERVIEW A scholarship fund utilizing the assets of the recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (“MPTF”) was established in June 2020 to encourage the children of professional musicians to pursue higher education and to become leaders in their chosen fields. In the second year of such […]

P2 Visa Update – Clarification for musicians returning from the US.

THIS IS NOT AN EXEMPTION LETTER OIC 50: 2021-0313 Dear Alan Willaert, Thank you for your correspondence seeking an exemption from the COVID-19 related travel restrictions on behalf of performers travelling to the US for work. Please accept our apologies for our delayed response. The Government of Canada implemented restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measures […]


Presented by the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, this interactive, free virtual workshop is hosted by artists Von Bieker and Amelie Patterson who will talk about at what it takes for an artist to present a successful live-stream concert. Discussion will include: 1) Video considerations 2) Sound considerations 3) Platform and monetization considerations 4) Marketing […]

2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award

2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award   JazzYYC and the Calgary Musicians Association are offering a $1000.00 scholarship to an individual who is a working jazz musician.  This scholarship is to be used to further the applicant’s studies in jazz (i.e. tuition fees, private lesson fees, workshop fees etc.).   The applicant’s proposal will: present […]

Alberta Culture Days Grants

The intake for 2021 Alberta Culture Days grant applications is now open. Alberta Culture Days will once again be celebrated from September 1 to 30, 2021 to align with and complement Month of the Artist. National Culture Days will be celebrated from September 24 to October 24. For more info visit: Alberta Culture Days Grant […]

Alberta moves into full Step 2 of Path Forward

Albertans can now enjoy reduced public health restrictions while strong measures remain in place to protect hospitals and limit the spread of COVID-19. There’s good news for musicians too!!! Full details below: Alberta moves into full Step 2 of Path Forward |