The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) has entered into a unique partnership with the French web-based music-learning platform, Meludia.
Starting on December 6, 2017 and for a period of one year, unlimited access to the Meludia web platform of 625 interactive music learning exercises will be made available free of charge to every resident and visitor in Canada, a gift to the nation by the CPO and its Music Director, Rune Bergmann, who have made it their mission to encourage and nurture music literacy in Canada. The CPO wants to enrich the concert experience for all Canadians by fostering deeper engagement in music.
Starting December 6, anyone with a Canadian IP address can log into meludia.com and enter the program free of charge until December 5, 2018. Canadians will benefit from the fun and interactive learning exercises offered on the platform. By using the platform just 15-minutes a day four days per week, a beginner should complete the ‘Discovery’ module in three months, the ‘Intermediate’ module in six months, and the ‘Advanced’ module in 12 months.
In connection with the launch and throughout 2018, a Meludia team from Paris will spend several weeks visiting all regions of Canada, from the Northwest Territories to the Maritimes, introducing the Meludia platform in schools, universities, community centres, retirement homes, Alzheimer and Dementia centres, hospitals, and prisons. This roadshow aims to raise public awareness of the importance of music literacy and the beneficial effects that learning music has upon society, benefits which have been well documented in numerous studies. The intention is to introduce the Meludia platform and its colourful and engaging exercises to as many Canadians and visitors as possible.