WMCT Artistic Mandate

The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto was established in 1898 to “promote and encourage the study, practice, and knowledge of music in Toronto.”

The WMCT fulfills this mandate now:

  • by presenting an annual series of chamber music concerts (Music in the Afternoon) performed by Canadian and international artists, both established and emerging. As well as thoughtful and virtuosic performances of standard repertoire, each season offers lesser-known music, unconventional instrumental combinations, and complementary technology such as surtitles or video content.
  • by ensuring that programs and decision-making are inclusive and reflect all elements of Toronto, particularly underserved and equity-seeking groups. Artist-led workshops, events for special audiences, and enriching pre-concert lectures reach out to the whole community.
  • by supporting the local music education of young Canadians with scholarships and fellowships, and by offering free admission to secondary and post-secondary students.
  • by giving its Career Development Award to a young Canadian professional every three years (a $25,000 prize and an engagement to perform in the following season).
  • by funding an annual commission and première performance of a chamber work by a Canadian composer.
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