Music, Sound, and Society in Canada (MSSC) is a research centre exploring the complex ways that music and sound are shaped by, and help to shape, our pluralistic society. The Centre is committed to community-engaged scholarship and research-creation for social transformation.

Central themes include decoloniality, anti-racism, accessibility, and environment. How are institutions of music and sound implicated in maintaining unjust social structures in Canada? How can music and sound arts help us to negotiate across difference and distance? How can we foster a more equitable culture of musical pedagogy, creation, and labour in Canada? Learn more about us.


We support a wide variety of research initiatives exploring the connections among music, sound, and society in Canada. We are especially interested in projects that engage and collaborate with community partners and that explore practice-based research methodologies.

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LiSTEN: Listening to Social Transformation through Engagement Network

Resonance: Towards a Community-Engaged Model of Research-Creation

Re-imagining the Global Music Ensemble

Expanding the Music Circle through Networked Improvisation