Check out our album

TCML has released a digital album, featuring works by our 2017 participants, on By purchasing this album, you support TCML operating costs that keep participant fees low. In 2018, TCML will endeavour to use this revenue to support specific accessibility costs—such as child care—in order to reduce barriers to artist participation. 

How to help

If you'd like to support the work that we do, you can help in the following ways. Unfortunately, at this time we can not offer a charitable tax credit receipt. 


We aim to keep our workshop as accessible as possible, and are grateful for any contributions that help us keep costs low for participants. You can online donate through the button below or mail a cheque to: Toronto Creative Music Lab -17 Dyvnor Road, Toronto ON M6W 3E7.


Volunteer time or resources

The TCML team is comprised entirely of volunteers; we also rely on contributions from our community to help facilitate our programming. 

  • Volunteer! Help in the kitchen or at concerts during TCML 2018
  • Give resources! Provide food and kitchen supplies, or high-end music and audio equipment

Are there other ways you can support TCML? Contact about these and other contributions that you would like to make. 


"[TCML] gave me the chance to collaborate with composers, get feedback, gain new insight.”  Grace, performer in 2016 and 2017

"It forced me out of my comfort zone. I otherwise wouldn’t have had such a push to try new things.”  Jossée, performer in 2016 and 2017

"I appreciated the focus on accessibility and the creation of discussion around topics that don’t typically come up in an art music context...I had the opportunity to revisit past practices in chamber music performance and work with some really wonderful musicians and composers."  Melody, 2016 panelist and performer

"During a time when the usual music scene is taking a breather, this program is just the thing to fill in some of the gaps, and build potentially fruitful musical relationships."  The WholeNote magazine, 2016

TCML 2017 was supported by

Toronto Arts Council
SOCAN Foundation

918 Bathurst Centre for Arts, Culture, Media and Education
Canadian Music Centre
Jumblies Theatre
Contact Contemporary Music
Volta Espresso
Long & McQuade
HHB Canada

Musicworks magazine
The WholeNote magazine
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

The following list contains the names of the wonderful and generous people who contributed money, time, beds, equipment, expertise, and advice to the TCML 2017. Thank you so much: 

Jonathan Adjemian, Martin Arnold, Amahl Arulanandam, Jimmy Au, James Bailey, Jim Beninger, Byron Bellows, Kate Betts-Wilmott, Stephen Bitaxi, Alan Black, Luca Capone, David Cecchetto, Stephanie Chua, Jenn Collins, Lucy and Nick Consiglio, Tim Crouch, Ian Cusson, David Dacks, Mark DiGiandomenico, Paul DiGiandomenico, Elisha Denburg, Benjamin Dietschi, Robert Dutton, Cheryl Duvall, Menon Dwarka, Sanya Eng, Susan and Claudio Fava, Elizabeth Fava, Carly Gordon, Amy Gottung, Phoebe Green, Josh Grossman, Glenn Hodgins, Anna Höstman,  Ivana Jokic, Adam Kirkham, Emilie LeBel, Christopher Mayo, Rob Macdonald, Chelsea McBride, Patrick McGraw, Chris McDonald, André Mestre, August Murphy-King, Ronald P, Gregory Oh, Juliet Palmer, Monica Pearce, James Rolfe, Ryan Scott, the Shaffer family, Saman Shahi, John Mark Sherlock, Bekah Simms, Robin Smith, Damo Suzuki, Chris Thornborrow, Rick Valenzano, Andrzej Tereszkowski, Cathy Walshe, Ilana Waniuk, Katherine Watson, Xuan Ye