Welcome to Upstream Music!

For over 29 years, the Upstream Music Association has been creating pan-genre orchestral nujazz, beyond classical, cyber world, experimental music improvisation, composition & conduction ensembles, concert series, festivals, recordings, workshops and symposia in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Spotlight on Geordie Haley

Geordie began playing with Upstream in 2009. In his opinion, Upstream music is the perfect blend of modern jazz and modern classical music which encourages new composition and improvisation techniques.

RECAP: Open Waters Festival

Thanks to our wonderful members, musicians, artists, staff members, sponsors and of course, our audience members, we have broken our attendance records once again for Open Waters Festival 2019!

Open Waters Festival '19

Upstream Music Association Presents
The Annual Open Waters Festival ‘19
January 4 - 9, 2019
Four Halifax locations, 24 extraordinary events.
At the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, The Marquee Club and King’s College Alumni Hall

New Music for the New Year
Never the same river twice…Upstream Music Association welcomes you to the Open Waters Festival 2019