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For over 32 years, 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.


Upstream Membership

For the cost of $10 annually, you can become a member of Upstream Music Association. Members enjoy discounts on all events organized by Upstream. Beco…


Riptide online mini festival


New and improvised music for spring – livestream and produced online video music sure to take us far from shore, enjoyed from the safe harbours of our…


Up in The Air

Improvisational music and contemporary circus meet to create a unique Halifax experience with Up in the Air, a gathering of musicians and circus…

The Paul Cram Creation Award

The Upstream Music Association is honoured to create the Paul Cram Creation Award.

With this initiative, Upstream will be able to sustain the memory of Paul Cram and his seminal work in developing Upstream’s activities in Halifax and furthering the performance of the music he loved.

Learn more or Donate to the Award