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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.


Open Waters Festival 2023

We are excited to share with you the poster and brochure for the 2023 Open Waters Festival! With 19 extraordinary events taking place at five…


Up in the Air - The UNKNOWN

Upstream and Breaking Circus present the video series Up in the Air, exploring the "Unknown" created during collaborative workshops in October 2021.…


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…

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