Wednesday, March 7, 2018

in preperation for the upcoming elections at the GMMQ's board of directors

It is essential that your personal informations are uptodate and accurate in our files, including your email address, to make sure everyone receives all the documentation we'll send regarding the upcoming elections at the GMMQ and ask for your entire collaboration to do so. Best regards.

ReminderIt's tomorrow!


As part of the Mois de la justices, Clinique juridique Juripop with Montreal's CAVAC and the Association des Juristes progressistes offers a second edition of free legal consultations for victims of sexual agressions nature, Wednesday, February 28, in the CAVAC's office. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet specialized lawers in civil law and criminal law, as well as social workers.


The consultations will occur on Wednesday, Februry 28 | 1 pm to 9 pm

CAVAC's office | 6472, boul. Saint-Laurent





To all Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) members, as part of the Mois de la justices, Clinique juridique Juripop offers free legal advices, this Thursday, February 22, in the UDA's office. Places are limited.

To register, click here.

To know ore about the Mois de la justice, click here.

Alain Trudel receives the ITA Award

The ITA has great pleasure in announcing winners for awards for 2018. The International Trombone Association has several awards it bestows each. Among the individual awards, the ITA Award is presented every year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, and the ITA has great pleasure in announcing the winner for 2018: Alain Trudel.

The ITA Award recognizes the highest level of creative and artistic output in areas such as performance, composition, arranging, teaching, conducting, research and/or service.

Source :



"CATSA knows that instruments can be rare and fragile, and wants to work with you to make sure you, and your instrument, arrive safely at your destination. Here’s what you need to know, and the steps you can take, to make the security-screening process harmonious."

Please get hold of the CATSA fact sheet "Tuning up for airport security" for traveling musicians. 


Dear all, here's an important message from the OSM administration addressed to all musicians, contract workers and administration members who have worked at the OSM in the past

To: All former musicians and contract workers of the OSM
From: OSM management
Date: January 31, 2018
Subject: Inquiry into sexual harassment in the OSM workplace

Ladies and gentlemen,

This past December 23, the Executive Committee of the OSM, in an emergency session, decided to launch an independent inquiry bearing on sexual harassment in the workplace. The mandate of the external investigator is to establish the facts, to provide support for the victim-complainants and to convey to the Executive Committee the appropriate recommendations.

This inquiry does not concern only the current personnel of the OSM but additionally all those who have worked here before, be they musicians, contract workers or members of the administrative staff. In that perspective, and in agreement with the Musicians Committee, the OSM has entrusted to Ms. Louisiane Gauthier, a psychologist with enormous experience in the field, the mandate of acting as a resource person at the disposal of people seeking to lodge a complaint of sexual harassment, in the framework of their activities at the OSM, on the part of an executive, an employee or someone contractually associated with the Orchestra.

People concerned are invited to contact Ms. Gauthier in complete confidentiality at the following address: She will then, with due respect to the confidentiality of the process, be in touch with the investigator in order to inform him or her of receipt of the complaint. It is she who will make the connection between the investigator and the complainant to find suitable dates, times and places for meetings, in which she will not participate.

Ms. Gauthier will at no time be able to inquire about the facts or the identity of the witness or witnesses concerned. Her role also excludes any possibility of issuing any opinion whatsoever as to the validity of the complaint or lack thereof. She will act exclusively as administrative intermediary between the complainant and the external investigator.

The investigation process established aims at ensuring the seriousness and the airtightness of the undertaking, notably the confidentiality of testimony, if that is what the people concerned wish. More than ever, the OSM recognizes its obligation to maintain a work climate free of harassment and to ensure a healthy and stimulating environment.

Very sincerely,
Madeleine Careau
Chief Executive Officer of the OSM

1600, rue Saint-Urbain Montréal (Québec) H2X 0S1 T 514 840-7400 F 514 842-0728 


Open house at the Université de Montréal Music Faculty 

This Sunday, January 28, 10 am to 4 pm 

This Open House is the not-to-be-missed opportunity to:

- meet th teachers and music program managers;

- learn and discover all about the Music and Musicology Baccalaureates, the new Music & Arts Certificate and the short programs in Music, history and society;

- attend rehearsals with Opera workshop, Chamber Music, Jazz Combo and Jazz Guitars Ensemble; 

- take part at conferences on the Study Programs and Admissions Exams

For mor info, click here




The Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec is proud to announce the names of the three recipients, among those who had enterely paid their 2018 annual subscription before December 21st, which will be reimboursed!

The draw took place under the watchful eyes of Luc Fortin, president, Éric Lefebvre, secretary-treasurer, Bernard Leblanc, AFM and Mario Lacoursière, financial director.

And the winners are:

#01189 Jean-Paul Brosseau

#03475 Thomas M. Davidson

#09695 Andrew Maruzzella




The Conseil québécois de la musique presents

two workshops for witch there's only a few places left :

Prevention of professionnal musician injuries

! This workshop won't be back before Winter 2020 !

- January 25, 2018, 9am to 5 pm

8 places still available


Taxation for independant workers


January 27 & 28, 2018, 9am to 5 pm

places still available

-  February 17 & 18, 2018, 9am to 5 pm

places still available






Buffet Crampon is internationaly renowned in the fabrication of wind instruments, especially for its clarinettes, used by internationally renowed artists. With a unique savoir-faire gained over nearly two centuries, the institution has developed around a know-how of exceptional instrument manufacture, allowing jazz, blues and classical musicians to express their full potential.

Established in Canada, Buffet Crampon is currently looking for an ambassador, passionate about wind instruments, who will take part as an ambassador to clients and professionnals in the field, in order to increase the standing and attractivity of all the group brands, in Ontario and in Québec

Read the full description here.

 Le - Libre de penser

8 janvier 2018 | Marie-Lise Rousseau | Actualités culturelles

Sexual harassment: Ottawa and the CCA revise their financing policy

The Federal Institutions want to make sure that the cultural world promote an respectfull work environnement.

Lire la suite...


The Guilde wishes to inform its members that some audition opportunities posted in their reserved section in the GMMQ website have been modified.




Jointly with several artists and producers' associations as well as groupings from the cultural field, the Guilde is proud signatory of the DECLARATION FOR A HARASSMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT

"On the occasion of this forum on sexual harassment organized by the government, we wish to publicly declare our commitment (towards setting up mechanisms that will allow everyone to create and work in all safety). We are convinced that many other organizations will sign and promote this declaration as more than ever before, it is time for vigilance, respect for individuals and time to set up concreate measures to ensure their safety." 

Press release here

To take part in the discussion on social medias: #zerotolerance 





The Guilde's next 2018 Plenary Forum

announced for the end of January

are postponed to an ulterior date

which will soon be confirmed.





The GMMQ annual magazine was released on November the 3rd and will be diffused across the Quebec.

This year the magazine will cover the topic of the digital and the copyrights

Read the Entracte


This morning, the GMMQ meets with 7 other associations representing producers, artists and artisans, from the arts community, as well as the Minister of Culture, to talk about the situation of the misconduct and harassment denunciations that took place these last weeks. 

Read the press release

News - Collective Agreements

The new Collective Agreement between the SRC and the FCM will be soon available. 

If you want more information, please reach the service member. 



For Immediate Release 

 In the wake of the recents events and the #MoiAussi movement, Juripop, in collaboration with the main professional unions of the artistic community; l’UDA, la Guilde des musiciens, la SARTEC, l’ARRQ, l’AQTIS, la SPACQ and other socio-legal partners will hold a free legal and social clinic this Friday night and Saturday all day at the Centre d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels (CAVAC).

read the press release 

Following the events of last week, the GMMQ provides a list of free and confidential helpline that you can consult if you have been the victim of aggression or harassment.

Temporary line of denounciation set up at SPVM

CAVAC (Centre d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels)
1-866 LE CAVAC

CALACS (Centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel)

Groupe d’aide et d’information sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail

Ligne-ressource pour les victimes d'agressions sexuelles, bilingue, sans frais, en tout temps

CRIPHASE (organisme pour hommes)


  You can also join the clinique Juripop, if you want more information about the legal process on harassment and sexual assault.


Greater Montreal Area

450-845-1637 # 245.

Provincial toll-free line:

1-855-JURIPOP #245





The first-ever held in North America

From May 11 - 14, 2017 in MONTREAL


Hosted by the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), this major event will see musicians from symphony and opera orchestras as well as chamber ensembles get together to address current issues, such as the impact of digital technology on the work of orchestras, the value of orchestras around the world and new business models.



To register and obtain your password, please write to the following address:

* Eligibility requirements are available on the website:  


The GMMQ is pleased to announce that maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the official Ambassador of the  International Orchestras Conference, May 11 to 14, 2017 in Montreal.
This event organized by the GMMQ and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) will be the first in North America!
Thanks to LaPresse for its nice article which officially launches preparations for the IOC 2017. LaPresse is always present to highlight the appointment of cultural and musical world.
Now, visit our website:
Long live to the music !