Welcome to the Cosmopolitan Music Society

"Cosmo" to our friends!

The Cosmopolitan Music Society of Edmonton has been helping music lovers become music makers since 1963. We host a wide range of ensembles to appeal to all kinds of musical skills and tastes in the pursuit of musical excellence!


At CMS, our goal is to be the program of excellence for community music education and performance in the Edmonton area. Our ensembles rehearse weekly and our dedication to quality has enabled us to tour and perform across North America and Europe.


Get involved with one of our many community ensembles and start playing today!


Cosmopolitan Music Society is a registered non-profit and relies on public and private funding to operate. Your support allows us to continue to bring music to our community.

Upcoming Events

February 12: 

Circles and Smiles: A Dedication Concert in Honour of Alison Wood


The Cosmopolitan Music Society is thrilled to present a FREE dedication concert in honour of Alison Wood and the newly gifted AEW-CMS Handbell Collection.This concert will feature the new CMS Handbell ensembles led by conductors, Tammy-Jo Mortensen and Carol Bergum, and include a special performance of “Circles and Smiles” by local composer John Hooper. This piece was written specifically for Alison, and it is a pleasure to be able to perform it for her.

As a tribute to the people who are pillars of handbell education and performance in our community, Alison inscribed each of their names on the handle of a bell in the AEW-CMS Handbell Collection. We have invited each of the inscriptees and their families to attend the dedication concert. In a touching finale, each inscriptee will be invited to join the CMS Handbell ensembles on “their” bell, for a rousing massed-bell performance. This is a spectacle you don’t want to miss!

Tickets are Available for Free via Showpass. Space is limited to claim your today!


Cosmo hosts and performs at various events throughout the season. Check out our calendar to learn more!

Become a Member

Come out and play with us - and keep your day job!

Every one is welcome – The Cosmopolitan Music Society (“Cosmo”) gives amateur adult musicians and singers the opportunity to learn and perform quality jazz big band, concert band and choral music.

Under professional music direction, our concert bands and choirs perform at all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. Jazz Big Band is for novice to advanced, and Jazz Orchestra is by audition only. 

Our season begins with rehearsals starting in early September and running through to early June, with a break at Christmas.

All of our ensembles enjoy a variety of musical repertoire.

Even if you're not playing with us, you can still

Support Us

Cosmo relies on patrons and donors like you to operate our full range of music programming.  As a non-profit and registered charity, we have a variety of ways you can support our operations through both money and time. 

Contact us today to donate and help keep the music alive!

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