Celebrating 60 Years of Cosmo!

Support the Future of Community Music

With the 60 for 60 Campaign

Our goal is to raise $60 000 that will go directly to funding the future. 

All donations of over $25 are tax deductible, and gifts over $1000 receive special recognition and added donor benefits.

Funds from the 60 for 60 Campaign will allow us to provide essential resources for our 9 ensembles, including:

  • a safe space for folks who need and want music in their lives, including those who may have never participated in ensemble music before.
  • support for new and current members, our ensembles, and guest artists to bring music and connection to those individuals and communities that may not be able to attend a regular concert performance or join a community music organization.
  • update and expand our repertoire through commissions of new works for band, chorus, and handbells by composers in Edmonton, Canada, and around the world
  • purchasing repertoire that reflects the diversity of our city and community.
    Did you know, sets of music can easily cost $200-$300 per piece and commissions can run in the multiple thousands of dollars?
  • secure performance spaces
  • enable transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities to attend CMS events
  • maintain our extensive percussion collection and beautiful pianos
  • help us stay in our wonderful home in Old Strathcona, the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
  • The Beginner Band: a unique program in Canada that enables and educates adults of any background and means to participate in ensemble music making. Under the expert guidance of master educator Dr. Taina Lorenz and professional instrumentalists, people with little to no experience with a wind or percussion instrument can learn how to play and participate in a concert band. This includes training on music literacy, theory, history, ensemble skills and instrument specific lessons. 
    The Beginner Band program costs over $25 000 per year to run, but the benefits are priceless.



DONOR LEVELS and Benefits:

  • Friend of CMS: $25 – $499
  • Music Lover: $500 – $999
  • Community Builder: $1,000+


All donors receive:

  • Recognition in year-end CMS concert Program.
  • Acknowledgment in our Annual Report


Added benefits for Music Lovers

  • A 60th Anniversary Tote Bag
  • Reserved seating at all concerts
  • Two (2) Complimentary Tickets to a CMS Series In-house concert (Christmas, Spring)


Community Builders receive all of the above benefits PLUS

  • Four (4) Complimentary tickets to the Finale Concert


Ways you can contribute using the links below:

  • Donate funds in a multiple of 60 (e.g., $60, $120, $300, $600…) one time or recurring;
  • Purchase apparel from the CMS Merch Store and rep the Society;
  • Buy CMS Grocery Cards! Keep 100% of the card value while CMS receives a donation;
  • Bring 60 people to our Finale concert on June 9, 2024 at the Winspear Centre (tickets on sale soon!); or
  • any way you’d like! Contact engage@cosmopolitanmusic.org to discuss other methods of supporting the Society.


The Cosmopolitan Music Society Store is now open. Celebrate our 60th anniversary and show your Cosmo pride with t-shirts, fleece vests and jackets, soft-shell jackets, and more. 


Did you know that you can purchase grocery store gift cards through Cosmo? We’ve partnered with No Frills, Save On Foods, Sobeys, Safeway, Spinelli Italian Centre Shop, Real Canadian Superstore, and Co-Op to provide grocery cards through our office. 


The best part? Cosmo gets to keep a percentage of the value of the purchase as a donation, and you keep 100% of the face value of the card! It’s a win-win!