Building connections in the community


Clarinetist Jana Starling leads workshop at Owen Sound District Secondary School.
Clarinetist Jana Starling leads workshop at Owen Sound District Secondary School.

As part of SweetWater's long history of supporting music education and outreach, Access Music is a new initiative to further these efforts in Grey and Bruce. 

Access Music aims to...                                                                              Improve coordination and collaboration and address the need for musician audience development in Grey Bruce.                                 Provide better access to music and learning opportunities for disadvantaged children youth, families, and community members. 

Access Music Updates

SweetWater Receives Funding for Access Music 3

Community Foundation Grey Bruce provides funds for next phase of music outreach initiative. READ HERE

Access Music Alive in Our Community

Next Wave Showcase Puts Spotlight on Young, Emerging Talent

Find out more about SweetWater's new concert featuring aspiring, emerging  musicians from Grey Bruce and beyond. DETAILS HERE

In April 2019, SweetWater held its first-ever Access Music Fair featuring 34 exhibitors. FULL STORY  HERE


SweetWater Provides Local Students with Unique Learning Experiences During Workshops

Mark Fewer and Jana Starling visited schools in Owen Sound  and worked with Owen Sound Music for Youth in March 2018. FULL STORY HERE

Festival featured musician Dean McNeill leads a brass class at Notre Dame in Owen Sound during SweetWater 2018.
Festival featured musician Dean McNeill leads a brass class at Notre Dame in Owen Sound during SweetWater 2018.

SweetWater 2018 Featured Musicians Visit Three Schools in Grey County

During the 2018 Festival week, three featured performers went out to local schools. It also included the first-ever school visit conducted in French by Quator Despax. 

Students Benefit from SweetWater String Workshops

Find out more about three string workshops by Edwin Huizinga at area schools as part of Access Music. READ HERE.


 A pathway to music education and appreciation created at the Access Music Round Table 2 on February 12, 2017.
A pathway to music education and appreciation created at the Access Music Round Table 2 on February 12, 2017.

Access Music Round Table Two Develops Pathway for Music Education and Appreciation

Thanks to participation of many people within our local music community, a pathway was created at the Access Music Round Table Two in February, 2017. See full report from the session below. 

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Access Music Round Table Report from October 23, 2016
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