The Canadian University Music Society (MusCan, formerly CUMS) / Société de musique des universités canadiennes (MusCan, formerly SMUC) was incorporated in 1989, but its beginnings can be traced to two small conferences held in 1963 and 1964 at Stanley House (New Richmond, Quebec). These meetings brought together a group of artists, music scholars, and members of various cultural organizations in order to exchange views and ideas about contemporary issues affecting music in Canada. The result of the dialogue among the participants was the establishment in 1965 of the Canadian Association of University Schools of Music (CAUSM) / Association canadienne des écoles universitaires de musique (ACEUM).[1] The objectives of this new society included the following:

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