Calgary Chinese Music Development Association

Calgary Chinese Music Development Association

The Calgary Chinese Music Development Association is a non-profit organization created by a group of enthusiastic music lovers to introduce and promote Chinese music to Calgary and surrounding areas. The association was founded and registered under the name of Calgary Chinese Music Development Association in October, 1998 by Frank Yuen and Paula Pang.

The association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Alberta on April 23, 1999.


The mission of the orchestra is to train and educate adult and youth talent, allowing them to gain a better appreciation and understanding of genuine Chinese music.

The association orchestra includes four sections: bowed-strings, plucked-strings, wind, and percussion. These instruments include traditional and modernized Chinese instruments as well as suitable western instruments.  With over 515 performances to date, the association continues to regularly perform in festivals, fund raising and charitable events in the community. The association has also organized lectures and instrumental classes concentrating on the education of Chinese music.

The adult orchestra, youth orchestra, adult bowed-stings ensemble and youth guzheng ensemble are under the management of the association and perform regularly at events all over the community.

Calgary Chinese Music Performances


Year round

Instrument Exhibit

Instrument Exhibit

Over 75 instruments on display to view



Group and Private

The benefits of music education helps develop language, reasoning, memorization, coordination, discipline and a sense of achievement. Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra and students work together to build camaraderie. Our course programs provide long and short term goals for our students.

Chinese Musical Instrument Classes

Group or Private Music Lessons with Professional Instructors

We provide qualified Chinese musical instrument instructors who have years of experience teaching and performing music. CCMDA offers a wide variety of of instrument classes either group or private, adult or youth. New guzheng, erhu and pipa classes will start in October 2016

Chinese Musical Instrument Presentations

Information about presentations

Our orchestra or any of our ensembles are available for any events or fund raisers. If you would like an unique experience book our orchestra or ensemble today.

News & Events

Oct 2, 2016

Chinese music concert 2016

Erhu Solo, Pipa Solo, Pipa and Guzheng Duet, Small Ensemble of Erhu, Pipa and Guhu. Sunday Oct 2, 2016  7:00p.m. at Boris Roubakine Recital Hall, University of Calgary. READ MORE
Ticket $28.00  call Frank at (403)870-8878 or Paula at (403)607-6218 or buy on line

November 5, 2016

Chinese music concert

Chinese Music Concert 2016
Saturday Nov 5, 2016 6:45p.m.  at Eckhardt - Gramatte Hall (Rozsa Centre)
Ticket $15.00 call Frank at (403)870-8878 or Paula at (403)607-6218

September 9 to October 15, 2016

ILLUMINASIA Lantern and Garden Festival

Calgary Zoo Thursday-Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CCMDA is proud to be apart of the Calgary Zoo's marquee event, ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival. The authentic Chinese lanterns will light up the zoo and create an enchanting evening. CCMDA will provide authentic Chinese musical entertainment at the stage show.