Music That Brings Us Together

Music on Main has developed an international reputation as one of today’s leading-edge classical and contemporary music programmers. Our goal is to create informal, intimate experiences of great music and great musicians with our audience.

It’s an idea both simple and sophisticated: Why restrict quality music to the concert hall?

The Vancouver Sun

About Music on Main

At a Music on Main concert, there’s always great musicians and interesting, engaging music. And there’s always the chance to make new friends, meet the artists, and escape from your to-do list for an hour or two.

Music on Main has produced more than 450 events featuring in excess of 1,000 musicians and 100 world premieres at Heritage Hall on Main Street, the now-closed Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club in Kitsilano, and venues throughout Metro Vancouver. The music has touched the souls of thousands of listeners, and we’ve helped artists from around the world connect with each other, and with Vancouver audiences.

In 2010 we launched the annual Modulus Festival, which “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene” (Gramophone Magazine). November 2-8, 2017, we co-hosted the ISCM World New Music Days 2017.

Our events take place in Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. The Main Street Series happens at Heritage Hall, The Fox Cabaret, and other intimate spaces located in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, in East Vancouver.  Other events take place in unexpected and fun venues throughout Metro Vancouver.

At Music on Main, you’re always welcome.

Board of Directors

KAREN GELMON M.D.
PRESIDENT
Oncologist | BC Cancer Agency

CHRIS SKLAR
VICE PRESIDENT
Principal | Lodge Architecture

MIKE BOWIE
TREASURER
KPMG

MICHAEL JOY
Software Automation Team Lead | Copperleaf Technologies

ANNE STEWART Q.C.
Partner Emerita | Blake, Cassels & Graydon

PETER STANLEY
Lawyer | Grossman & Stanley

GLORIA WONG
Arts Management And Development Consultant

Past Presidents:
ANNE STEWART Q.C. | Partner Emerita – Blake, Cassels & Graydon
PAUL ALTILIA Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia
ALMA LEE, C.M. Founder of Vancouver International Writer’s Festival

Our team

David Pay

Artistic Director

Dave is Music on Main’s founder and Artistic Director, earning a reputation as one of today’s leading-edge concert programmers. He is a frequent curator and speaker at conferences and festivals around the world and served as Artistic Director of ISCM World New Music Days 2017, the largest new music festival in Canada’s history.

Shayna Goldberg

Artistic Planning & Operations Manager

Shayna is responsible for the overall management of MoM’s operations and the planning and production of concerts. She completed her MBA at the Schulich School of Business at York University with a specialized diploma in Arts and Media Management. Shayna holds the position of board treasurer for The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society.

Jarin Schexnider

Audience Services & Administration Manager

Jarin is responsible for managing the MoM’s box office and facilitating administrative operations. A graduate of Bennington College’s Performing Arts programme and UBC’s Master of Archival Studies, she recently founded What Lab, a performance studio and artist development centre located in East Vancouver. Currently on leave.

Joseph Bardsley

Development Manager

Joseph has served as Music on Main’s Development Manager since 2017, and leads the organization’s fundraising efforts across the private sector and all levels of government. He holds a BA in Journalism from Mount Royal University, in Calgary, serves on Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture grant review committee, and is a 2020 alumnus of the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership Program.

Joanna Dundas

Digital Content Strategist

Joanna is responsible for developing and implementing MoM’s digital initiatives. A professional singer and UBC music graduate, Joanna has also served in a variety of roles off-stage: concert, audio and video producer, video director and editor, project manager, facilitator, and strategist. Joanna enjoys creating community-building arts programs and is developing her conducting skills.

Lindsay Dober

Marketing Manager

Lindsay is responsible for the marketing and communication initiatives at Music on Main. Lindsay has worked in the fashion industry and has an education and background in Fashion Marketing, and graduated from the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is continuing her Social Media and Digital Marketing studies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Carolyn Chan

Financial Manger

Carolyn is a Chartered Professional Accountant, who embarked on her first career in corporate finance, specializing in cash flow management, debt management, management of banking relationships, financial modelling, and strategic planning for billion-dollar companies. Carolyn is sought after by the not-for-profit sector, including registered charities, to bring her depth of experience and passion for the arts to organizations requiring proficiency in not-for-profit accounting.