Connecting communities through music

For 25 years, Prairie Debut has linked Canadian classical musicians and world music artists to over 90 mostly rural communities in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon.

Prairie Debut is the only organization of its kind in Canada, with a purpose of linking Canadian music artists to primarily rural communities and those outside of the larger centres. In 2020, we introduced the Close to Home concept to facilitate concert performances involving local artists.

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2021/2023 Close To Home Artists

Our touring artists will continue to delight audiences in 2022/23.

2023/24 Touring Artists

Fostering musical education and artistic performance is vital to Prairie Debut’s purpose. In addition to our touring and showcase concerts, Prairie Debut presents classical musicians and global music artists at school performances, workshops, private concerts and masterclasses across Western Canada.


Each year, we invite emerging and established Canadian musicians to showcase and tour with Prairie Debut.

Applications open in January 2023.


When you choose to support Prairie Debut with in-kind or financial donations, you provide resources that helps our organization to connect some of Canada’s best world and classical musicians with thousands of people across Western Canada.