Welcome to the SSMU Musician's Collective Website!!

We are a student service of the SSMU (Students' Society of McGill University).

The SSMU Musicians Collective is a musicians network promoting and facilitating musical opportunities at McGill University and beyond.

Whether you are looking to play with others, form a band/group, teach, learn or perform, we are here to help you find the right people and opportunities.

We also act as a referral service for organisers who require musicians for their events.

Stay tuned for updates, including jam schedules, special events, and more.


Mar. 19th, 2015

Hosted by The Musicians Collective, Jam for Justice McGill, Symphonic Band, and Counterpoint, we present to you the 2015 Streets Have No Name Charity Concert featuring our very own McGill bands! The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Montreal charity group, Dans La Rue, which seeks to aid homeless youth in Montreal. A portion of the tickets sold will also go to the bands who are performing.


Opening Acoustic Act:
Magi Merlin

Lunch Hour Husbands
The History of Gunpowder
EMPEROR T and the Suspenders
Oh No! Yoko

Doors open at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 25th at Petit Campus. Tickets are priced at $10 each or two for $15 - so bring a friend! To check out more details, secure tickets, or take a look at the awesome lineup of bands we have in store, see our Facebook event here. This is one amazing show you do not want to miss! See you there!

Apr. 7th, 2014

Last Jam Session of the Semester!
On April 9th, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm the Musicians Collective is having their last jam session of the semester! Come chillax and unwind and enjoy some drinks and noms. We recently had a chance to spruce up the jam room and we're excited to show it off so do stop by if you can! The jam room is located in room SB-18 in the SSMU building (Floor S2). Check out the Facebook event here to RSVP and get more information.

Jan. 29th, 2014

Open Mic Night at Gerts!

On Thursday, February 6th, from 6-9pm the Musicians Collective is hosting an Open Mic at Gerts! Participants will be allowed to perform about three songs. If you know you're interested and would like a spot to perform, please let us know by email or Facebook message on our page. We'll respond and give you a time slot. Towards the end of the night, we'll likely open the stage up to anyone who wants to play, but didn't sign up in advance. Check out the Facebook event here to RSVP and get more information.

Jan. 17th, 2014

SSMU Musicians Collective Meet & Greet: Winter 2014

Join us for another awesome jam, enjoy food and drinks and mingle with old, new and future members of the Musicians Collective! The Meet & Greet will be held on January 23rd in the Musicians Collective Jam Room (located at room SB18 on floor S2 of the SSMU Building), from 5:00-8:00 pm. Maybe you just joined McGill this semester, maybe you're just here on exchange, or maybe you simply didn't get a chance to join our Meet & Greet last semester - either way, you are all welcome, new, old and future members alike! There will be food, drinks, and instruments to jam. This is also a great chance to find out more about the SSMU Musicians Collective, meet the team behind the scenes and check out our jam space! Join the Facebook event to RSVP and get more information.

Sep. 19th, 2013

SSMU Musicians Collective Meet & Greet

The Musicians Collective is holding our bi-annual Meet and Greet on September 30th in B-29 of SSMU from 5:00-9:00 pm. If you're new to the Collective, or are looking to meet other members in the Collective, this is a great way to do it! There'll be some introductions from the Executives, some food, some drinks, and hopefully some music-playing. There's a Facebook event, too, just so you can check it out and get some more details.

Feb. 23rd, 2013

Streets Have No Name Benefit Concert... Save the date!
Jam for Justice and the SSMU Musicians Collective have teamed up to present Streets Have No Name! Join us for a special concert benefitting the performing artists and Dans La Rue at Cafe Chaos (Metro Berri-UQAM) on March 20. This special night will feature performances by some of McGill's top bands.
Visit the Facebook event for tickets, promotions and updates!
Tickets can be purchased from us, the bands, Cafe Chaos, or Jam for Justice.

Get your ticket for $8 instead of $10 by 'liking' our Facebook Page.
Once you've done that (or if you already have in the past), send us a Facebook message to claim your discounted ticket!
We'll only be giving the discounted price to the first 25 people to take advantage of the promotion, so don't dilly dally.

Feb. 12, 2013

Page back up! (Obviously)
We apologize that the site has been down for a couple of weeks as we were experiencing technical difficulties.

Jam Space situation
This semester has presented a few hurdles but perhaps we'll be better for it in the end. The jam space was out of commission due to construction, and though construction is finished, there are issues with key access that need to be addressed before we formalize an availability schedule.
Therefore, until further notice, if you would like to use it, please book in advance via email by sending us a time that you wish to use it and other relevant details. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

Check out our New Facebook Page!
We decided to make the transition from a 'group' to a 'page' for various reasons, mostly in hopes that it will serve us better. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Nov. 16, 2012

Winter Concert Survey
The Musicians Collective will be organizing a concert to take place in the winter semseter for our members. We want your input! Click hereto fill out our very brief survey, asking questions about where the event should take place, and what kind of performances there should be. We'd really appreciate it if you let us know because we're hoping to put on an event that everyone in the Collective will enjoy, and it'll only take around a minute to fill out. Thanks!

Nov. 12, 2012

Jam Space Construction :(
SSMU has begun construction on the sub-basement of the Shatner building where our jam space is, and therefore all bookings and jams are cancelled until further notice. When it is again available, we will be sure to let you know in the weekly listserv.

September 20, 2012

POP Symposium is offering two interesting and !free! panel discussions this week:
A unique opportunity to meet some of the most important figures in the music supervision, sync and licensing industries from throughout North America. Limited spaces, RSVP: symposium@popmontreal.com
Friday Sept. 21, 2012. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. POP Headquarters, 3450 St. Urbain.


Pop Montreal Panelists: Nikolaos Bardanis (Ubisoft) John Bissell (Mothlight Music), Tony Scudellari (Sony TV) and Andrea Von Foerster (Firestarter Music).
Panelists will illuminate and contextualize "Replacements" in music licensing as they lead their productions through this process and teach them that yes, they can love again.
Thursday Sept. 20, 2012. 12:15 - 1:45. POP Headquarters, 3450 St. Urbain.

Hey CD/Vinyl junkies: this Thursday, September 20th CKUT will be selling HUNDREDS of CDs and Vinyl Records!
They'll be set up outside of McConnell Engineering Building on McGill Campus.
Come hang anytime between 11AM-5PM.

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We are looking for instruments!

The SSMU Musician's Collective is hoping to acquire donated musical instruments for an instrument bank. They will be made available to students at jams and events. In particular we are looking for an electric guitar, a keyboard, and amplifiers, but any donation will be accepted with the greatest amount of gratitude!