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Meet National Music Centre’s President & CEO, Andrew Mosker.

Learn how Andrew and his team at The National Music Centre shifted gears to a virtual presence for music exhibitions and educational programs.

Times of uncertainty encourage innovation.

The Entrepreneur Shift is a series of interviews that dives deeper into the pivots entrepreneurs have made while navigating COVID-19. Each episode, our host, Victoria McQueen, speaks with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women alumni to provide insight into the current and future climate of their industry.

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National Music Centre’s President & CEO, Andrew Mosker

The National Music Centre
The National Music Centre amplifies the love, sharing and understanding of music through preserving a historic collection, public education programs, performances, developing new music with artists, and fostering Canada’s musical community.

What fuels you?

A love for Canada’s vision as a country!  A vision that recognizes its natural beauty, its past and one that aspires to be a model for tolerance, inclusion, equity and freedom on the world stage.  And, the opportunity that I have through the National Music Centre to connect, educate, inspire people from all backgrounds and beliefs through the power of music to help make Canada stronger, equitable and more united.

What are you most proud of?

Two things: One, that Canada now has a “physical home” to share and amplify the inspiring stories about Canada’s people through the lens of music. Secondly, the inspiring team of volunteers, supporters and staff that have made the vision of the National Music Centre come to life through our programs, exhibitions and collections.

What has COVID-19 taught you personally and professionally?

Personally:  It has taught me the importance of staying connected to family and loved ones, to be more focussed on the important stuff, to take self-care seriously and to take time to re-charge and re-inspire myself.

Professionally:  It has taught the importance of resilience, adaptability, creativity and compassion. It has also taught me the need, now more than ever, to be very open to learning from and listening to others in terms of accepting new ways of doing things. Finally, it has taught me to never lose hope!

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Although our EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Canada program is postponed for this year, our commitment to Canada’s entrepreneurs is unstoppable.

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