A look inside the halls of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Canadian musicians Alan Doyle and Jim Cuddy joined Calgary's Mayor Nenshi, Alberta's Lt.-Governor Lois Mitchell and other special guests during the first performance at the National Music Centre. At this special media preview event the whole building was open for photographers to wander and capture the essence of the newly opened building.

The National Music Centre opens to the public on July 1 with a special Canada Day event, featuring free admission and tours of the building. The NMC is sure to become a central fixture in the Canadian music scene, and features collections of music and memorabilia from throughout Canada's history.

All photos by Jodi Brak