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Barbara Pritchard's picture
on March 23, 2015

I am drowning in traditional string repertoire at this time of year. (I work as an accompanist at Dalhousie University's Fountain School of Performing Arts.) In an attempt to regain some perspective, I have started work on my next solo show: FANTASTIC! It's a program of piano fantasies by Canadian composers.

dalesorensen's picture
on February 22, 2015

As part of the research for my Canadian Trombone Project, I have uncovered a few interesting statistics:

skibumanne's picture
on February 16, 2015

The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra will feature two world premieres by BC composers at its upcoming concert on February 21, 2015!

HABIBI - The Promised Hand

mjames12's picture
on November 27, 2014

This post appears originally on my blog:
http://mathewsjames.blogspot.com/2014/03/faking-it.html
The musical examples noted here can be found following the above link...

Patrick K's picture
on November 14, 2014

Good day everyone

I’m quite grateful to be among all of you today and mostly because you are all so talented in the art of music. I’d like to introduce myself as a composer but it would be more appropriate to say that I’m more of a leisure classical music composer minus your degree of education in the field...

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by RobertAitkenFlutist
on November 11, 2014

Robert Aitken performed a tour de force in New Zealand … premiering Henry Brant’s “Ghosts and Gargoyles” in a concert with flute orchestra … holding four advanced masterclasses … performing an extensive recital … and lecturing on “Music As A Language”.

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by RobertAitkenFlutist
on November 11, 2014

New College of Florida in Sarasota hosts Robert Aitken’s “Masterclass On The Bay”,
a first for USA flutists. Eight days of group exercises, individual coaching and chamber music culminate with a free public concert featuring class participants and Robert Aitken.

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by Cari Burdett
on October 23, 2014

I am thrilled to announce the pre-release tour for Cari Burdett's Debut Album, Magnolia!

Cari Burdett has been a important figure in the Cowichan Valley Music scene for the past 10 years. This is a very exciting project that brings a forward a genre of music, Dramatic Gyspy Cabaret Songs, that is so close to...

mjames12's picture
on October 3, 2014

The original post appears on my blog http://mathewsjames.blogspot.com/2014/04/solfege-and-how-it-saved-me.html
As well head on over to my...

Barbara Pritchard's picture
on September 9, 2014

I'm really enjoying working on this program. Keith Hamel's "Touch" involves gesture tracking, Jackson Fairfax-Perry's "Wacka-Wacka" involves a bass wah pedal, Bob Bauer's "Hot Toccatas" have a nice, spicy Latin feel and Howard Bashaw's "Toccatella" has a zillion notes. I'm rounding the program off with John Cage'...