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by Matthew Fava
on September 26, 2016

This week we catch up with new Associate Composer, Tyler Versluis. Tyler grew up in St. Catharines Ontario, and is now studying and working in Toronto. Tyler always struck me as the kind of person who is unwilling to take the spotlight unless he is standing in it with several other people. Currently...

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by Matthew Fava
on September 21, 2016

In this series of blog posts, we get to know some of the Associate Composers who have joined the CMC in Ontario Region. This week, we speak with Roydon Tse. Apart from his extensive activities in Canada and abroad, we at the CMC have a...

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by Mary Knickle
on September 9, 2016

Just getting acquainted with the website. I'm snowed under with composition projects and teaching and will get my works submitted as soon as possible.

Keep an eye out - November 5th and 6th I am directing the Opera Noyes Fludde to be performed in Nova Scotia. Will post more specific dates.

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on August 25, 2016

By Gloria Lipski

You can hear a performance of Mother Too by using your free CMC account and listening to an archived performance on Centrestreams.

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by wilbeau
on August 19, 2016

Last week I gave workshops at Classical Guitarfest West every morning from 9–10 am. These were labeled as warm-up and technique but I chose to work on concentration.

When we work on pieces repeatedly they improve to a point and then our mind begins to wander. We think of groceries that must be picked up for...

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by wilbeau
on August 1, 2016

It is useful to think of the music we learn as gifts. Sometimes they are gifts from bygone times, like music from 1820; sometimes they are from living composers. Our mothers taught us to be gracious when receiving presents because it engenders gratitude, which in turn helps the gift cycle continue. Even if we...

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by John Burke
on July 21, 2016

Delighted to have received confirmation that thanks to a Canada Council Grants to Artists I will be able to continue my exploration of Asian music that began with Balinese music in 2012 and continued with Korean traditional music in 2013 and Thai music in 2014. This grant will allow me to attend the Madras Music...

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by wilbeau
on July 20, 2016

I believe we have to rehearse differently depending on our state of mind. In order to process lots of data effectively we must be alert and have the necessary energy to do so. For this reason learning new pieces or new habits requires more energy while reviewing older pieces takes less.

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by wilbeau
on July 11, 2016

Sitting down to practice we might consider what we can learn today. It might be as simple as getting a feel for the piece, or more complicated like keeping to an exam preparation schedule. We might consider our state of mind be it haggard or alert and full of energy. Time constraints are another factor we might...