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by CHughey
on November 15, 2012

Perfect for your next concert, seminar or meeting!

The Canadian Music Centre exists to stimulate the awareness, appreciation and performance of Canadian new music by making the music of Canadian composers available through the Centre's collection, information resources, production and distribution services,...

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by TawnieO
on November 6, 2012

Back in September I was invited to give a talk about my compositions at a conference on sacred music at Notre Dame University. I was (of course) thrilled to be invited, and I was absolutely bowled over by the warmth and generosity of the conference organizers. The conference included talks by several other...

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by KWG
on October 30, 2012

On Saturday November 17th, a collection of Canadian and international composers will have their music performed to kick-off a small series of new music concerts in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area for the KWG New Music Collective

This concert is sponsored by the New Music in New Places series...

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by Lindseywallis
on October 11, 2012


The CMC Prairie Region invites emerging composers to enter this annual competition to be produced in February 2013 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Composers age thirty-five and younger as of September 30, 2012 who are current residents of,...

by CHughey
on September 4, 2012

On Saturday September 1 Anne Marie Page, CMC Repertoire Promotions Consultant and I visited http://www.mypianohouse.com/ to test the Steingraeber 7 foot. This one certainly has a lovely voice. More pianos to see though.

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by TawnieO
on August 21, 2012

Spent the day yesterday listening to and taking notes from a recording I made a few weeks ago with Ros Morley, a fellow Canadian and a member of Parthenia, a consort of viols based in New York City for whom I'm writing my next composition. Our meeting was an afternoon of pure delight; Ros and another gamba player...

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on August 10, 2012

The underlying premise of organizations like the CMC is that New Music is a worthwhile cultural enterprise. One rarely, however, encounters justifications for why New Music ought to be treated differently than contemporary pop music. Indeed, uninitiated audiences may wonder why some people make a fuss about...

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on July 18, 2012

Today, when I was on the CBC News website looking around (http://www.cbc.ca), one story in particular caught my attention.
It was the story about the Supreme Court's ruling towards copyright in regards to music. Some of the issues that this ruling...

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on July 17, 2012

Having heard of Mr. Wijeratne's technical prowess, and musicality, I chose to go see his performance with "Skratch Bastid" on "rap night" at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. While the two aforementioned artists, coupled with percussionist David Burton and vocalist Reeny Smith undoubtedly staged a dynamic and...

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on July 11, 2012

I've recently been volunteering at a small, free music day camp at a local church in St. John's. In preparation for my first day of teaching (as I had not taught little kids how to play the violin in a few years), I became fascinated by all of the instructional music books that are available (and a lot of them are...