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The CMC score reading club is a free series of events organized by staff and volunteers of the Ontario regional office. Each event takes place in Chalmers House, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, and includes performances and presentations about music written by associate composers of the CMC.

The audience is treated to a passionate and informed discussion of each piece, and there is an opportunity for questions and dialogue with each presenter. Each piece is either performed live or as an archival recording. Scores are made available in printed form, and also projected within the room so that audience members can follow along; however, reading music is not a requirement for attendance!

Check the CMC website regularly to learn about upcoming sessions.

Do you want to present at the Score Reading Club?

Anyone with an active interest in contemporary music can be a presenter; past participants have been musicians, researchers, journalists, composers, and students. If you have a favourite piece of contemporary Canadian Music that you would like to share, this is a great opportunity. If you are interested in participating in the Score Reading Club please contact the Ontario Regional Office.

Here is a summary of previous Score Reading Club Events:


January 26 2015
The Score Reading Club presents Form Archimage by Howard Bashaw
The Score Reading Club also presents Gradus Ad Buczynskium by the one and only Walter Buczynski
Samuel Andreyev joined us to present Orion by Claude Vivier.


May 29, 2014
Jason Doell presents Meditation on the Bach Chorale by Sofia Gubaidulina
Chris Dickson presents Contrasts by John Weinzweig
Anastasia Tchernikova presenting Not a Single Stone by Peter Hannan

May 29, 2014
Gregory Millar presents 3 Preludes by Stewart Grant
Rodney Sharman presents Madame Press Died Last at Ninety by Morton Feldman
Rick Sacks presents Apollo's Touch by Rodney Sharman

October 28, 2014
The Thin Edge New Music Collective presents Moi Qui Tremblais by Linda Smith
Linda Smith presents Tango by Rudolf Komorous
The Score Reading Club presents Signor Marconi his Ayre by David Keane.


February 7, 2013
Dr. Réa Beaumont presents Small Pieces for a Shrinking Planet by Barbara Pentland
Norbert Palej presents Paramirabo by Claude Vivier
Véronique Mathieu and Stephanie Chua present Drop by James Rolfe

April 29, 2013
Roland Starr presents Book of Saints by Colin Eatock
Joseph Macerollo presents R. Murray Schafer’s Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
Adam Sherkin presents his piece, Whirlwave

September 18, 2013
Samuel Bayefsky presents Filar il Tuono by Larry Lake
Jeremy Strachan presents Fifth Root of Five by Udo Kasemets
Adam Scime presents Walking by Chris Thornborrow

December 3, 2013
Wesley Shen presents Glass Houses by Ann Southam
Allison Cameron presents Burdocks by Christian Wolff
Christina Petrowska Quilico presents Violet Archer's Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra