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from National
on June 28, 2016

Ottawa – May 31, 2016 – The Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, is pleased to announce that the House of Commons will hold a nationwide carillon composition competition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 90th anniversary of the Peace Tower in 2017.

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from National
on June 28, 2016

"Composer Rita Ueda, an SFU alumna and sessional instructor, is one of two Canadian composers to share the first Roberta Stephen Composition award.

Stephen, a Calgary composer and publisher, recently established the prize to support professional development initiatives for Canadian female composers aged 36...

from National
on June 27, 2016

"St. Paul composer Steve Heitzeg was walking toward the Metcalf marsh at the Belwin Conservancy in Afton last week when he heard a sound that stopped him in his tracks.

"Shhh. Do you hear that?" Heitzeg said, holding up his hand and cocking his head. "That's a sandhill crane. Look, there are two of them!...

from British Columbia
on June 24, 2016

"Vancouver New Music's just-announced 2015-16 season boasts the debut of New York's Talea Ensemble, a look at the pioneering voice-and-technology work of Andrea Young, and an entire festival devoted to mechanical music.

from National
on June 23, 2016

JUNE 23, 2016, TORONTO, ONCanadian Music Centre is pleased to share the news that two of its Associate Composer members were presented with awards at the 2016 SOCAN Awards on June 20 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. Atlantic Region’s Dinuk Wijeratne was...

from National
on June 21, 2016

"...TCML: “Something new” pretty much sums up the motivation behind at least one of the musical projects in town this month. New this year, the Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML) is a one-week workshop for early-career music-makers (June 19 to 24), where performers and composers are formed into small groups to...

from National
on June 17, 2016

The Canadian League of Composers is pleased to welcome Christopher Reiche as its new President. Reiche replaces Brian Harman mid-term, who held the post since June 2014.

Please join us in welcoming Christopher!

from National
on June 17, 2016

"Soundstreams is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Dietschi as Executive Director effective immediately. After diligently serving as Interim General Manager of the leading contemporary music company for the past six months, and following a rigorous recruitment process led by cultural executive search firm...

from National
on June 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2016

Announcing the first winners of the Roberta Stephen Composition Award
Canadian composers Emily Doolittle (Nova Scotia) and Rita Ueda (Vancouver) are the first
recipients of the Roberta Stephen Composition award.

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from National
on June 15, 2016

"Nicolas Godin, the talkative half of French electronica duo Air, can more or less pinpoint the exact moment he knew the fire to create dreamy pop went out.

The evening in question occurred during the group’s fourth world tour, when the bassist and bandleader discovered he was simply going through the...