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from National
on October 1, 2019

"It’s 2004. I am taking my first composition course at Mount Allison University. I have recently become enamoured of new music and am catching up on a long list of listening in the basement of the Alfred Whitehead Memorial Music Library. I come across Memory Forms (2001), a serene-looking disc with a still-life...

from National
on September 27, 2019

The Canadian Art Song Project welcomes Marion Newman and Ian Cusson for a compelling discussion

"Conversations with CASP is the podcast of the Canadian Art Song Project, an organization dedicated to creating and celebrating Canadian art song, and its latest episode takes a close...

from National
on September 20, 2019

"The 1967 opera Louis Riel is often cited as Canada's most important operatic work, but the original version includes a lullaby based on music from a sacred traditional lament of the Nisga'a First Nation — and it was used without the community's consent.

In what's being hailed as a first in the world of...

from National
on September 13, 2019

"Over the coming week, the Guardian will select the greatest culture since 2000, carefully compiled by critics and editors. We begin with a countdown of defining classical music compositions, from X-rated opera to high-tech string quartets.

22 Linda Catlin Smith
Piano Quintet (2014)

from National
on September 4, 2019

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra to perform piece by Jean Ethridge Sept. 27 at the Nexus.

"The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s (KSO) first concert of the 2019-20 season is Romantic Elements, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm in The Nexus at First United Church.

The performance...

from National
on September 3, 2019

"Much has already been penned in celebration of the remarkable career of the late Neil Crory (1950–2019). The tributes often focus on Crory’s enthusiasm for and support of classical singers in Canada. And indeed Crory’s influence in the musical community was far reaching.

from National
on August 29, 2019

The Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra (WSCO) is pleased to offer an orchestral composition performance opportunity for young Canadian composers. Two (2) composers will be selected to have their works performed on the WSCO’s season finale concert on May 5th, 2019 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor,...

from National
on August 28, 2019

Artemis is looking for scores for our ensemble!
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There is no entry fee to submit a score
Instrumentation is spoken word (with and without looper pedal), oboe...

from National
on August 22, 2019

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

The John Weinzweig Grand Prize of $3,000 for the best overall work was awarded to Eugene Astapov for “Hear My Voice.” The jury panel members were Elisabeth Raum, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Alissa Cheung.

The Godfrey Ridout Awards, for works of any...

from National
on August 21, 2019

"Serbian-born Canadian composer Ana Sokolović's fantastical, imaginary worlds are encapsulated in her internationally renowned, critically acclaimed operas, chamber music, instrumental, orchestral, and interarts works. The multi-award-winning, Montreal-based artist garnered the 2019 Juno award for Classical...