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from National
on December 16, 2016

"As the movie business struggles with diversity and gender equality issues, there are signs of progress on the music front: At least four features being released between now and year’s end have been scored by women, and at least two are expected to be major awards contenders.

from National
on December 15, 2016

Generous benefactor and friend, Joan Chalmers, who passed away on Friday, December 2, was remembered by the Board of Directors at their meeting on Friday, December 9.

Board Chair, composer Nicolas Gilbert commented: “As one of Canada’s most dedicated arts philanthropists, Joan supported creativity in many...

from Ontario
on December 8, 2016

Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre invite you to participate in Opus: Testing, an open and safe space for artists to explore, collaborate, and create. We are pleased to be co-presenting this edition of Opus Testing with Tafelmusik,...

from National
on December 8, 2016

"Asked if his old composition teacher Rudolf Komorous has a pop-music equivalent, Christopher Butterfield hesitated for a second.

Then he snapped his fingers.

“Alex Chilton,” Butterfield said. “Stayed in Memphis. Kept on doing his weird thing. Tremendously influential in a certain way.”

In the...

from Prairie
on December 6, 2016

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra reported in its 2015-2016 Annual Report an accumulated surplus of more than half a million dollars. Financially, things were not always so rosy. At some point in its now almost seventy-year-old existence, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra had a staggering deficit of three million...

from National
on December 6, 2016

"...Billed as “The Voices of Women,” the performance was one voice singing for many voices. Composers need performers to be heard. Through Ms. Simard-Galdes’ exquisite artistry, the musical voices of many women composers achieved sublime expression. It was a delight from beginning to end.

from British Columbia
on December 6, 2016

Langley Community Music School is inviting young composers to participate in our Young Composers’ Competition. Composers will have the opportunity to work with the Rose Gellert String Quartet during a workshop where their pieces will be performed and critiqued by the ensemble and jury. Winning works will receive...

from National
on December 1, 2016

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday introduced Dr. Vincent Ho as its new Music Advisor.

“Vincent is a very well-known Canadian composer; has a terrific body of works and has done an exceptional job with other orchestras across Canada,” says Paul Dornian, President and CEO of the...

from National
on December 1, 2016

"Sophia (Zosha) Di Castri is a Canadian composer/pianist living in New York. She was appointed as Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia in 2014. On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University will present an evening-length Composer Portrait series concert of Di Castri’s works featuring...

from National
on December 1, 2016

The Canadian League of Composers (CLC), in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and Continuum Contemporary Music, are pleased to announce the six composer-mentor pairings for PIVOT, a mentorship program for Canadian composers in 2016-17:

Rebecca Bruton with...