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Christiaan Venter wins Canadian Band Association’s inaugural Composition Competition

Christiaan Venter wins Canadian Band Association’s inaugural Composition Competition

March 22, 2012
Prairie

The winner of the Canadian Band Association’s inaugural Composition Competition is “Rocky Mountain Lullaby” by Christiaan Venter. The jury was particularly struck by Venter’s ability to create interesting, yet technically accessible music. Information about perusing the winning work will be forthcoming. Mr. Venter will receive $1,000 for his efforts and “Rocky Mountain Lullaby” will be recorded by all of the ensembles in the competition consortium.

The national jury that reviewed the 28 submissions included conductor Dr. Darrin Oehlerking (University of Saskatchewan), composer Dr. Patrick Carrabre (University of Brandon), and composer Dr. Clark Ross (Memorial University of Newfoundland).

Le gagnant du concours pour la composition inaugurale de L’Association canadienne des harmonies est “Rocky Mountain Lullaby” par Christiaan Venter. Vingt-huit entrées, à travers le pays ont été reçues et, passée en revue par un jury national composé de Dr Darrin Oehlerking, chef d’orchestre à l’Université de Saskatchewan, le compositeur Dr Patrick Carrabre à l’Université de Brandon et le compositeur Dr Clark Ross au Memorial University of Newfoundland. Le jury était particulièrement emballé par son habileté d’avoir créé une pièce intéressante, alors que techniquement la musique était accessible et compréhensible. De l’information concernant une lecture attentive de la pièce gagnante est à venir. Monsieur Venter va recevoir 1000,00 $ pour ses efforts et la pièce “Rocky Mountain Lullaby” sera enregistrée par tous les ensembles dans le consortium du concours.

Core Members
Brandon University Symphonic Band (Wendy McCallum, conductor)
Festival City Winds Music Society (Wendy J. Grasdahl, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor)
Memorial University Wind Ensemble (Jason Caslor, conductor)
Sackville Community Band (Jim Forde, conductor)
University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra (Darrin Oehlerking, conductor)

Affiliate Members
Charles P. Allen High School (Nathan Beeler, conductor)
University of British Columbia (Robert Taylor, conductor)
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate (Ross Brownlee, conductor)

For more information about Christiaan Venter, visit http://christiaanventer.com/

To learn more about the competition, please contact the competition co-chairs:
Andrew Staniland
Assistant Professor of Composition
astaniland@mun.ca

Jason Caslor
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting
jcaslor@mun.ca

Related Composers: Christiaan Venter