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Friends of Canadian Music Award

The Canadian Music Centre/Canadian League of Composers' Friends of Canadian Music Award is a $2,000 annual award honouring those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music.


Call for Nominations: Friends of Canadian Music Award 2017


Past recipients:

  • 2016 - Tim Brady (shared with Gabriel Dharmoo)
  • 2015 - NYO Canada (shared with Christopher Goddard)
  • 2014 - Bozzini Quartet (shared with Kyle Brenders and James O'Callaghan)
  • 2013 - Bramwell Tovey, Conductor, Composer and Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
  • 2012 - Lawrence Cherney, Artistic Director, SOUNDSTREAMS
  • 2011 - Julian Armour, music director, and Patricia Shand, academic (special lifetime achievement in Canadian music scholarship award)
  • 2010 - John Beckwith, composer, academic, music educator
  • 2009 - Véronique Lacroix, conductor, music educator, artistic director
  • 2008 - CBC Radio Orchestra, performers
  • 2007 - Christina Petrowska Quilico, performer
  • 2006 - Dr. Helmut Kallmann, music librarian/historian
  • 2005 - Joseph Petric, performer/commissioner
  • 2004 - Thomas & Isobel Rolston, music educators/artistic directors/administrators
  • 2003 - Mary Gardiner, music educator
  • 2002 - David Jaeger & Two New Hours with host Larry Lake, radio producer & broadcaster
  • 2001 - Ann Southam, composer
  • 2000 - Jon Washburn, artistic director
  • 1999 - James Dormeyer, television producer
  • 1998 - Don Wherry, artistic director
  • 1997 - Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects
  • 1996 - Jean-François Denis, promoter
  • 1995 - David Olds, broadcaster

The Canadian Music Centre's activities are made possible though the generous support of the following:

  • Supporter: Canada Council for the Arts Logo
  • Supporter: Socan Foundation Logo
  • Supporter: Factor
  • Supporter: Canadian Heritage Logo

  • Supporter: Alberta Arts Foundation
  • Supporter: British Columbia Arts Council
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec
  • Supporter: Ontario Arts Council
  • Supporter: Ontario Media Development Corporation
  • Supporter: Ontario Trilium Foundation

  • Supporter: Toronto Arts Council
  • Supporter: City of Vancouver
  • Supporter: Calgary Arts Development
  • Supporter: Calgary Foundation
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts de Montréal
  • Supporter: Vancouver Foundation
  • Supporter: Telus
  • Supporter: Deux Mille Foundation
  • Supporter: CBC Music

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Music Fund) and of Canada's Private radio broadcasters.