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by Matthew Fava
on November 10, 2016

This week we get to know another composer taking part in the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra project, David Bergeron. David lives in Windsor which has been the centre of his artistic output. I met David just over a year ago when he travelled to Toronto as a participant in Contact’s Music From Scratch workshop. During the workshop, whether we were eating delicious vegan pizza or playing open scores I appreciated David’s personality and his ability to so thoroughly nerd-out about music, gaming, and more.

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by Matthew Fava
on November 2, 2016

Saman Shahi works hard. I can say that with confidence having witnessed the unfolding of his career over the past 5 years. At the point that I met Saman he had completed a masters in composition at the University of Toronto. In my position at the CMC I sometimes get ahead of myself and think that I am guiding early-career artists towards their professional goals when in fact those artists are showing me that their professional goals lie in an entirely different direction that I had not imagined.

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by Matthew Fava
on October 26, 2016

Earlier this year the CMC and the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) established an orchestral reading program for early career composers. In this series of blog posts we are profiling the composers who are taking part in the first edition of the project.

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by Matthew Fava
on October 7, 2016

The third in our series of posts about New Associate Composers, this week we speak with Sophie Dupuis. Although she is studying in Toronto, and has an affiliation with Ontario Region, she comes from the only officially bilingual province in Canada—New Brunswick. In the conversation we get to see some of the ways that her Atlantic upbringing has shaped her relationship to music, while also remembering that time in the 90s when Raine Maida was in every older sister’s record collection.

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by Matthew Fava
on September 26, 2016

This week we catch up with new Associate Composer, Tyler Versluis. Tyler grew up in St. Catharines Ontario, and is now studying and working in Toronto. Tyler always struck me as the kind of person who is unwilling to take the spotlight unless he is standing in it with several other people. Currently embroiled in the drama of setting up his DMA recital (which is happening on October 30, by the way), he offered some insights into his history and outlook.

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by Matthew Fava
on September 21, 2016

In this series of blog posts, we get to know some of the Associate Composers who have joined the CMC in Ontario Region. This week, we speak with Roydon Tse. Apart from his extensive activities in Canada and abroad, we at the CMC have a bit of a history with Roydon: he won the Canadian Music Center Prairies Emerging Composer Prize in 2013, and he also participated in the CMC Class Axe Guitar Workshop in 2014.

CMC: What got you excited about music at a young age?

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by Matthew Fava
on February 29, 2016

By: Aubrey Kelly
Photo: Paramita Nath

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by Matthew Fava
on October 30, 2015

In a series of blog posts, we get to know the four composers featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Orchestral Reading session that took place on Saturday, October 24. Today we hear from Kamyar Mohajer about his compositional background, and what he appreciated having participated in the reading session last week.

Canadian Music Centre: Why were you looking forward to the reading session?

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by Matthew Fava
on October 22, 2015

In a series of blog posts, we get to know the four composers featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Orchestral Reading session, taking place on Saturday, October 24. Today we hear from Chris Meyer about his compositional background, and what he is looking forward to with the reading session.

Canadian Music Centre: What are you looking forward to at the reading session?

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by Matthew Fava
on October 21, 2015

In a series of blog posts, we get to know the four composers featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Orchestral Reading session, taking place on Saturday, October 24. Today we hear from Chris Meyer about his compositional background, and what he is looking forward to with the reading session.

Canadian Music Centre: What are you looking forward to at the reading session?