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by Matthew Fava
on February 28, 2017

ROBERT RIVAL (b.Calgary, 1975) has created a widely-performed body of work in widely varying genres: orchestra, choral and chamber music, art song, solo piano and music-theatre. After receiving his DMA in composition from the University of Toronto in 2010, he served as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Resident...

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by Matthew Fava
on February 21, 2017

For this week’s Earmark, we catch up with CMC Associate Composer August Murphy-King. As August addresses below, Toronto is very much his home base. Apart from noticing his deep involvement as a creator and organizer in the local chamber scene, I have also enjoyed his ongoing commentary on municipal...

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by Matthew Fava
on February 14, 2017

This week we welcome CMC Associate Composer Colleen Muriel. Colleen grew up and studied in Vancouver, but has called the UK home since 2007. From a young age she studied piano and flute, and composition has been a part of her musical experience from that early stage. During her time in Canada she studied with Dr....

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by Matthew Fava
on February 14, 2017

CANADIAN PANORAMA
Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra; Ronald Royer, Conductor
Cambria CD-1227

By: Michael Schulman

In his printed introduction to these world-premiere recordings of works by six CMC Associate...

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by Matthew Fava
on February 9, 2017

In our ongoing series of posts on new associate composers, we have an entry from our conversation with Tze Yeung Ho. Tze Yeung is a Norwegian-Canadian composer of Cantonese descent. He spent his formative years in Toronto, and is now based in Oslo, Norway—these two cities are centres for his musical activities....

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by Matthew Fava
on February 3, 2017

After my daughter, composer Veronika Krausas is easily the person I speak to about puppets the most. While our mutual interest in puppetry is sure to keep us distracted for ages, we also talk about music! Veronika is currently based in Los Angeles where she is an Associate Professor in the Composition Department at...

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by wilbeau
on January 24, 2017

I am thinking about the ways we teach music in private studios. Often we quickly learn how to read before proceeding to learn pieces from a graded collection. The thinking is that works of a similar level of difficulty are nice when grouped together. From an early age we study varied repertoire because that makes...

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by Matthew Fava
on January 23, 2017

David Raphael Scott is one of three composers participating in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's reading session on January 28, and this week we feature a short interview with him. David shared some details...

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by JohnBurge
on January 22, 2017

To find out recent information about John Burge and his music it is best to check the NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES section of his website: johnburge.ca

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by Matthew Fava
on January 17, 2017

This week as part of our ongoing series profiling new Associate Composers we chat with Ruth Guechtal. Ruth completed her Bachelors Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University while studying with Linda Smith, and completed graduate studies at the University of Victoria, and the University of Alberta. Her pursuit of noise—...