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from Ontario
on June 6, 2012

In this issue, Ulla Colgrass comments on the debate about who gets the lion's share of professional opportunities and Dr. Bernard W. Andrews discusses new music for young people.

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from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

In this issue of Notations from 2003, Paul Steenhuisen muses on the iminent launch of a new CMC website, Ulla Colgrass explores some of the robust educational tools that are offered online by the CMC, and you can read about other noteworthy events involving associate composers....

from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

"When Joel Tranquilla stepped before the Elmer Iseler Singers recently to compete for the $12,000 Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation Award in choral conducting, paper signs suddenly popped up from the pews in Ottawa’s Knox Presbyterian Church, proclaiming “softest,” “sweetest,” “most beautiful” and “Go, Joel.”

from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

"...The second half of the program got underway with Orion by the little-known Canadian composer Claude Vivier. Vivier was with us for only 35 years and holds the dubious distinction of being the only Canadian composer to be murdered. That was 29 years ago. It is generally held that if he had lived he would now be...

from Ontario
on May 29, 2012

Ottawa, May 29, 2012 – The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the seven award-winning and internationally renowned artists who will receive the 2012 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards. Sculptor Valérie Blass; contemporary dancer Nova Bhattacharya; interdisciplinary artist Manon De Pauw; playwright, actor...

from National
on May 28, 2012

The CBA’s inaugural Composition Competition was a huge success. Almost 30 works were submitted and the winning composition, Rocky Mountain Lullaby, by Christiaan Venter has already been performed and recorded numerous times across this country. Wanting to build on the momentum created, please find below information...

from Ontario
on May 28, 2012

Daniel Foley contributes a retrospective article on John Weinzweig at 90, Ulla Colgrass writes about the wide application of CMC services by associate composers, and we also find out about the ongoing projects of CMC Ontario....

from Ontario
on May 28, 2012

"Like Maurice Sendak and Roald Dahl, Jacques Prévert didn’t believe that stories for children should smooth away the world’s sharp edges. Prévert, a poet best known in the English-speaking world as a screenwriter (especially for Marcel Carné’s 1945 classic Les Enfants du Paradis), filled his eight Contes pour...

from Québec
on May 28, 2012

"...The Montreal Chinese Children’s Choir, directed by Pit Ling Lau, performed four pieces celebrating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures. The McGill Conservatory Youth Choir of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, led by Erica Phare for a decade and now by Amy Henderson, performed a program of...