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CMC Ontario announces three artists in online residence at the CMC library

CMC Ontario announces three artists in online residence at the CMC library

September 1, 2015
Ontario

(Toronto, ON) – CMC Ontario is pleased to announce that Gloria Lipski, Christopher Mayo, and Nick Storring have been appointed 2015-16 artists in online residence at the Canadian Music Centre’s National Library. In the coming year, each artist will develop physical exhibits and online content on the CMC website to celebrate culturally significant composers and compositions from the CMC collection.

The CMC National Library contains some 25,000 works by nearly 900 composers. The CMC Library Residency was designed to shine a light on exciting pieces in the collection. Lipski, Mayo, and Storring will be exploring the historical, cultural, and artistic significance of various pieces along with biographical information about each composer.

Throughout the year, be sure to visit the community page on the CMC website, and the CMC library at 20 St. Joseph Street in Toronto for new posts and exhibits!

Resident Artist Profiles:

Resident Artist, Fall 2015
Christopher Mayo is an Associate Composer of the CMC. Born in Toronto, Mayo holds a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Julian Anderson and a PhD from the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Philip Cashian. During his time in the UK Mayo collaborated extensively within London including commissions with the London Symphony Orchestra, and London Sinfonietta. His music has been celebrated in Canada, having received the SOCAN Award for Young Composers. He has received performances by the Esprit Orchestra, and Ensemble contemporain de Montréal. To learn more about Christopher Mayo, click here.

Resident Artist, Winter 2016
Nick Storring is a Toronto-based cellist, music journalist, and an Associate Composer of the CMC. Storring received the CMC Toronto Emerging Composer Award in 2011, and the 2008 Jeux de Temps/ Times Play competition for emerging electroacoustic composers. His music has been commissioned by Arraymusic, Eve Egoyan and the AKOUSMA Festival, among others. Storring has also performed as part of the Music Gallery’s X-Avant Festival, Long Winter, Suoni Per Il Popolo, and past collaborators include Allison Cameron, Sandro Perri, Rhys Chatham and Eddie Prévost. As a journalist he has contributed to Musicworks magazine since 2008 and has recently been named the publication's Contributing Editor. To learn more about Nick Storring, click here.

Resident Artist, Spring/Summer 2016
Gloria Lipski is an ethnomusicologist and music therapist (a member of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy) at the Music Therapy Centre in downtown Toronto. The Music Therapy Centre strives to make music therapy more accessible through support from the charitable organization the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. Gloria is also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s MA program in Ethnomusicology. Her research has extended to inclusivity and cultural diversity in community music (in particular within choral singing), and autoethnography regarding cultural theories in music therapy. Lipski has written about contemporary music in Canada having contributed to Musicworks magazine between 2011 and 2013. She is soon to be the editor of the clinical magazine of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.

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Contact; Matthew Fava
CMC Ontario Regional Director
E: ontario@musiccentre.ca
T: 416-961-6601 x 207

Click here to view the media release as a PDF document.
You can learn more about the library residency program by clicking here.

About the Canadian Music Centre: The Canadian Music Centre, established in 1959, oversees the music of the largest community of professional Canadian composers. The CMC offers on-demand publishing, extensive outreach events and marketing through its five Regional Centres and is easily accessible through its extensive interactive website. CMC also promotes the work of its Associate Composers through its five lending libraries of more than 23,000 scores and 14,000 related archival recordings plus some 1,400 commercially recorded CD titles. Connect with the Canadian Music Centre at musiccentre.ca, on Facebook (Canadian Music Centre) and on Twitter (@cmcnational).

Related Composers: Christopher Mayo, Nick Storring