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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS : Friends of Canadian Music Award 2016

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS : Friends of Canadian Music Award 2016

April 21, 2016

Friends of Canadian Music Award 2016

Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. This award will be divided as follows: $1000 for the recipient and $1000 for an emerging composer / composition student of the recipient’s choice. This split is to help support a promising young composer in the early stages of her/his career.


Performers, orchestras, administrators, broadcasters, journalists, teachers, composers or others who have demonstrated an outstanding and exceptional dedication to Canadian composers and their music are eligible for the regular annual Friends of Canadian Music award. An individual or group may submit nominations; however, self-nomination is not eligible. Current staff and board members of both the CMC and CLC are not eligible for the award.

Nominators must create a separate entry for each nominee if they are nominating more than one candidate. Nominators are encouraged to provide sufficient and relevant biography/CV data to aid the jury in recognizing the contribution of the nominee. The following items must be provided:

- a letter (up to two pages total) describing why the nominee is deserving of this award;
- a current biography and/or Curriculum Vitae of the nominee (up to three pages total), focusing on the nominee’s contribution to the support/advancement of Canadian composers and their music;
- up to two letters of support (one page each).

Deadline for nominations: 1 June 2016

All materials must be received by June 1. Applications will be accepted by email to
swingfield@musiccentre.ca (pdf files preferred), or by mail to:

Stephen Wingfield
Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1J9

For a list of past winners, please click here.

The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion.

The Canadian League of Composers serves composers and advocates on their behalf, fostering an environment in which their music is highly valued.