Luis Ramirez wins the 2018 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition

October 25, 2017
Prairie

Luis Ramirez wins the 2018 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition






Anne Robinson
Region: Prairie
Anne

Profile Type: Ensemble
I Play: Violin

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Amateur violinist

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David Arthur
Region: Ontario
David Arthur

Organization: Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Choir
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Double bass

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Dave Arthur was for many years a music educator, band director and science teacher in the high schools of the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada. He has an M.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois where his teachers of instrumentation and band orchestration included Salvatore Martirano, Guy Duker, and Mark Hindsley. He recently retired as a long time bass trombone and tuba player in the Wellington Wind Symphony, but continues as choral singer in the Grand Philharmonic Choir. He has also recently taken up double bass and plays in the K-W Community Orchestra.

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schwonik
Region: Prairie
Heidi Schwonik

Organization: Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association. Edmonton Branch
Profile Type: Conductor, Educator
I Play: Piano, Trumpet

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nief-norf Summer Festival 2018 Call for Scores & Composition Workshop

October 19, 2017
National

nief-norf Summer Festival 2018 Call for Scores






urimayer
Region: Ontario
Uri MAYER

Organization: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music
Profile Type: Conductor
I Play: Viola

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Jean Kay
Region: British Columbia
Jean Kay

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Soprano

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Jean Kay composed both music and lyrics for a song titled Canada, Our Canada in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. It has been performed in concerts by Elder College Singers of Delta, where she is a member and librarian. It is a rousing tribute to pride in being Canadian. It is available for choirs across the country from Jean through jk@poetrytoinspire.com

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Local composer's piece about Canadian seasons to be performed by Kingston Symphony

October 18, 2017
National

"The changing of seasons is something every Canadian understands and has experienced and the Kingston Symphony is hoping to bring some of those feelings to life in their latest concert, entitled Canadian Seasons.

The all-Canadian concert will be performed at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 22 and features a very special piece by local composer John Burge..."

www.kingstonregion.com

Related Composers: John Burge





24 Questions For James Rolfe

October 17, 2017
National

A few times a month, Ludwig Van poses 60 questions to an artist who has made a mark on Toronto’s music scene. Each artist picks and chooses, with a minimum response of 20.

"A staple composer in Toronto, James Rolfe has worked in many facets of creative life in our city, from choral, chamber and solo works, to feature length operas. Accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the K. M. Hunter Music Award, the Louis Applebaum Composers Award, the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music..."

Related Composers: James Rolfe





gloria.n.wong
Region: British Columbia
Gloria Wong

Organization: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Profile Type: Conductor

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Dr. Wong is an ethnomusicologist and a Chinese music specialist. She graduated with a doctorate in ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia in 2010 where she participated as a member and teacher of the UBC Chinese Music Ensemble for over 10 years, playing the guzheng and pipa. In 2011 she co-authored Yueqi: Chinese Musical Instruments in Performance, with UBC Professor Emeritus Alan Thrasher. She is the founder and chair of the Chinese Music Program at the VSO School of Music as well as the Artistic Director of the BC Youth Chinese Orchestra.

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