Davenport music festival to honour legendary Canadian composer

April 9, 2018
National

Scholarship award to be named for choral composer Ruth Watson Henderson

"The Davenport Festival of Music is recognizing legendary Canadian choral composer and pianist Ruth Watson Henderson with a scholarship named in her honour.

The first Ruth Watson Henderson Award for Most Outstanding Piano Performance of Canadian Music will be handed out during the festival, which runs until May 5 in Swansea as well as Etobicoke, in recognition of Watson Henderson’s contributions to choral music both in Canada and across the world..."

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Region: Prairie
Mark Mitchell

Profile Type: Educator
I Play: Piano

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Mark Mitchell (b.1960) grew up in Ottawa and Prince Edward Island, making his first attempts in composition at age nine. He graduated from the University of Ottawa and has a doctorate in composition from UBC in Vancouver. He has worked as a teacher, choral conductor, and in the computer game industry. His compositions include choral works, piano solos, several song cycles, three musicals, a harp concerto, and a book of 55 original hymns with noted author Orson Scott Card. He and his wife currently reside in Magrath, Alberta, his five daughters and son having all left the nest.

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shannon.lewis.99
Region: Ontario
Shannon Lewis

Organization: University of Western Ontario
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Flute, Piccolo

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Jocelyn Morlock wins the 2018 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year

March 26, 2018
National

Congratulations to Jocelyn Morlock on winning the JUNO's Best Classical Composition of the Year for "My Name is Amanda Todd."

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Complete list of nominees and winners here

Related Composers: Jocelyn Morlock





Technical Difficulties with Online Orders

March 21, 2018
National

Our apologies, the CMC is presently experiencing technical difficulties with all online purchase orders. Please place all purchase requests by phone until the issue has been resolved.

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jroth29
Region: Ontario
Jade R.

Profile Type: Educator
I Play: Violin, Viola

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lpearse
Region: Atlantic
Lukas Pearse

Organization: Upstream
Profile Type: Performer, Artistic Director
I Play: Double bass

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Lukas Pearse is Artistic Director of Upstream Music Association,

Primarily a bassist, he works with music, sound, and technology in many ways, as a composer, sound designer and Foley artist, as well as exploring light art and interactive video performance. Improvising, composing, performing, recording, programming, and editing sound in diverse contexts, a wide variety of musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and dancers continue to collaborate with Lukas Pearse.

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Blueberts
Region: Québec
Andrew Roberts

Organization: Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Double bass

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* Graduated from Northwestern University with Bachelor of Music in Doublebass Performance with Highest Distinction 1975
* Winnipeg Symphony 1975-76 Doublebass section
* Principal Bass of Hull Chamber Orchestra 1984-1990
* Professor de Contrebasse Conservatoire du Quebec de Hull 1988-1990
* Ottawa Symphony Orchestra - Section Bass 1994- Present

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Warm Tones for Cold Weather with an evening concert of music for trombone, tuba and piano

March 9, 2018
National

"The UPEI Music Department Recital Series will present Warm Tones for Cold Weather, a concert of music for trombone, tuba and piano on at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall on the UPEI campus on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Featured artists will be Island trombonist Dale Sorensen; UPEI professor of brass instruments, Gregory Irvine on tuba, and Frances McBurnie, a veteran pianist who collaborates with many Island musicians..."



Related Community Profiles: Dale Sorensen



TSO is seeking an Affiliate Composer

March 7, 2018
National

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is inviting applications for the position of Affiliate Composer, to begin during the 2018-19 season. The Affiliate Composer will work closely with Interim Music Director Sir Andrew Davis, TSO Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha, the artistic staff, and the musicians of the TSO. This two-year position includes opportunities to write works for the full orchestra, to interact with international visiting composers and to participate in the TSO’s extensive education programs.