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John Reid
John Reid
Administration
Regional Director
prairie@musiccentre.ca

John C. Reid is Prairie Regional Director of the Canadian Music Centre, a professional musician, University of Calgary lecturer, and host of the CMC Prairie Region's long-running radio program (23 years) called Outside the Lines on CJSW 90.9 FM in Calgary (Tuesdays 10:00 AM). He holds a B. Mus. (University of Calgary) and an M.A. (Jazz History and Research from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey).

Successful projects include: establishing Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Classical Recording and Outstanding Classical Composition, founding of classical music showcases at the JUNO Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards, founding of Emerging Composer Competition (with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival), founding of Prairie Sounds imprint on Centrediscs, the house recording label of the Canadian Music Centre. In 2010, he presented a paper on an overview of Canadian Band music to the International Society for the Investigation and Promotion of Wind Music and Austria and in 2011 he was installed as Honourary Member of the International Bandmasters' Fraternity Phi Beta Mu.

Lindsey Wallis
Lindsey Wallis
Administration
Office Manager
prairie@musiccentre.ca

Lindsey Wallis graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master’s of Music in flute performance and also holds a Certificate in Journalism from Mount Royal University. She has been at the Canadian Music Centre since 2009 and is also a freelance writer for publications such as Fast Forward Weekly, the Wild Lands Advocate and Openfile.ca. An active member of the Calgary arts community, she holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer on the board of New Works Calgary and was on the Advisory Committee for Calgary 2012.

An avid photographer, Lindsey’s work has been featured in a number of publications. She loves tramping through the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains, both on foot and on horseback, as well as travelling to every corner of the world, especially countries where she can practice her Spanish!