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Glenn Hodgins

President & CEO

Glenn Hodgins is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the organization. He works with the National Board and CMC Regional Directors to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Centre. From 2012 – 2013 he served as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Regional Council.

Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society: curators of Ottawa Chamberfest, one of the largest international chamber music festivals in the world. He was instrumental in strengthening the overall organizational capacity and expanding its year round presenting and community engagement programs.

Prior to the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Glenn spent seven years at the Ontario Arts Council where he was the Program Officer for the Touring and Compass Programs, and 12 years at the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir where he was Director of Operations, Touring and Finance.

A native of Toronto, Glenn holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto where he studied with Borys Lysenko. Prior to that, he received the Associate Royal Conservatory Toronto (ARCT) diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. After graduating from U of T, he also completed the Music Performance and Communications program for performing artists.

Karen Hildebrandt
Karen Hildebrandt
Accounting / Administrative Assistant

Karen joined the CMC in May 2013 as Accounting and Administration Assistant after dedicating many years to the social service area of the not-for-profit sector. Karen gained valuable experience in accounting and administration in restorative justice working with the Youth of Toronto and prior to that was the key administrative support at two women’s shelters.

Thrilled to now be at the CMC, Karen brings the same dedication to the support of various accounting, receivables/payables and administrative tasks. Associate Composer and Voting Member payments should be directed to her attention for prompt processing.

Holly Nimmons
Holly Nimmons
Director of Development and Communications

Holly Nimmons is the Director of Development and Communications at the CMC. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. She was responsible for building the resources to sustain and grow the organization. She also initiated new programs such as Youth4Music and Wise Voices for Music, as well as strengthened Music Monday, the annual celebration of music education. She has held other senior executive positions in the arts and social services sectors, and worked with numerous other organizations in her consulting practice; most recently with the CMC to help guide the creation of a pan-Canadian education strategy.

Holly’s background with strategic planning and organizational development will have an immediate impact on the advancement of the CMC in its service to the music community in Canada and abroad.

In addition, her passion to work in support of CMC’s vision and mandate is guided by a rich family heritage in music. Holly’s father, Phil Nimmons O.C., O.Ont is a CMC Associate Composer, and both of her children are active musicians. She has a strong belief in the intrinsic value of musical creation in Canada.

Amy Pollitt

Director of Finance and Administration

Before starting at the CMC, Amy was the Business Manager for Jacknife Design, a Toronto based Graphic Design company working out of 401 Richmond. Prior to that she worked in the accounting department at MacLaren McCann, a multi-disciplined integrated advertising agency. Amy originates from Australia where she worked with Perth Management Services, a property management firm. She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Corporate Finance and has also completed the CPA entrance exams.

Amy has a real passion for the arts and music in particular. She is a singer. She holds a Diploma in Musical Theatre from Stage Door School of Performing Arts in Australia. She has kept up her interests in the arts in Toronto and on top of her busy professional career, she volunteers as a performer and administrator at both Sick Kids Hospital and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital coordinating a rotating cast of 25 volunteers.

Working for the Canadian Music Centre has enabled Amy to bring her education and experience in the fields of property management and accounting together with her passion for music.

Andrea Ayotte
Andrea Ayotte
Music Promotion Services
Information and Library Circulation Manager

Enter Chalmers House and Andrea is there to greet you. Working on multiple tasks, answering calls, dealing with the general public, assisting with web updates as well with a variety of library duties, Andrea manages to juggle everything with style and panache.

Originally from the West Coast, Andrea has BFA’s from the University of Victoria and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is an acclaimed music blogger and freelance music journalist. She has written for Musicworks, Resident Advisor and Exclaim. She was also a Juno judge for best electronic album of the year. In her spare time she runs basic_sounds netlabel, an online label promoting new emerging electronic artists from around the globe. Her work has been featured in Nylon magazine and several online publications.

John S. Gray
John Gray
Music Publishing
Audio Archivist

John began playing piano in 1960, and sang in several school choirs by 1966. He began making recordings by 1967, and was involved in "classical music" radio by the time he was in University, in 1972. As a composer, he has several self-produced recordings spanning the years between 1978 and 2001. John is a member of the Canadian League of Composers. As part of the Music Services team at the CMC, John is responsible for the sound recordings in the Ann Southam Audio Archive, as well as sound samples on the CMC website. He also assists several CMC Associate Composers with their sound recording needs, and works frequently with the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects by recording their concerts. Much of John's earlier work can be seen at the The Living Composers website.

Ana-Maria Lipoczi
Ana-Maria Lipoczi
Music Publishing
Music Services Manager

Ana-Maria has been working with the CMC since 2003. A graduate of the University of Music in Bucharest, with a bachelor's degree in music pedagogy, she is also an alumni of Humber College with a degree in arts administration. She worked at the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation, as both an editor and events coordinator until 2003.

As the Music Services Manager, Ana-Maria works closely with composers, performers and well-established organizations (orchestras and libraries) from across Canada and around the world. She is responsible for managing the music services department and ensuring that requests for scores, orchestral parts and CDs are fulfilled in a professional and timely manner.

Nicole Blain
Nicole Blain
Recording and Licensing
Director of Library Services and Centrediscs

Nicole is a professional librarian with over 20 years of experience working in libraries and archives. Prior to working at the CMC, she managed the Music Library at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The Canadian Music Centre's activities are made possible though the generous support of the following:

  • Supporter: Canada Council for the Arts Logo
  • Supporter: Socan Foundation Logo
  • Supporter: Factor
  • Supporter: Canadian Heritage Logo

  • Supporter: Alberta Arts Foundation
  • Supporter: British Columbia Arts Council
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec
  • Supporter: Ontario Arts Council
  • Supporter: Ontario Media Development Corporation
  • Supporter: Ontario Trilium Foundation

  • Supporter: Toronto Arts Council
  • Supporter: City of Vancouver
  • Supporter: Calgary Arts Development
  • Supporter: Calgary Foundation
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts de Montréal
  • Supporter: Vancouver Foundation
  • Supporter: Telus
  • Supporter: Deux Mille Foundation
  • Supporter: CBC Music

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Music Fund) and of Canada's Private radio broadcasters.