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from Prairie
on February 1, 2018

The Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region recently created its Award of Excellence and in considering which organization should be the recipient of its inaugural citation, the answer came immediately: the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

For its long-standing commitment to the fostering of Canadian music and...

from National
on January 31, 2018

"​Yoko Hirota started playing the piano at the ago of four, in the Yamaha music program in Japan.

When she was just seven years old, she was being asked to practice eight hours a day.

It was a huge commitment and dedication says Hirota, but it lead to a career in music.

She and her husband...

from National
on January 31, 2018

Please note that the accessible entrance to our Toronto building will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, February 1 from 9:00am-11:00am. The main entrance to the building (along the front steps) will remain open.

If you are planning to visit on February 1 and require the accessible entrance please...

from National
on January 30, 2018

Tommy Banks 1937 - 2018

The CMC joins with the music community to mourn the loss of Associate Composer and former Senator Tommy Banks, O.C., who has passed away in Edmonton at age 81 of leukemia. Jazz pianist, and Music Director for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, he was a frequent guest...

from National
on January 29, 2018

JANUARY 29, 2018, TORONTO, ON - Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, is thrilled to announce that one of its releases have been nominated for a 2018 East Coast Music Award. In Sonorous Falling Tones (CMCCD 23917), featuring the music of...

from National
on January 29, 2018

Professor and composer looks back on 27 years teaching

"On Jan. 21, The Isabel held a concert honouring Marjan Mozetich life’s work.

Over his 45-year career in music, the Canadian composer has won several awards and written some of the most popular, bestselling Canadian contemporary...

from National
on January 22, 2018

"He was a Renaissance man transplanted into the 21st century.

Michael Purves-Smith, who had been suffering from cancer when he died Saturday at the age of 72, was a modest person with an extraordinary collection of talents and interests.

Many knew him as former artistic director of the Wellington...

from Québec
on January 22, 2018

Nous apprenons le décès de Wolfgang Bottenberg, compositeur agréé au CMC Québec et ancien professeur de composition à l’Université Concordia. Nous tenons à présenter nos condoléances à la famille et aux proches de M. Bottenberg, et à attirer l’attention sur le catalogue d’œuvres qu’il nous laisse en héritage. Une...

from Ontario
on January 19, 2018

The Canadian Music Centre joins with the music community to mourn the death of Canadian composer and CMC Associate Composer, Michael Purves-Smith (1945-2018). An ongoing contributor to the former CMC Notations magazine, he was also involved in the evaluation and grading of wind repertoire in the CMC collection. A...

from Québec
on January 18, 2018

The Canadian Music Centre is saddened to learn of the death of Associate Composer François Morel (1926-2018). One of the most important Québec composers in the period following the war, he was internationally recognized as a composer, teacher, and conductor. He also worked at Radio-Canada for many years. His music...