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Nova Pon announced as CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition Winner

Nova Pon announced as CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition Winner

December 23, 2014

DECEMBER 18, 2014, TORONTO, ON – Canadian Music Centre is pleased to share the news that its Associate Composer, Nova Pon, is the winner of the 12th annual CMC Prairie Region’s Emerging Composer Competition, 2015. The jury was composer Randolph Peters; Meredith Johnson, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra principal bass; and Alexander Mickelthwate, music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, who adjudicated submissions anonymously. Pon will have her orchestral work, Awakenings, performed on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, as part of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival. In addition to the performance, Pon will receive a cheque for $1,000.

Nova Pon (b. 1983) has composed in major cities, a small island community, and an isolated forested acreage, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber music, wind band, and choral works, to collaborations with film and dance, to educational and amateur music-making. Her education includes her undergraduate music composition degree from the University of Calgary and graduate studies at University of British Columbia, and many workshops including film scoring studies at New York NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop. Her music has been performed on four continents, by performers such as Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Kensington Sinfonia, Ensemble Resonance, Rubbing Stone Ensemble, Ensemble Paramirabo, and Erato Ensemble. Nova is also a freelance flutist, and has taught flute and music theory for almost fifteen years.

Past Recipients
2014 - Roydon Tse
2013 - Daniel Belland
2012 - Jesse Plessis
2011 - Luke Nickel
2010 - Darren Miller
2009 - Karen Sunabacka
2008 - Shelley Marwood and Andrew Staniland
2007 - Boriša Sabljić
2006 - Vincent Ho
2005 - Abigail Richardson
2004 - Jocelyn Morlock

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For further information, please contact:
John Reid
Prairie Regional Director
Phone: 403-220-7403
Email: prairie@musiccentre.ca

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