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Composers Selected for Class Axe 2016 Guitar Composition Workshop

Composers Selected for Class Axe 2016 Guitar Composition Workshop

June 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Music Centre and the Guitar Society of Toronto are pleased to announce the 6 composers who have been chosen to participate in the 2016 edition of the Class Axe Guitar Workshop. Coordinated by guitarist Rob MacDonald and Matthew Fava, Director of Ontario Region (CMC), Class Axe provides an in-depth opportunity for composers across Canada to learn about the Classical guitar, and develop a new work that will be performed in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.

// 2016 Class Axe Participants //

Between August and December 2016, the composers will have focused time to work with guitarists Rob MacDonald (Toronto), Adam Batstone (Toronto), Graham Banfield (Toronto), Adrian Verdejo (Vancouver), and Steve Cowan (Montreal). As well as collaborating with guitarists, all Class Axe composers will get a lesson with CMC Associate Composer Linda C. Smith (Toronto), who will be one of the mentors for the workshop.

The new pieces will be premiered in a salon style concert at the CMC in Toronto on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

This project is made possible through the support and collaborative energies of: The BC, Ontario and Quebec Regional offices of the Canadian Music Centre, and the Guitar Societies of Toronto, and Montreal

Class Axe is generously sponsored by the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, and the Vancouver Community College School of Music

About the Canadian Music Centre
The Canadian Music Centre is a catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion. The CMC provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music. We are passionate about nurturing a musical community that honours our legacy and supports the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers. The Canadian Music Centre inspires fresh perspectives, celebrates inventive composers, and provides transformative experiences. We champion artistic diversity and embrace Canada’s rich cultural heritage in creative centres across the country and internationally.

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Contact: Allegra Swanson
Director of Communications and Centrediscs
Phone: 416-961-6601 x 304
Email: aswanson@musiccentre.ca

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