Canadian Music Centre Announces New Executive Director

January 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Glenn Hodgins appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne

TORONTO, ON (January 10, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne (CMC) is pleased to announce that Glenn Hodgins has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective March 10, 2014. Glenn comes to us from the Ottawa Chamber Music Society (OCMS) where he has been the Executive Director since 2007. Glenn will replace Elisabeth Bihl who had been with the CMC since 1999. Caroline Hughey, CMC National Controller, has agreed to be the Interim Executive Director between January 6 and March 7.

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

Owen Underhill, President of the Board of Directors of CMC said, “The search process was comprehensive and I am delighted that we have been able to find a candidate of Glenn's quality and experience to succeed Elisabeth. I am confident that he will do an outstanding job for the CMC. It is of course a bonus that Glenn already knows the organization from his work on the National Board and Ontario Regional Council during which time he was a contributor to the Strategic Plan that is currently in development.”

“It is an honour to have been selected to join the leadership team at the Canadian Music Centre. I’m looking forward to working with all of the stakeholders as we move through interesting and challenging times. It will be very exciting to work with the regional and national offices to strengthen and build the presence of Canadian music in a changing environment. Being part of the fabric of music composition and presentation in Canada and abroad will be very rewarding” Glenn said from his office in Ottawa.

During Glenn’s six years of leadership, the OCMS has emerged from a difficult economic climate to post record earned revenues and attendance at its 2013 Chamberfest summer music festival; considerably strengthened its individual giving campaigns and corporate partnerships; been accepted into multi-year funding streams at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels; expanded its commitment to youth arts and community engagement through a suite of initiatives called Music for All; and established itself as a key travel and tourism partner with Ottawa Tourism, Ottawa Festivals, Festivals and Events Ontario, and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation.
About the Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne

First established in 1959, the Canadian Music Centre exists to promote the music of Canadian composers throughout Canada and worldwide. With a national office and five regional centres, the CMC has a comprehensive and internationally admired website, an online streaming service, an extensive lending library with the music of more than 800 Associate Composers, an award-winning Centrediscs recording label, and repertoire consultation services.

Visit www.musiccentre.ca for more information.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Caroline Hughey, Controller
Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne
T: 416 961 6601 x208 E: chughey@musiccentre.ca