“I’ve been more prolific since March this year than at any other time in my life, because I no longer have those constant interruptions. I’ve actually been inspired by the pandemic.”
"From childhood on, all he ever wanted to do was make music. Something of a prodigy, Victor Feldbrill first conducted the Toronto Symphony at the age of 18 in 1943, and went on to have an association with that orchestra over seven decades. He was an enthusiastic and tireless promoter of Canadian composers such as [...]
The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition are going ONLINE in September for the 43rd edition of the competition!
Brandon, Manitoba – The annual Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré), which began in 1976, was the vision of composer, pianist and violinist S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté. It is unique in its devotion to the performance excellence of 20th- and 21st-century music and to the creation of over 40 new commissioned works by Canadian composers.
Congratulations to CMC Associate Composer Ana Sokolović for winning the 2020 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year for her work "Evta". junoawards.ca
Composer Dean Burry and Librettist Yvette Nolan take home the Dora for Outstanding New Opera for Shanawdithit!
Congratulations to CMC Associate Composer Dean Burry and librettist Yvette Nolan for winning a 2020 Dora Award for 'Outstanding New Opera' for "Shanawdithit." tapa.ca
Congratulations to Centrediscs and CMC associate composers Carmen Braden and Vincent Ho on their Western Canadian Music Awards nominations! And a big shout out to the other nominated CMC associate composers, Stephen Chatman, Dorothy Chang, and Marcus Goddard!
Victor Feldbrill, principal conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1958-68, founder of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and tireless champion of music by Canadian composers, died on June 17 at the age of 96.
Esprit Orchestra Announces First RBC Associate Composer/Conductor Program, Names Eugene Astapov to the Role
Esprit has appointed Eugene Astapov, a Toronto-based composer, to take on the role of Esprit’s RBC Associate Composer/Conductor for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.
The 2-time Juno Award winner was a trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader based in Vancouver
Deadline for nominations is July 12, 2020