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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announces the cancellation of 2020 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference presented by TD due to growing concerns about COVID-19. The event was slated to take place in St. John’s, NL from April 29-May 03, 2020.

By |2020-03-18T12:11:04-04:0016 March 2020|Categories: News|

Congratulations to our Associate Composer Alcides Lanza for being appointed as Member of the Order of Canada, on December 28, 2019!

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announces 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 5 Companions (C.C.), 38 Officers (O.C.), and 77 Members (C.M.). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

By |2020-03-04T15:33:58-05:004 March 2020|Categories: News|

Carmen Braden’s “Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars” receives an East Coast Music Awards nomination!

"Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars" receives an East Coast Music Awards nomination for Classical Recording of the Year! Congratulations to CMC Associate Composer Carmen Braden and musicians Mark Adam, Norman Adams, Derek Charke, Nadia Francavilla, Suzanne Lemieux, Susan Sayle, David Parker & Gillian Smith.

By |2020-02-12T09:21:23-05:0012 February 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

In Memoriam: John Joseph Burke (1951-2020)

The Canadian Music Centre sadly announces the passing of Associate Composer John Burke.  Born in Toronto, John’s musical journey began at an early age with an intensive involvement with chant and scared choral music. He studied composition at McGill University, privately in France, and at the University of Michigan where he earned a doctorate in composition.

By |2020-02-04T09:01:13-05:004 February 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |
CMC offices are closed until further notice. We are open online by email, our website, and social media. All sales of printed scores and CDs will be placed on back-order until we resume our operations. We are still available to process and troubleshoot any issues with digital sales.

Tous les bureaux du CMC sont fermés jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Nous sommes ouverts en ligne par le biais de courriel, du site Web et les médias sociaux. Toutes les ventes de partitions imprimées et de CD seront suspendues jusqu’à ce que nous reprenions nos activités. Nous sommes toujours disponibles pour traiter et résoudre tout problème lié aux ventes numériques.