Press and buzz about the Canadian Music Centre, the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion.
We are open online by email, our website, and social media.
Five young composers to compose new works for piano trio for the Competition’s final round, which will take place September 27, 2020, in McGill’s Pollack Hall MONTREAL, QUEBEC, January 15, 2020 — The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is pleased to announce five finalists for the second edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. Established in 2017, this national competition recognizes works for chamber music formations with piano that show significant potential to engage audiences and become standard repertoire. Selected from over 60 Canadian applicants under the age of 35, this year’s finalists will compose new works for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) to be premiered before a live jury in September.
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.
Celebrating excellence in Canadian contemporary music January 31, 2020 TORONTO ON – For Immediate Release The Canadian Music Centre is thrilled to announce that our record label Centrediscs, is nominated for a 2020 JUNO Award in the category of Classical Recording of the Year: Vocal/Choral for the album Summer Night by The Canadian Art Song [...]
"Esprit Orchestra’s thirty-seventh concert season begins with a dizzying hit to the head! Founding Music Director & Conductor, Alex Pauk has programmed a captivating subscription concert series to be performed in the acoustically renowned Koerner Hall. The main concert series includes no less than four World Premieres by composers Brian Harman, Adam Scime, Christopher Goddard, [...]
The Canadian Music Centre offers condolences to the family of Dr. Charles M. Wilson, who passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019 at the age of 88. Dr. Wilson was born on May 8, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, and studied composition at the University of Toronto and Berkshire Music Centre at Tanglewood. His primary mentors [...]
The deadline to apply for the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music is June 1, 2019! This annual prize encourages Canadian professional composers to create avant-garde chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups. Consult the guidelines on their website. canadacouncil.ca
Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. [...]
The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is pleased to announce that Bryn Blackwood is the first prize winner of the 42nd Competition. Jana Luksts won the 2nd prize, and Nicole Linaksita won the 3rd prize. The remaining finalists in alphabetical order are Edward Enman, Jesse Plessis, and Megan Thibeault. Click here to view the press release for [...]
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Roger D. Moore, who has been a great supporter of contemporary music in Canada for many years.