Successful projects include: establishing Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Classical Recording and Outstanding Classical Composition, founding of classical music showcases at the JUNO Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards, founding of Emerging Composer Competition (with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival), founding of Prairie Sounds imprint on Centrediscs, the house recording label of the Canadian Music Centre. In 2010, he presented a paper on an overview of Canadian Band music to the International Society for the Investigation and Promotion of Wind Music and Austria and in 2011 he was installed as Honourary Member of the International Bandmasters’ Fraternity Phi Beta Mu.
During the Cultural Capital, Ms. Feimo and the Calgary 2012 team championed community support for arts and culture, and funded hundreds of arts organisations and artists. She will draw on her rich experience in fiscal and operation excellence to contribute to the role of administrator at CMC Prairie.
Most days, MacLeod can be found working in Library, Programs, & Promotions for the Prairie Region of the Canadian Music Centre where he oversees an extensive archive of compositions and recordings of Canadian composers & performers and works toward serving the public and promoting Canadian music. Simon MacLeod is also the proud President of New Works Calgary, an organization that presents the creation and performance of contemporary Canadian music through partnerships with composers, performers, organizations, and artists of all disciplines.