Emerging Composers with a connection to Canada’s Prairie Region are invited to submit their orchestral works to the 20th edition of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition for Orchestra with a cash prize of $1,000 and performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) during the 2023 edition of the Winnipeg New Music Festival (WNMF).
The Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region (CMCPR) is pleased to announce that Thomas Joiner (Calgary) is the winner of the 2022 Emerging Composer Competition (ECC) for his piece, Dawn, and Isaac Zee (University of Manitoba) is the winner of the 2021 ECC for his piece, On the Day of Judgement.
Kenneth Nichols was a music theory and composition teacher, pianist, and Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.
Announcement of the winner of the 18th annual 2021 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition
Isaac Zee is the winner of the 2021 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region 18th annual Emerging Composer Competition!
A collection of classical music written by African-American women over the last century is a jewel—an example of the depth and range of compositions that lie waiting to be discovered. As we begin Black History Month, Soulscapes is our Classical Album of the Week. First released in 2006, its message persists in 2021, awakening us to artists too long overlooked.
Personal note from John Reid, Prairie Regional Director, Canadian Music Centre.
Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Annual Report January 1 to December 31, 2019 A. Highlights B. Library Services C. Promotion D. Finance and Administration E. Special Projects F. Appendix Prairie Region Annual Report 2019 PDF
CPO’s Under the Influence Festival set to provoke all sorts of outrageous and riotous reactions – in the best way
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