Are you a budding composer looking for feedback for a new creation? A student performer who enjoys writing on the side and would like some advice? Then our annual National Student Composition Class is for you!
This year’s adjudicator is composer Darlene Chepil Reid, faculty member of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, associate of the Canadian Music Centre, and conductor of the Fort William Male Choir. Darlene has written extensively for acoustic and electroacoutic instruments, as well as film. Her works have been performed by many soloists across Canada and the United States, and many ensembles including the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, University of Alberta Symphonic Winds, the University of Western Ontario Chamber Orchestra, and Trio Fibonacci.
The Ann Southam Award is a new performance excellence award that is established in memory of pioneering Canadian composer Ann Southam by the Southam family.
This new national award will recognize an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian female composer. Each Contemporary Showcase centre may nominate one performer at the Junior Level (pre-Grade 1 to 8) and Senior Level (Grade 9 and above).