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Calgary Composer Workshop 2017

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Contemporary Showcase is a non-competitive festival celebrating the music of contemporary Canadian composers.

Our goal: It is the goal of the Calgary Contemporary Showcase to support and encourage our local students, teachers, musicians, and composers. We are happy to answer your questions at anytime.

Festival Dates: Thursday, November 16 – Saturday, November 18

Festival Location: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903-75 Avenue SW *Street parking is relaxed on 75th Ave. on the days of the festival.

Gala Performance: Friday, November 24, 6:00 & 7:30

Adjudicators: Piano-Sylvia Shaddick-Taylor; Voice-David Klassen; Strings-Andrew Dawes; Composition-Peter Jancewitz

Entry Deadline: Sunday October 15.

Please mail your entry form with a cheque to:  Contemporary Showcase, 37 Hollyburn Rd. SW, Calgary AB T2V 3H2

Payment: In addition to cheques, e-transfers are accepted as payment this year. Send the transfer to Use the password CS2017. In the message portion, include the performer’s name and class number. A hard copy of the registration form must be mailed or dropped off to the address above.

Syllabus: Please visit for a list of selections as well as festival rules and guidelines. Vocal registrants must use the revised Calgary syllabus only; do not use the online ACNMP version. The most recent vocal syllabus is available from

**New Classes for 2017**

Can150-a special class open to the eight works commissioned by ARMTA in 2017. Performers may submit any one of the eight pieces. For a list of pieces or to purchase music, contact Contemporary Showcase or Palliser Music at

Piano Recital Class: Choose any 3 or more works from the syllabus to play as a set. Class 103R=repertoire from classes 100-103; Class 107R=repertoire from classes 104-107; Class 111R=repertoire from 108-111.

Piano/Vocal Collaborative Duo: open to any piece from the voice syllabus where the singer is accompanied by a student. Both performers will receive an adjudication. Use vocal class numbers followed by “P”, i.e. Class 402P

Special Repertoire Requests: Any special requests for repertoire not included in the syllabus must be submitted to the Showcase Committee for approval no later than Sunday October 1. Include a copy of the score and accompaniment (if applicable) with your request. Submit requests by mail or email ( Approval will be communicated with teachers ONLY; parents should not contact the committee regarding repertoire requests.

Scheduling: The Contemporary Showcase Committee cannot consider special requests for class scheduling. Be prepared to attend at your scheduled class time. Registration fees will not be refunded after October 15. Teachers ONLY will be notified of their students’ schedule by early November.

Scholarships & Awards: Scholarships are available to performers who are recognized by the adjudicator. These are made possible by charitable donations and are presented at our Gala Performance. Performers must meet the requirements for their class (i.e. number of pieces required, minimum time requirement) in order to be considered for an award. Please refer to the syllabus for specific guidelines. In addition, to be eligible for a scholarship performers must not register in a lower class number than in previous years, or remain in the same level class for more than 2 years.

Volunteers: Contemporary Showcase is a volunteer organization. We rely on your assistance to make our festival happen! Please include your availability on the entry form for adjudicator assistant or greeter duties, and invite parents, friends, students, and community members to become involved. Thank you for your time!

Advertising & Donations: Contemporary Showcase is a non-profit organization. We issue receipts for charitable donations of $15 or more. Contemporary Showcase also offers an advertising opportunity in our festival program. Contact the festival coordinator for details, at 403-454-8859 or

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Contemporary Showcase!