Congratulations to Maica McEachern of Edmonton! Maica is this year’s recipient of the John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship – Junior Award. Below is Maica’s winning performance of ‘Etching – The Vollard Suite’ by Harry Somers.
Congratulations to Noah Mok of Edmonton! Noah is this year’s recipient of the John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship – Senior Award. Below is Noah’s winning performance of ‘Swing a Fugue’ by John Weinzweig.
Congratulations to pianist Sitong Chen of Saskatoon! Sitong is this year’s recipients of the Ann Southam National Award – Junior Award. Below is Sitong’s winning performance of ‘Adventures Inside the Popcorn Maker!’ by Sarah Konecsni.
Congratulations to pianists Charlotte Giraudeau of Calgary and Esther Zhu of Saskatoon! Charlotte and Esther are this year’s co-recipients of the Ann Southam National Award – Senior Award. Below is Charlotte’s winning performance of ‘I Leap Through the Sky with Stars’ by Alexina Louie and Esther’s winning performance of ‘Memories in an Ancient Garden’ by Alexina Louie.
The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects announces a Call-for-Scores of works for strings (violin, viola, cello, or double bass, for solo or solo with accompaniment) for inclusion in their Contemporary Showcase Syllabus.
The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Canadian contemporary music. Throughout our history, it has been our mission to encourage teachers to teach Canadian contemporary music, to motivate students to study and perform this music, and to encourage Canadian composers to write music for students of all levels from the most junior to the paraprofessional.
Our Mission is to commission, promote, and preserve Canadian contemporary music as a cornerstone of our national heritage by fostering its performance among students, teachers, and performers through education, festivals, and workshops.
Presented annually by ACNMP for the past 53 years, Contemporary Showcase is a national non-competitive festival featuring 100% Canadian contemporary works taking place in fourteen centres across five provinces. Contemporary Showcase is wholly educational and inclusive, and aims to develop and disseminate Canadian compositions.
ACNMP has compiled a wide-ranging and varied syllabus of over 2,200 Canadian works for a variety of solo instruments (from piano to double bass to soprano saxophone) and ensembles (from brass quintet and string quartet to full-sized choirs and wind bands) spanning over 100 years. These works are scrutinized pedagogically by ACNMP’s repertoire reviewers and divided into different levels for students to study, present and perform in a master class format for expert adjudicators.
Call-for-Scores: Strings 2021
Submissions to the Contemporary Showcase syllabus should ideally:
- Have musical, educational, and pedagogical value for both teacher and performer
- Contain new ideas or techniques introduced or presented in a novel or interesting way
- Strike an appropriate balance between composition length and difficulty, keeping the skill and ability level of the intended performer in mind
- Represent and/or contribute to the cultural fabric of Canada
Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Please carefully read submission details from the documents below. Fill out and submit to email@example.com.
Deadline is December 31, 2021.
*Please note that an ACNMP Membership is not a requirement to submit to the Call-for-Scores; however, the membership fee does help off-set our administrative costs.