Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CFMTA Vocal Solo Winner - Composer Martha Hill Duncan

The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association (CFMTA) recently announced the winners of their Call for Compositions Competition. My friend and Kingston composer Martha Hill Duncan was the winner of the vocal solo portion of the competition with her song "Maple Dust".
This song is aimed at RCM Grades 2-3 and is a lovely melody in F+ with relatively simple accompaniment.

We will be recording this song next week for the CFMTA National Convention. I will post a link once it is done!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Canadians at the Montreal International Musical Competition

Winners of the 2009 Montreal International Musical Competition were announced last week. Congratulations to our Canadians!

Second Prize and the COVC Jean A. Chalmers Award For the Best Canadian Artist Offered by the Canadian Opera Volunteer Committee: Yannick-Muriel NOAH, soprano

Joseph Rouleau Award For the Best Artist from Quebec: Charlotte CORWIN, soprano

For more details visit the MIMC website.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's happening at...Luminato!?

Check out Luminato in Toronto starting this Friday, June 5 and running until Sunday, June 14! On the music side, R. Murray Schafer is premiering his new opera The Children's Crusade featuring boy soprano Jacob Abrahamse of Peterborough, ON.

Look for other events in literature, film, visual arts and design and events for the whole family.

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