Win at SOCAN Foundation Awards for The Rose of Midnight

A special thanks to SOCAN Foundation for awarding me one of this year’s Godfrey Ridout awards for my choral piece, the Rose of Midnight, which was commissioned by Seattle’s Esoterics choir as part of my prize for winning the International Composers’ Award at their POLYPHONOS competition. This marks my 4th win at the SOCAN foundation awards. https://www.socanfoundation.ca/jsp/en/pub/media/2015_young_composers_announce.jsp

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Recipient of Canada Council Grant for Professional Musicians

A shout-out to Canada Council for the Arts for awarding me one of this year’s Grants for Professional Musicians. The grant will help to support me through my next year of doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

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Recipient of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Award

  I am very grateful and send many sincere thanks to The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation for choosing me as one of the recipients of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Award. The grant helps to finance my studies abroad at the University of Michigan.

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Reviews of Premieres at The New York Festival of Song

On February 17, 2014, Baritone Shea Owens joined pianist and co-artistic director of NYFOS (New York Festival of Song), Michael Barrett, in the premiere performance of two of my most recent compositions, False Morning, and The River-Lip. Originally written for Baritone and Guitar, the songs were recorded by Michael Strutt, and Will George in Vancouver, BC, and […]

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Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan

I am very excited about starting my DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) degree in composition at the University of Michigan in the beautiful Ann Arbor, with a cognate in piano duo. Being at one of the finest performance and composition schools in the world means that I will get a chance to collaborate with many […]

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Composer Residency at ArtSpring with the Emily Carr String Quartet

I am excited to be joining the Emily Carr String Quartet (ECSQ) on Salt Spring Island for a short residency position, during which I will be composing a string quartet commissioned for the ECSQ. The residency culminates with an informal presentation of the work-in-progress, featuring the Emily Carr Quartet, and myself. Read more about the event […]

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