THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE 2016 STUDENT COMPOSER COMPETITION

The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Naithan Bosse is the winner of the 2016 Student Composer Competition.

The jury selected Naithan Bosse’s outstanding work: Feedforward as the First Prize winner. This chamber work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone was performed by University of Calgary faculty members and students as part of a concert of contemporary music presented on June 2, 2016 at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Calgary. 

Naithan Bosse is a composer, guitarist, and music teacher from Sechelt, British Columbia. He writes music for acoustic, electroacoustic, and interactive electronic media. He has been the recipient of several research awards and scholarships including a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a UBC Arts Graduate Research Award. Bosse holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of British Columbia (BMus composition/guitar, MMus composition) and is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Calgary where his research focuses on interactive computer music and networked music performance.

The Student Composer Competition is open to any university student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant or who is studying at a Canadian institution, does not yet hold a doctorate and does not hold a full-time teaching position. The competition takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Canadian University Music Society.

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