Helmut Kallmann Award
presented by
The Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and
Documentation Centres (CAML)

This is an open invitation for nominations for the seventh Helmut Kallmann Award for distinguished service relating to music libraries, archives and documentation centres, with a focus on music in Canada.  Both nominators and nominees may or may not be members of CAML.  The Award is named in honour of Dr. Helmut Kallmann, the pioneering Canadian musicologist, who was Chief of the National Library of Canada’s Music Division from its inception in 1970 to 1987 and a co-founder of the Canadian Music Library Association (the predecessor of CAML).

The editors of MUSICultures are very pleased to announce the publication of their most recent issue (43-1). 

This issue is available to current members of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music here (non-members can freely access issues more than 3 years old): http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/MC/index. For membership/subscription information, please visit the website of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music: http://www.yorku.ca/cstm/. Or check your library for access. 

The contents of this issue include:


Applications are currently being accepted for the Joan Mitchell Travel Grant at the Laurier Archives, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario.  The travel grant will support a graduate student or established scholar who wishes to travel to the Laurier Archives to conduct research.  For more information on the grant, please visit: https://library.wlu.ca/research-materials/archives#tab-travel-award.  The application deadline is: December 2, 2016.

The Laurier Archives has recently opened a number of new archival collections documenting music in Canada including the papers of contralto Maureen Forrester, composer Alfred Kunz, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the new music society NUMUS.  The new collections build on our existing collections documenting sacred music in the Lutheran Church.
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MusCan Members:

Please join the MusCan Board of Directors in congratulating Dr. Harald Krebs (University of Victoria) on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The following announcement was issued by Dr.  William Caplin for the Society for Music Theory:

I am pleased to announce that Harald Krebs, former president of SMT, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The citation from the Society reads as follows:
"Harald Krebs is an internationally renowned music theorist. In his writings, he sheds light on neglected repertoires, such as the songs of 19th-century female composers and the late music of Robert Schumann. Particularly influential is his model of musical meter, created primarily for analysis of 17th- to 19th-century tonal music, but subsequently employed by numerous music theorists in the explication of diverse recent musics, including jazz, rock and techno.”

William E. Caplin, FRSC
James McGill Professor of Music Theory
Department of Music Research
Schulich School of Music
McGill University


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