THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2016 SOCAN FOUNDATION/MusCan AWARD FOR WRITINGS ON CANADIAN MUSIC (In English) 

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Jamie Meyers-Riczu is the recipient of a 2016 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music (in English) for her paper entitled:  “Nature and the Construction of National Identity in Jean Coulthard’s The Pines of Emily Carr.” 

The SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards for Writing on Canadian Music are awarded annually to students for research projects on Canadian music, in separate categories for English and French.   The awards are intended to encourage students’ research and writing on music related topics, and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The winning paper will be published on the MusCan website in the coming months: http://muscan.org/en/. 

Jamie Meyers-Riczu is a Doctoral student in Musicology at the University of Alberta. She completed her BA (Music and English) at Ambrose University and her MA in Musicology at the University of Calgary. Jamie's current research interests explore constructions of heroic masculinities in the symphonic poems of Franz Liszt. Along with her research activities, Jamie has served as a student instructor in the University of Alberta Department of Music and she is the current president of the Graduate Music Student Association. 

The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.

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THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2016 SOCAN FOUNDATION/MusCan AWARD FOR WRITINGS ON CANADIAN MUSIC (In French) 

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Paul Bazin is the recipient of a 2016 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music for his paper entitled: “Serge Garant et le genre mélodique: stylistique d’une première maturité.”

The SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards for Writing on Canadian Music are awarded annually to students for research projects on Canadian music, in separate categories for English and French.   The awards are intended to encourage students’ research and writing on music related topics, and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The winning paper will be published on the MusCan website in the coming months: http://muscan.org/fr/.

Paul Bazin is currently pursuing doctoral studies at McGill University, where his research focusses on composer Bruce Mather’s microtonal music and on Ivan Wyschnegradsky’s musical legacy. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the Université de Sherbrooke (2010) and a Master’s Degree in Musicology from the Université de Montréal (2013) for which his research concentrated on the analysis of Serge Garant’s melodies. With funding from both the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and SSHRC, Paul Bazin has authored a number of journal articles (Circuit and Intersections) and papers (OICRM, SQRM, MusCan) that look at the music of Quebec post-war composers, in addition to collaborating regularly with the Canadian Music Centre in Quebec. Beyond his musicological activities, Paul Bazin sings as a member of Ensemble Kô, a Montreal-based vocal ensemble with whom he has participated in the recording of two albums of early and contemporary music, and in the world premiere of the opera The Trials of Patricia Isasa (2016).

The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.

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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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THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2016 SOCAN FOUNDATION/GEORGE PROCTOR PRIZE

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Annalise Smith is the recipient of the 2016 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for her presentation entitled “Directorial Influence at the Paris Opéra: The Case of Devismes du Valgay.”

The SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society.  This award is for original research in any recognized branch of musical scholarship.

Annalise Smith is a doctoral candidate in historical musicology at Cornell University. Her research, supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, focuses on late eighteenth-century French opera, particularly the operas of Christoph Gluck, the genre norms of operatic practice, and the politics and culture of the theatre before the French Revolution. Other interests include the intersection between music and the supernatural in the long eighteenth century, including magical instruments in folklore, and vocal identities in modern performance. Her research has been published in the graduate journal Musicological Explorations and Early Music America. Annalise holds a diploma in vocal performance, and has degrees from the University of Calgary (2008) and the University of Victoria (2011). For the past several years Annalise has taught voice at Cornell, and she remains an active performer in the university community. She currently teaches music history at Ithaca College. 

The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.

 

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