PIVOT: List of public events, March 20-25, 2017


LIST OF PUBLIC EVENTS, March 20-25, 2017

1. Private Funding Options for Composers

Monday March 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St Joseph St

Composers in Canada are often aware of arts council granting programs as a mechanism to fund creative work. In this panel discussion we will consider explore alternate funding opportunities through private sources and foundations. The panel will feature Charlie Wall-Andrews (SOCAN Foundation), Amanda Smith (FAWN Chamber Creative), and Jeff Hayward from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR).

2. Q&A – new Canada Council programs

Wednesday March 22, 6:30-8:00 pm
Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St Joseph St

The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s public arts funder, has introduced new funding categories. In this discussion, CCA Music Officer Jeff Morton offers insights into grant opportunities, eligibility, and strategies for effectively communicating your artistic goals in a peer assessment process.

3. Present Your Own Concert

Thursday March 23, 1:30-3:30 pm
Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St Joseph St

Chamber music in Canada has been defined by collective organizing of artist-run spaces, composer collectives, and ensembles. Given the degree to which this organizing is unpaid, our community suffers from burn-out and the loss of institutional memory. In this panel we hear from artists who have self-presented about their strategies, successes, and challenges. The panel will be moderated by Monica Pearce of the Toy Piano Composers, who will be joined by Cheryl Duvall of the Thin Edge New Music Collective, and Nick Storring of ratio.


Note : The professional development sessions offered above will be offered in English only. 


4. PIVOT Final Showcase Concert

Saturday March 25, 8:00pm (PIVOTEEN @ 7:45)

 Our PIVOT week culminates with a final showcase concert of the works of the six early-career composers of PIVOT, presented in world premiere by Continuum Contemporary Music, as part of their 2016-17 season.

Composers :

Rebecca Bruton (CA), mentored by Chiyoko Szlavnics (CA/DE)
Maxime Corbeil-Perron (CA), mentored by Jimmie LeBlanc (CA)
Juro Kim Feliz (PH/CA), mentored by Linda C. Smith (US/CA)
Beavan Flanagan (CA), mentored by Martin Arnold (CA)
Evelin Ramon (CU/CA), mentored by Cléo Palacio-Quintin (CA/BE)
Bekah Simms (CA), mentored by Martin Bédard (CA)

and for the first time
Cindy Chen (CA), PIVOTEEN composer, mentored by Chris Thornborrow (CA)


PIVOT is presented by the Canadian League of Composers in collaboration with Continuum Contemporary Music, and the Canadian Music Centre.


*The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) is an accessible building with street level access to the right of the main entrance. CMC has gender neutral washrooms.