The Canadian League of Composers (CLC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce Tania Miller as the winner of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Music Award.
Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The CMC and CLC jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. The award is divided as follows: $1000 for the recipient and $1000 for an early-career composer or composition student of the recipient’s choice. This split is to help support a promising composer in the early stages of their career. Tania Miller has chosen to share the award with composer Carmyn Slater.
A jury consisting of Carmen Braden (N.W.T.), Richard Gibson (N.B.), and Elizabeth Knudson (B.C.), convened to review the current nominations for the award. Juror and CLC Awards Committee Chair Richard Gibson noted of Miller’s accomplishments:
As part of the jury mandated to select the 2017 recipient of the Friends of Canadian Music Award, I am pleased to confirm Maestra Tania Miller as our unanimous choice. Her frequent programming and commissioning of Canadian compositions, in addition to her enthusiastic encouragement of early-career composers, convinced us that she is the ideal candidate for this prize.
The CLC and CMC will publicly present the joint award to Miller and Slater during the Maestra’s final concert as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony Miller conducts Shostakovich, which includes a world premiere by Victoria Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence, Jared Miller, this Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 pm.
For all inquiries, please contact:
Canadian League of Composers
Ontario Regional Director
Canadian Music Centre