While I didn’t make it as a finalist of the Symphony Number One’s previous Call for Scores 3, another opportunity is coming up in collaboration, this time, with the Continuum Contemporary Music this 2016-2017! Entitled PIVOT, this initiative by the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers selected me along with 5 other Canadian composers to write a new piece for the ensemble in close supervision with our individual mentors and premiere them in Toronto on March 2017. They assigned me with Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith for mentoring, and I’ll work with her in the following months to write a piano+percussion duo and a quartet that will be combined together to make up a whole sextet piece. Professional development seminars will be held there for us as well. Details will be up nearing the premiere date of my work, so stay tuned.
On a sidenote, my Masters thesis was recently submitted and approved in McGill University this early August 2016. It’s official then: I’ve just completed my Masters degree in Composition!