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2017 ISCM Young Composer Award
posted November 21, 2017
Congratulations to James O’Callaghan!
We’re very pleased to announce rising Montreal composer/sound artist James O’Callaghan as the recipient of the ISCM Young Composer Award for 2017, supported by Music on Main. O’Callaghan’s music intersects acoustic and electroacoustic media, employing field recordings, amplified found objects, computer-assisted transcription of environmental sounds, and unique performance conditions. His piece subject/object was performed at ISCM2017 by Standing Wave Ensemble.
posted July 7, 2017
Music on Main is hiring a Development Manager
Music on Main seeks a fundraising professional who wants to shine a spotlight on one of the most celebrated music presenters in Canada’s cultural scene. As a vibrant, growing organization, Music on Main offers its team plenty of opportunity for experience, growth, and autonomy. We’re looking for a creative, ambitious professional who is passionate about fundraising and the performing arts. The Development Manager will be responsible for managing and implementing Music on Main’s fundraising and donor initiatives, including Foundation Support, Corporate Sponsorships, Donor & Sponsor Stewardship, Special Fundraising Events, and Government Support.
Check out our 2017 Development Manager Job Description for details about the position. The deadline to apply is July 28, 2017.
Music on Main welcomes Mallory Gallant, Marketing Manager
posted March 7, 2017
Music on Main is delighted to welcome Mallory Gallant as our new Marketing Manager. Mallory recently returned from Toronto where she graduated from the Second City Theatre Training Centre in Comedy Writing. She is also a graduate of the Conservatory Theatre Program at Mount Royal University, the Documentary Production program at Langara College and the Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate at Capilano University. While in Toronto she was the Communications Coordinator for the Canadian Club of Toronto. Mallory has also worked with companies such as the Public Dreams Society, Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre), DSR Productions, TED Talks and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA). We look forward to working with Mallory at Music on Main and at the ISCM World New Music Days 2017.
Music on Main welcomes Melissa Tsang, Artistic Planning & Operations Manager
posted May 18, 2016
Music on Main is thrilled to welcome Melissa Tsang as our new Artistic Planning & Operations Manager. Melissa has previously been the Company Manager for Ballet BC, and has years of experience in arts administration, including work with Vancouver Opera and Gateway Theatre. She has also been closely involved with the Phoenix Chamber Choir, the BC Choral Federation, and the BC Choral Federation Youth Council. We look forward to adding Melissa’s expertise to the Music on Main team!
Yejune Synn wins 2016 ISCM Young Composers Award, supported by Music on Main
posted April 14, 2016
The winner of the 2016 ISCM Young Composer Award (supported by Music on Main) has been announced. The winner, who will receive a commission for a new work to be performed at a future International Society for Contemporary Music festival, was Yejune Synn (Korea) for his work “Zoetrope.”
Music on Main has supported the ISCM Young Composer Award since 2013.
Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw featured in the New York Times
posted March 11, 2016
Music on Main’s Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw is featured in the New York Times‘ list of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music is Going” this week. They chose Partita for 8 Voices, which received its Canadian premiere on January 25 & 26, 2016 when Music on Main and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presented Roomful of Teeth. Check out the article here. It talks about a performance of “By and by,” which Caroline performed for the first time at a Music on Main concert in 2013.
Changes ahead for Melody Jacobson
posted March 2, 2016
Melody Jacobson, Music on Main’s General Manager, will step down from her position on April 30, 2016.
Her energy, commitment, and ideas have helped Music on Main develop and implement administrative systems, increase operating grants and foundation contributions, and create a team environment for the organization within its new home at The Post at 750.
Melody is departing to take up the position of Operations Manager at the Compassionate Eye Foundation, an innovative foundation funded by the creative community to support educational, health, and economic sustainability projects in the developing world.
Melody says, “I have enjoyed my time at Music on Main, want to thank everyone in the community for the warm welcome to Vancouver they provided, and that I look forward to seeing them at future Music on Main concerts.”
We wish her all the best in her new position!
Aeolus Quartet’s performance cancelled
posted February 28, 2016
We regret to announce that the April 6, 2016 performance by the Aeolus Quartet has been cancelled, due to a combination of travel difficulties and the low Canadian dollar. We look forward to hosting the quartet in a future seasonl