Dear Colleagues,

 Each year the SOCAN Foundation and the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) sponsor two $2500 prizes intended to encourage students’ research and writing on Canadian music topics and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors. One prize will be for the best English-language paper and one for the best French-language paper. Topics in Canadian music will be understood as potentially deriving from a wide range of genres, including, but not limited to, such areas as concert, folk, jazz, and popular music.

 The competition is open to anyone who, at the time of submission of the paper, fulfils the following requirements:  (i) is registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (whether inside or outside Canada); (ii) is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to Canada; (iii) if a graduate student, is a member of MusCan (student membership will be $45 for 2019); (iv) does not yet hold a doctorate and does not hold a full-time teaching position. 

Please share the attached calls with your students and colleagues.  The deadline for submission is May 17, 2019.

 

Yours truly,

Glenn Colton 

MusCan Past President

 

SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards for Writings on Canadian Music

IICSI is launching new MA and PhD graduate programs in Critical Studies in Improvisation, at the University of Guelph!

Our new MA (2 years) and PhD (4 years) programs will appeal to prospective students interested in improvisatory practices, arts-based practices for community change, interdisciplinary approaches, and community engagement. All students will complete coursework exploring core concepts, research methods, and arts-based community engagement, as well as an independent research project. PhD students will also complete two qualifying exams: one focused on critical studies in improvisation, and another in a secondary area of disciplinary expertise. Funding may be available in the form of stipends, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and internships with community partners.

For Immediate Release October 27, 2018

THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2018 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 Adam Roy is the recipient of a 2018 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music (in English) for his paper entitled: “Canadian Mosaic: Pitch Structures and Resources in Barbara Pentland’s Quintet for Piano and String Quartet (1983)”.

For Immediate Release October 27, 2018

THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2018 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 Martin Desjardins is the recipient of a 2018 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music for his paper entitled: "Le geste sonore comme objet d’analyse pour observer les pratiques musicales distinctives d’improvisateurs jazz.”

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