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Women Who Write
Presented by The Music Appreciation Program at The Royal Conservatory of Music
In collaboration with The Canadian Music Centre
Location: Room 310
Ticket Price: $15.00
* Tickets may also be purchased with cash at the door!
* Reception to follow
Come celebrate International Women's Day by attending this unique Music Appreciation Event! Join Sara Constant, author and editor of Whole Note Magazine, as she interviews three Canadian women composers about their experiences and life journeys.
About the Host:
Sara Constant's research and performance practice focus on 20th- and 21st-century music, Asian American identity, and ecology. She holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Amsterdam, and has presented her work with the Royal Society for Dutch Musicology (KVNM), Bake Society, Sonic Acts Academy, and Oh My Ears (OME). She has studied flute under the direction of Camille Watts, Eliska Horehledová and Jeannette Landré. Currently, Sara lives in Toronto, where she works as a writer and editor at The WholeNote magazine and as a co-organizer of the Toronto Creative Music Lab.
About the Composers:
Norma Beecroft ( b.Oshawa, 1934) has enjoyed a long and active life in music as a composer, producer, broadcaster and administrator. Beginning in the early 1950s, she began studies in composition with John Weinzweig and continued her studies in Tanglewood with Aaron Copland and Lukas Foss, then spent 3 years in Europe, completing her studies with Goffredo Petrassi and Bruno Maderna. She has had a long association with broadcasting, beginning in CBC television, then CBC Radio where she specialized in programs on contemporary music including many on Canadian composers.
Attracted by the lure of new sound resources which emerged post WWII, many of Beecroft's compositions involve electronic music in combination with traditional instruments. Her interest in this medium led her to publish an eBook "Conversations with Post World War II Pioneers of Electronic Music" (see Canadian Music Centre). The recipient of many commissions and scholarships, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from York University in 1996.
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