Voting closes November 10 @ midnight, EST
LONDON, ON, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The top six finalists have been selected, and now it's up to the public to log in to Facebook and choose the winner of the second annual Conservatory Canada Creative Composer's Competition.
"This year we decided to use social media to generate even more excitement and awareness about the contest," says Conservatory Canada national executive director, Victoria Warwick. "I think people will be amazed by what they hear, and I encourage everyone to vote and share the page."
Sponsored by Conservatory Canada, Mayfair Music Publishing, Roland Canada, and Long & McQuade, this year's competition attracted 108 entries from across the country.
A panel of judges selected six finalists - Matthew Emery (London, ON), Philip Manning (Victoria, BC), Catherine He (Toronto, ON), Jacob Ridgway (Edmonton, AB), Victor Borba (Kanata, ON) and Sydney Griffith (Kamloops, BC) - whose compositions can now be seen and heard on the Conservatory Canada Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ConservatoryCanada.
The public can cast their vote for their favourite until November 10, with winners announced at Conservatory Canada's national convocation, held November 24 in London, Ontario.
The first place winner will receive a $500 gift card from Long & McQuade and a Roland R-05 Digital Hand-Held Recorder. Winning compositions will also be included in a new Mayfair Music Publication.
"Conservatory Canada is delighted to support and encourage the next generation of Canadian composers by providing them with critical feedback from professionals in the field, and by presenting their work to the public," Warwick says.
About Conservatory Canada
Conservatory Canada is a national charitable organization that focuses on advancing the Performing Arts through music education. With roots dating back to 1891, our accredited centre of excellence promotes musical achievement through a comprehensive program of study, evaluation and recognition for students and teachers in every region of Canada.
SOURCE: Conservatory Canada
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