The Alliance for 
Canadian New Music Projects

Contemporary Showcase is a non-competitive music festival where we learn, teach, and hear music that combines the pride of our Canadian composers with the wonderful sounds of contemporary music. In 1967 our parent organization was founded and has since become incorporated as the Alliance for New Music Projects (ACNMP), the “champion of Canadian music.”

Young Composers

October 2017

MacEwan University, Allard Hall –
Centre for Performing Arts and Culture, 11110 - 104 Ave 

Senior: TBA
Junior: Linda Purves

Session  1: Oct. 1, 2-4pm
Sessions 2, 3, 4: Oct. 15, 22, 29
(half hour individual lessons times TBA)

Final Concert: 
Held during the Festival.

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, September 25, 2017


Donations are gratefully accepted to help run our programs. Your donation can help us keep registration fees low while helping to bring in highly qualified and experienced clinicians and composers. Donations also help to create scholarships for students receiving recognition awards. 

Donations can be 
- an ongoing monetary donation of any amount
- a one-time donation of any amount
- class sponsorship - $50
Bottle Drive Fundraiser
- advertising in our program 
click here for sizes and rates

Donations should be sent to
Treasurer, 50 Olivier Close,
St. Albert, AB, T8N 8Z8

E-transfer donations to:

Please specify which of the above options you’re donating.

Thank you for your support!

About Contemporary Showcase Edmonton

-supportive atmosphere                    
-generous time with clinicians
-encouraging critiques

-no marks given
-no ranking
-recognition awards given at clinicians' discretion

-small classes
-scheduling flexibility

-perform Canadian music
-promote Edmonton and Alberta composers
-teach students about Canadian music
-students can meet and work with composers brought in as clinicians
-foster pride in Canadian talent!

-workshop-style classes
-learn composition one-on-one with a composer
-perform your own composition at the young composers concert

-harmonic structure beyond tonal writing
-uncommon meters and/or changing meters
-polyrhythms and polytonality
-extended techniques for the instrument/voice
-addition of sound effects
-chance music and performer input into performance structure

Showcase Festival

November 24-26, 2017

Alberta College
(10050 Macdonald Dr.)

McDougall United Church
(10086 MacDonald Dr.)

Featured Composer:
Jean Coulthard

Gala concert:
Friday, December 1, 2017, 7pm

Alberta College - Muttart Hall 

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Contemporary Showcase Festival

Senior Piano - David Tutt
Intermediate & Advanced Piano - Miriam Mahood
Junior Piano - Heather Hindman
Beginner Piano - Maryan Threndyle
Vocal - Dawn Bailey
Creative Music - Heather Hindman
Strings: Alissa Cheung
Brass: TBA

Brass, Strings & Woodwinds:
may be in combination with Alberta College's Fall Festival

Links for information about Jean Coulthard:
Canadian Music Centre
Canadian Encyclopedia

Any Canadian music may be entered though we encourage exploration of music including contemporary idioms. 
Repertoire suggestions are available on the ACNMP syllabus.


Volunteers are always needed to help run our festival, mostly as secretaries and hall monitors. If you would consider assisting Contemporary Showcase Edmonton in this way, please contact our
Volunteer Coordinator at

Teachers are welcome to be secretaries during their students' performances with the understanding they will not indicate to the adjudicator any connection with the student. We thank you in advance for your assistance!!


Membership in our non-profit society is open and free to anyone age 18 or over. If you would like to be included on our membership list, please forward your contact information to
Marlaine Osgood at

Members receive occasional information and special news about our organization throughout the year.