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.”

Contemporary Showcase 2017 Festival:
November 24-26, 2017

Alberta College (10050 Macdonald Dr.)

Gala concert: Friday, December 1, 2017, 7pm
Alberta College - Muttart Hall 

Featured Composer:
Jean Coulthard

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.

Senior Piano - David Tutt
Intermediate Piano - Miriam Manhood
Junior Piano - Heather Hindman
Beginner Piano - Maryan Threndyle
Vocal - Dawn Bailey
Creative Music Clinician - Heather Hindman

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

Brass: TBA
Strings: TBA

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, October 23, 2017

(received by October 23 so please mail early!)

About Contemporary Showcase Edmonton

    1.    supportive atmosphere                                      
    2.    generous time with clinicians
    3.    encouraging critiques

    1.    no marks given
    2.    no ranking
    3.    recognition awards given at clinicians' discretion

    1.    small classes
    2.    scheduling flexibility

    1.    perform Canadian music
    2.    promote Edmonton and Alberta composers
    3.    teach students about Canadian music
    4.    students can meet and work with composers brought in as clinicians
    5.    foster pride in Canadian talent!

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

    1.    harmonic structure beyond tonal writing
    2.    uncommon meters and/or changing meters
    3.    polyrhythms and polytonality
    4.    extended techniques for the instrument/voice
    5.    addition of sound effects
    6.    chance music and performer input into performance structure


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!!


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 - any amount
- a one-time donation - any amount
- class sponsorship - $50
- advertising in our program - click here for sizes and rates
Donations should be sent to Treasurer, 50 Olivier Close, St. Albert, AB, T8N 8Z8


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.