Festival News for 2023

Sound Sculpting – Composition WorkshoP

We are pleased to introduce a new composition workshop for students 8 – 11 years of age. Designed by Mari Alice Conrad and Diana Tayler, the Sound Sculpting Workshop will provide a fun and interactive learning opportunity for those interested in music composition.

Event date: Sunday, October 29
Registration deadline: October 22
Full Sound Sculpting details here. 

Our 30 year anniversary is 2023

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton seeks your support to help celebrate 30 years of presenting and encouraging awareness of Canadian music. We invite you to invest in our future by donating to the 2023 festival fund so we can present special awards and music events to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Scroll down for donation information.

Canadian Music Loan Library

At present, the music in the library is mostly for piano solo.  
There is also some piano duet music and a couple pieces for voice, guitar and percussion (individually).
A list of the music with approximate grading is available here.
If you would like to peruse the music available and borrow something for teaching this fall, please contact Sylvia Taylor at ivory88@interbaun.com.  
You would be able to borrow the music until the Showcase Festival in November.

Young Composers
Program 2023

Students ages 12 and up are mentored through the process of writing a composition. One group lecture and work session is followed by 3 half hour lessons with a composer. Students are encouraged to attend other students’ lessons.

October 1
2-4pm for all

October 15, 22, 29
lessons between 1 and 5pm

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

Registration Deadline
September 27, 2023

Final concert
Held during Contemporary Showcase Festival, Nov. 17-19.


Dr. Andriy Talpash
Diana Tayler

Showcase Festival

A non-competitive festival of music of Canadian Composers for all ages, levels and disciplines.

November 17-19, 2023

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton
(corner of 84 Ave & 101 St)

Registration Deadline
October 20, 2023

Gala concert:
Friday, November 24, 2023
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Featured Composers:

Christine Donkin &
All Alberta Composers
Click here to browse for music.


Sr/Int Piano – Dr. Leanne Regehr
Jr/Beg Piano – Christine Donkin
Strings – Clayton Leung
Brass/Winds – David Hoyt
Voice – Eva Bostrand
Creative Music – Christine Donkin

2022 National Award Winners

Eric Davidson – John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship – Senior Award
Elijah Mok – John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship – Junior Award
View announcement http://acnmp.ca


Click here for 2022 local award winners.


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. 

Click here to read our donation letter.

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, 10331  137 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5N 2H2

E-transfer donations to:

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

Thank you for your support!


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

Teachers are encouraged to each sign up for 1 volunteer shift to help make the festival possible.  This could include being a secretary during their students’ performances with the understanding they will not indicate to the clinician 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
Sylvia Taylor at ivory88@interbaun.com.

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

sPecial 25th Anniversary Commissions
Student Premieres 2018