Contemporary Showcase Edmonton is commissioning the following pieces for the 2021 festival.

Music will be available below when completed. 
Music is free for teachers and students interested in playing these pieces in Contemporary Showcase Festival 2021.


Allan Gilliland

One of Canada’s busiest composers, Allan Gilliland has written music for orchestra, choir, big band, film, television and theatre. His music has been recorded on over 30 CD’s including three, Collaborations, O Music and Dreaming: The Prague Sessions, dedicated entirely to his music. For five years he was Composer-in-Residence with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and is currently Dean of Fine Arts and Communications at MacEwan University in Edmonton where he was head of composition from 2004–2016 and chair of music from 2012–2016.
Jodi Penner

Jodi Penner has performed extensively in opera, musical theatre, choral and solo recitals as well as BBC radio dramas and TV. She is an accomplished soloist and actor with many performing credits around the world including United States, Canada, Scotland, Russia, Italy, Austria, and Bolivia. She has sung the US National Anthem at Candlestick Park for the Giants and was featured as a young artist with the Redwood Symphony in California. Jodi also premiered a song cycle by Chilean composer Raimundo Gonzales based on his music research in the Amazon rainforest. Jodi’s solo albums have both received great reviews.

Jodi, originally from California, finished her M. Mus. in voice at the University of Alberta, 2011.  She is currently working on her Doctorate of Music in Choral Conducting and Voice Performance at the University of Alberta.

A recipient of several NATS regional competition awards, the Beryl Barnes Award, Johann Strauss Award, Carol Mallet Award, and a Canada Council for the Arts Grant, she also had the honour to attend the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria for the advanced study of Lieder.

Jodi has been teaching voice for 20 years in U.S., Canada and Bolivia and is active in the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  Among her teaching credits are Prairie Bible College, Interim Head of Music at Rosebud School of the Arts, University of Alberta, and Universidad Evangelica de Bolivia. Recently, she has directed The Santa Cruz International Community Choir, Escuela de Music de Santiago de Chiquitos, and Coro Filarmonica de Santa Cruz.