About Contemporary Showcase Edmonton

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton is a music festival founded by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects in 1972, to showcase contemporary Canadian repertoire with classes held in a non-competitive format.

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton Society is supported by Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association – Edmonton Branch, Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Alberta Music Education Foundation, the City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and many other generous business and private donors.

 

WORKSHOP SESSIONS         
-supportive atmosphere                    
-generous time with clinicians
-encouraging critiques

NON-COMPETITIVE CLASSES
-no marks given
-no ranking

WELL-ORGANIZED
-small classes
-scheduling flexibility

RECOGNITION
-recognition awards given at clinicians’ discretion

 

CANADIAN
-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!

EXPLORE CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS
-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