About Contemporary Showcase Edmonton
Contemporary Showcase Festivals were founded by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects in 1972. The festivals showcase contemporary Canadian repertoire with classes held in a non-competitive format. Contemporary Showcase Edmonton was formed in 1993.
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.
-generous time with clinicians
-no marks given
-recognition awards given at clinicians’ discretion
-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