Call for Nominations:
Friends of Canadian Music Award 2013
Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000.
Performers, orchestras, administrators, broadcasters, journalists, teachers, composers or others who have demonstrated an outstanding and exceptional dedication to Canadian composers and their music are eligible for the regular annual Friends of Canadian Music award. An individual or group may submit nominations; however, self-nomination is not eligible. Current staff and board members of both the CMC and CLC are not eligible for the award.
Nominators must create a separate entry for each nominee if they are nominating more than one candidate. Nominators are encouraged to provide detailed biography/CV data to aid the jury in recognizing the contribution of the nominee. The following items must be provided:
- a letter (up to two pages) describing why the nominee is deserving of this award;
- a current biography and/or Curriculum Vitae of the nominee; and
- up to three letters of support.
Deadline for nominations: 1 May 2013
All materials must be received by May 1. Applications will be accepted by email to
(pdf files preferred), or by mail to:
Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
Fax: 416-961-7198 | Email:
The Canadian Music Centre exists to stimulate the awareness, promotion and performance of Canadian composers’ music. The Canadian League of Composers serves composers and advocates on their behalf, fostering an environment in which their music is highly valued.
Past winners of the FCMA:
2012 - Lawrence Cherney, artistic director
2011– Julian Armour, music director, and Patricia Shand, academic (special lifetime achievement in Canadian music scholarship award) More details.
2010 – John Beckwith, composer, academic, music educator
2009 – Véronique Lacroix conductor, music educator, artistic director
2008 – CBC Radio Orchestra, performers
2007 – Christina Petrowska Quilico, performer
2006 – Dr. Helmut Kallmann, music librarian/historian
2005 – Joseph Petric, performer/commissioner
2004 – Thomas & Isobel Rolston, music educators/artistic directors/administrators
2003 – Mary Gardiner, music educator
2002 – David Jaeger & Two New Hours with host Larry Lake, radio producer & broadcaster
2001 – Ann Southam, composer
2000 – Jon Washburn, artistic director
1999 – James Dormeyer, television producer
1998 – Don Wherry, artistic director
1997 – Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects
1996 – Jean-François Denis, promoter
1995 – David Olds, broadcaster