SPO Wins JOHN BECKWITH AWARD!!!

The Canadian Music Centre (Ontario branch) has announced the winners of the 2021 Beckwith Award. And your SPO has been selected as a WINNER!

Congratulations to all the winners, including music educators Bernie Andrews, Catherine Kloepfer, and Laura Lee Matthie, music ensemble the Kingston Symphony, and the presenter NUMUS.

The process of making and sharing music connects so many communities, and CMC Ontario is inspired by the work of the 2021 award winners who embrace this role in their work. These individuals and organizations explore new models for career development among artists, unique approaches to learning and self-expression, and programs that invite in a variety of audiences.

The Beckwith Award is named for composer John Beckwith—who just celebrated his 94th birthday. Beckwith is one of the founding members of Canadian Music Centre, an ardent supporter of the organization, and a champion of contemporary Canadian music. We feel the enthusiasm that Beckwith shares with the CMC is reflected in the incredible work of the 2021 winners. View all the details here.