Ottawa New Music Creators


NYO Canada awarded the 2015 Friends of Canadian Music Award, shares prize with Ottawa composer Chris Goddard

The Canadian League of Composers:

21 OCTOBER 2015 (Toronto) – The Canadian League of Composers (CLC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as the recipient of the 2015 Friends of Canadian Music Award. The annual Friends of Canadian Music Award is a joint venture between the CLC and the CMC honouring those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,000.

Each year, the recipient is asked to split the award with an emerging composer of their choice. After careful deliberation, NYO Canada has chosen to share this honour with composer Christopher Goddard. The joint awards will be presented to NYO Canada and Chris Goddard on November 17, 6:00 pm, at the Canadian Music Centre, 20 St Joseph St, Toronto.  This event is free but space is limited.


Ottawa New Music Creators was pleased to present a program featuring Chris Goddard, with trombonist Felix Del Tredici, as part of the 2014-15 concert series. Congratulations, Chris!

Curtis Perry