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Competition festivals. Public, graded competitions for student and amateur classical musicians; school, amateur, and church choirs; and school, amateur, and civic instrumental ensembles. Contestants are adjudicated publicly by trained professionals who give them comparative marks.
Composition competitions. Increasingly numerous after 1950, sponsored by governmental, professional, educational, and other organizations. Prizes may be in the form of medals, scholarships, commissions, performances and cash, or cash alone.
Composition for Ensemble Teaching
Composition for ensemble teaching. Some Canadian composers have been loth - or insufficiently experienced - to work within the constraints imposed by writing for student performers.
Composition, instrumental solos and duos
IntroductionOne may consider the repertoire of Canadian compositions in these categories in two ways. First, 'repertoire' may indicate those works which are played repeatedly.
Concert Productions International
Concert Productions International (familiarly, CPI). Major promoter of rock concerts and tours in North America. It was established in Toronto in 1973 as a subsidiary of WBC Productions Ltd by Michael Cohl, William (Bill) Ballard, and David Wolinsky.
Concertos and Concertante Music
Concertos and concertante music.
Performances given by one or more artists before audiences which have assembled, and usually paid admission fees, primarily for the purpose of hearing and contemplating music as music, distinct from music performed as an adjunct to other activities such as worship, ceremony, dining, or theatre.
Concordia University Electroacoustics/Électroacoustiques Université Concordia
Concordia University Electroacoustics/Électroacoustiques Université Concordia (Concordia Electroacoustic Composers' Group/Groupe électroacoustique de Concordia 1982-9).
Conductors and Conducting
The musician who directs a group of singers or instrumentalists without participating in the actual singing or playing is essentially the creation of the early 19th century; the one who makes a full-time career of such leadership is the product of the final decades of that century.
Conductors and conducting
IntroductionConductors and conducting. The practice of beating time with hand, foot, stick, bow, or rolled-up sheet of paper to co-ordinate group performance is centuries old.
Confederation Centre of the Arts
The centre's design, by architect Dimitri Dimakopoulos and theatre designer George Izenour, was selected by a jury of internationally distinguished architects from among 47 submissions.
Confederation Centre of the Arts Choirs
Confederation Centre of the Arts choirs, Charlottetown. Two choirs that originated in the Confederation Choir, a mixed-voice group formed in 1963 from the nucleus of the Charlottetown Chorale, which had sung since 1951 under William Keith Rogers and Christopher Gledhill.
Confederation and Music
Confederation and music. Confederation is the popular term for the federal union in 1867 of the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada (thereafter Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia under the name Dominion of Canada.
Conferences and Congresses
Conferences and congresses. Canada has played host with increasing frequency to meetings of worldwide and North American musical organizations.
Conseil québécois de la musique
Conseil québécois de la musique; formerly, Association des organismes musicaux du Québec. Non-profit organization incorporated in 1987.
Conservation of Movable Cultural Property
Conservation is the technology by which preservation (one of the four classic museum functions: acquisition, preservation, research, presentation) is achieved.
Corner Gas is a CTV sitcom created by comedian Brent Butt that ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. It is considered one of the most popular and influential Canadian TV comedies ever. Focusing on the oddball residents of the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, Corner Gas was an instant hit when it debuted in early 2004, drawing an average of 1 million viewers per episode. Known for its low-key mix of quirky characters, deadpan wit and folksy rural charm, the show repeatedly broke audience records for a Canadian-made scripted television comedy and won four Directors Guild of Canada Awards, nine Canadian Comedy Awards, five Writer’s Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards and seven Gemini Awards, including three for Best Comedy Series.
Country music. Popular music genre of southern US origin, also called 'hillbilly' (1920s and 1930s) and 'country and western' (1940s and 1950s). Its roots have been traced to the folksongs and ballads brought to North America by Anglo-Celtic immigrants and preserved especially in the southern USA.