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An Interview with Composers James Wright and Matt Devost: Collaborating with Cantiamo Since the Beginning

In the interview below, I have the opportunity to chat with the incredibly talented Dr. James Wright, a Carleton University professor, and his grad student and fellow musician and composer Matt Devost. This spring they were heavily involved in the Listen Up! project, the flagship community outreach program by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society who… Continue reading An Interview with Composers James Wright and Matt Devost: Collaborating with Cantiamo Since the Beginning

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Cantiamo Sings World Premiere at Spring Concert

by Georgia B. The Cantiamo June concert was a blast! A large audience enjoyed a variety of songs in the beautiful place of Dominion-Chalmers United Church. As well as performing the World Premiere of Respira by composer, musician (and Cantiamo parent) Stephen Eisenhauer, we sang a number of pieces, including The Arrow and the Song… Continue reading Cantiamo Sings World Premiere at Spring Concert

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The Largest Single Music Education Event in the World

by Allison W. Music Monday is an annual event organized by the Coalition for Music Education that aims to promote music in schools across Canada. It's actually the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Annually, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and musicians participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an… Continue reading The Largest Single Music Education Event in the World

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Interview with Stephen Eisenhauer

Jen Chandler interviews Stephen Eisenhauer: Composer and Cantiamo Parent Welcome to the conversation I had with Ottawa composer Stephen Eisenhauer, whose new piece "Respira" will see its World Premiere at the June 4th Cantiamo Choir concert. "Respira" is a meditative, inspiring work for treble choir, piano and string quartet. His work in teaching music to… Continue reading Interview with Stephen Eisenhauer

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NKVU: Connecting Canadians through the power of song!

By Jen C As the first snows of winter blew through Ottawa this week, Jackie and Laura were far north on a music-filled trip to Iqaluit. With the incredibly beautiful snowy lands of Nunavut as a backdrop, the founding Artistic Director of the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa, Jackie Hawley and its accompanist and composer-in-residence,… Continue reading NKVU: Connecting Canadians through the power of song!