This program provides composition students the opportunity to work with a professional ensemble so that they may gain the skills and experiences that are critical to their artistic and creative growth. It also creates the “scenius” that is needed for long-term cultural growth in all levels of our society.
In partnership with the University of Calgary’s Music Department, each year a select group of students from the Composition Program are asked to create new works for Land’s End Ensemble. We workshop their pieces in November and December at U of C’s Rozsa Centre, with composers Allan Gordon Bell and Vincent Ho as supervisors. From the feedback they receive from musicians, Allan and Vince, the students edit their works throughout the rest of the school year.
In April, Land’s End Ensemble then performs the final versions of their works as a concert that is live-streamed and recorded for participating student composers to have for personal use.