ACWC Welcomes New Board Members Tawnie Olson and Katerina Gimon

We’re very excited to announce two new additions to the ACWC Board: Tawnie Olson and Katerina Gimon.


Canadian composer Tawnie Olson has served the ACWC since 2009 as its Journal editor, is part of its International Performance Committee, and has served on the Communications Committee. Her music is performed on four continents, and her choral music is published by ECS Publishing and Hal Leonard (“Spring and Fall: to a young child” – forthcoming). Her compositions have been recorded by the Canadian Chamber Choir, bassoonist Rachael Elliot, oboist Catherine Lee, and tabla player Shawn Mativetsky. This fall, her “Meadowlark” will be released on Ian David Rosenbaum’s album “Memory Palace” (VIA Records). She holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto, an artist diploma and master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary. Olson is currently adjunct professor of composition at the Hartt School of Music. Learn more about Tawnie from her website.


Katerina Gimon is a composer, improvisor, and experimental vocalist based in Vancouver. Her works have been broadcast and performed across North America by ensembles such as the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Youth Choir, Arcady Women’s Chamber Choir, Laurier Singers Chamber Choir, Maureen Forrester Singers, and Memorial University Chamber Choir. Katerina has been involved as the ACWC’s web manager since April and her piece “Earth” was performed at ACWC’s Earth Music Concert in September 2015. She is a recipient of a 2015-16 Arcady Emerging Artist Award, a winner in the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s 2015 Young Composers’ Competition, as well as the Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize winner in the IAWM 2014 Search for New Music. Katerina is a member of mixed-media improvisation ensemble Chroma and is currently pursuing her Masters of Music Composition at the University of British Columbia. For more about Katerina, visit her website.



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