Monthly Archives: February 2022

Flute Futures: An Online Workshop

FLUTE FUTURES was an online flute workshop that took place on Feb. 19, 2022. Guest mentors Sophie Lanthier and Anh Phung workshopped pieces by featured composers, Coreen Morsink, Diana Cotoman, Jingchao Wang, and Camille Kiku Belair. The workshop is still available to view online, gain insights into writing for flute, enjoy the readings of new works. Watch it here.

FLUTE FUTURES was presented by the Association of Canadian Women Composers ( and the Canadian Music Centre as part of the “Flute Music by Women Composers: An International Online Festival” 2022 activities.

ACWC Initiatives Fund 2021

ACWC Initiatives Fund

Deadline – March 15, 2022- Applications are now closed. 

Applications for this year’s Initiatives Fund are now open.   The fund is for new or in-progress projects such as; creating a new composition, including multimedia, electroacoustic, or dramatic elements, or for conventionally scored instruments/voices; creative networking via unique compositional means; creating a CD and/or online recording project; creating workshops, conferences, or venues where new compositions are encouraged, taught, created, workshopped or other projects.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2022.

All projects must be completed by May 31, 2022.

For more enquiries, please email Julia Mermelstein at

Congratulations To The Fifth Annual Roberta Stephen Fund Recipients

Alexandra Fol (Montréal) and Hyun Hee Deborah Park (Burlington) are this years’ recipients of support from the Roberta Stephen Fund. 

The Roberta Stephen Fund offers support to a Canadian woman composer aged 36 or older for professional development such as further studies, conferences, or workshops, or composers’ festivals. Established by the late Calgary composer and publisher Roberta Stephen, the award is administered by the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

Winner of the Roberta Stephen Composition Award is Dr. Alexandra Fol, composer, pianist, organist and conductor, whose work has been performed by the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony, and the New Score Chamber Orchestra, and appears on CDs released by Disques Benedictus (Canada) and Gutenberg Publishing (Bulgaria). Her award will support the composition of a new work, Opposing the Motion, for large ensemble and voice, written at the invitation of El Perro Andaluz, an ensemble based in Dresden, Germany. Opposing the Motion is a setting of former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s famous 2012 anti-misogyny speech.

Hyun Hee Deborah Park is a performer/composer/conductor who has won numerous honours as a pianist, including the 2017 Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition. She is the recipient of a Roberta Stephen Fund Bursary to support her studies with Dr. Thomas Reynolds exploring the connections between jazz and spirituality with a view to developing creative ways to reimagine personal and communal flourishing. She will explore jazz as an art form of resilience; in James Cone’s words, a manifestation of “the will to be, despite nonbeing as symbolized in racism and hate.”