WINNIPEG NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
"I would like to write and say thank you for supporting the Winnipeg New Music Festival Composers Institute.
My experience with the Composers Institute was an exceptional one. Not only did the workshop provide the the rare opportunity to present an orchestral piece as an emerging Canadian composer, but the professional development workshops and classes provided us with the knowledge required to continue developing our professional and artistic skills. The mentors of the Composers Institute are some of the best and most well-known Canadian composers, and through the Institute we were able to meet and learn from these brilliant artists. In addition, we were able to meet and interact with many of the visiting composers, musicians and conductors associated with the Winnipeg New Music Festival.
The financial support you have provided is essential to this kind of professional development, as there would be no way to access these resources otherwise. Thank you again for your generous support – it is greatly appreciated.
"The Winnipeg New Music Festival Composers Institute 2019 has been a monumental experience in my conviction as an artist. To participate in workshops, masterclasses and lessons with experts in the music industry has been invaluable. To indulge in their wisdom and learn from their experiences as well as that of my contemporaries has been eye-opening and crucial in the next steps forward to my success. To have my work performed for an audience by the WSO was an exhilarating experience and made me feel that my music was important. This institute celebrating new and contemporary music would have not been possible without the support of the Williamson Foundation for Music and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
With much gratitude,