Posted on 04 March 2015.
The Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) has announced the appointment of Bernard LeBlanc as CFM Director of Symphonic Services, succeeding Mark Tetreault in the role. In this position, Mr. Leblanc’s duties include negotiation of collective agreements, assistance in dispute resolutions, representation at industry and union conferences and seminars, assistance to AFM Locals, and maintaining resources of information for bargaining and for best orchestral practices. Orchestras Canada has had the pleasure of working with Bernard from time to time, and we wish him all the best in his new role!
Congratulations to Ellen and Allen Borak, winners of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Golden Baton award for 2015, presented on February 28. The Golden Baton acknowledges the long-term support and contribution of CPO donors, and the Boraks have been particularly implicated in the success of CPO’s excellent symphonic chorus, enabling more than 150 volunteer singers to perform diverse repertoire with a professional edge in more than eight CPO concerts every season.
At its annual general meeting on February 8, the members of the Association des orchestres de jeunes du Québec (AOJQ) elected conductor and long-time AOJQ supporter Jacques Clément as their new president, for a two year term. He succeeds Louise Richard, who has served the Association for an amazing twenty-five years—ten as president. Mme Richard will retain the ex officio role of past president. The AOJQ’s signature event, its biennial Youth Orchestra Festival, will take place at the Collège Saint-Sacrement in Terrebonne QC from March 25-27, 2016. For more information, please visit aojq.qc.ca.
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Posted on 01 December 2014.
Mark Tetreault (Director, Symphonic Services, Canadian Federation of Musicians) and digital consultant Randy Barnard will provide a guided tour of the audio and video recording contracts currently available for Canadian orchestras, including the Sound Recording Labour Agreement (SRLA), Symphonic Limited Pressing, Live Recording (SOBRLA), Concert DVD, and the OCSM Media Guidelines (including Internet Streaming, Archival Streaming and Downloads), and some basic budget outlines for small, medium, and large orchestras.
This webinar was presented by Orchestras Canada on December 1, 2014, as part of the Digital Strategies 101 series.
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Posted on 19 November 2014.
Orchestras Canada has just announced the first webinar in our “Digital Strategies 101” Series. On Monday, December 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Mark Tetreault (Director, Symphonic Services, Canadian Federation of Musicians) and digital consultant Randy Barnard will provide a guided tour of the audio and video recording contracts currently available for Canadian orchestras, including the Sound Recording Labour Agreement (SRLA), Symphonic Limited Pressing, Live Recording (SOBRLA), Concert DVD, and the OCSM Media Guidelines (including Internet Streaming, Archival Streaming and Downloads), and some basic budget outlines for small, medium, and large orchestras. The webinar is free – but you do have to sign up on-line. Note: the webinar will be presented in English, but we will do our best to provide reference materials in both official languages. Join us, here.
February 12 and 13, Ottawa’s Leading Note Foundation presents a two-day conference for teachers, leaders, and policy makers interested in Sistema-inspired social change programs – with sessions ranging from the inspirational to highly practical. For more information (and to register) please visit leadingnotefoundation.org.
On Thursday, November 20 at 2:45 p.m. EST, CAPACOA and Culture Days will present an Oxford-style debate on the economic and intrinsic impact and value of arts and cultural participation. Titled Hard Facts VS. Proverbial Truths – The Impact of Arts and Culture on Canadian Citizens and Communities, it will be moderated by Simon Brault, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts, and pit Alain Dubuc, award winning economic journalist from La Presse up against Shawn van Sluys, Executive Director of the Musagetes Foundation. They’ll be dealing with the following questions:
- • How can we assess and understand the value and consequent impact of arts and cultural participation on citizens and communities of all sizes across Canada?
- • Are the intrinsic and intangible benefits and impacts on the human spirit, creativity, education and other socio-cultural factors the most important to understand? How do we best capture, frame and share these benefits and impacts?
- • Or, are the benefits and impacts best served by a deeper understanding of the economic and data-driven metrics of a thriving arts and cultural sector?
The debate is likely to generate profound insights and ignite discussion on how we understand and assess the value and impact of arts and cultural participation on citizens and communities of all sizes across Canada.
You can watch the fireworks, online here: live stream.
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