The Canadian Music Centre in BC is pleased to announce that the BC Advisory Council has achieved gender-equity for the first time in its 40-year history. BC Members of the CMC unanimously elected a slate of seven (7) new members to the BC Advisory Council at the Annual Meeting held last night, April 17, 2018, in the Murray Adaskin Salon.
The new slate elected for two-year terms includes Dr. Jennifer Butler, Composer; Dr. Dorothy Chang, Composer and UBC Professor; Dr. Stephen Chatman, Composer and UBC Professor; Katerina Gimon, Composer; Dr. Sabrina Schroeder, Composer and SFU Professor; Leslie Uyeda, Composer and Pianist; and Carrie Tennant, Music Educator and Music Director of the award-winning Vancouver Youth Choir.
Re-elected for an additional two-year term were: Dr. Keith Hamel, Composer and UBC Professor, who was elected Chair of the new council; and Heather Pawsey, Soprano and Founding Artistic Director of AstroLabe Musik Theatre, who was elected Vice-Chair. Also re-elected were Kara Gibbs, Composer and Arts Executive; Dr. Rachel Iwaasa, Pianist & Performance Artist; Dr. Mark McGregor, Flutist; David Owen, Oboist & Lawyer; and Jesse Read, Composer and Bassoonist.
Composer and Conductor Owen Underhill stepped down from the BC Advisory Council after thirty extraordinary years of service as a volunteer to the CMC, having served as both Chair of the national Board of Directors and Chair of the BC Advisory Council during that time. Owen Underhill is also the recipient of the very first Barbara Pentland Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him in 2017.
Also stepping down after six years as Chair of the BC Advisory Council was George Laverock, Trumpeter, former CBC Producer, and Founder of MusicFest Vancouver. Also leaving the Council after long terms of service are Dr. Robert Pritchard, Composer and UBC Professor; Sasha Koebler, Vancouver Island University Professor; and François Houle, Composer and Clarinettist Extraordinaire.
Remaining on the council as members in the second year of a two-year term are: Edward Henderson, Composer and Guitarist; Sharman King, Trombonist; Cathy Fern Lewis, Soprano; Susan Wong Lim, Principal of Jean Lyons School of Music, Pianist, and Music Educator; and Dr. William F. Orr, a Professor and Medical Doctor and the devoted Curator of CMC BC’s Digital Archive.
2018-2019 BC Advisory Council of the Canadian Music Centre
Dr. Jennifer Butler, Composer
Dr. Dorothy Chang, Composer and UBC Professor
Dr. Stephen Chatman, Composer and UBC Professor
Katerina Gimon, Composer
Dr. Sabrina Schroeder, Composer and SFU Professor
Leslie Uyeda, Composer and Pianist
Carrie Tennant, Educator and Music Director, Vancouver Youth Choir
Dr. Keith Hamel, Composer and UBC Professor
Kara Gibbs, Composer and Arts Executive
Dr. Rachel Iwaasa, Pianist and Performance Artist
Dr. Mark McGregor, Flutist
David Owen, Oboist and Lawyer
Jesse Read, Composer and Bassoonist
Heather Pawsey, Soprano and Founding Artistic Director AstroLabe Musik Theatre
Edward Henderson, Composer and Guitarist
Sharman King, Trombonist
Cathy Fern Lewis, Soprano
Susan Wong Lim , Principal of Jean Lyons School of Music, Music Educator and Pianist
Dr. William F. Orr, Medical Doctor and University Professor