Free Music!March 2018
Written and performed in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, this music is for sharing! You can request of copy of my Junior Choral Anthem called “We are Canadians“. It’s very traditional musically and is easy to teach, easy to learn. Perfect for school concerts and Festivals! The score is free. Just send a request via my Contact page. I will send you a pdf file of the score and you can also request just the vocal score and/or just the piano score separately. I have one request. If you get the chance to perform it, please let me know so I can share that with everyone! You can see a score sample here. Thanks
A wonderful review of my Let’s Pretend! collection has just been published in the CFMTA’s Canadian Music Teacher Magazine. You can read the article by clicking on this link. CFMTA-Winter-2018
Recordings and PerformancesOctober 2017
New video recordings are available for my Out of the Box collections. Click here to listen. And this reaction from my very talented colleague, Martha Hill Duncan.
“Great Out of the Box collection – absolutely stunning Susan – certainly some of your finest work yet! I loved Charissa’s performance. The collection is complex, sophisticated, quirky and great thematic connection – they all seemed to belong together. Super!”
Martha Hill Duncan, Composer
Re-issue Book ReleaseAugust 2017
Two of my original collections have been re-issued. They have been improved with new covers, additional music and revised layout for easier reading.
For Let’s Pretend! – a new piece Cowboy joins the gang. The Great Wizard has been re-written to fit nicely between both hands and Beautiful Princess is now in a key to eliminate all those flat accidentals. Take a look!
Out of the Box has been enhanced with some exciting new music and a few title changes. I’m very excited about ‘Parade for One’ – formerly Marching to your own Drummer. High quality video recordings are being scheduled in the next month but here is an initial (rough) sound file
And Shhhhh is now called Veiled. Spinning has jumped up a level and a new piece, Brush Strokes has been added to balance the ‘quieter side’ of the collection. Have fun exploring the scores here!
Syllabi and PublishingJuly 2017
I was excited to have my ‘Huron Carol’ duet selected to be included in the Canadian National Conservatory’s publication of Canadian folksongs in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! Here is a short score sample.
You can purchase the book on the CNCM website at this link.
New Book Release!April 2017
The CFMTA has published a book containing the scores of the winners of the 2017 Call for Compositions. This book also contains artwork, four of which are my images. You can open the book by clicking here.
My piano piece, The Road Goes On was one of the winning entries selected by the CFMTA Call for Compositions. Click here to hear the piece performed on You Tube by the amazing pianist Arianne Ewing-Chow.
Recordings and PerformancesJanuary 2017
NEW! Arctic Voices Video Collection
You can see videos of all the pieces in the Arctic Voices collection on You Tube. Click here.
World Premier Performance!May 2016
A sextet for Two Pianos, 12 Hands, Sixty Fingers, was commission by Margie Feduck and premiered at the 2016 Port Colbourne Music Festival of the Arts. Our six performers included Margie Feduck, Angela Willet, Sheila Brown, Lynne Brazeau, Linda Caldwell and Ted Ellis.
This sextet is a high energy, percusive musical romp with a few humorous moments along the way. This sextet is a big crowd pleaser and particularly well suited to close any recital programme.
A score sample and sound sample can be found on the Composition/Ensembles page.
The CFMTA Canadian Music Teacher magazine published a lovely reivew of my Winter Collection. You can read the review by opening this link CFMTA Review of Winter Collection.
Syllabi and PublishingMarch 2016
Good News! My Jester’s Dance duet has been selected for publishing in the CNCM Early Intermediate Duets Collection. The collection will be released in August 2016 at the Summer Sizzle Convention in Yorkton Saskatchewan.