Jason Cullimore (SK) (2008-10)

“I joined the CNMN board for the first time in 2008. I have been involved in mounting performances of contemporary music in Regina and beyond, and I see the CNMN as an excellent resource for my colleagues and I to network with the greater Canadian art music community. By forging links with and learning from the experiences of other composers and arts groups, I hope to help develop the local community creating new music and grow its audiences. I would also like to raise awareness nationally of the excellent music being created in Saskatchewan. My other main goal is to take a more active role in the mounting of the Forum, and ensure that there is a strong Saskatchewan contingent attending”.

Jason Cullimore is an award-winning composer of concert music and soundtracks for film, television and theater. Born in Regina, SK, Jason took up the piano in elementary school. He also had a fascination with the sciences, and after finishing high school, enrolled at Queen’s University where he earned a B.Sc. in biology. Becoming more and more interested in composition (which he had begun experimenting with in high school) Jason then switched gears and undertook a M.A. in music psychology, studying the cognitive representation of musical harmony. He also studied composition and music theory privately under composer Norman Sherman.

After graduation, Jason committed to a career as a composer and returned to Regina to bocame involved in the growing local film and TV industry. While based there he has shared a Gemini nomination for the score of the television series “2030 CE”, won a provincial Showcase award for his soundtrack to the film “Slatland”, and had performances of his art music by groups such as the Victoria Symphony and the Regina Symphony Chamber Players. Jason is also a creative songwriter who has won awards for his jazz, instrumental, and electronic music in major songwriting competitions such as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the UK Songwriting Contest. Jason continues to develop his composing career in Regina.