FORUM 2014
Canadian Music, Canadian Audiences

January 23-26, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


In collaboration with the Music Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary, at the spectacular Rozsa Centre.

Canada’s premiere new music networking event. Whether you’re a composer, performer, improviser, ensemble, presenter, producer, educator or artist manager, don’t miss these important three days at FORUM 2014.

Meet an extraordinary range of new music professionals from Canada and around the world in an ideal setting for making the connections you need. Learn what artists are doing, how to connect with diverse audiences, how to engage your community, and how to develop and extend your public in Canada and beyond.

A rare opportunity to meet a dream team of internationally acclaimed new music presenters who will share their artistic visions, insights and experiences.

Five Keynote Presenters

Berlin Philharmonic (Berlin), London Sinfonietta (London UK), Miller Theatre (New York), Why Note (Dijon), Soundstreams Canada (Toronto), and the list keeps growing.

Theme: Canadian Music, Canadian Audiences

The hundreds of members of the CNMN all believe in the importance and value of creative new music making in Canadian society, and we want to increase its reach so that more people are listening, and benefiting from the experience.

How? This means more Canadians being able to create their own work, more students learning about creativity and music, more musicians involved with the new music experience, and more presenters programming Canadian new music artists.

We know all this because we’ve worked on this in past FORUMs. But how to move this effort to a much larger scale? FORUM 2014 confronts this very core theme of concern to everyone in the new music community: getting much more new music to much more people.

Should you be there? Yes!

This will be CNMN’s sixth national FORUM, and each one is a valuable opportunity to connect face to face with people from across this great big land who believe in the value of the new music experience and seek to promote this value across Canada: artistic directors, music educators, improvisers, presenters, composers, arts administrators, performers, producers, music lovers and more….Everybody is welcome!

Don’t miss this fascinating, important event. Join us in this exciting 3-day event at the University of Calgary. While you’re there, join the late-night jam session and hear amazing concerts by Land’s End, New Works Calgary, and the Discovery Series hosted by the Music area of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

If you would like to help, please do not hesitate to communicate with us –

Call For Proposals

Thank you to everyone who responded to our inaugural open call for proposals. The jury has now reviewed the 40+ submissions, and the invites are out! More information here, including the list of invitees.

Subject to change without prior notification.

Sponsors and partners

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.







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