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.