Linda Bouchard (Non Regional) (2018–2023)

I have attend­ed the last CNMN Forum and was tru­ly impressed by the open inquis­i­tive space the Forum cre­at­ed. CNMN cre­ates a dynam­ic place for a new music scene that is con­stant­ly fluc­tu­at­ing, chang­ing and redefin­ing itself.  Because of the sheer size of our coun­try, an orga­ni­za­tion like CNMN brings peo­ple togeth­er in a unique way.

I am hon­ored to serve on the board of the CNMN. I have spent most of my adult life in the USA. I have con­tin­ued to be very active in Cana­da and have always felt pro­found­ly con­nect­ed to the cul­ture. I believe that my expe­ri­ence as an ex-pat might bring a per­spec­tive that will con­tribute to the organization.

Born in Val d’Or, Québec in 1957, Lin­da Bouchard lives in San Fran­cis­co since 1997. Through­out her career she has been an active com­pos­er, orches­tra­tor, con­duc­tor, teacher and pro­duc­er. Her works have received awards in the US and in Cana­da, includ­ing a Prix Opus Com­pos­er of the Year in Que­bec, Fromm Music Foun­da­tion Award, Prince­ton Com­po­si­tion Con­test, SOCAN Com­po­si­tion awards and res­i­den­cies from the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion, Civitel­la Ranieri, Camar­go Foun­da­tion and oth­ers. Bouchard’s music is record­ed on ECM in Ger­many, CRI in the USA and CBC, Analek­ta, Mar­quis Clas­sics, RCI, Cen­tre­disks in Cana­da. Lin­da was com­pos­er-in-res­i­dence with the Nation­al Arts Cen­ter Orches­tra (1992–1995). She is the founder of, (a non-prof­it arts and edu­ca­tion orga­ni­za­tion based in San Fran­cis­co), and was the act­ing direc­tor from 2005 to 2015.  In 2015, Bouchard was invit­ed as a vis­it­ing artist at The Banff Cen­tre, she also received a Fleck Fel­low­ship at the Leighton artist Colony. Dur­ing the spring 2016, she was a Vis­it­ing Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Music at UC Berkeley.

For the past ten years Lin­da has been cre­at­ing mul­ti­me­dia work while con­tin­u­ing to com­pose music for the con­cert hall. Her works Mur­der­ous Lit­tle World, All Caps No Space and Iden­ti­ty Theft have been per­formed in North Amer­i­ca to crit­i­cal acclaim.  In the fall 2017, Lin­da received a mul­ti­year grant from the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts to “Explore and Cre­ate”. Her project titled “Live Struc­tures” will unfold over the next two years.