“With roots in BC, a home in Quebec and family in Newfoundland, I have been lucky to visit Canada from coast to coast and experience many different cultural activities along the way. A member of the CNMN since 2009, I was Vice-President of the Board of Directors from 2012–2014 and am now Treasurer. I have played an active role in the past two national FORUMS, first as a Language Facilitator and Billeting Coordinator in Vancouver 2012, and most recently as Coordinator of Language Services in Calgary 2014. I am more convinced than ever of the value of this kind of organization on the Canadian artistic landscape. The dialogue that is made possible by the bringing together of people with shared interests from all across the country is vital to the survival and success of our common goals, as well as to our individual or more regional needs and wishes. I feel very strongly that national networks are built one relationship at a time, and I am honoured to contribute to the continued growth of the CNMN through renewed participation on the board. I bring with me strong communication skills in both official languages, a demonstrated willingness to take an active role in board activities and initiatives, as well as a personal investment in seeing our membership and outreach expand to include as diverse a group as possible of artists and supporters of new music.
An Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers and Treasurer of the Canadian New Music Network (2014–2016), Stacey Brown holds composition degrees from the University of Victoria (BMUS) and the Université de Montréal (MMUS, DMUS). Her musical output is diverse, ranging from solo, vocal, chamber, mixed and orchestral works, to music for dance, theatre and film, to opera. Her creative projects demonstrate a marked interest in interdisciplinary and multimedia collaborations and her music is performed throughout Canada. In addition to teaching courses at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the École de musique Vincent‑d’Indy, Stacey Brown is the author of analysis articles published in the journal L’Éducation musicale (France). She is currently writing a new song cycle for counter-tenor and orchestra (with texts by Bertrand Laverdure) to be premiered in 2015 by Daniel Cabena and the Orchestre de la francophonieunder the direction of Jean-Philippe Tremblay.