Message from the New President, Jennifer Waring

I am proud and a lit­tle over­awed to find myself the new pres­i­dent of CNMN. I look for­ward to work­ing with you in build­ing on CNMN’s great work over the past decade. Through ini­tia­tives such as the FORUM, it has become an impor­tant force for new music in Cana­da, a true unifier.

My approach will be to fur­ther strength­en the cen­tre of the orga­ni­za­tion while tap­ping the ener­gy and inge­nu­ity of its membership.

As Pres­i­dent, I will work to increase fund­ing – after a decade of hard work in mount­ing trans­for­ma­tion­al events, CNMN’s role in the new music com­mu­ni­ty is well estab­lished and there’s no rea­son that this shouldn’t be reflect­ed in its grants. But part of rev­enue increas­es should come from increased mem­ber­ship; there­fore there will be an empha­sis on improv­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the com­mu­ni­ty at large as well as the exist­ing membership.

Oth­er pri­or­i­ties are: expand­ing off-forum year activ­i­ties; ensur­ing a diverse mem­ber­ship – con­tin­u­ing to reach out to peo­ple in the new music com­mu­ni­ty who do not yet know they have a home in CNMN; and con­tin­u­ing to devel­op inter­na­tion­al ties for the ben­e­fit of the Cana­di­an new music community.

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