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Marc Ouellette elected SOCAN Foundation president

Montreal-based composer Marc Ouellette has been elected president of SOCAN Foundation for the 2015-18 term. After receiving a composition degree from McGill University, Ouellette underwent further training in conducting with Hermann Max and in film music composition with Ennio Morricone. ... [+]

Rick MacMillan retires from SOCAN Foundation, new manager Charlie Andrews on board

SOCAN Foundation today announced that manager Rick MacMillan will retire on August 31, 2015. He has served in this role since 1999 and has been an employee of SOCAN since 1975, initially as Concert Music Administrator, then as the full-time editor of SOCAN’s Words & Music/Paroles & Musique magazines (1990-99) before moving on to oversee management of SOCAN Foundation. ... [+]

Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre is the recipient of the 2015 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award of Excellence

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre is the recipient of the 2015 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music. For details, visit the Canadian University Music Society website.

Margaret Elizabeth Fox is the recipient of the 2015 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Margaret Elizabeth Fox is the recipient of the 2015 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for her presentation entitled “Perceptual Synthesis in Anton Webern’s Op. 28, Sehr Fließend.” For details, visit the Canadian University Music Society website.

Muriel Smith is the recipient of a 2015 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Muriel Smith is the recipient of a 2015 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award for Writings on Canadian Music (in English) for her paper entitled: “Singing in ‘the Peg: Anglo-Canadian and Mennonite Choral Exchanges in Winnipeg, Manitoba (1920-1960).” For details, visit the Canadian University Music Society website.

Results emails for grant applications

Grant applicants no longer receive posted letters informing them of grant decisions by SOCAN Foundation’s board of directors. Where your application has been approved or declined, you will receive an email informing you of the board's decision.

SOCAN Foundation launches new look for “Application Zone”

SOCAN Foundation applicants will now see a new format in the “Application Zone,” the landing page for applicants and potential applications after logging in. If you do not have a login profile, click “Login” and then “Create a Profile.” ... [+]

Emilie LeBel named National Youth Orchestra of Canada's Emerging Composer in Residence

The National Youth Orchestra of Canada has announced the winner of the 2015 RBC Foundation Emerging Composer in Residence competition: Emilie LeBel. The RBC Foundation's Emerging Artists Program, in association with SOCAN Foundation, fosters some of the many young and exciting composers that Canada has to offer.

SOCAN Foundation announces new application deadlines for 2015

SOCAN Foundation today announced changes in application deadlines to its grants programs for 2015. The application deadlines of the following programs are now focused on only two dates per year: January 15 and September 15: ... [+]

Laurin-Pratte, Procunier are top winners in SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Audio-visual Composers

The SOCAN Foundation today announced 17 recipients of the 23rd Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. This year’s competition attracted 193 entries, awarding $29,250 to the prizewinners. ... [+]

James O'Callaghan and Symon Henry share SOCAN Foundation's John Weinzweig Grand Prize

The SOCAN Foundation today announced 17 recipients of the 23rd Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. This year’s competition attracted 193 entries, awarding $29,250 to the prizewinners. ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence to Beckwith

The Canadian University Music Society and SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Dr. John Beckwith is the recipient of the 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music. ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music to Blais-Tremblay

The Canadian University Music Society and SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Vanessa Blais-Tremblay is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her paper entitled "Don't Pocohontas Me: Modernity and Transnational Politics in Tanya Tagaq's Throat Games with Concert Stage String Ensembles." ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music to Sheedy

The Canadian University Music Society and SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Erin Sheedy is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her French-language paper entitled: "Performing the Musical `Mosaic`: Florence Glenn and the Canadian Pacific Railway Folk Music Festivals." ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize to Acuña

The Canadian University Music Society and SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Maria Virginia Acuña is the recipient of the 2014 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for her presentation entitled “Expectation and Experimentation in the Zarzuela Apolo y Dafne (c. 1699)." ... [+]

Some SOCAN Foundation programs have been modified

Effective in January 2014, SOCAN Foundation’s new grant-application system splits four existing programs into separate programs based on whether activities relate to Popular Music or Concert Music. Organizations or individuals applying under Event & Project, Education or Publication Grants are now required to choose either the Popular Music or Concert Music option ... [+]

Changes to applicants’ online profile content

SOCAN Foundation’s new grant-application system introduces more detailed requirements for online profiles. If you have previously created an online profile, please login using your login ID and password, then complete the new fields and submit your updated profile ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation launches Multi-Program grants

SOCAN Foundation has introduced a new Multi-Program Grants option for 2014. This option will be available, by invitation only, to a select number of organizations with a history of receiving multiple grant awards from SOCAN Foundation over several consecutive calendar years ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation launches Concert Music Festivals program

Effective in January 2014, SOCAN Foundation’s new grant-application system splits the existing Festival Grants program (previously for popular music only) into separate programs based on whether activities relate to Popular Music or Concert Music ... [+]

Changes to SOCAN Foundation International Showcasing Grants

SOCAN Foundation has modified some aspects of its International Showcasing program, effective with applications submitted for 2014 deadlines. Applications for showcases at both “sanctioned” and “unsanctioned” events must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the start date of the conference or event ... [+]

Changes to SOCAN Foundation Festival Grants

SOCAN Foundation has modified the payment processes for its Festival Grants program, for both Popular Music and Concert Music festivals, effective with grants approved in June 2014. Grants in amounts of $1,000 or less will be paid in full once the grant recipient agrees to the conditions of the grant  ... [+]

Changes to SOCAN Foundation Composer Residencies Grants

SOCAN Foundation has modified some aspects of its Composer Outreach Residencies Grants, effective with applications submitted for 2014 deadlines. Applicants are now required to pay the composer's eligible travel costs, to be later reimbursed by SOCAN Foundation upon submission of a duly accepted final report ... [+]

SOCAN Foundation Annual Operations Grants

SOCAN Foundation has renamed its Core-funding Grants program to become Annual Operations Grants, effective in 2014.