CFMTA holds a Call for Compositions each year to celebrate Canada Music Week. The Call is open to Canadian composers and invites submissions of new, unpublished piano solos and vocal works. Selected compositions are available to be downloaded for all to enjoy at www.cfmta.org.
The following works were selected for the 2018 Call for Compositions. Congratulations and thank you to the composers for sharing their works with us.
Piano grade 5-7 level
Olympic Polonaise by Jen Smith Lanthier (ON)
Vocal grade 5-7 level
Jen Lanthier (ON)
Jen Lanthier is a private music educator and composer. She was born in Owen Sound, Ontario where she began playing the piano at an early age. Jen has completed music education in Theory/Composition, Pedagogy, and Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario, The Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music. She is presently teaching music lessons from her home studio in Owen Sound and is the secretary of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association Owen Sound Branch. Jen loves composing and arranging music for piano; she is continuously gathering ideas and inspiration from the people and places around her.
Joyce Janzen (BC)
Joyce has taught piano in three provinces and is a long standing member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, currently acting as its Provincial Registrar. She is passionate about theory and how a thorough grounding in the nuts and bolts of music can enhance understanding and performance. She enjoys a wide variety of music from chorales to bluegrass and is an avid reader. She finds satisfaction in helping students learn skills to find joy in music. Her compositions include vocal, piano, a cappella, duet, Christmas and worship music.