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 The Call is open to Canadian composers and invites submissions of new, unpublished piano, instrumental and vocal works. Selected compositions are available for all to enjoy at

The following works were selected for the 2022 Call for Compositions. Congratulations and thank you to the composers for sharing their works with us.


Instrumental with accompaniment 3-4

For the Children (Susan Griesdale, Ontario) Full score  -  Violin -  YouTube

Instrumental with accompaniment 5-6

Shipwreck Beach (Lori Jede, Manitoba) YouTube


Vocal with accompaniment 3-4

May There be Bells of Joy (Lori Jede, Manitoba) YouTube

Vocal with accompaniment 5-6

Birds of Spring (Victor Avila, Ontario)  YouTube


Piano 3-4 Level

Tiptoe through the Snow (Lori Jede, Manitoba) YouTube

Piano 5-6 level

Maple Syrup Moon (Kathleen Feenstra, BC)  YouTube




Victor Avila

Victor is an active performer, piano teacher, and piano collaborator who achieved a wide piano repertoire, playing anything from Baroque to contemporary music styles throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Victor holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music, a Diploma in Piano Performance, and a Master’s in Music. As a pedagogue, Victor is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, certified in composition, counterpoint, and piano teaching by the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. He lives in downtown Ottawa where he has his private studio and collaborates with the local scene.

Kathleen Feenstra

Kathleen Feenstra has been teaching piano and theory in BC's Fraser Valley since 2001. Accredited by The Royal Conservatory of Music with an ARCT in Piano Performance (2010) and also an ARCT in Piano Pedagogy (2019), Kathleen is a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association. She enjoys teaching, composing, and arranging, and is passionate about seeing her students succeed in their musical studies.

Susan Griesdale

Susan Griesdale is an award winning Composer, Piano Teacher, Clinician, and Adjudicator. She earned her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and studied  Composition  with  Composers Heather Schmidt, Michael J. Rudman and Julian Miran. An Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Susan has published collections for piano, violin, flute, and choral works. You will find her violin music in the 2021 RCM Violin Series, her piano music in the 2015 RCM Piano Syllabus and Celebration Series, the Conservatory Canada Syllabus and the ACNMP’s Contemporary Showcase Syllabus. She also has many pieces published in the Canadian National Conservatory’s Northern Lights Publications. Her piano music is also included in the US National Federation of Music Teachers Bulletin and MusIQ Club software program ‐ an after school program developed for schools across the USA and Canada. Susan has presented piano repertoire at National, State and Provincial Conventions.

Lori Jede

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Winnipeg/Concord College as well as a Flute Performance diploma from the Western Board of Music. She is a certified teacher with the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association and the Royal Conservatory of Music for flute, piano and theory, and is an adjudicator with Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals. Other professional development has been received through Noa Kageyama’s Beyond Practicing Course and the RCM piano pedagogy courses. Lori currently enjoys teaching in her home studio, in addition to being the treasurer of the Syrinx Flute Festival and the Secretary Treasurer on the executive of the MRMTA. Her pandemic passions have been composing music for her students and co-founding the Manitoba Flute Association. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, two daughters and four pugs.

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