Friday, October 24, 2008

10 Posts in 10 Hours #6: Two Composers of New Canadian Art Song

One of the hottest new classical music blogs in Canada of late has been From the voice of..., from the pen of soprano Elizabeth McDonald on the Queen's University faculty. A recent post about Martha Hill Duncan and Maria Molinari highlights the contributions of these women to the field of Canadian art song for developing singers, not traditionally an important niche market for composers, but one that can potentialy fill a tremendous demand throughout Canada.

Interested in knowing how new works for the voice are created? Read Creating Opera From Scratch at the 2008 Tapestry Composer/Librettist Laboratory.


  1. Hey Chris - thanks for the link! Just to clarify that I'm a soprano not a mezzo.

    Loving the 10 in 10...


  2. Colossal duh and corrected at once.

  3. Hello, Chris,
    I found your wonderful blog while doing some research for a collaborative voice/piano presentation for the local music teachers association. The guest clinician is Ruth Ann McDonald, recently retired from the New England Conservatory collaborative piano faculty. She will be working with six teams of TEEN vocalists and pianists in a two hour masterclass/workshop, followed by a public performance for friends and family. Your blog might well inspire one of these young pianists to pursue a career in collaborative piano! Also thanks for leading me to Elizabeth McDonald's terrific voice blog. --Colorado soprano

  4. Thanks, Cynthia! I hope there's lots of info for you here and contact me in case you have any requests for future content.