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WAM October 1-2 Andrew Staniland & Jason Caslor

The Music School at Memorial University in St. John’s is jammed with bright, innovative and excited young teachers with active imaginations.

Two of those teachers - Andrew Staniland, a professor of composition, and Jason Caslor, who teaches conducting - have come up with the terrific idea to create a Canadian Composition Competition for works for band created by composers under the age of thirty-five, the only competition of its kind. Cash prizes and performance opportunities will be bestowed upon the winners.

I invited Andrew and Jason into the studio to talk about this and asked Jason who’s idea it was for the composition competition.

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