A national association of professional music composers and producers for film, television and media

SCGC 2021 Board Elections

List of candidates, statements and bios

 

Below you will find the SCGC Nominee Bios and Statements of 39 candidates who have indicated in writing their decision to run for electionTheir names are listed in alphabetical order.

Voting will commence on September 7th (ballots will be made available at that time), and the elected 2021-2024 Board of Directors will be announced at the SCGC’s 2021 Annual General meeting. 

LUC ARSENAULT (ON)

“I’ve been a happy beneficiary of the Guild for 20 years. I present myself as a candidate in the hope that I can serve and give back to this wonderful community.”

LORA BIDNER (ON)

“I think having a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds is what creates the healthy flora and fauna needed to represent such a broad span of Canadian composers ….”

 

AMIN BHATIA (ON)

“If I am re-elected to the board it will be my only job to support and pursue the correction of these revenue systems so that writers get their proper share of online content.”

 

PETER CHAPMAN (ON)

“I share the concern of most composers when it comes to maintaining composers’ rights, ensuring that the industry remains healthy and diverse enough…”

 

STEPH COPELAND (ON)

“I am a champion of composer and artist rights in a climate that sees these rights being increasingly encroached upon.”


 

SPENCER CREAGHAN (ON)

“Should I become a board member of the SCGC, my objective is to help connect a bridge between the generations of film composers.”


MARVIN DOLGAY (ON)

“I feel that my experience as an advocate for composers in Canada, and internationally, provides me with a great understanding of the issues and challenges that lie ahead.”

 

MICHAEL ELLA (ON)

“The landscape of our industry is morphing rapidly, and it will require care and deliberation to navigate a healthy and sustainable future for composers.”

 

ADRIAN ELLIS (ON)

“… I’ve worked with fellow board members to ensure screen composers have a voice in all matters that concern our ability to earn a sustainable living…”

 

REBECCA EVERETT (ON)

“As a board member, I would like to add my voice to ensuring fair compensation for our creative work through lobbying the government to implement stringent laws that protect us.”

 

ALLY FIOLA (NS)

“I’d like the opportunity to build upon this crucial work that the guild has done for its members, and give back to the community that has been so inclusive of emerging composers.”

 

DARREN FUNG (at large)

“I bring the track record of an established and respected member of our community, and look forward to continuing our work making the SCGC an effective and relevant organization…”

 

ED HENDERSON (BC)

I have served on the SCGC Board for the last two terms as Treasurer where I’ve collaborated on our grant applications, budgeting and executive committee matters and been on the SCGC board for the previous two terms where I was…”


 

PAUL HOFFERT (ON)

“I have a lot of experience on non-profit boards, as a composer, and with AV digital industries. I like to contribute to the screen composer community because it has supported me for so many years.”

RED JANES (BC)

“We have a responsibility to ensure that the space we make and take up most accurately and equitably reflects the world in which we desire to live and create.”

 

JEFF JOHNSTON (QC)

“I hope to increase the presence and visibility of the guild in Montreal, Quebec and points east by helping organize events, workshops, in person and online seminars etc.”

 

VIRGINIA KILBERTUS (ON)

“I have been able to witness firsthand the passion, dedication, and camaraderie of our community as they fight collectively for creators’ rights. It would be an honour to be a part of this progress…”

 

LEON LOUDER (QC)

“I would be thrilled to have an opportunity to give back by getting more involved in this group effort to ensure a better future for all of us.”


 

EVAN MACDONALD (QC)

“I would be humbled to keep a seat at the table and would keep working hard on helping better represent not only members here in Quebec, but being a voice for emerging composers.”


 

PAUL NOVOTNY (ON)

“Currently I am assembling a Screen Composer FAQ to help SCGC members understand AVPC and ISAN. I’d like to continue, seeking “betterment of livelihood” for the next generation of Canadian Screen Composer.”

 

SIMON POOLE (ON)

“I would be honoured to serve on the Board of Directors and help give back to an organization that has helped me gain greater insights into my career path.”


ERICA PROCUNIER (ON)

“My long term goal as a board member… is hosting our own SCGC awards – a peer-reviewed accolade that would create more industry awareness about the SCGC…”

 

DAVID RAMOS (BC)

“There’s an angle to getting jobs that isn’t just working more hours! I’d love to get a committee going and starting some workshops. I feel it’s something worth cracking.”

 

JOSEPH (JOEY) REDA (QC)

“I want to be a part of what the guild has been working on behind the scenes for many years and learn more about the many problems facing media composers today.”

 

DON ROSS (PEI)

“I look forward to the possibility of being an advocate for Canadian media composers, especially here in the Atlantic provinces.”



 

DEVIN ROTH (BC)

“My diverse experience as a composer, orchestrator, music educator, and audio programmer will be a great resource in developing the future direction of the guild…”


 

JOHN ROWLEY (ON)

“…we need strong and effective advocacy and leadership to ensure our interests are upheld. I would be honoured to continue working toward a better future for our membership and all screen composers.”

 

DANIEL SEGUIN (BC)

“… we must recognize that we need to understand better the predicament and conditions that has lead to what we are all experiencing…unless we find the right ways to tackle these issues and achieve successful outcomes.”

 

TOBY SHERRIFF (BC)

“With the end of a global pandemic in sight I’m eager to help renew the SCGC’s in person professional development efforts, and will work to strengthen our social and educational events.”

 

GAGAN SINGH (ON)

“If I have the honour of continuing to serve on the Board of Directors of the SCGC, I can assure you I will work diligently to make sure our membership community is brought value and respected and cherished across our country.”

 

RYNER STOETZER (ON)

“As a member of the “Rethinking the AV Performance Rights Data Stream” committee and co-chair of the “DigiCom” committee, I will continue to put forward new ideas and suggestions for navigating this new world of change and opportunity.”

 

ROBBIE TEEHAN (ON)

“I’ve come to understand that our biggest competition is not with each other, but inside our minds between what we truly want for ourselves, and what we mistakenly believe we must settle for.”


FELIPE TELLEZ (ON)

“I am an advocate for music education and providing access to information and skill acquisition without barriers of genre or personal background.”



 

MIKE TREBILCOCK (ON)

“I would like to see the continued networking and sharing of resources through the SCGC, and see its members flourish financially as well as artistically.”

 

STEPHANIE HAMELIN TOMALA (QC)

“I am an advocate for women composers. I think it is important to stand together so we can succeed in breaking the glass ceiling that women in our industry currently face.”

 

LODEWIJK VOS (ON)

“I’m a big advocate of helping each other out with challenges we have in composing music. We need each other to navigate this great but far from easy career choice.”

 

AMRITHA VAZ (at large)

“…I became a founding member of “Composers Diversity Collective”, which emphasizes composer advocacy for those from underrepresented groups…I would like to continue to be of service to the composer community…”

 

JEFF YOUNG (BC)

“Jeff has worked with many organizations in the furtherance of composer’s rights.”




 

JOHN WELSMAN (ON)

“…it’s only by collective action that we can effectively deal with the many challenges we face, and ultimately succeed in upholding the value of the art and craft of music for motion picture here in Canada.”

 

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