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SCGC congratulates Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television on awards change

SCGC congratulates the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for implementing suggestions that increase the representation of composers in annual screen awards Toronto, Canada | 2 September 2022: The Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada (SCGC) has welcomed the recent decision by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television to update the category structure of the […]

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September 2, 2022
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On the podcast now: our conversation with composer, Jonathan Kawchuk

Alberta-born Jonathan Kawchuk is interested in where and how we live as a means to give his music context. He completed a Bachelors of Music at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, worked with Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, and the Philip Glass Ensemble, as well as studying wildlife field recording with Chris Watson. The idea […]

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August 24, 2022
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Four-time Emmy award-nominated composer Robert Duncan, on the podcast

At the tender age of 11, Rob Duncan took apart a piano as part of an experimental music class.  This must have been a spark that lit something in him, as he is now known for recording scores on decommissioned nuclear submarines, finding his next instrument in a junkyard, or being asked by a producer […]

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August 10, 2022
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Award winning composer Ari Posner on the Screen Composer’s Studio Podcast

At first, Winnipeg-born Ari Posner set out to build a career as a songwriter. After discovering that perhaps his abilities as a lyricist did not match his musical gifts, he moved into the fast-paced world of ads, which gave him the training to work in myriad styles and deliver on a deadline. Now, he is […]

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July 27, 2022
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Cristobal Tapia De Veer Joins Us on the Screen Composer’s Studio Podcast

Cristobal Tapia De Veer is a maverick whose consistently unique approach to scoring has finally, and deservedly, thrust him into the spotlight.  His family fled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile shortly after his birth, and while they returned for a time, they eventually made a new home in Quebec, where Cristobal still lives and works. While […]

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July 21, 2022
Recent News & Events

New Site Walkthrough

INTRODUCING THE NEW SCREENCOMPOSERS.CA With this refreshed look you will easily be able to navigate and find the valuable resources, news and information your membership with the SCGC provides. We have reworked the options on your COMPOSER PROFILE which will enhance the experience of the FIND A COMPOSER tool and will provide an expanded view […]

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June 1, 2022
Spotting Notes

Spotting Notes Spring 2022

View from the Podium by John Rowley, Vice President guest contributor       “We need to talk writer’s share.” Ever heard that chilling line from someone with the power or influence to hire or fire you? Me too. It is an open secret that some players in our industry have made a practice of routinely […]

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April 14, 2022
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