Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Janice Isabel Jackson Awarded 2018 Friends of Canadian Music Award

Janice Jackson with emerging composer Sophie Dupuis. Photo credit: Canadian League of Composers

On August 19 Janice Isabel Jackson was presented with the Friends of Canadian Music Award, during the Opera From Scratch gala concert at St. Matthews United Church in Halifax.

Janice is a vocalist, contemporary music specialist, producer, vocal instructor, and coach who has performed around the world in concerts and contemporary music festivals. 

She’s also Artistic Director of Vocalypse, where she most recently presented the week-long workshop Opera From Scratch, which paired six composers and six singers to develop six 10-minute operas for solo voice and piano, with a theme of Nova Scotia cultural or historical significance.

Janice has been recognized for her contribution to Nova Scotian culture by The Honorable Myra A. Freeman, Lieutenant Governor, as well as receiving an Established Artist Award through Arts Nova Scotia.

She’s received grants through Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council as well as Talent Trust scholarships. 

Left to right: James Rolfe, Richard Gibson, Janice Jackson, and Barbara Pritchard)
Photo credit: Canadian League of Composers

The Canadian League of Composers (CLC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) jointly administer and present the Friends of Canadian Music Award annually. The award honours people who have shown an exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music on a national scale.

The award is split, with half for the established recipient and half for an emerging composer or composition student, who is chosen by the recipient. Janice shares the 2018 Friends of Canadian Music Award with composer Sophie Dupuis.

To learn more about Janice and sample audio and video, visit her website at janicejackson.ca.

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