TCML Professional Development Sessions


As part of our professional development (PD) model,  the TCML PD sessions bring together artists from across disciplines to explore accessibility, inclusiveness, anti-oppression, career development, and community building in contemporary chamber music. 


Previous TCML Panels


QUESTING: THREE APPROACHES TO A CAREER IN MUSIC (TCML 2017)

Featuring composers Rose Bolton, Emilie LeBel, Allison Cameron: an inter-generational discussion about music training, what we take and leave from our education, and how self-directed and community-based learning and organizing augments an institutional education.


WE BUILT THIS FOR YOU, DESIGNING PROGRAMS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY (TCML 2017)

Featuring LeRoi Newbold (Black Lives Matter Freedom School), John Caffery (Supporting Our Youth), and Kate Nankervis (Toronto Dance Community Love-In). We explore when and how art facilitation can be a tool for designing creative and education based programming for communities.


ANTI-OPPRESSION SESSION (TCML 2017)

Exploring how privilege operates in chamber music communities, and discussing strategies to mitigate micro-aggressions, and other barriers to marginalized communities. When are we responsible, and how do we intervene in harmful/problematic situations? Facilitation: TBD.


RECORDING, MIXING, AND MASTERING: PREPARING TO ENTER THE STUDIO (TCML 2017)

Featuring Sage Kim (Lacquer Channel Mastering), Paul Talbott (Technicolor Creative Services). We will talk about what performers and composers need to know about the recording, mixing, and mastering processes and how to work effectively with a studio engineer before entering the studio.


COMPOSING COMMUNITY (TCML 2017)

Presented in partnership with Jumblies Theatre,  participants will engage in a creative response workshop (facilitated by Ruth Howard) which provides tactics for constructive feedback and collaboration in working relationships, then different artist groups will be formed with TCML participants and folks from other disciplines (dance, theatre, visual art, puppetry, storytelling) to fashion miniature performances and installations—this component will be facilitated by Ruth Howard alongside a roster of Jumblies artists. Mini projects will be testing grounds for Creative Response tactics and less hierarchical creative processes, which can then inform the TCML rehearsal process.


TCML 2016 Participants


Sarah Albu - voice, Jacob Armstrong - saxophone, Allison Clendaniel - voice, Sara Constant - flute, Branko Džinović - accordion, Carly Gordon - oboe, Wally Gunn - composer, An-Laurence Higgins - guitar, Lesley Hinger - composer, Matthew Horrigan - composer, Tova Kardonne - composer, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer - composer, Nolan Krell - composer, Julie Sun Lee - violin, Julia (Tze-Wen) Lin - piano, James H. Lowrie -  composer, Jonathan MacArthur - voice, Jossée MacInnis - clarinet, Patrick McGraw - composer, melody McKiver - viola, Anoush Moazzeni - piano, Mehdi Rezania - santur, Diana Rosenblum - composer, Grace Scheele - pedal harp, Kevin Shen - saxophone, Wesley Shen - piano/toy piano, Janet Sit - composer, Jonny Smith - percussion, Aysel Taghi-Zada - voilin, Nick Walshe - clarinet