In this episode, we speak with renowned composer, Christopher Norton. Chris shares some of his background, what got him interested and started in composing, and we listen to some of his latest works for piano and a sample from his MicroMusicals. We also talk about his wife, Wendy, her role in his musical writing (as well as some of her own), and their recent move to Canada. Christopher enjoys an international reputation, and is easily one of the most famous living composers of music for piano students on the planet. Nearly all of his piano works appear on our Contemporary Repertoire Lists, and his MicroMusical songs will appear on our Contemporary Idioms Vocal Repertoire Lists.
In this debut episode, Derek speaks with Dr. Donald Cook, one of CC's founding directors. Before talking about the merger between two former conservatories that created Conservatory Canada, Dr. Cook shares biographical details on his formative years and building the School of Music at Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland.