International Conference 
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
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December 16 - 20, 2017

Classical Music in Canada, Eh? A Piano Lecture-Recital Celebrates Our Sesquicentennial

Presentation by Dr. Ross Richard Osmun (Canada) - recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician, teacher, Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop’s University (Canada).  

Originally from Windsor Ontario, Canada, Ross Osmun holds degrees from the University of Windsor, Royal Conservatory of Music and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. His principle teachers were Dr. E. G. Butler (Windsor) and Professor Barry Snyder. (Eastman) He has performed nationally as recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician with important debuts in Calgary, Banff, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Halifax and Charlottetown. International engagements include those in the United States (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C., Eugene Oregon and New York City) as well as those in France, Spain, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Russia. He is currently a Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop's University teaching piano as well as a wide range of courses including Piano Literature, Russian Music, Music Theory and Film Music. In 2008, he received the Humanities Teaching Award in recognition of his effective teaching and dedication to the student body. He has also guest lectured across Canada and internationally in Spain, Austria and Serbia and has been featured in recital on CBC Radio-Canada with Winnipeg-born soprano Melinda Enns. Before arriving at Bishop's, Dr. Osmun held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Prince Edward Island.


This presentation will discuss the main trends and introduce listeners to composers both past and present who have helped shape the classical music scene in Canada over the past 150 years. Nearly all composers wrote for the piano and so its repertoire is well-suited to highlight our many musical accomplishments. Works by Somers, Archer, Peterson, Southam and more.

Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with "ArtUniverse"