Presentation: Interest Session, Panel
Title: Calls to Action: Exploring Collaborations with Indigenous Composers and Artists
Abstract: This presentation centres on understandings that grew out of a commission of a piece by a composer of Cree descent. The composer, a traditional Ojibway singer/drummer, and the commissioning conductor will explore what it means to create respectful and meaningful dialogue between Indigenous artists and culture bearers, and composers, conductors, and choirs.
Biography: Born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End, traditional drummer and singer Cory Campbell developed an appreciation for music of all kinds. Currently Executive Director Project Neecheewam: Resources for Children and Youth, Cory is obtained his Bachelor of Social Work at the Inner City Social Work Program at the University of Manitoba. Cory’s passion is families. Time spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren coupled with his ceremonial families enrich Cory’s life. Cory has a passion for singing in ceremony and feels blessed to have had the opportunity to perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Nova, and the University of Manitoba Concert Choir.